Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he would back Mario Draghi if the head of the European Central Bank was proposed as the country's next president.
Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.
Failure to raise the debt ceiling within a "timely" manner would see the United States' sovereign ratings put under formal review with "highly uncertain" consequences, rating agency Fitch warned U.S. policymakers Tuesday.
Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition is making rapid gains ahead of next month's elections, the latest polls suggest, increasing the possibility that even if the center-left wins as expected it may not be able to form a table Italian government.
In Venezuela politics and oil have become inseparable. But Hugo Chavez' health problems have sparked fears of a political vacuum that could jeopardize a multi-trillion dollar crude industry.
BOC Aviation, the aircraft leasing arm of Bank of China, has placed its largest ever order to buy 50 A320 family jets from Airbus at a list price of $5 billion.
Protests, a mutiny among politicians calling for the prime minister's resignation, billions in bad debt, and an economic recovery on hold — just a few of the challenges facing Slovenia.
Gloomy economic diktats and predicting the financial crisis have earned economist Nouriel Roubini the title Dr. Doom, but in his latest interview the economics professor said the United States had little to fear, despite ongoing fiscal negotiations and the looming debt ceiling.
The number of U.S. families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011 as more people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs.
There will be no chance of a financial transactions tax, a short-selling ban, or any other business-unfriendly measure being implemented here if the U.K. is not in the EU. That is a strong reason to suspect that the City would thrive outside of the EU, Professor Moorad Choudhry writes.
Rio Tinto said on Tuesday its iron ore production beat its own guidance to hit 253 million tons in 2012, as the miner cashes in on resurgent Chinese demand that has driven up prices in recent months.
Conflict in the West African state of Mali -- the continent's third-largest gold producer -- poses "manageable" risks for miners active in the country's south as Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels remain confined to strongholds in the north while former colonial power France continues its offensive against militant bases.
For some Greek residents, new mining plans are a blessing, but for hundreds of others, it is nothing more than a symbol of the country's willingness to accept any economic development, no matter the cost . The NYT reports.
Belgium's prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, has rebuked Queen Fabiola for trying to shield some of her fortune from taxes.
Barclays and Deutsche Bank will take a knife to bonuses for investment bankers as they seek to tackle high costs, people familiar with the matter said.
Japan set the stage for a global currency war, which could hamper the global recovery and relatively robust stock market.
Output at euro zone factories fell for the third straight month in November and against expectations of a rise.
Investors are turning optimistic on stocks, with inflows into equity funds hitting a five-year high as Deutsche Bank suggests 2013 could spell the "dawn of the post-crisis era."
The number of financial services staff sacked or suspended in Britain last year for reasons such as wrongdoing reached the highest level in five years, law firm Pinsent Masons said on Monday.
China Investment Corporation (CIC), the world's biggest sovereign wealth investor said 2012 was a much better year for the $482-billion fund, with returns of over 10 percent.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
In part two, Norman talks about her big break in opera and some of the challenges she faced early on in her career, as well as her frustrations with the "racialism" she feels still exists in U.S. Congress.
As Jessye Norman tells CNBC that she once considered running for Congress, CNBC looks at some celebrities who've dabbled in politics.