Saudi Arabia could change its official weekend to Friday-Saturday, in a move designed to move it closer into lockstep with global financial markets, and boost its economy.
The sight of the head of the IMF waking up France's top finance official during a crisis meeting over Cyprus illustrates a question that is troubling European diplomats: what has happened to France's voice in Europe?
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses quarterly results with CNBC. He says the telecoms giant saw growth in eight out of 10 regions, with North America playing "a very vital role".
The Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is like a "pretty bandaid" for the banking sector, one economist told CNBC on Wednesday after the central bank expanded the program.
It gets knocked down and then it gets back up again: recent trade in sterling is much like the performance of underdog boxer Rocky in the popular U.S. film series.
Angela Merkel tried to contain her irritation when asked this week whether southern European countries could take much more German-ordered austerity.
Credit Suisse said on Wednesday first-quarter net profit rose on the year due in part to its investment bank, and flagged a cash dividend.
Earnings season is well and truly underway, but weakness from Europe has spoilt the party on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the aftermath of recession an economy is heavily reliant on the small-business and start-up sector to generate renewed growth. Historically over 80 percent of new jobs created in the three years following a recession have originated in companies in this sector.
Apple's disappointing forward guidance spells trouble for its Asian suppliers, analysts say.
Austerity's intellectual underpinnings have fallen apart, but deficit hawks still claim that debt slows growth.
The yen, which has been falling for five months, is within striking distance of the psychological 100-level against the dollar. So what could trigger a break through the key barrier?
Bomb detection technology is a growing industry, with more resources likely on the way. Here are seven new tools that could stop the next terrorist with a bomb in a backpack.
Novartis was sued on Tuesday by the United States, which accused the Swiss drug maker of using kickbacks to induce pharmacies to steer thousands of patients to its drug.
U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.
After German 10-year bund yields fell to their lowest for several months, renowned economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC he would not invest in the safe haven debt.
Britain reworked its Funding for Lending Scheme on Wednesday in the hope of getting more credit flowing to small and medium-sized firms and injecting more life into the country's flat-lining economy.
The chairman of one of China's leading real estate investment groups, made famous by his bid to buy a farm in Iceland, says the deal would have been very profitable had it gone through.
A news agency tweet, that turned out to be fake about explosions at the White House injuring President Obama, sent markets on a round trip roller coaster ride.
Thailand's richest man bid $6.6 billion to buy cash-and-carry wholesaler Siam Makro from Dutch firm SHV Holdings, the biggest Asia-Pacific M&A deal this year.
Rumors that Brazil's social security fund called Bolsa Familia was to be cancelled led to a bank run over the weekend.
An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large."
As U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels this week to discuss EU tax policies, he knows there are far more taxing questions at home regarding regarding the EU.
London's Mayor accused the former government of leaving young people without the skills to challenge migrants.
London's mayor Boris Johnson's views on low taxes and free markets have drawn parallels with Margaret Thatcher.
Following an uncomfortable 15 minutes with Eddie Mair, London Mayor Boris Johnson also has an in-depth interview with CNBC's Tania Bryer next month.