Following a spate of high-profile security breaches, Twitter has introduced a two-step login and cleared the way for tougher security measures in the future.
An international study on recessions and governments' responses to them has found that cuts to healthcare systems prompted by fiscal austerity are making matters far worse - for both governments and society.
Japan is in the middle of a "big monetary experiment," from which market volatility should be expected, Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, told CNBC.
The downturn across euro zone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.
The economist who coined the term "Grexit" says the possibility of Greece exiting the euro zone has receded "markedly", reversing predictions he made in July when he saw a 90 percent chance of an exit within the next 12-18 months.
The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.
Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.
Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.
The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.
A growing number of companies are offering "yacht shipping" services, where yachts are loaded and carried on giant cargo ships to distant locations.
'A number of participants' on the FOMC this month favored slowing the Fed's efforts to maintain record-low long-term interest rates as early as summer.
European parliament president Martin Schulz gave European Union officials a measly three out of ten for their handling of the euro zone crisis.
Cyprus faces substantial risks to its economic outlook and its recession could be deeper than forecast, the country's central bank governor said in a prepared speech on Wednesday.
More women in the U.S. would rather give up sex than their mobile device for a week, according to a recent survey.
Survey after survey shows that the wealthy are back to pre-crisis boom years when it comes to their outlook for their own finances, their investments and their retirements. But many of them are still sitting on lots of cash.
News that the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been hit by three nights of rioting similar to the public disorder seen in Paris and London in recent years has come as a surprise.
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress the U.S. job market remains weak, and it is too soon to end its stimulus. Stocks spiked on his comments.
Millions of Italians are too poor to heat their homes, eat adequately or go on holiday, Italy reported on Wednesday.
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.