For more than a decade, good times in such markets as stocks and real estate were bad news for the greenback. Now, though, the dollar is benefiting from the stock market's surge to new highs and the improvement in U.S. economic data.
A surprise jump in Australia's job numbers in February, the biggest increase in over a decade, had many market watchers close the door on more rate cuts, but one economist says the possibility of easing stays alive.
Investors dumped shares in Samsung Electronics just hours after the South Korean tech giant unveiled its flagship new phone, the Galaxy S4. Here's why.
Mike Sinnett, vice president & 787 chief project engineer, says he's hopeful that the 787 Dreamliner aircraft can resume flying in another few weeks after its battery issues.
Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.
"Abenomics" will not be able to achieve the two percent inflation target in Japan, Eisuke Sakakibara, former vice finance minister of Japan told CNBC on Friday.
Japan's parliament approved Haruhiko Kuroda as the Bank of Japan's next governor on Friday, setting the stage for the central bank to embark on more vigorous monetary easing once the new chief takes over next week.
China is increasingly using social media sites like Weibo, China's version of Twitter, as a de-facto townhall to expose wrongdoing and debate social issues. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.
President Barack Obama has taken mounting U.S. concerns about computer hacking straight to China's new president.
Rich people are picking up the slack in spending, with the rest from those working in an economy of under-the-table cash payments.
Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal said global commodity producers need to cut output by up to 10 percent.
Honda Motor will recall nearly 250,000 vehicles globally, including some Acura MDX crossover SUVs, due to braking problems, the automaker said.
Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.
Leverage created by private equity deals threaten the stability of the financial system, the central bank has warned.
The top U.S. derivatives regulator has started internal discussions on whether the daily setting of gold and silver prices in London is open to manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Despite Xi Jinping's signal to reform, many experts are skeptical if the son of a revolutionary hero will be able to push for radical change.
India's headline inflation picked up in February on higher fuel costs but another measure of price pressures cooled, reinforcing expectations that the central bank will deliver a rate cut.
Emerging markets appear to be losing out as investors pile into developed markets on hopes of better economic conditions.
The next major risk for investors is China's "colossal credit bubble, " Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report told CNBC on Thursday.
Xi Jinping is officially China's new president, ending a once-in-a-decade transition of power that began last November. Much has happened since then, highlighting the challenges the new leadership team now face.
Chinese stocks stormed higher in recent months, but charts indicate they may face a period of consolidation.
Gold fell on concerns that a strong dollar and improving economy could damp demand, and silver charts suggest that bullion may not regain upward momentum soon.
Charts suggest that the downtrend in the euro/dollar is firm ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting on Thursday.