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  • Google Challenges Apple With ‘Hero’ Phone Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:57 AM ET
    Google

    Google is preparing an attack on Apple's iPhone with a device that is more aware of its surroundings and smart enough to anticipate how it will be used next, according to the head of the internet company's Motorola subsidiary, the FT reports.

  • Switzerland Still Favorite Banking Hub: Julius Baer Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country, said the CEO of Swiss private bank Julius Baer.

  • Brazil's Rate Hike Harks Back to 2011, Without the Boom Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    The last time Brazil hiked interest rates by 50 basis points, the economy had just come off its strongest growth in 25 years with GDP rising 7.5 percent the previous year.

  • 'Profitability Has Become a Bad Word' Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.

  • Banks Navigated Rulebooks for 20 Years: BoE’s Tucker Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England.

    The Bank of England's deputy governor, has accused investment banks of spending the last 20 years trying to dodge the rules.

  • A survey of thousands of international employers shows one in four struggling to fill vacancies, despite soaring unemployment in Europe and beyond.

  • Africa Has Greater Potential Than India: StanChart Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 4:52 AM ET

    Standard Chartered remains committed to expanding its presence in Africa, the firm's executive director told CNBC.

  • Jordan Asks for Aid to Deal With Syrian Refugees Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    The Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, says the international community needs to do more than offer goodwill as his country deals with the influx of refugees from Syria.

  • UK Property Price Rises Stoke Fears of New Bubble Monday, 27 May 2013 | 8:01 AM ET
    Luxury residential properties are seen on Eaton Place, Belgravia, in London, U.K.

    Property prices in England and Wales rose by the most in six years in May, fueling concerns of a new housing bubble.

  • Lessons China and Brazil Can Teach Each Other Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take lessons from each other, according to Capital Economics.

  • James Bullard

    Inflation needs to move closer to target before the Federal Reserve shifts towards a tapering of its bond purchase program, James Bullard told CNBC.

  • Riots in Sweden: Nordic Welfare Myth? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    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.

  • Two Global Companies Just Moved for Tax Reasons Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:41 AM ET

    Even as Apple faced a grilling from lawmakers over its tax avoidance schemes, two more companies revealed they would move jurisdictions to lighten their tax burden.

  • SAP Puts Faith in Autistic Specialists Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    SAP Headquaters in Walldorf, Germany

    German business software company SAP will start to employ people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists.

  • Kids Turn to Twitter, Shun Facebook 'Drama' Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

    Teen use of Twitter has grown significantly, a new report into social media networks shows, while Facebook is losing market share to its quick-messaging rival.

  • It's Back: Shadow Banking Hits Post-Crisis Highs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    What Warren Buffett once called "financial weapons of mass destruction" are firing again, with securitization and shadow banking at post-crisis highs.

  • Middle East, North Africa Growth to Slow: IMF Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa will moderate this year before recovering in 2014, the IMF said.

  • Monti: Italy Not Headed for Another Election Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:19 AM ET
    Former Italian First Minister and Member of the Italian senate of the new Italian Government Mario Monti.

    Former Prime Minister Mario Monti said he did not believe an election will be called any time soon.

  • Rumors Spark Bank Run in Brazil Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    Bolsa Familia is a social security program that pays money to 13.8 million poor families in Brazil. It was the flagship program of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's center-left government aimed at alleviating poverty and encouraging school enrollment.

    Rumors that Brazil's social security fund,Bolsa Familia, was to be cancelled led thousands of people to withdraw money from Brazilian banks over the weekend.

  • Scotland Risks Cyprus-Style Bank Crisis: UK Report Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:59 AM ET

    An independent Scotland is at risk of a Cyprus-style banking crisis, as its banking sector would be "exceptionally large" compared to the size of its economy.