Maritime pirates are honing their tactics and beefing up their weaponry. Here are the world’s most pirate-infested waters, and learn about individual attacks from each place.» Read More
Violent confrontations between Somali pirates and merchant ships’ armed guards could become more common as some shipping companies have reduced ship speeds through the highest-risk area to save on fuel, maritime experts have warned.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Eike Batista, EBX Group chairman and CEO, regarding Repsol's oil supply to Argentina and Brazil's commitment to business.
Larry Seruma, CIO & Managing Principal, Nile Capital Management LLC digs deeper into investing in Africa. He explains the difference between the valuation matrix of Africa's vast resources and that of other large countries like Russia and Canada. He also tells us why he's positive on the continent.
Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan CEO, discusses the impact the Grasberg strike had on his company and whether a vulnerability exists amid takeover speculation.
CNBC's Chloe Cho has the latest on a powerful aftershock which struck off the coast of Indonesia today.
Euro zone worries mount and Malawi has a currency problem - it's time for your FX Fix.
"Everybody is looking to cut costs and be flexible," Mark Dixon, CEO of office-supplier Regus, told CNBC, explaining how the company's counter-cyclical activity allowed it to give dividends an increase. "We have pretty solid cash power, we have no debt, so we have a lot of cash in the business, so we felt it right to continue with the dividend policy," he added.
Clay Carter, Head of International Equities, Perennial Investment Partners likes the resources sector in that frontier market and recommends African Minerals, an iron ore producer based in Sierra Leone, as he sees a 60% upside in that stock price within the next 12 months.
Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.
Joseph Kony, Ugandan rebel leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, has been exposed worldwide for known atrocities in a YouTube documentary video by the nonprofit group Invisible Children.
A ship's anchor is to blame for Internet disruptions that could last days in six East African countries, according to a report.
Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?
Nearly two-thirds of married couples and people with a significant other say their partner is the most important source of happiness in their lives, according to a new global poll released on Valentine's Day.
CNBC's Bob Pisani traveled to Africa to report on the deepest gold mine the world.
Last month, I traveled to Kenya to profile a charity I've been a fan of since first visiting it in 2007—New Life Home Trust. Clive and Mary Beckenham started New Life in 1994, after taking in an abandoned, HIV-positive newborn who was destined to die. But he didn't die.
Worldwide oil consumption has more than doubled in the past five years, and Petrobras plans to grow with it, Chief Executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo told CNBC Thursday.
The recent risk-off environment brought on by Europe's debt crisis may have affected fund flows into emerging markets bonds, but the tide will soon turn, says one economist, as investors put off by developed markets return in search of higher yields.
The world economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will delay the global recovery further and may spark social unrest in "scores of countries," the International Labor Organization said on Monday.
Africa share valuations are compelling and the region is ripe for investment, Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.
"Now is absolutely the right time to invest in Africa. We are talking about price-earning ratios in the low single digits in some cases. There are some very attractive opportunities across a wide range of countries," Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC.