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The killing of Osama bin Laden was a fine CIA and Navy SEAL operation but unless it breaks OPEC's monopoly on oil the U.S. and its allies are still far from secure, warned former Central Intelligence Director James Woolsey.
"There are too many bosses, but too few leaders around. While most organizations offer leadership training, it’s usually formulaic, and based on competency models and copy-cat role plays. To turn bosses into leaders, we must rethink our approach to leadership development," the author writes.
The recent selloff in U.S.-listed Chinese stocks presents a great buying opportunity according to BNP Paribas analyst Erwin Sanft.
As OPEC ministers met in Vienna this week it became clear that the cartel is now divided between those wanting to raise output, like Saudi Arabia, and those wanting to hold it and keep prices high.
Diamonds are, apparently, forever, and they are fetching record prices in the rough.
There's a riddle at the heart of India’s rapid growth: How can a huge country flirt with double-digit growth despite widespread corruption, inefficiency and governmental dysfunction? The NYT reports
Insight on where the opportunities are around the world, with Cory Gilchrist, Marisco Capital Management and Anne Gudefin, Pimco fund manager.
It’s a tiny dot on the map, smaller than the state of Rhode Island. Singapore may be small, but over the past four decades it has proven that geographic size does not matter. This country is a giant in Emerging Asia.
CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa Says: Why Not Print Your Own Money?
As its European neighbours continue to struggle, Hungary, which turned down part of an International Monetary Fund/European Union loan last year, has won grudging international acceptance for its focus on job creation.
China's battle against inflation has plenty of investors worried about a major slowdown. But the former Chief China Economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland says he's much more worried about inflation rapidly getting out of hand and creating a much bigger hard landing between 2012 and 2015.
"When the problems arise next time, what are (US officials) going to do?," the investor told CNBC. " They can’t quadruple the debt again. They cannot print that much more money. It’s gonna be worse the next time around."
"Its been a far better economic success story than it has been a financial investors one, broadly speaking," he added. "Part of that is it's an immature environment. There wasn't a stock market until the early 1990's." For the last 10 or 15 years China has been in a "very powerful trend" with ups and downs," Kaye said. "Their work their way through it."
Nuclear safety watchdogs and G20 energy ministers gathering in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday to work on reinforcing nuclear safety around the globe in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster at Fukushima last March were keen to stress nuclear energy is still a viable source of alternative energy.
Emerging market stocks, especially in Asia, have underperformed U.S. stocks this year. One strategist says the structural growth issues facing the U.S., as well as Europe's debt crisis, will once again drive investors back into emerging market equities.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who's the front runner for the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says there's no backroom deal being worked on to win the support of emerging nations for her candidacy.
Ben Bernanke acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. economic recovery is fragile, but he didn't hint at any further monetary stimulus. One strategist says investors should be prepared for a period of 'slowflation': slow growth accompanied by high inflation.
Another financial crisis is "inevitable," Mark Mobius, head of Templeton emerging market group, told CNBC Tuesday. But that crisis is "no big disaster. In fact it could be an opportunity to buy cheap stocks again," Mobius said. "So I don’t consider it a very bad thing to happen."
A look at how to invest in Latin America, with Nick Robinson, The Aberdeen Latin America Fund investment manager.
Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group shares his strategy for overseas investments, with CNBC's David Faber.