Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.» Read More
The roads of the ravaged Irrawaddy Delta are lined these days with people hoping to be fed. After lifetimes living off the land, poor farmers have abandoned their ruined rice paddies, setting up makeshift bamboo shelters, waiting for carloads of Burmese civilians who have taken it on themselves to feed those who lost everything to Cyclone Nargis.
The 68 blue tents are lined up in a row, with a brand-new water purifier and boxes of relief supplies, stacked neatly but as yet undelivered and not even opened. But for the majority of Cyclone Nargis survivors, aid is something they've had no access to.
Its price has become one of the most widely discussed, debated and feared topics on Wall Street and on Main Street. But what's next? Will it continue to climb toward a "super spike" or have we seen the top for oil prices?
Tell Us: Who's to Blame for America's Oil Crisis?
Friday may be national Bike-to-Work Day, but more and more commuters are doing it on a daily basis, driven by ever-higher gasoline prices.
The first United Nations relief flights started to arrive on Thursday for cyclone victims in military-ruled Myanmar as a U.S. diplomat said that more than 100,000 people may have been killed.
U.S. natural gas inventories could be at seriously low levels at the start of winter this year, if current rates of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports remain at record lows, a Goldman Sachs report said Wednesday.
The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.
In the "You don't say?" file, the U.S. Geological Survey is predicting that California has a "99.7 percent chance" of getting hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 or worse in the next 30 years. This information is used by insurance companies in setting earthquake policy rates.
The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.
Are hedge funds and investment banks unfairly driving up fuel costs for families in the U.S. -- or are soaring energy prices the result of a strong global economy and a free financial system? Industry officials are debating the question -- and will present their arguments to CNBC on Thursday.
Continued military tensions between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador--both OPEC members--are expected to keep upward pressure on oil prices. But analysts say it won't cause a significant spike in crude as long as armed conflict is avoided.
Multinational energy companies are looking at opportunities in Turkmenistan, a country of five million people that borders the Caspian Sea and sits on the world’s fourth or fifth largest reserves of natural gas.
US crude has been flirting with the $100-a barrel milestone for the past month. It got the market excited on Wednesday, when it briefly surged to a lifetime high of $99.29 a barrel, before settling lower. The market clearly wants to hit the benchmark – and will try again next week.
It seems downright unbelievable, but about a year ago, crude oil was trading at $50 a barrel.
Oil prices keep breaking record highs. What does it mean for the economy--and investors? Here's what some of the experts are saying on CNBC.
Cool weather and calm skies helped thousands of firefighters beat back Southern California wildfires Saturday, although flare-ups in some places meant the battle was not yet over.
Insured losses from California wildfires could exceed $1.6 billion if the fires continued tospread, a risk modeling firm said Thursday.
Wildfires continued to burn out of control across Southern California for a third day on Tuesday as 500,000 people fled the San Diego area, and firefighters made a desperate stand to save a mountain town ringed by flames.
The corporate headquarters of Sony Electronics has been closed Tuesday for the second day due to the wildfires ravaging Southern California.