SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil opened two of its busiest airports to private investors on Friday, awarding $9 billion worth of contracts in a hotly contested auction as the country overhauls crowded terminals ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.» Read More
Five months to the Sochi Winter Olympics, the grounds are still barely complete. Putin has ordered officials to work efficiently on infrastructure.
Though a number of recent Olympics have disappointed host cities, some experts say Tokyo is poised to benefit from the 2020 games.
Glen Wood, head of global sales at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, tells CNBC's how to trade the Toyko games.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the potential economic boost for Japan when the country hosts the 2020 summer games.
Michael Novogratz, Fortress Investment Group, discusses the International Olympic Committee's decision to reinstate wrestling for both the 2020 and 2024 games.
*Tokyo's Olympic venue victory lifts Nikkei, dollar/yen. *Stronger-than-expected China data supports Asian shares.
*Yen drops as Tokyo's Olympic victory seen boosting Nikkei. TOKYO, Sept 9- The yen dropped on Monday as traders positioned for a rally in Japanese shares after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, while Asian shares look set to gain after mildly upbeat Chinese trade data underscored signs of stability in the world's second-biggest economy.
It's a tight race, but Tokyo is still seen as the favorite to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The Tokyo bid committee worked hard to make its last minute campaigning to win the IOC members' vote. Sachiko Kishida reports
TOKYO, Sept 2- The Nikkei average rose 1.4 percent on Monday as real estate and construction stocks gained on hopes that Tokyo will win the race to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, while consumer finance shares climbed after a media report citing rising loan demand. The Nikkei gained 184.06 points to 13,572.92, and the Topix index added 1.1 percent to 1,117.78.
If it's water, it's a piece of cake, says eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, talking about his promotional swim across the Hudson River.
Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, discusses the impact of the 2012 Olympics on the UK's economy.
Protesters in Brazil continue to show their anger with the government over spending too much money on the World Cup and the Olympics, reports CNBC's Seema Mody; and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; Andrew Busch, The Busch Update; and David Malpass, Encima Global, discuss rising global interest rates.
NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports protesters are upset because the country has spent $26 billion to prepare for the World Cup; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports just how horrible the demonstrations have become.
Protesters in Brazil are demonstrating against higher taxes, and terrible infrastructure. Mad Money host Jim Cramer, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss.
Gavin Poole, CEO of iCITY, talks about the redevelopment of the Olympic park into a creative hub, and why, despite no advertising so far, nearly half the space on offer has already been let.
Michael Novogratz, Fortress Investment Group president, explains why he wants wrestling reinstated as an Olympic event and what he's doing to try to make that happen, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
John Reid, European president at Live Nation, tells CNBC about their plans for several live concerts at the former Olympic venue in London.
The euro takes a hit and investors ready for more central bank moves — it's time for your FX Fix.
Upgrading their docks and beefing up luxury harbor services, London's marinas are seeking to capitalize on the games, which demonstrated that the city is a viable super-yacht venue.
Boris Johnson stole the show from David Cameron with a barnstorming speech at Mondays’ parade celebrating the sporting achievements of Britain’s Olympians and Paralympians, the FT reports.