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  • LUANDA, April 8- Angola's Banco BIC, backed by the billionaire daughter of the country's president and a Portuguese cork tycoon, plans to ramp up its branch network at home while also expanding overseas to operate in four continents, its chief executive said.

  • Twitter rolls out Facebook-like user profiles Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    Only a small group of Twitter users will have access to newly designed profile pages.

  • Carter, Dole spouses join military families effort Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting a dose of high-profile support for their nationwide effort to help military families. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife at the White House on Friday to help call attention to the millions of people who care for ill or wounded service members and veterans.

  • Twitter best at linking to live TV: O'Leary     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank," discuss Twitter's new design roll out and the company's potential to link the platform to the live television experience.

  • KINSHASA, April 8- Democratic Republic of Congo has improved its business environment but plans to raise mining taxes could deter investors in a country where massive infrastructure challenges remain, the CEO of a major foreign miner said.

  • At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

  • Clinton urges tech leaders to invest in training Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for U.S. workers.

  • IMF: World economy is stronger but faces threats Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. By contrast, developing nations, particularly Russia, Brazil and South Africa, are now expected to grow much more slowly than the IMF forecast three months ago.

  • *BancABC just acquired by Bob Diamond's Atlas Mara. JOHANNESBURG, April 8- BancABC, the Botswana lender that Bob Diamond's investment company Atlas Mara is seeking to take over, is lining up lines of credit worth $100- $300 million this year, its chief executive said.

  • Early movers: NKE, TSLA, FB, NFLX & more Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange react to an announcement from the Federal Reserve during the afternoon of March 19, 2014 in New York City. The Federal Reserve announced that it would cut bond purchases by $10 Billion.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • AP Interview: Greece buoyed by falling interest Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece is regaining "lost credibility" shredded after the economic crisis, making a return to the bond markets possible for the first time in four years, the minister in charge of a massive public sector overhaul said Tuesday.

  • EU court ruling boost privacy rights of citizens Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:56 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."

  • 'Cuban Twitter' _overtly political, poking Castros Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Draft messages produced for a Twitter- like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

  • Asian stocks mixed after tech tumble, strong yen Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    LONDON— The sell-off in global markets dragged into Tuesday following another Nasdaq-inspired retreat on Wall Street and as investors fretted over the rise in tensions in eastern Ukraine.

  • California bill that would end orca shows stalls Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:51 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

  • U.S. movie studios sue Megaupload, founder Dotcom Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 7- Several major U.S. studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom.

  • BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with all the BJP candidates from Delhi during an election campaign rally at Shashtri Park on March 26, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

    The world's largest election is set to transfix investors in coming weeks, but in the social media world, one candidate is already winning hands down.

  • "The Senate just took action on a bipartisan bill" to renew unemployment insurance Obama said in a Twitter message. Shortly after the Senate vote, seven House Republican wrote party leadership, asking that a House vote be held on the bill or on a similar measure.

  • Uber to launch courier service in Manhattan Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- App-based car ride company Uber will deliver a new business line on Tuesday when it launches a trial courier service in Manhattan. "Better, faster, cheaper," is how Uber's general manager in New York, Josh Mohrer, described the service in a tweet to Reuters.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks fell on Monday, extending losses into a third session.

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Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

Simon Grose-hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, remains overweight on developed markets as the U.S. and Europe are showing signs of recovery.

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 9:42 PM ET

Caroline Russell, CEO of Boh Plantations, speaks to CNBC's Julia Wood about the company's focus on maintaining dominance in its home market of Malaysia.

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

As the Beijing Auto Show kicks off on Monday, Martin Winterkorn, Chairman and CEO at Volkswagen, says plug-in hybrids will dominate its lineup in China for alternative energy cars.