Hostile merger and acquisition activity around the globe has reached a seven-year high, according to a new study.
Global M&A activity has reached levels not seen since 2008, fueling concern about bubbles forming in the market.
A debate that's raged for several decades - and could rage for many more - came to the fore once again with London being named as the best city for "economic clout".
Central banks may have averted the impending doom following the financial crash, but Thomas Piketty has told CNBC it's now time for governments to step in.
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CNBC meets Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of beauty icon Estee Lauder, on her businesses and stepping away from the family dynasty.
CNBC Meet's Tania Bryer speaks to Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of the late Estee Lauder, founder of the billion dollar beauty empire.
In part two, Aerin Lauder talks about her decision in 2012 to launch her own luxury lifestyle brand.