Katrina Bishop is a deputy news editor at CNBC.com. Previously, she worked as a business producer at Sky News and a copy editor at Dow Jones Newswires.
Russia's minister for economic development has said he is confident about the country's growth prospects, but stressed the business climate needed improvement.
Egypt's finance minister has told CNBC the recent vote on a new constitution was a "great success," and said the country was committed to political progress.
ABN Amro broke most banking stereotypes when its chairman dressed up in drag and masqueraded as a brothel owner at a corporate event.
A deal to regulate high-frequency trading and curb commodity speculation has been clinched by the EU.
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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.
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