World News & Analysis


  • AirAsia can recover from disappearance: Experts Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 9:41 PM ET
    Relatives of missing Air Asia QZ8501 passengers gather at the crisis centre of Juanda International Airport on December 28, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia

    The disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 is unlikely to dent long-term demand for the airline's cheap fares, aviation experts told CNBC.

  • Greek stocks tumble as parliament votes Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    Greek stocks tumbled 8 percent on Monday as the final round of a key parliamentary vote gets underway.

  • Tax inversion anyone? A year in M&A Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions broke a seven-year losing streak in 2014, with $3.48 trillion worth of deals. CNBC looks at some of the year's highlights.

  • Pressure on Indonesia as AirAsia search continues Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:53 AM ET
    Indonesian army officials, and search and rescue team officers hold a press conference on search efforts for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya.

    With Malaysia still facing criticism for its handling of the MH370 disappearance, the world is now wondering how Indonesia will fare with its own search operation.

  • Kiev targets oligarchs with budget bill Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    Recession-battered and war-torn Ukraine overhauled its business-choking tax system early on Monday, the FT reports.

  • Saved ferry passengers land in Italy, 149 stranded Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 4:55 AM ET
    A rescued passenger arrives at the Antonio Perrino hospital in Brindisi, southern Italy, after being lifted off the burning ferry 'Norman Atlantic' adrift off the coast of Albania, on December 28, 2014.

    Passengers from a car ferry, ablaze off the coast of Greece, arrived in Italy on Monday as rescue teams worked to save 149 people still stranded.

  • A push too far? Private tutors for 3-year-olds Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:15 AM ET
    Pupils at Harrow School

    This Christmas, London's well-off parents will be fretting over whether their children get into the most prestigious schools in the new year.

  • Japan's regional banks face stress test Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    Japan's financial regulator has begun testing regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain low.

  • Allianz lead reinsurer to missing AirAsia plane Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:09 AM ET
    An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia.

    German insurer Allianz said it was the lead reinsurer to the AirAsia jet missing off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board.

  • Asia’s key focus this week: China PMI Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    A Chinese worker paints unfinished licensed ceramic 'Smurfs' at the Shunmei Group (SMG) ceramics factory in Dehua,Fujian Province, China.

    Asia's economic data calendar is thin for the last week of 2014 and market attention will likely fall on a private survey of the mainland's manufacturing activity.

  • Taste for imports drives up Japan's grocery bill Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.

  • Pricey Singapore: Savvy shoppers go online Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:46 PM ET
    Shoppers wait at a pedestrian junction to cross a road, in Singapore,

    Cost conscious shoppers in Singapore, one of the world's most expensive cities, are increasingly shopping online to take advantage of lower prices.

  • Fed and ECB: Kudos and problems ahead Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 9:34 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    The U.S. economy is on course to generate a trade deficit of $700 billion which can be considered as America's net contribution to the world economy.

  • China seeks US deal to recover dirty assets Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    China is looking at signing an agreement with the U.S. to target assets illegally taken out of the mainland by corrupt officials amid a continuing anti-graft battle.

  • Germany cools to Russian investment Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 8:36 PM ET
    A giant sign for OAO Gazprom stands above a building in Moscow, Russia

    Few countries have invested more heavily in Russia than Germany after the Cold War ended. But now the rush is going in reverse. The NYT reports.

  • HK derivatives boom amid stock-link hurdles Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 7:57 PM ET
    A man talks on the phone inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in the Pudong financial district in Shanghai on Nov. 17, 2014.

    Hong Kong's derivatives market is thriving as foreign funds prevented from using the HK-Shanghai trading link look for a back door to access China stocks.

  • US, China spar over tariffs, rattle solar sector Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Hemlock Semiconductor blamed an escalating U.S.-China solar trade war for the recent closure of a Tennessee factory.

  • Japanese firms to spurn PM's call for higher wages Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Major Japanese firms plan to return their excess cash to shareholders, spurning Abe's call for employers to lift salaries.

  • 'The Interview' makes $18M in opening weekend Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 6:16 PM ET
    Sony Pictures' release of 'The Interview' at the Plaza Theater on, Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

    Sony said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, thanks to the hacking publicity.

  • Hackers: We've exposed data of 13,000 gamers Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET
    Xbox and PlayStation signage on display at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    A group of hackers claim to have released a repository containing 13,000 Playstation and Xbox user passwords and credit cards.

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