Japan's disappointing growth figures for the second quarter highlight the absence of a factor crucial to a sustained revival: turnaround in corporate investment.
Japan's soaring national debt, already more than twice the size of its economy, has reached a new milestone, surpassing one quadrillion yen. The New York Times reports.
Chinese consumers are responding to a powerful new marketing tactic that plays to a widespread fear of food contamination - the promise of safe groceries sold online.
Global economy is emerging from its lull could harden into conventional wisdom by the end of this week if, as expected, data show the euro zone's lengthy recession has ended.
General Motors Co. has begun cutting its presence in South Korea after mounting labor costs and militant unionism triggered a rethink of its reliance on the country.
Japan's economy logged a third quarter of growth in the April to June quarter, but the increase was much smaller than expected.
Hot on the heels of a week of upbeat data for the U.K. economy, a new report shows business conditions in the country rose for the sixth consecutive month in July to a high not seen since May 2011.
The financial sector stands within a whisker of recapturing the mantle as the $17 trillion U.S. stock market's heaviest hitter.
Rupert Murdoch's crusade to oust Kevin Rudd in Australia's general election has given rise to a heated social media campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try to outflank Murdoch's "old media".
Britain's largely state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland is unlikely to be reprivatized before 2018, Business Secretary Vince Cable said in an interview published on The Telegraph newspaper website.
After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.
Banks cut 5,500 branches across the European Union last year, 2.5 percent of the total, leaving the region with 20,000 fewer outlets than it had when the financial industry was plunged into crisis in 2008.
China has started investigating French drugmaker Sanofi for allegedly bribing more than 500 Chinese doctors with about 1.7 million yuan ($277,600) of payments to raise sales, China's Xinhua state news agency said on Saturday.
Two former JPMorgan employees suspected of masking the size of the "whale" loss are expected to be arrested in the next few days.
The ITC ruled that Samsung infringed on portions of two Apple patents on digital mobile devices.
With $100 billion in assets in the United States already, the man many call the Warren Buffett of Canada told CNBC that he's "still putting money into America."
Marc Faber is not exactly known for making rosy prognostications. But there's one sector he'd actually recommend buying right now.
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Favorable global sentiment toward the United States has returned to 2002 levels, matching generally warm, pro-American attitudes measured just prior to the Iraq War.
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Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told CNBC he was still hopeful that Greece would receive its next 1 billion euro installment of aid.
Talks to establish a free trade bloc around the Pacific Rim have made "significant progress," despite not yet reaching a deal.
The battle between telecoms firms to attract and retain customers is heating up.
There is a clear difference between U.S. and Chinese education, according to pianist Lang Lang - the amount of free time.
The Chinese pianist Lang Lang learned to love classical music from Tom and Jerry.
Lang Lang says that winning competitions is seen as hugely important in China and this had proved detrimental for his early career.
The euro is within sight of a two-year high set in October and charts indicate that a sustainable uptrend is at hand.
Boosted by Abenomics, the Nikkei has risen over 50 percent year to date, ranking it among the world's best performing indexes in 2013.
Tapering remains a key topic of debate among investors as year-end approaches and Yellen prepares to take over as Federal Reserve chairman.