Saudi Arabia's stock market fell sharply after Saudi state television reported that King Abdullah had been admitted to hospital for tests.
Breaking out of a multi-year slump, Chinese equities stormed ahead to become the top performing Asian market of 2014, trumping Indian stocks.
China, one of the world's largest "emerging" investors, is ramping up investment in Sub Saharan Africa as it searches for resources, but whether the benefits are mutual isn't clear.
South Korean shares started 2014 as analysts' darling, but after losing nearly 5 percent year-to-date, they are fast falling out of favor.
BP is investigating whether in-house financial traders at the oil and gas group were involved in a foreign exchange manipulation scandal.
A South Korean court ordered that a former Korean Air Lines executive be detained for delaying a flight following an outburst over nuts.
In a fresh sign China's economy is slowing, the final China HSBC PMI for December indicated manufacturing contracted for the first time in seven months.
Goldman Sachs paid its top 121 London bankers about $4.7 million on average last year, far exceeding payouts at other leading banks.
Venezuela confirmed it was in a recession, with the highest inflation in the Americas, while the socialist government blamed political foes for poor data.
Taxi firms including Uber, which was banned in New Delhi, will have to install panic buttons after allegations that an Uber driver raped a passenger.
Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them.
The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.
As 2014 comes to a close, full-year Apple iPad sales are expected to decline for the first time in the tablet's five-year history.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks toward 2015 and shares predictions on gold, the Dow, IBM and more.
Dennis Gartman has his eye on one commodity that met a particularly cruel fate in 2014: Gold
There were some telling signs in the market after U.S. crude fell below $54 that have one pro thinking the worst may be over.
We've seen some crazy trading charts, such as oil, but the dollar gets our nod as chart of the year, and hints at the global growth outlook.
The oil price hit a 5-½-year low on Tuesday but major oil producer Saudi Arabia still looks to be relatively unscathed.
Protests broke out in Moscow after Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was found guilty of embezzling money.
This year China took a big bite out of Hollywood. Here's what to expect in 2015, from upstart studios to new global pacts.
The finer details of Wednesday's indictment against FIFA officials appears to implicate one U.S. household name in particular.
A Californian company is looking to transform the way we consume energy, making it cheaper and greener. How?
Hopes for a deal between Greece and its international lenders were quickly raised and dashed Wednesday.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg said the launch of her iconic "wrap dress" design gave her a financial security she had never had before.
As Diane von Furstenberg tells CNBC about her fashion career, we look at other iconic styles.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
The Nikkei's relentless bull-run has raised concerns if a correction is on the pipeline. Chart analysis, however, suggests otherwise.
While the euro-dollar breakout looked like a short-term move rather than a trend change, the situation now is different and impacts long term positions.
With Nymex rebounding 40 percent since its lows of the year, many are asking if the uptrend will stay or whether if it is a short-term bounce.