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QE from ECB? May not be the panacea many hope Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 1:03 AM ET
Mario Draghi

Expectations are building that the ECB may consider QE to stimulate the economy, but some say it might not be the panacea investors are hoping for.

Everest Sherpa boycott a blow to Nepal tourism Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 11:06 AM ET
Nepalese rescue team members rescue a survivor of an avalanche on Mount Everest on April 18, 2014. At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say.

Many of the Sherpas mountain guides have decided to boycott the rest of the climbing season, NBC reports and explains why.

A viewer admires the 'Birth of Venus' by Sandro Botticelli, at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

As Italy's new government promises much-needed reforms to invigorate the country's economy, experts have flagged one area in dire need of change.

The onward march of discount U.K. retailer Primark will continue with its first U.S. store, in the Boston building previously occupied by Filene’s.

Russia is already feeling sanctions pain Tue, 22 Apr '14 | 6:00 AM ET
Drivers refuel their vehicles at gas pumps at an OAO Rosneft gas station illuminated at night in Moscow. Investors have dumped $70 billion in assets this year as President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and massed troops on Ukraine's border, fueling a reprise of Cold War tensions and concern that sanctions could push Russia into a recession.

With capital flooding out of the country, the stock market falling, the Crimea seizure is turning out to be a costly move.

A motorbike crossing a bamboo bridge across the Mekong River in Kompong Cham, Cambodia.

Five Southeast Asia countries are set to bridge China and India - Asia's two largest economies - according to analysts at ANZ bank.

A new study has found a more human cost of the Greek debt crisis: reforms have caused a "dramatic rise" in male suicides.

Garment factory workers walk along a road during their lunch break in the Savar district of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

After the Spectrum sweater factory collapsed in 2005, killing 64 workers, hardly anything changed to improve factory safety in Bangladesh.

Playing gold? Keep an eye on silver Mon, 21 Apr '14 | 8:45 PM ET

Gold prices fell to a near-three-week low on Monday. For those with an eye on silver the erosion of gold's recent gains should come as no surprise.

10 technologies to help the world's poor Fri, 25 Apr '14 | 7:15 PM ET

While many of these products remain out of reach price-wise for the majority of individuals, most can be purchased by governments or non-profit organizations.

A devastating disease is putting the world's banana crop at serious risk and threatening the income of millions of people.

Why Nike's plan to sell wearables is not working Mon, 21 Apr '14 | 10:28 AM ET

Nike laid off workers in its Fuelband division, showing that selling activity trackers and other wearables is not easy, even for a fitness company.

What is your Alibaba market call? Mon, 21 Apr '14 | 3:08 AM ET

Ahead of Alibaba's debut, tell us what your market call on the Chinese company is.

The secret behind Ford's success in China Sun, 20 Apr '14 | 11:58 PM ET
Visitors check out Ford cars on display at the China International Exhibition Center new venue during the 'Auto China 2014' Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing.

Ford says the key to its success in the market has been its wide range of product offerings that allow it to effectively target first-time buyers.

Voters showing their ID cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in Jammu, India.

India polling will take more than five weeks to complete. That leaves many American observers wondering: Why so long?

The abandoned 'Stazione Sanitaria di Poveglia' (Hospital of Poveglia) with the San Vitale belfry, August 27, 2011 in Venice, Italy.

Italy has decided to sell one of its island located in the Venice lagoon in an online auction, searching for funds to cut its public debt.

Five things to know about Alibaba Wed, 7 May '14 | 3:11 AM ET
A hand-painted wall showing the Alibaba's international business at the Alibaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou.

With the IPO - the largest in tech history - just around the corner, here are five things you need to know about Alibaba.

This country buys the most drugs online Thu, 17 Apr '14 | 11:30 PM ET

British people are the biggest consumers of drugs on the internet, according to the 2014 Global Drugs Survey.

Carmakers set to battle for Chinese consumers Thu, 17 Apr '14 | 11:55 PM ET

Global carmarkers will pull out all the stops at the Beijing auto show as they battle to win over Chinese buyers in the fiercely competitive market.

Ecuadorean Pacari Chocolates employees select organic cocoa beans at their factory in southern Quito

As cocoa prices surge to near-record highs on demand for emerging markets, chocoholics brace for a hike in price – and maybe even a different taste.

London's top bankers strip for a good cause Thu, 17 Apr '14 | 10:27 AM ET
London's top bankers strip for a good cause

Bare-chested and singing, some of the City's top bankers ripped off their business attire in a video for a fundraiser.

How mobile money is changing Asia Wed, 16 Apr '14 | 7:39 PM ET
A shopkeeper (L) transfers money for customers using text commands on a mobile phone in New Delhi.

For emerging Asia, paying your friends, family and retailers from your mobile is set to explode thanks to the region's heavy smartphone usage.

China stocks: 'A tale of two markets' Thu, 17 Apr '14 | 12:58 AM ET

China's stock market may be down, but pockets of outperformance have created opportunities in traditional sectors, HSBC's Asia-Pacific chief investment officer said.

Scenes from South Korea's ferry disaster Thu, 17 Apr '14 | 9:00 PM ET

A South Korean ferry capsized off Jindo island on April 16 in what could be the country's worst maritime accident in two decades.

Happy birthday...to us! Thu, 17 Apr '14 | 6:00 AM ET

On April 17, 1989, CNBC made its humble debut. Twenty-five years later, it is a recognized leader in business news across multiple platforms.

Clone wars: How start-ups take on the copycats Wed, 16 Apr '14 | 3:56 AM ET
Makeshift co-founder Nick Marsh

Start-ups often find it tough to protect their ideas, especially when faced with so-called "clone factories." But most are unfazed.

Supporters of Rahul Gandhi, the leader of India's ruling Congress Party, gather at a rally on April 6, 2014 in New Delhi.

It's election year for major emerging market economies and political risk falls at a time when investors are assessing just what an unwinding of U.S. monetary stimulus means for the developing world.

12 bottles of Sassicaia 2004

Ex-Man United boss Alex Ferguson is auctioning thousands of bottles of vintage wine worth around £3 million ($5 million).

Watch CNBC's 'Bitcoin Uprising' Wed, 16 Apr '14 | 8:51 AM ET

Click here to watch the new digital documentary on the virtual currency that captured the market's imagination.

Soccer club Manchester City is the best-paid sports team in the world, beating the New York Yankees and LA Dodgers.