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$500k buys you this home in Hong Kong...  Thu, 21 Aug '14 | 8:52 PM ET
Residential units are seen clustered tightly together in an apartment complex in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong.

Unaffordable home prices have been a longstanding complaint among Hong Kong citizens. CNBC's Emily Tan sets out to find a property in the city with a budget of half a million dollars.

More iPhone 6 images leak Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 11:03 AM ET

Another day, another iPhone 6 leak.

Asian cities are renowned for their grueling work schedules and a recent study has confirmed that Singaporeans are among the most sleep deprived.

Growing trend? Using tablets to make calls Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 9:43 AM ET

Have you ever been tempted to make a call on your tablet? If the trend in Asia is anything to go by, many of us could be doing so soon.

New York tops billionaire birth list Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 11:53 AM ET

More billionaires have been born in New York City than in any other city in the world, new research has revealed.

Property: What $500K can get you Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 12:19 PM ET

How much does $500K actually buy you on the real estate market? CNBC takes a look around the world.

Bernie Lo joins Ice Bucket Challenge  Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 9:52 PM ET

CNBC's Bernard Lo accepts the challenge from fellow anchor Kelly Evans and takes on the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Dubai may be one of the hottest property market in the world, but you will be surprised how far half a million dollars will still get you compared to other global cities.

Why manufacturing PMI still matters for China Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 6:23 PM ET

Come Thursday, markets will be digesting a new round of manufacturing data from China, when HSBC releases the flash estimate of the PMI for August.

The final frontier: Space travel for the masses Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 10:00 AM ET
XCOR Aerospace's rendering of its Lynx Mark III, a reusable space vehicle that will take off from a conventional runway

Innovators are blazing a trail for human travel to the moon, Mars and beyond. Up next: spaceplanes, inflatable space stations and colonies.

Display of classic automobiles

Mansions, yachts and islands are just a few of the things popular with the world's richest, but some billionaires have more unusual hobbies.

Below the surface of a golfing paradise for many American tourists, the Trump Organization is battling on many fronts.

Wacky technology for your dining table Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 1:56 AM ET

CNBC highlights some of the trends in the food industry in 2014.

Is this the world’s most expensive apartment? Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 10:02 AM ET

Fancy a penthouse overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a waterslide that takes you from dance floor to swimming-pool? It'll cost you.

Guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" participate in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' on August 12, 2014.

Many famous personalities have taken on the "Ice Bucket Challenge" - the latest craze on social media - to raise awareness for a degenerative disorder ALS. CNBC's Street Signs Asia team discuss.

For one month every year, Singapore takes a hiatus from its squeaky clean reputation to feed the hungry ghosts during the annual Chinese festival.

China's rising unrest: An economic threat? Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 6:29 PM ET
Demonstrators display banners during a protest against plans for a factory which will produce paraxylene (PX), a toxic petrochemical used to make fabris, in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province on May 4, 2013.

China's government may be getting more concerned about the impact of unrest on social and economic stability.

Want a pay raise? Try learning how to do this Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 4:58 AM ET

Professionals who want a career change are lining up to learn coding, and a slew of companies have popped up to meet this booming demand.

Why your chair might be killing you Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 8:55 AM ET

New reaserch shows how the dangers of a sedementary lifestyle, and why it is that your chair could be killing you.

Bitcoin swoons, but does anyone care? Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 12:57 AM ET
This June 17, 2014 photo taken in Washington, DC shows bitcoin medals.

As bitcoin prices fall $120 over the past week, analysts say it's becoming less sensitive to 'good news.'

Brands infiltrate messaging apps with emojis Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 12:03 PM ET

Until now, marketers have struggled to find ways into the messaging stream that are both authentic and add value to the user experience.

Spending on tax free shopping fell for the first time in the second quarter, data from duty free shopping group Global Blue showed this week.

With several key releases on tap, investors will be desperately looking for some good news about the housing market.

Time to drop your bets on Macau? Sun, 17 Aug '14 | 6:23 PM ET
A croupier deals a card on a blackjack table at a Gaming Partners International (GPI) booth at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) inside the Venetian Macao resort and casino, operated by Sands China Ltd., a unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in Macau, China, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Investors wondering if it's time to cash out on their investments in Macau would be best advised to take their chips off the table.

Google execs: Where are they now? Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Ten years after the search giant's IPO, CNBC looks at where some high-ranking Googlers have landed in the tech industry and beyond.

Armed robbers attacked a Saudi Arabian prince's convoy in Paris, taking around $335,000 in cash and some sensitive documents.

Coming soon: London's house price growth chill Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 1:21 AM ET
A general view of Egerton Crescent in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Political rhetoric is likely to rise after the summer lull and that is when growth in the London property market will likely cool further.

Most expensive car fetches $34.65M at auction Thu, 14 Aug '14 | 8:51 PM ET
Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta.

A 52-year-old Ferrari just smashed the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show the increasing in popularity of Games of Thrones names for babies.

China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.