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Russia's rouble: From down-and-out to darling Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

What a week for the ruble – the currency has hit new highs against the dollar and euro to become this year's best performer.

China market bubble? Bull vs. bear Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 5:19 PM ET
An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange corporation on April 10, 2015 in Huaibei, Anhui province of China. The Shanghai composite index rised nearly 2% to 4,000 points at its close which reached the highest points in latest 7 years.

The Shanghai markets are in the midst of a speculative bubble, said Simon Male, Auerbach Grayson head of Asian equities.

Betting mad! Brits set to splash $730M on horses Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
Grand National horse race Aintree

Punters and bookies alike are gearing up for the Grand National on Saturday, with bookmakers estimating some $731 million will be wagered in the U.K. on the day.

China's craziest counterfeits Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:23 AM ET

From copycat cars to a fake Disneyland, China has long been home of some extravagant counterfeits. CNBC has compiled a list of some the most crazy.

What you need to know about buying the Apple Watch Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during a company special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015, in San Francisco.

The Apple Watch is available for pre-order on Friday April 10 but you won't be able to pop in-store and try it out. Here's what to do.

Christie's hopes to auction $1B of art in 1 week Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

Christie's is organizing three contemporary art auctions in May, which it believes will see $1 billion exchange hands.

6 STAR WARS films in under 2 mins Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
A poster from the original 1977 Star wars film.

For the first time ever all six Star Wars films are available as downloads, but if you don't have time to sit through 13 hours and 14 minutes here are all the films in just under two minutes.

Chinese buyers spur massive gains in HK stocks Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:01 PM ET

Hong Kong stocks are a winning trade, investors say, as worries over A-shares and new policy rules send mainland investors bargain hunting down south.

How women can break through the glass ceiling Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:29 AM ET
Group of women and man

Boosting the "economic power" of all women in society is a key way women can stay in the boardroom, according to a new global study.

Hotel deals in Asia will kill it this year Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
A room in South Korea's Lotte Hotel.

Holidaymakers eyeing a trip to Asia this year now have an additional reason to start booking: Cheap hotel deals.

Shell gambles on rocky Brazil, Petrobras with BG bid Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

Shell’s $69 billion bid for BG Group could increase its exposure to Brazil at a time when the country appears to be destabilizing and stagnating.

Meet the Facebook for doctors Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:23 AM ET

Sermo - a "Facebook for doctors" - helps physicians connect with specialists. For one doctor, the service helped his cancer patient survive.

Has the backlash for Jay Z's Tidal already begun? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

Celebrity-backed streaming service Tidal has already sailed in to choppy waters, with Twitter users already complaining about its cost & piracy risk.

Mark Mobius' top conviction: Buy commodities Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:21 AM ET
Mark Mobius

While the price outlook for many commodities remains bleak, veteran investor Mark Mobius recommends positioning for a recovery in the asset class.

Why Japan's factories won't be going home Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:02 PM ET

Despite hopeful local media reports and a weaker yen, Japanese companies won't be moving their factories back home anytime soon, analysts say.

This is slowing renewables’ advance in Asia Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
Two Uighur children play around the solar panels in the remote Bulunkou township in the mountains south of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Across Asia, governments are trying to boost renewables' share of the energy mix, but often, there's one big obstacle holding projects back: money.

The mobile battery that charges in a minute Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:40 AM ET

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a battery than can charge in one minute and won't damage the environment or be combustible.

Goldman: Oil prices must 'stay low for longer' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
Pipelines and oil storage tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma.

U.S. oil inventory and capex falls may boost prices modestly near term, but production growth is still too strong for substantial gains, Goldman said.

UK pensions: Here's how it's changing Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 AM ET

The U.K. pension system is undergoing a massive overhaul. Find out what the changes are in this quick video explainer.

How to trade sterling as UK polls nears? Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

Political risks will likely be the key theme for sterling in the days ahead as the countdown to the U.K.'s general election in May begins.

5 bargain cities for summer travel to Europe Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
Rome, Italy

Tricks to maximize currency advantages for your European vacation.

'Breastaurants' and more: Where vice is business Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:59 PM ET
Twin Peaks restaurant

At some booming restaurants, the seven deadly sins aren't just vices. They're part of the experience.

Is tourism Australia's next best thing? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

Australia's economy is struggling as it grapples with the imminent end to its commodities boom, but one industry is flourishing thanks to China: tourism.

Attention binge watchers: This is your dream job Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
Kiff Scholl, Netflix Tagger

Netflix pays these people to watch TV and movies.

Drug-resistant intestinal illness spreading in US Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
Shigella virus.

An intestinal illness called Shigellosis and carried by international travelers is spreading across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why Google and China are in a war over the internet Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

Here's everything you need to know about why Google and China's internet authority are locked in a war of words over the internet.

Eggs-travagent! How much will you spend at Easter? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

Like Christmas & Valentine's, Easter will likely see you digging deep into your pockets to pay for all the extras this holiday.

Who are the world's most ethical shoppers? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

Emerging market consumers are more likely to choose products perceived as socially responsible than their developed market counterparts, survey finds.

Can fossil fuels ever be 'guilt-free'? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 4:12 AM ET

Could advances in carbon capture and storage mean that guilt over using fossil fuels could soon be a thing of the past?

Drink up: Weak US imports hit Scotch whisky sales Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

The value of Scotch whisky exports dropped 7 percent in 2014, according to a prominent industry organization.