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How do you know when you're rich? According to a survey, most people reckon it is when you are worth over £10 million ($17 million).

Can Russia come back from the cold? Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 3:59 AM ET

Russia’s economy was troubled before the recent controversial annexation of Crimea – and its way back to strong growth is not yet clear.

This town has the most expensive homes in US Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 6:00 AM ET
Woodside, Calif., is one of the hottest real estate markets. This home is currently for sale there for $12.5 million.

The Coldwell Banker Previews International survey ranked Woodside, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, as the nation's top luxury market.

Aussie dollar strength: Why it's here to stay Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 12:31 AM ET

Recent resilience in the Australian dollar may have confused some investors, but Morgan Stanley says the upward momentum should remain for a while.

Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

The driver of a Lamborghini Aventador faces a very hefty fine and repair bill after it was involved in a three-car crash.

Dubai has defended its title as the world's best performing stock market in the first quarter of this year, gaining another 34 percent after more than doubling in 2013.

3-D printing market to grow 500% in 5 years Tue, 1 Apr '14 | 5:44 AM ET
A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

They may have been branded the "most hideous" stocks recently, but 3-D printing will continue to produce stellar growth over the coming years, according to research.

Political party advert in a newspaper.

India's upcoming election will be the largest event in the history of its democracy. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah takes a look at the election's size and scope.

Are ‘Flash Boys’ controlling the markets? Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 8:12 PM ET

In his new book "Flash Boys," author Michael Lewis alleges that the stock market is "rigged".

A frugal mindset and disruptive technology are shaking up the banking scene in India, giving 300 million dwellers a chance to get a bank account.

The best problem-solvers in the world are… Tue, 1 Apr '14 | 7:15 AM ET

Students from Singapore and Korea are the best in the world at problem solving, according to new research published by the OECD.

For those Chinese firms positioned for a strengthening currency, the recent yuan weakening may spell significant earnings hit, analysts at Nomura say.

Why I respect Putin: UK’s Farage Tue, 1 Apr '14 | 2:48 AM ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin is more worthy of respect than mainstream British politicians, according to controversial right-wing U.K. politician Nigel Farage.

Deepak Chopra's 'secret' to making money Tue, 1 Apr '14 | 10:28 AM ET
Deepak Chopra

To have a bright financial future, you need to focus on your financial health, according to educator and best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Europe’s beaten down properties are looking attractive, especially in Ireland and the Mediterranean, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said.

The job market is soft for recent college graduates, and hiring managers and other experts say millennials themselves are part of the problem.

Hong Kong developer stocks ripe for picking? Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 6:58 PM ET
Commercial and residential buildings sit in Hong Kong, China.

After 10 years of rising home prices, Hong Kong's real estate market is poised for a correction.

How the Ukraine crisis could change the world Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 4:43 AM ET
A man walks past a poster in Sevastopol on March 11, 2014 depicting Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag.

As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged standoff over Russia's annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

An employee prepares to display sweets at an Aeon Co. supermarket in Chiba, Japan.

For evidence that Japan's economy could avoid a steep decline after a sales tax increase takes effect on Tuesday, consider diaper sales.

What is your top technology bet for Q2? Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 12:13 AM ET

As the first quarter wraps up, tell us which stock is your top technology bet for the quarter ahead.

The Vatican

Italian police earlier this month arrested two "naive" men who tried to enter the Vatican carrying fake bonds with a value of 2.8 trillion euros.

What’s behind China’s graft crackdown? Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 1:30 AM ET
Zhou Yongkang, China's top security official, attends a plenary session on the draft amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law as China's National People's Congress (NPC) takes place in Beijing, China.

It’s the story of the day: authorities seized assets from those connected to the former security chief embroiled in a graft scandal.

Climate change is coming and will touch every part of the world, and few are prepared for the impact of extreme weather, the United Nations warned.

Banks hoarding cash ahead of ECB stress tests Sun, 30 Mar '14 | 11:01 PM ET

Banks hoarding cash ahead of the ECB's new "stress tests" are holding back vital funding from euro zone businesses, according to consultancy EY.

Start-up airline Love Cloud allows couples to book a flight, take off from Las Vegas and join the "Mile High Club."

Risky business: Protecting the US energy grid Mon, 31 Mar '14 | 12:00 AM ET

The energy industry's search for new sources of power will come to nothing if its delivery systems are vulnerable to attack and disruption.

Singapore's Changi Airport.

Armed with mobile apps, staff at Singapore's Changi Airport hope digital wizardry will boost its kudos with the growing number of travelers.

Security personnel control crowd during a rally of BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in Sasaram, India.

In India, the world's largest democracy, anticipation is building ahead of a general election that could have significant implications for the economy.

Alava in north Spain, where exploration projects are underfoot for shale gas

Spain could drill and frack its way out of sky-high unemployment and a struggling economy, according to a report this week by consultancy Deloitte.