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Singapore workers unhappiest in the region Wed, 22 Jan '14 | 1:51 AM ET

The wealthy city-state of Singapore, which boasts a high quality of life, is also home to Asia's unhappiest employees, according to a new survey.

Africa now paying a 'democratic dividend' Wed, 22 Jan '14 | 8:03 AM ET

Lawmakers and business leaders highlight that while Africa has become more politically stable, it still faces challenges.

The recent data breach at U.S. retailer Target is an all-too harsh warning of the global threat of cybercrime.

From brats to bosses—Gen Y to dominate by 2025 Wed, 22 Jan '14 | 12:20 AM ET

With millennials set to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, there could be challenging times ahead for business leaders, a new study showed.

Matt Damon dicussing the world's water crisis at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

Matt Damon is both a hot Hollywood actor and a water wonk. The man who brought Jason Bourne to life spends time these days on fixing the water crisis.

Will the 'exotics' have another stellar year? Tue, 21 Jan '14 | 5:58 PM ET
Ho Chi Minh City

While investors shunned emerging markets in 2013, frontier markets racked up stellar gains - but can they stage a repeat performance this year?

29.6 carat blue diamond found in S.African mine Tue, 21 Jan '14 | 12:39 PM ET

A 29.6 carat blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars, has been discovered at a mine in South Africa.

In an optimistic annual newsletter, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has argued that the world is a better place than it has even been before.

Jamaican bobsled team to compete at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Jamaican bobsled team will return to the Olympics this year thanks to the generosity of crowdfunding.

Don't trust the government? You're not alone Tue, 21 Jan '14 | 2:59 AM ET

The world's leaders are struggling to win public trust with governments the least-trusted institutions for a third consecutive year.

$3.8 million Corvette boosts muscle car market Tue, 21 Jan '14 | 12:00 PM ET
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe

The market for American muscle cars—which saw irrational run-ups in the mid-2000s—is back.

Global food supply: Watch these two big risks Tue, 21 Jan '14 | 8:05 AM ET

When it comes to feeding the world, there are two big worries for authorities and aid agencies: food loss and food waste.

'Severely unaffordable' housing markets of 2014 Mon, 20 Jan '14 | 10:30 PM ET

Hong Kong is one of the most unaffordable city to buy a property, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

The Vatican

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, now on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle 20 million euros, was charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank.

The rich and famous visit Davos Fri, 17 Jan '14 | 9:57 AM ET

CNBC highlight some of the famous faces who are attending the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Construction on one of the home of the future during the Department of Energy's annual Solar Decathlon competition.

Solar companies are turning to increasingly innovative ways to raise capital, including bond issues, bank loans and even crowd-funding.

A risky year for the global property market? Mon, 20 Jan '14 | 2:49 AM ET
Dubai Marina, UAE

As the Federal Reserve starts to wind down its stimulus program, concerns are rising that "tapering" could generate new risks for global property markets.

There's a new wave of entry-level luxury cars meant to attract buyers who might traditionally opt for mainstream brand offerings.

AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa addresses miners in August, 2013

The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.

What's next for China? Economists are split Mon, 20 Jan '14 | 12:36 AM ET

With China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowing down in 2013, what's next for the world's second largest economy?

The combined wealth of the world's richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world's population – or 3.5 billion of the poorest people – according to a new report from Oxfam.

A rare bottle of Macallan whisky has set a world record for the most expensive single malt whisky sold at an auction over the weekend.

Full coverage of Davos 2014 Thu, 16 Jan '14 | 12:22 PM ET

Coverage of the 2014 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Prostitutes on the Spanish island of Ibiza have formed the country's first sex-worker union.

The biggest global risks in 2014 Fri, 17 Jan '14 | 8:08 AM ET

While the end of the global economic crisis is insight, geopolitical tensions continued to increase in 2013. So how do you prepare for 2014?

The world's biggest risks Thu, 16 Jan '14 | 6:46 AM ET

With the world becoming more interconnected, it’s getting harder to anticipate and manage global risks. We take a look at some of the biggest risks and ways to mitigate them.

An overnight stay here will cost you $15,000 Sun, 19 Jan '14 | 3:00 PM ET
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

The 6,000-square-foot presidential suite at the Fairmont in San Francisco is in a league of its own. Take a look inside this $20 million hotel room.

Seven signs you're a victim of identity theft Sat, 18 Jan '14 | 7:00 AM ET
Blurred hand hovering over fingerprint.

"Everyone in this country should assume that their personal information is already compromised," says one expert.

A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them.

Economist defends Singapore bubble claims Fri, 17 Jan '14 | 3:45 AM ET
Singapore, Merlion (symbol of Republic) at dusk.

The Forbes columnist who claimed Singapore is at risk of an Icelandic-style economic crash has rebuked the Monetary Authority of Singapore's response.