Best of CNBC


  • UK economy 'needs full-blown rebalancing' Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    One of the U.K.'s top business lobbying organizations has raised its growth forecasts for the U.K. this year and next after a better-than-expected round of economic data, but warned that unemployment will be "sticky".

  • Here's why Egypt-led oil rally may falter Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:28 PM ET
    Egyptian army armored personnel carriers (APC) are seen stationed at the entrance of Tahrir Square on August 18, 2013 in Cairo.

    Benchmark global oil markets may already fully reflect the risk of political instability worsening in Egypt, implying further oil price gains may be limited in scope this week.

  • German elections are a 'close call': Merkel Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German elections in September were a "very close call" and that it would be foolish to see the result as a foregone conclusion, despite her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leading polls.

  • Can ETFs really cause the next stock market crash? Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Those exchange-traded funds that use leverage and benefit double and triple on stock market moves could cause the next big market crash, according to the Fed.

  • The next US alcohol craze may come from China Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Workers  package baijiu liquor in China.

    Baijiu, the most popular alcoholic drink you've probably never heard of, could make its way to a liquor store near you soon.

  • Canada's housing market teeters on the brink Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Views Of Downtown Condominium Construction As Mortgage Reduces Home-Starts Forecast on Slow Economy.

    Canada's overheated housing market continues to defy a U.S. style real estate crash, but even the most optimistic of investors are now bracing for pain.

  • Why dollar strength should not be taken for granted Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:25 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar saw a broad sell-off on Wall Street on Thursday, and now economists are warning that the greenback bulls may be getting ahead of themselves.

  • Soros takes a bite out of Apple after ditching gold Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Billionaire investor George Soros.

    Billionaire investor George Soros has been busy stocking up on hedge fund favorites as he joined others in dumping gold exchange traded fund (ETF) holdings in the second quarter.

  • Road rage! Beware the man in the blue BMW Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Steer clear if you see a blue BMW on your commute home, as new research claims that men driving blue BMWs are the angriest drivers on the road.

  • Why Europe’s woes could prompt crime surge Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Financial difficulties and social unrest may be the least of Europe's problems, according to crime experts, who warn that the continent's economic woes mean it risks a rise in human trafficking, counterfeit products and illegal migration.

  • An e-cigarette boom could be around the corner Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    A person smokes an E-cigarette

    Traditional tobacco companies need to adapt to the rise of electronic cigarettes - or e-cigarettes - ahead of the product becoming regulated in the U.K., according to an analyst at Berenberg Bank.

  • Is tea ready for its 'Starbucks moment'? Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Tea may be the world's most consumed beverage in terms of volume, but as far as retail sales go, it still falls short of its peers like coffee and carbonates.

  • Why the French may say ‘non’ to ‘Made in France’ Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    The French government is lobbying its citizens to opt for domestic products over imports, but a new report suggested it could leave them $398 a month poorer.

  • Why are samba- and soccer-loving Brazilians angry? Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:09 PM ET
    Revelers of Mangueira samba school perform during the second night of Carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

    Middle-class protest movements in countries like Brazil and China will define society’s wants and needs in the 21st century. Does the new middle class want the same things we did?

  • Is an Apple, China Mobile tie-up imminent? Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:27 PM ET

    The stars may finally be aligning for a long-awaited deal between Apple and China Mobile that could help the iPhone maker claw back lost ground in its most important growth markets.

  • Why white-collar financial crime is here to stay Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:24 AM ET

    Financial criminals are still one step ahead of the authorities, according to a criminal lawyer, who argues it will be impossible to eradicate economic crime completely.

  • Worst case for Fed taper: mere market 'indigestion'? Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:47 PM ET

    Markets are expected to take the much-anticipated wind down of the Federal Reserve's massive monetary stimulus in their stride, even if the move is more aggressive than predicted.

  • Wake up and smell the coffee – market may perk up Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    The global coffee market has been rather decaffeinated for the past couple of years, with prices falling to less than half their 2011 peak and the bean becoming the worst-performing soft commodity last year.

  • Why Socialism may make French stocks rally Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Stock market success may traditionally be associated with pro-free market rather than socialist governments but, according to Societe Generale, one key reason why French shares are set to push higher is France's current left-of-center regime.

  • Microsoft software moves ahead of Blackberry Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Software giant Microsoft has moved ahead of Blackberry by selling more smartphones loaded with its Windows mobile operating system (OS) than its Canadian rival, according to new research.