Best of CNBC


  • 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.

  • Fed tapering could take iron ore to record highs Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Iron ore prices hit their highest levels in nearly four months on Tuesday, leading one analyst to forecast a further rally of up to 30 percent this year.

  • The world’s most lucrative criminal activities Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    Cross-border organized crime is big business, worth around $2.1 trillion per year, according to the United Nations. Click ahead to see the most lucrative criminal activities.

  • Most expensive place to study? Not for much longer Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Australia is the world's most expensive destination for foreign students, but thanks to a weakening currency, the popular venue is set to become more affordable.

  • Is sentiment toward gold shifting again? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:06 AM ET

    Gold has staged a big comeback in the recent weeks raising the question of whether investor sentiment toward the embattled precious metal is about to shift—again.

  • As U.S. stocks ease back from record highs this week, more and more traders see the S&P 500 as overvalued and are pricing in a "serious correction."

  • Global drugs trade 'as strong as ever' as fight fails Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    Opium poppies in Afghanistan

    The global drugs trade is evolving faster than authorities can cope with and as it spreads to new frontiers, the consensus on how to tackle global drugs trafficking, production and use is increasingly split.

  • Bank Of England Governor Mark Carney

    Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney's new unemployment mandate will face its first test on Wednesday.

  • Ford CEO brushes off China slowdown fears Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally said on Tuesday he was not overly concerned about a slowdown in growth in China, stressing it is still a "tremendous" market for the group.

  • Carlos Slim

    Bidding for a struggling Dutch telecoms group may seem an odd move for a Mexican billionaire, but Carlos Slim could be placing a long-term bet on an improvement in the European economic climate and in Germany in particular.