Best of CNBC


  • Spotlight falls on India's new central bank chief Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:54 PM ET
    Raghuram Rajan

    India should remain firmly in focus, as a new central bank governor takes the helm at a time of financial crisis in the country. The RBA and BoJ is also scheduled to meet this week.

  • The average investor’s guide to war Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    An AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

    Markets don't like uncertainty, and there's nothing more uncertain than a world at war, but trying to time the market at such times could leave your portfolio a conflict casualty.

  • Dubai dieters to get gold for dropping the pounds Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    This weekend looks set to make some Dubai residents a whole lot richer – and thinner – as the city-state's "Your weight in gold" program ends.

  • Tooth fairy’s generosity skyrockets to $50 Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    The tooth fairy's generosity is skyrocketing, according to a new survey, which revealed that some American children are pocketing up to $50 per tooth.

  • Death by firing squad for Kim Jong Un's ex Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Kim Jung Un

    The ex-girlfriend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was among a number of musicians who were executed by firing squad on August 20.

  • The secret recipe of German economic success Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    Germany's youth apprentice schemes have been hailed as the country's biggest weapon against youth unemployment, and some argue they boost the economy too.

  • For many Indians, degrees abroad now unaffordable Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 PM ET

    Thousands of Indian students pursuing college degrees abroad are feeling the heat from the crash in the rupee, which has pushed up academic fees and the cost of living.

  • L'Oreal on Nestle deal: 'This is business fiction' Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

  • Steve Sedgwick is crazy about options     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 3:46 AM ET

    Why does Steve Sedgwick keep talking about this asset class?

  • Spain’s tomato festival charges for first time Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:19 AM ET

    Revelers had to pay to take part in Spain's annual tomato-throwing festival for the first time, as the country's economic crisis continues to grip local towns and villages.

  • Singapore dollar: the next currency to fall? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:07 PM ET

    Even the Singapore dollar, underpinned by a robust economy, has failed to escape the pressure facing its regional peers.

  • Italy's crucial tax deal will come at a cost Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    The pressure on Italy's fragile Italian coalition government may have eased after ministers agreed to abolish an unpopular real estate tax, but some analysts warned that this political stability would come at a cost.

  • Social Trading! Fund managers get the Web 2.0 treatment Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:28 AM ET
  • Gold: 'It's like summer never happened' Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    One kilogram, 500 gram, and 250 gram gold bars, from Swiss manufacture Argor Hebaeus SA.

    Gold has rallied steadily for over a week, as investors bid for safe haven assets, due to fears about the possibility of Western military involvement in Syria.

  • Is nuclear disaster looming in Japan? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members in radiation protection suits in Fukushima

    As the world watches Syria amid concerns of a U.S.-led military intervention, halfway across the globe a nuclear disaster could be unfolding with the potential for years of repercussions in Japan.

  • 5 million new US jobs by 2020—in manufacturing? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    The U.S. is becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for manufacturing in the developed world, indicating a renaissance of the goods-producing sector.

  • Syria casts 'big black cloud' on emerging markets Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:37 AM ET

    As tensions surrounding Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons intensified this week, emerging markets have taken a further pounding, dousing hopes for an end to the rout.

  • Are Singapore home prices about to ease, finally ? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    Singapore's government issued another round of cooling measures for its real estate sector, this time targeting the subsidized public housing market.

  • Indian rupee plunges to another lifetime low Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    Indian artists call for help to save the sliding rupee.

    The Indian rupee fell more than 3.5 percent to hit a fresh record low of 68.75 to the dollar on Wednesday.

  • Apple takes hedge fund top spot: Citi Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

    Apple stocks were U.S. hedge funds' top holding during the second quarter this year, beating travel website Priceline and iPhone manufacturer Qualcomm to the winning spot.