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The violin famously played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 sold for £900,000 ($1,454,400) at auction on Saturday.
Demand for fine art is thriving, but it is the priciest works that are attracting most interest, as a number of paintings sold for millions of dollars at the Frieze Masters art fair in London.
As modern cars evolve towards becoming fully autonomous, security experts are warning of a new form of cybercrime: Car hacking.
Concerns that flu could mean an increase in staff sick days has prompted some companies to arrange flu jabs for their employees – boosting sales for some drugs companies.
Now your cat can join you for a glass of wine, as a Japanese drinks company launches its latest attention-grabbing product: Wine for cats.
The humble bar of chocolate could soon change beyond recognition as palm oil, flavorings and fillers replace expensive ingredients.
In an attempt to dispel myths about Germans the country has launched a series of videos explaining where the misconceptions arise from.
"I am doubtful that Libyans will not catch this opportunity of becoming the new Abu Dhabi or the new Qatar," says Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni.
Hector Sants’ break from his role as chief compliance officer at Barclays due to stress has highlighted the strains on banks’ internal policemen.
The age of the "nomophobic" -- those who are afraid of being without their mobile phone -- is upon us, according to a U.K. academic.
A wave of discontent over income inequality and executive pay is sweeping Switzerland, despite being one of the most richest countries in the world.
The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has called on pensions funds to invest in companies that tackle environmental challenges.
With Janet Yellen one step closer to becoming one of the world's most powerful people, CNBC takes a look at the 10 women who help run the world.
Indonesia's currency and markets may have been among this year's worst-performing.
U.K. taxpayers have received a shock, with lawmakers revealing the extent of the costs to refurbish the condition of the Queen's residences.
English soccer fans were booking their flights to Rio de Janeiro Tuesday evening after a shaky qualifying round finally ended with the national team qualifying for next year's Brazilian World Cup.
The threat of job losses and the pressures created by restructuring the financial sector have led to a decline in the health and wellbeing of the industry's workers, according to a global survey.
The food industry is facing a backlash against high sugar content on the same scale as the one experienced by the tobacco industry.
For many entrepreneurs, opening their own shop offers an alternative route to market. What do they need to consider before doing so?
The European Union has failed to heed the lessons from Iceland's banking crisis, Bjarni Benediktsson, the finance minister of Iceland, told CNBC.