Best of CNBC


  • Here’s when to get out of the Nikkei rally Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:25 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei is the world's best performing major equity market this year and is tipped to head higher on yen weakness.

  • Golf's winners are not always the top earners Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    Phil Mickelson might have pocketed $1.44 million at golf's British Open Championship this weekend, but one expert said he has some way to go to catch up with golf's top earner.

  • UK millionaires failing to protect £1 trillion wealth Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:57 AM ET

    Britain's millionaires are not being proactive enough when it comes to protecting their wealth for future generations, according to a new report by private bank and wealth manager Coutts.

  • People protest against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outside the headquarters of the PP (Popular Party) in Madrid.

    Upbeat growth and unemployment reports from Spain led the country's stocks and bond prices to rally on Tuesday, but some economists warned that hopes of an imminent recovery remained unrealistic.

  • 'I don't care': Swatch CEO on falling share price Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Nick Hayek, chief executive officer of Swatch Group AG.

    Swatch's chief executive said on Tuesday he did not care about the company's falling share price, stressing he is "quite bullish" on growth for the company.

  • Japan consumers most optimistic in 7 years Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Japan's consumer confidence rose to a seven-year high, a survey by market research firm Nielsen showed, as the country undergoes an economic revival led by Prime Minister Abe.

  • Why Ben Bernanke's legacy relies on this Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's legacy will actually be dictated by the unwinding of the central bank's quantitative easing program (QE) and how that affects emerging markets.

  • Why silver may not outshine gold after all Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Gregor Gregersen, director of Silver Bullion Pte., arranges a stack of silver bullion bars.

    Silver will continue to underperform gold, according to a report from Capital Economics, despite a recent spike in prices of the silver metal.

  • Cold War gadgets…inspired by Bond Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) found inspiration for its gadgets from the fictional "James Bond" series, according to new research by a U.K. university.

  • UK recovery hopes buoyed by improved earnings Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    A view over the financial district and St Paul's Cathedral towards the west of the city at sunrise in London.

    Profit warnings from Britain's listed companies fell dramatically in the second quarter, boosting hopes of strong U.K. GDP data.

  • $15 World Cup tickets? Only if you’re Brazilian Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Tickets for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will go on sale for as little as $15, the tournament's governing body, FIFA, announced on Friday.

  • Cook hot dogs, add champagne, and make money Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    A hot dog from Bubbledogs, which serves gourmet hot dogs with fine champagne

    As London becomes more accustomed to American quality fast-food, the Brits can't help but add a bit of class: champagne goes really well with hot dogs.

  • Ultrawealthy investors turn bullish on stocks Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    A new survey shows that a majority of families worth $30 million or more are focused on growth rather than preserving capital. That's up from last year's rate of 47 percent.

  • World needs US economy off steroids: OECD’s Gurria Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    Angel Gurria

    The secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) told CNBC he is all for the Federal Reserve's move to scale back its $85 billion per month bond buying program.

  • Smartphone price drop: Starting now? Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Manufacturers of high-end smartphones may be forced to lower prices in the coming months, as the market nears saturation and users slow the pace of changing phones, say analysts.

  • 'Alarming' unemployment could get worse: ILO Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 6:13 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Unemployment will likely soar further in the group of 20 major economic powers without immediate action, the Director General of the International Labor Organization told CNBC on Friday, comparing the jobs crisis to the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

  • Citi says shun this best-performing bank stock Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    The Canary Wharf business district in London.

    Analysts at Citi on Friday released a note to warn of their "neutral" rating on top-performing banking stock, offering alternative investing advice and telling investors to stay away from the "love-in".

  • Has BoE's Carney got the edge over Bernanke? Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Wednesday may have been a big day for the U.S. Federal Reserve, but it was the Bank of England that turned heads on the other side of the Atlantic.

  • Government bond debate: 'functionless' or 'tactical'? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    After a broad sell-off in the bond market in May and June, investors disagree over the value of investing in government paper. Higher yields look attractive as a tactical play for some, but others told CNBC that sovereign bonds no longer act as a buffer to risk assets.

  • Greek PM Samaras caught swearing on camera Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    It's not every day that you catch a national leader drop the F-bomb. But Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appeared to do just that when recording a TV address on sales taxes.