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Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.
Illness can be costly. We look at the leading causes of death assess the impact they have on both individuals and the economies.
Almost three years on from Fukushima, concerns about the expansion of nuclear power plants especially in developing economies run high.
Over 10 percent of countries are increasingly vulnerable to "global risks" like terrorism and pandemics, according to a report out on Thursday.
As economic growth slows in emerging markets, there are fears that capital outflows could be the first signs of a credit crunch.
The CEOs of European companies tell CNBC about the biggest challenges facing their business.
Human history is littered with pandemics that have killed millions. What though, are the financial costs of outbreaks such as SARS?
A "hard landing" for China, the world's second-largest economy would have global repercussions. What are the risks and who's most vulnerable?
Global market volatility is not just down to the U.S. Federal Reserve's tapering, influential investor Marc Faber told CNBC.
Analysts are worried the Hungarian forint could be the next emerging markets currency to take a dive, like the Argentinian peso.
Bill Rhodes, president and CEO of William Rhodes Global Advisors, told CNBC that he had been expecting a selloff in emerging markets ever since the Fed first started tapering.
Extreme weather poses one of the biggest risks to the global economy, experts warn, with some of world's largest cities in danger of being caught off-guard.
Over a third of cyber-attacks come from China, according to U.S.-based content delivery network Akamai Technologies.
Monetary tightening will hit domestic demand, Turkey's finance minister told CNBC, after the country hiked interest rates to 12 percent.
South Africa's central bank joined its emerging market peers on Wednesday and raised its key interest rate, hoping to shore up its sliding currency.
Despite efforts from policymakers and central bankers, the emerging markets sell-off continues – and there are warnings this might be a long haul.
A massive rate hike from Turkey is a decisive step to shore up a weak currency, but by no means marks the start of the end of emerging-market woes.
World Cup host Qatar has been downgraded to "extreme risk" for working conditions, following multiple deaths at its sporting construction sites.
Social cohesion is at stake if we don’t tackle inequality, warns Greece’s former Prime Minister, George Papandreou.
Tension is rising between long-term rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia in what commentators are likening to a "Cold War" scenario.