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Recent cheers at nascent signs of a global recovery now look premature, amid mounting concerns about a number of pressure points.
Bird flu found on a duck farm in northern England might be linked to a strain of the disease found at a poultry farm in the Netherlands and Germany.
Major countries’ credit ratings are under threat from falling oil prices and weaker global economic growth and Russia may be the most vulnerable.
As protests increasingly become a global phenomenon, Nomura identifies ten countries that look prone to the next bout of large-scale unrest.
The widening income gap between the world’s richest and poorest is leaders’ greatest concern for 2015, according a survey by the WEF.
Some big global industries have a lot at stake due to climate change. Their profitability, and very survival, may depend on it.
As Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, many Westerners wonder if this cozy relationship is anything to be concerned about.
As the world focuses on Ebola, CNBC takes a look at some of the worst epidemics throughout the ages.
There are issues economists are worried about: the global slowdown, rising rates, oil prices, inflation and a jittery stock market.
China's political, economic and foreign policy is fundamental to the country itself, Asia-Pacific and the world beyond, Kevin Rudd writes.
The Ebola outbreak rages on. But there is no vaccine for this deadly disease, raising questions if the world is prepared for an epidemic.
Youth unemployment across the wealthy Middle East is one of the region's greatest challenges and liabilities, WEF warns.
Experts in the killer virus warned CNBC that airport screening was unlikely to prevent another potential victim from entering the U.S.
The risk of civil unrest disrupting business has risen in 1/5 of the world, with Hong Kong protests leading the way, says a new report.
The IMF has downgraded its global growth forecast for both this year and next, as a divergence emerges between economies.
Experts are concerned that autonomous vehicles could be susceptible to sinister cybercriminal activity.
The Ebola epidemic could have “significant implications” for commodities, Deutsche Bank warned, as deaths top 3,300.
The sharp rise in income inequality across the world is one of the most worrying developments of the past 200 years the OECD said on Thursday.
Economist Nouriel Roubini has revealed the key flashpoints that are keeping him up at night, which he believes could hit "rationally complacent" financial markets.
A “poisonous combination” of low economic growth and high debt could catapult the world into its next crisis, led by China.
The clock is ticking its last 2014 tocks, and for stocks, that means it's time for a portfolio review and tuneup.
From the birth of a child to college, marriage, and retirement, a successful investment path leads to the good life.
With people living longer and saving less, they are finding that retirement and work are no longer mutually exclusive.