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The long-term impact of rising unemployment among the young could be felt for decades, according to the International Labor Organization, which estimates that 73.4 million young people will be out of work in 2013.
Toyota Motors refuses to be tempted away from its low-risk growth strategy, even as the world's bestselling carmaker met its mid-term profit goals.
Standard Chartered said on Wednesday its first quarter operating profit was likely to be slightly lower than a year ago as an increase in hiring, and wages, pushed up costs.
Stocks aren't in bubble territory as yet, but a "huge rally in risk assets" over the next two years puts markets in danger of a big crash, Nouriel Roubini said.
The bond markets will crash once global central banks stop buying debt, in a financial crisis much worse than the one seen in 2008, strategist David Roche told CNBC.
Japan's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in five years on Wednesday, taking its gains this year to just over 35 percent. Time to turn cautious? Perhaps not, say analysts.
China's exports rose 14.7 percent in April from a year ago, beating expectations and possibly easing some of the concerns about weakness in the country's economic recovery, though doubts remain over the strength of real demand.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Wednesday said it had been selling New Zealand dollars on the currency market to limit its strength.
Bank of China has shut the account of North Korea's main foreign exchange bank, which was hit with U.S. sanctions in March.
If you were looking for millionaires, you'd probably head to London or New York or Monaco. But you might be better off trying Tokyo.
Hackers on Tuesday launched cyberattacks that affected websites in a planned campaign called "Operation USA."
Akamai has a good relationship with the Chinese government and they're "not exploiting" the company's equipment there, the CEO of the online content delivery network told CNBC.
BMW is recalling about 220,000 vehicles worldwide from model years 2002 and 2003 as part of a wider recall affecting airbags made by supplier Takata.
U.S. stocks briefly broke into record territory on a wave of optimism for the global economy that also drove German stocks to an all-time high.
Nearly half of all workers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India think bribery and corruption are acceptable ways to survive an economic downturn, according to a report published by Ernst & Young on Tuesday.
The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on Tuesday to a record low of 2.75 percent to boost economic growth.
Here is another record for China - over the next 12 months one in four consumers are going to use their smartphones or tablets to shop online, double the global average, says a recent survey.
Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system, the FT reports.
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Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus.
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