He may well know his stuff when it comes to central banking, but the future Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will have to show a wide breadth of knowledge about British history, culture and customs before he can claim British citizenship.
Even as some housing markets in Europe have cratered, Germany’s housing market has gone from strength to strength, particularly in its cities, as a result of low interest rates and high demand. Though the phenomenon has prompted fears that Germany was heading for a housing bubble, property experts told CNBC that the strongman of Europe was safe, for now.
The euro zone may be in recession but the region’s efforts to repair budgets, cut labor costs and improve competitiveness is signaling a more dynamic future for its economy, according to a report commissioned by a European think tank The Lisbon Council and Germany-based Berenberg Bank.
Debates over nature or nurture and their impact on shaping a person’s life continue to dominate evolutionary theory, but according to one author everyone has the potential to be “great” — without being a natural born genius or having an ivy-league education.
Oil prices have risen over the last 24 hours following Israel’s offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, while Israeli stocks and the shekel have weakened, but one analyst told CNBC that markets shouldn’t worry unless Iran becomes involved.
Samsung sold more smartphones than Apple in the third quarter of 2012, as consumers postponed purchases in anticipation of the iPhone 5, new research showed on Tuesday, while Nokia slipped down the rankings to be overtaken by Blackberry maker Research in Motion.
As unpalatable as it seems to euro zone policymakers, a sizeable reduction in Greece’s debt load is necessary to make the country’s debt sustainable in the long-term, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.
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The latest episode of CNBC Meets features Lauren Bush Lauren, founder and CEO of FEED, niece of former President George W. Bush and the granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to niece of former U.S. President George W. Bush, and founder of social business FEED, Lauren Bush Lauren.
In part two, Bush Lauren talks about some of the early FEED products first released and the challenges she faced launching the group back in 2007.