Katie Holliday is a Writer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including global macro-economic news, market developments and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Katie was a senior asset management correspondent at Investment Week in London. Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Southampton University.
Economists don't expect Brazil's economy to get an instant boost from hosting the 2014 World Cup, but some say long-term benefits will be 'priceless.'
More wealthy people in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are choosing 'authentic experiences' over material possessions, a Mastercard survey shows.
Thailand's political instability has dented the economy, but contagion to the region should be little with some countries even benefiting.
Australian parents put less emphasis on their children pursuing higher education than other developed markets, HSBC research has found.
Global M&A activity has reached levels not seen since 2008, fueling concern about bubbles forming in the market.