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  • The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    The 'sweet spot' that New Zealand is aiming for

    Bill English, deputy prime minister & finance minister of New Zealand, says the country wants "sustained, moderate growth" of 3 percent over the next 2-3 years, but warns of risks from China and Australia.

  • Is a weak euro bad for Europe? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is a weak euro bad for Europe?

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says that the weaker euro is a "fantastic boost" for Europe, with many industries benefiting.

  • Weak euro beneficiaries Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Weak euro beneficiaries

    CNBC's Seema Mody looks at three big sector opportunities in Europe.

  • How Skyscanner plans to expand in Asia Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    How Skyscanner plans to expand in Asia

    Gareth Williams, CEO and co-founder of Skyscanner, outlines the firm's strategy in China and explains how acquisitions can play a role in its expansion.

  • One way to (possibly) make money in Cuba Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    A privately owned party supply store in Havana, Cuba.

    The founder of an investment firm is raising money for a private equity fund geared toward direct investment in Cuba.

  • Battery expired on MH370 black box: interim report Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Ground staff prepare Malaysia Airlines planes for departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang

    The battery on one of Malaysia Airline flight MH370's data recorders may have expired more than a year before the plane went missing, a report said.

  • Want cheap airport parking? Don’t fly from here! Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    All five of London’s major airports have made the top 10 for the world’s most expensive car parks in airports.

  • Why Chinese tourists are buying toilets in Japan Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    A cheaper yen is driving savvy Chinese shoppers to Japan to buy an unexpected item: Electronic toilet seats that heat up, wash, dry and disinfect.

  • Taiwan: New playground for Chinese tourists Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:45 PM ET
    Chinese tourists take photographs at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall plaza in Taipei, Taiwan.

    As Hong Kong mulls restricting the number of inbound Chinese travelers, Taiwan is stepping up efforts to court rich holidaymakers from the mainland.

  • What's driving Chinese tourists to New Zealand Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    What's driving Chinese tourists to New Zealand

    Simon Robertson, CFO of Auckland Airport, attributes the boom in Chinese tourists to the unique experience that New Zealand offers, instead of a "currency play."

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • Can sports re-energize Singapore's tourism? Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:39 PM ET
    Maria Sharapova of Russia in action at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals tennis in Singapore.

    With a new Sports Hub and world-class events lined up this year, Singapore could claim a bigger slice of the global sports tourism pie.

  • Is Singapore getting airport crazy? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Singapore's Changi Airport

    Singapore is budgeting $3 billion for a fifth airport terminal before the fourth is even completed, but it isn't clear the travelers will come.

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:52 PM ET
    The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

    All those pining after childhood stories of "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might soon get to recreate it a few blocks away at the Waldorf.

  • Sternlicht talks $230 million Baccarat sale talk Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Sternlicht talks $230 million Baccarat sale

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, discusses the launch of two new brands, including the not yet open flagship Baccarat Hotel, which is in talks to sell for $230 million.

  • Sternlicht: Starwood moving slowly Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:20 AM ET
    Sternlicht: Starwood moving slowly

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, reflects on news former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen has resigned.

  • Starwood CEO quits in ‘mutual’ decision Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Frits van Paasschen, CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

    Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive of international hotel chain Starwood, has resigned “by mutual agreement with the board of directors,” according to the company.

  • Visit the London Cone! China renames UK landmarks Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    London Shard

    Do you think “Garden of fashion” whenever you hear about London’s stylish Shoreditch? One community does, and has now renamed U.K.’s iconic treasures.

  • Retail pro finds black cloud Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Retail pro finds black cloud

    Steve Sandove, former Chairman and CEO of Saks, shares his global outlook for the retail industry.