A former Credit Suisse banker surrendered to U.S. authorities Tuesday and plans to plead guilty to fraud charges.
It's been three years since Japan was hit with its worst-ever earthquake, causing serious damage to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Russia risks economic isolation from the West with its intervention into the Crimean peninsular, but trade relationships complicate matters. And, as CNN reveals, it's not just trade in which Russian interests are strongly represented -- it's in some of the most lavish and expensive assets around the world. Below are a selection.
Stuck in a rut at work? It's time to move abroad and give your career a boost.
A young South African has invented a lotion that allows you to take a shower without using a drop of water or soap.
The United States and Europe have reacted against Russia's military intervention in the Crimean peninsula last week with threats of economic punishments. But their positions are slightly different. Here's why.
United States President Barack Obama has now paved the way for imposing economic sanctions against Russia. However, these would be an ineffective and naive response by the U.S. to the crisis in Ukraine.
Quotas for women are often met with incredible support or strong opposition. But quotas aren't black and white-- and we need to get smarter about what works.
European leaders meeting in Brussels Thursday need to send Russia an unmistakeable signal that its military intervention in Ukraine will not be tolerated.
Cyber attack yields personal details for 12 million customers of one of South Korea's biggest phone companies.
If there were any doubts about the West's commitment to Ukraine, you can dispel them now after the European Union put forward a package of $15 billion, matching the sum initially offered by Moscow before Viktor Yanukovych was pushed out of power.
Bitcoin is still in beta, and users should only invest what they can afford to lose, Bitcoin Foundation executive director Jon Matonis says.
Could a derelict airport in the south of Athens help the Greek economy take-off?
The C-Suite. Near mythical in status. The Valhalla you reach in corporate life when you've made it. So, how do you get there?
Read more from One Square Meter: Abu Dhabi's fantasy island; Parisian metro stations get a second life; London's luxury basements.
Investors of Russian assets have had their first real chance to assess the situation in Ukraine and they didn't like what they saw.
Cocoa farmers taste chocolate for the first time and after the smiles, the math as they calculate the markup, and pride their work is part of the process.
Writing almost a century after the Acts of Union joined Scotland with England, and 50 years since its Jacobite uprisings were brutally supressed, the bard Robert Burns bemoaned the real reason behind his nation's loss of independence: money and its ability to sway the vote.
A retired trauma doctor has launched an online grocery business to cater to Nigeria's busy women with no time to shop at the supermarket.
Top Hollywood executives are on a 10-day tour of South Africa to explore possible set locations.
Could there soon be swimming pools in the Paris metro if a mayoral candidate has their way?
The exchange of name cards has long been a ubiquitous part of meeting new people in China.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company will focus on attracting and keeping business customers as he implements his strategy to reverse its decline.
Love that chocolate Haagen-Dazs ice-cream? But what about the way its makers treat their farmers? How about KitKat and the way its production impacts the environment?
BIg data will have surpassed big oil in economic value, and we will have global privacy, data protection and surveillance agreements, writes CEO Gerd Leonhard.
On a breezy spring day in 1835, a 13-year-old boy from the Jura region of eastern France set out for the glittering metropolis of Paris to seek his fortune.
Financial transactions have always been at the heart of our society, but growing smartphone and Internet penetration are inspiring new, disruptive approaches.
Limited investment options in China means real estate has been a popular choice for consumers looking to expand their portfolios.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, speaking to mobile tech leaders in Barcelona, said WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app purchased by the social media giant last week, was "worth more than $19 billion."
How do women dress to impress at work? And does it have to involve shoulder pads? 100 years of office wear.
At 16, Claire Reid was a failed gardener but today her invention is sparking a "planting revolution."
The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact.
Linkedin, the networking site for professionals, has done what few other foreign online services have achieved -- it has successfully set up in China.
A third of the houses on Britain's second most expensive street are lying vacant, many abandoned for decades and left to rot.
A Johannesburg developer has transformed an old grain silo into trendy residences, topping it with disused shipping containers to provide extra living space.
With a lack of gender diversity in the tech sector, the time has come to make women in the ICT industry the norm rather than the exception, says GSMA GM.
Facebook is helping to roll out a pilot online education program in Rwanda.
Mobile World Congress begins in Barcelona Monday and amid the hoopla of new super-phones, largely unknown technologies will be revealed. And it will be these that change our lives. Here are seven I predict will help define our future.
Lacy underwear has effectively been "banned" by new regulations in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, opponents say. But the issue is not one of modesty.
Facebook's acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history. It dwarfs Facebook's acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 -- and even that was considered an astonishing number by many.
At 240 miles above the earth, American astronaut Karen Nyberg joined CNN for a live chat from the ISS.
A South African app allows buyers to pay for goods using their phone, without having to worry about carrying cash or credit cards.
A Zambian computer tablet -- known as the ZEduPad -- is trying to open up the country's information highway.
Coca-Cola -- the world's ubiquitous brown fizzy drink -- is staying afloat as the soda market shrinks, and many point to a marketing strategy around the so-called "secret recipe" as key to its resilience in a struggling industry.
Bankers get a bad press. If they are not in news studios trying to defend their annual bonus being more than most people earn in a lifetime, they are attempting to brush off the latest multi-million pound fine they received for ripping off the public.
Ukraine has been hit by protests, as demonstrators show anger at the rejection of a deal with the EU for in favor of closer economic ties with Russia. But what led to the chaos?
The billionaire Russian 'Tsarina,' Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, in charge of the world's agricultural goods.
Il Rottomatore -- or "the demolition man" -- is how Italy's incoming prime minister has come to be known, thanks in part to his pugnacious approach to politics.
YouTube has a new boss and she has a "healthy disregard for the impossible" -- according to Google CEO Larry Page.
"Sehwag, go back to Ranji!" The jingoistic crowd was screaming when the portly batsman Virender Sehwag was dismissed in the game between the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) semi-final game in 2008.
A Rwandan entrepreneur has left a successful international consulting career to taste success with a high-end bakery in Kigali.
The A350 XWB may be the center of attention at the Singapore Airshow, but the battle between rivals Boeing and Airbus for Asian dominance is what's really hot.
Web-based marketplaces are growing in popularity in Kenya as more and more people turn online to buy and sell goods.
What is it like to live in the tallest building in the world?
As McDonald's opens its first restaurant in Vietnam, take a look at some of the big breakthroughs the fast food chain has made in the past -- from its first outlet in the Soviet Union, through the Kosher Mac and MacMaharaja, to the branch at Guantanamo Bay.
Bitcoins are still a bit of a mystery to many of us. It is billed as a digital currency, but it's not regulated.
Fifty years ago this weekend, a four-piece guitar band from Liverpool touched down at Kennedy airport in New York and changed the course of popular culture in the twentieth century.
As India hosts the world's second largest automobile trade show, its domestic market seems to be having some difficulty getting out of first gear.
Resolving domestic disputes between elephants and humans is an age old problem, but one organization based in Zambia thinks it may have the answer.
Goldman Sachs' vice president Edith Cooper reveals her journey to the top of the company and how they find new talent.
It was once a symbol of Britain's industrial revolution. Now King's Cross area is set to be a hub for some of the world's leading financial and tech companies.
White Lodging, the company that maintains Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin hotel franchises, has apparently suffered a data breach
A growing number of Chinese are keeping their cash in their wallets this Lunar New Year as the traditional exchange of red packets of money is moving from the physical world into the digital space.
Investor attention is on the "Fragile Five" -- Brazil, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Turkey -- which share big deficits, slowing growth, vulnerable currencies
It's big, bold and oh so Abu Dhabi -- welcome to the ostentatious Saadiyat Island development.
As the World Economic Forum drew to a close, at the far end of the chic Promenade running through Davos and well away from the conference center, police had closed off a small section of the road.
RICHARD QUEST SAYS: As I headed down the mountainside after the World Economic Forum, it became clear: The theme, "Reshaping the World," should be attached to the event itself.
Day 1 - Wednesday: "Now you remember the rules, don't you?" cautions my colleague Richard Quest, a long time veteran of the prestigious World Economic Forum. "What happens in Davos, stays in Davos."
As it tries to maintain a fragile ceasefire, South Sudan also needs to get its economy back on track.
Selfie is the word du jour, and it became cause celebre at Nelson Mandela's funeral when the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt took a selfie with U.S. President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Saturday, January 25, the last day of this year's Davos gathering, will bring plenty of inspiration to draw upon in the year to come.
Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity are rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
Pope Francis has some serious cards to lay on the table in the high-stakes poker game of global economic reform, writes John Allen.
Actress Goldie Hawn says world leaders are discovering how "mindfulness" helps with stress -- but that she despairs at seeing young stars like Justin Bieber struggling to deal with fame.
He started his first business venture at 16 with just $14 but now Andrew Mupuya has built a paper bag empire.
That sport has become a big business is a well-worn cliche. It also widely acknowledged that commercialism in sport is relatively recent phenomenon.
Africa's mobile phone adoption curve has been impressive.
Meet the woman behind Intel's bold new strategy to move the company away from PCs and into wearable tech software.
Residents in some of London's wealthiest neighborhoods are installing swimming pools, golf simulators and cinema rooms in luxury basement extensions.
If you ask a class of aspiring managers in a business school for the purpose of the corporation, you get a remarkably rapid response. The purpose of the corporation, they will tell you, is to maximize shareholder value.
In the wake of the Arab Spring and the global financial crisis, focus has been on the world's new and so-called "disrupted society."
Israel's President Shimon Peres has pointed a finger at Iran over the Syrian war, labeling the Iranian-backed Shiite militiaHezbollah as "the main killer."
The president of the World Bank has called for a concerted global effort to help Syria's refugees, saying the international community has failed to formulate an adequate response.
A word to the wise. If you're going to go walking in snow, take big steps.
Another action-packed day at Davos with some of the world's most pressing issues on the agenda.
Only five months in office and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran secured himself a top speaking slot at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The technological revolution is destroying jobs in Europe, according to the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), whose annual meeting is under way in Davos.
Iran's foreign minister says the U.S. government mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the new nuclear deal.
If the 21st century belongs to China, as some have argued, then it is worth asking what the defining Chinese idea will be.
Day two at Davos and big players from the last year are on the stage. There are more than 70 sessions to choose from, but don't be overwhelmed -- we'll ensure you're alerted to the best. Today, January 23, we'll be watching these speakers:
In the usually sleepy world of Hong Kong stock exchange filings, a new document is gaining attention for its unintentionally hilarious descriptions of nightclub life.
CNN created the Global Wage Calculator with data supplied by the International Labor Organization, which takes on the gargantuan task of compiling the average wage of the world, as well as individual countries.
For the past few weeks my email box has been slowly, inexorably, filling up with Davos invites. A seminar here, a reception there, a late nightcap thrown in. Everyone, it seems, has an event -- and they want you to attend.
Davos is a stimulating place to be, to discuss and to learn. Hopefully, by coming together, we will find ideas and solutions that will bring the world forward.
RICHARD QUEST SAYS: The U.S. bank robber Willie Sutton once famously answered the question on why he robbed banks with the reply, "because that's where the money is." The same should be said for Davos and the issue of inequality.
Almost three years has elapsed since the ousting of the dictator Ben Ali from Tunisia, which triggered the commonly -- and wrongly -- labeled Arab Spring.
The World Economic Forum officially opens in the chilly Swiss town of Davos today, January 22, and a host of big names will take the stage. Here are CNN's top picks:
Egypt's Mohamed Morsy, the nation's first democratically elected president, was forced out of office in 2013 by the nation's military and arrested following widespread protests and petitions calling for his removal. Opponents said he was a tyrant trying to impose conservative values. Supporters called his removal a coup and a blow to the democratic movement that toppled former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak in 2011. As violent demonstrations continue to rock the country, CNN asked Egyptian artist Aalam Wassef how he saw the evolution of the democracy in Egypt.