The 'queen' of Macau's gambling empire is about to unveil a new palace.
Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.
American teenagers rank below average when it comes to understanding the value of money -- while Chinese kids are the best.
Paper money could be a thing of the past in the UK as the Bank of England prepares polymer notes.
The easy availability of mobile payments and online shopping has led to a rise in cashless payments. But how far off is a truly cashless society?
Crowdfunding gives budding entrepreneurs the power to finance projects.
The UK's first Bitcoin ATM could change the way consumers think about digital currency - and buy coffee.
The Octopus card in Hong Kong is leading to a cashless society quickly.
In 1974, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus was divided in two. Now a new project hopes to bring it back together with plans to create a new Eco-city.
Digital currency is here to stay. Here are the facts about cryptocurrencies.
Walmart has leapfrogged Royal Dutch Shell as the world's largest company, topping the Fortune magazine Global 500 ranking.
New airline routes outline more than new holiday destinations. They can point to emerging markets, too. What 2013-2014 route launches tell us about the world?
The garden is overflowing with weeds and trash is riotously strewn across the lower floors. So how on earth is this property worth $1.1 million?
The Property Mood Map is part of CNN's One Square Meter coverage and gives you the chance to share your attitude to the property market and property ownership in your county. You can then compare your results with CNN.com users all over the world.
In a New Delhi neighborhood, residents line up in the blistering 45 degree Celsius heat (113 Fahrenheit) carrying empty jerry cans and water bottles, waiting for the government water tanker truck to arrive.
From Coco Chanel to DVF, CNN takes a look at fashion designers and the bespoke pieces that launched their careers.
British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article criticising a former Merrill Lynch chief executive was set to be removed from Google's search results.
Macau, the world's biggest casino hub, has overtaken Switzerland in the wealth stakes, being named the world's fourth richest territory by the World Bank.
Call it Abu Dhabi's ivory tower.
Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Apple, Inc.
Over the course of my career at BP, from trainee to chief executive, I led two separate lives. The first one involved being the public face of one of the world's largest companies. The second was my private life as a gay man.
From a stock market perspective, the month of June was one of the nastiest on record for the Dubai Financial Market.
Archaeologists are digging deep to uncover the roots of humanity in the region. And every person on the dig is a woman.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Google, Inc.
Jean-Claude Juncker is a step closer to becoming the next president of the European Commission after EU leaders approved his nomination, despite strong opposition from Britain.
Meet Teta Isibo, founder of Inzuki Designs, a Rwandan fashion brand fusing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style.
Fast growing Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad is spreading its wings again by agreeing to a 49% stake in Italian loss-making airline Alitalia.
Sydney is a hot property market but one Australian company is looking to provide more affordable housing in the city by retrofitting old shipping boxes.
The global oil market is on tenterhooks as a result of the violent Sunni insurgency sweeping down from northern Iraq and threatening Baghdad.
A new collection of Getty images, co created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, shows women in a more diverse light
Entrepreneurs gathering for London's inaugural Technology Week have set the city's east end abuzz.
CNN's African Start-Up hosted a Tweet chat on entrepreneurship on June 19. If you were unable to join us, here's what you missed.
It used to be as simple as folding a piece of paper up your sleeve or writing on the inside of your wrist. But now, as students across the world ready themselves for exam season, cheating is going high tech.
At the last soccer World Cup, it was all about 3D. This time around, it's nothing less than 4K.
It's not easy being Jordan and it is about to become even more difficult, again.
London's inaugural Technology Week is underway, as the United Kingdom's capital promotes its tech stars and shows it can compete with Silicon Valley. Here are five companies to watch, as they pitch to make it big.
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Gazprom said Ukraine will now have to pay for its gas supplies up-front, after last minute talks between the two countries failed.
Energy ministers at Wednesday's OPEC meeting in Vienna agreed to maintain oil production levels, after negotiating in the shadow of flaring violence in the second-biggest city of Iraq, one of the consortium's key producers.
The global economy will slow more than expected this year after being hit by the Ukraine crisis, market volatility and bad weather in the U.S., the World Bank says in its latest forecast.
Africa's entrepreneurial spirit is alive and thriving -- but where are the jobs?
For the past decade, designer Tory Burch has built up an impressive multi-billion dollar fashion empire. Take a look behind the scenes and see how she did it.
From the sweeping coastlines of Kalamata to the sun-scorched island of Crete, Greece's olive groves have been thriving in the Mediterranean heat for thousands of years.
As Europe struggles to recover from crisis, two of its most powerful leaders are meeting to thrash out the next stage.
Writing almost a century after the Acts of Union joined Scotland with England, and 50 years since its Jacobite uprisings were brutally suppressed, the bard Robert Burns bemoaned the real reason behind his nation's loss of independence: money and its ability to sway the vote.
Former military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took the oath of president Sunday and was greeted by a stock market rally of 4.7%.
This weekend I hosted part of the Global Summit of Women in Paris, set up by a Washington-based organization devoting its time to trying to further women's causes in the world.
Mario Draghi is stepping on the gas, cutting interest rates to record lows, trying to funnel money into the real economy, and introducing a charge on banks that hold excess reserves with the European Central Bank.
For four decades, London's underground transport network has been Bob Mazzer's photographic playground. He has collected surprisingly intimate shots in what, for many, is a most impersonal environment.
T survive, aviation needs to start going green. Does the industry have the chops? Take our quiz and find out.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping signed a huge gas deal last month, the timing couldn't have been better.
Globally, more than $3.5 trillion is lost each year to financial crimes. James Varga, CEO of miiCard suggests a solution.
Author Brett Scott explains why hacking is often a creative attempt to explore systems, not malicious misconduct.
Airlines are having to constantly evolve to stay afloat in the high-stakes world of aviation.
While Ukraine's fight for freedom gets bloodier by the day and Russia faces the West's cold shoulder, in the elegant surroundings of London's Somerset House, one oligarch is using art to get his message across.
The Internet has radically altered many things, not least the speed at which we all share and receive information, and the depth of the information available.
Wecyclers is an innovative enterprise using an incentive-based program to help solve Lagos's acute waste management problem.
Perched on a sofa in her West London apartment, Eve Branson recounts early memories of her son Richard. Disciplining him, it seems, was delicate business.
Andy McNab is trying to convince me that being a psychopath is good for business.
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Following AstraZeneca's most recent rejection of Pfizer's bid, many may ask if this is a lost opportunity for British innovation, or the salvation of it?
Google has revealed a prototype of its latest driverless car -- and this one doesn't even have a steering wheel.
We hear of tremors that shake, rattle and roll, but really cause no damage. Then there are the big quakes that hit offshore and cause a scare, but nothing more.
Far-right and far-left protest parties have dominated the crucial election in many countries across the European Union
Vladimir Putin was out on a mission here in his hometown to re-boot his languishing economy after political moves involving Ukraine scared off investors in the past half year.
For incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, securing India's energy needs over the next decade ranks among his greatest challenges.
Our global response to climate change needs to make the most of the world's talent -- women, writes Sandip Verma.
For the hotel doorman who greeted me on arrival in Kiev this week, the rain storms that have hit the Ukrainian capital served as a metaphor for a different sort of turbulence.
Los Angeles may have become famous for many things over the years but downtown living is not one of them. Could that be about to change?
St Petersburg has been a city of splendor for more than three centuries, and bears the name of the man who dreamt it all up: Tsar Peter the Great.
Minimum wages are on top of the political agenda in many countries.
The crisis in Ukraine and the political dispute with the U.S. and EU could not have come at a worse time for Russia's economy.
A Kenyan startup has come up with a simple service that allows schools to send report cards via SMS.
Over the last 15 years, I've been lucky enough to work in the industry of tech-driven start-ups, and I've watched as revolutions have taken place.
You might have been forgiven for not knowing there is an election around Europe, starting on Thursday, to elect 751 members of the European Parliament, known as MEPs.
More than six decades ago, the European Movement's founder Jean Monnet shared his vision for the region's nascent union, prescribing money as a means to heal the wounds left by two world wars.
Manila's Payatas dump site is more than a simple landfill, it's an entire human eco-system.
Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev is set to lose half his wealth after being ordered to pay his former wife $4.5 billion in a settlement dubbed the "most expensive divorce in history."
Movie-makers in Cannes have announced they're making a thriller based on the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370. The film, being produced by Indian company Rupesh Paul Productions, is to be entitled "The Vanishing Act: The Untold Story of the Missing Malaysian Plane."
Dubai Creek was once the heart the Gulf emirate's business activity, where boats and barges sailed along transporting goods and people to foreign ports.
In an era of entourages and media minders, rock-n-roll hall of famer Deborah Harry arrived to our interview alone.
More than 80 people from 26 countries met in New York on May 5 and 6, under the banner of the global trade union IUF, in the world's first international gathering of fast food workers.
Spanish police have arrested 750 people after a nationwide investigation into fake businesses, according to a statement Wednesday.
In a decision that goes strongly against Google, Europe's highest court has ruled search engine operators are responsible for the processing they carry out of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties -- and that a form of the contentious "right to be forgotten" already exists.
Milan might be most famous as the capital of Italian fashion and finance, but it's an ambitious architectural project that's generating buzz these days.
People have the "right to be forgotten" and search engines like Google must remove certain unwanted links, Europe's top court decided in a surprise ruling Tuesday.
Whether or not the British parliament decides to subject the proposed takeover of UK-based AstraZeneca by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to a public interest test, it's clear we have already seen much more political intervention than is typically involved in an acquisition of one company by another.
John Defterios meets with the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Director, Masood Ahmed, to discuss the political and economic challenges facing the region.
A struggling English youth club could have its fortunes turned around, thanks to a rather unusual gift.
Cairo's nightlife is on the rebound after a tumultuous three years of revolution and political turmoil.
The Hard Rock Cafe is expanding into Asia and the Middle East, bringing the companies famed brand, food, music, hotels and casinos with it.
U.S. President Barack Obama has warned Russia that targeted sanctions are "ready to go," as the Geneva agreement to de-escalate the crisis falters.