Governments need to deter oil speculators, set aside reserves of crude oil and take steps urgently to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels in order to escape price volatility that undermines stable economic growth, according to a report co-authored by one of Britain's top scientists.
The under-representation of women at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos has been one of the more obvious elephants in the room.
New project by Bitcloud could replace current internet with peer to peer system
The International Monetary Fund is closely monitoring recent events in the world's emerging markets amid concerns that the withdrawal of monetary stimulus by the US will add to the turmoil caused by the sudden slump in Argentina.
Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC there will be a global currency-whether its bitcoin or something else-that will "take on Jamie Dimon and the other banks."
The world economy will grow by more than previously expected this year, the International Monetary Fund forecast on Tuesday.
China may have dialed down lately on its turbocharged growth, but the head of Goldman Sachs thinks the nation's motor is only beginning to run.
An early increase in borrowing costs was ruled out by the governor of the Bank of England as he insisted that this week's faster than expected fall in unemployment will not lead to an automatic interest rate rise that might choke off the recovery.
Profit margins are up, cash hoards are growing, and small and midsize businesses are better placed, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC.
With many parts of the world gearing up to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, Nouriel Roubini has solidified his hold on the title "Dr. Doom" by suggesting parallels between 2014 and 1914.
Cast your mind back 10 years. It is early 2006 and everything seems to be going well. Unemployment is around 5%, the Bank of England prides itself on keeping inflation at or close to its 2% target, earnings are going up by 4% a year.
More than 3 million people will become unemployed worldwide in the next two years, making existing jobs vulnerable and fuelling potential social unrest as the global economy slows, a report warns.
The probability of a global economic recession this year is as high as 20% in a worst case scenario, investment bank Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday.