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How traders track Twitter to beat the market updated 23 hours 13 minutes ago

In a world where information is plentiful and abundant, traders are always trying to make money by finding that hidden advantage. Many are betting that 140 characters is all it takes to beat the market.

Can Recep Tayyip Erdogan revitalize Turkey's economic fortunes? updated 4 days ago

Erdogan sworn in as new president of Turkey. But can country rediscover its fading economic zeal?

Russian sanctions: Europe steps in to protect its dairy from going sour updated 4 days ago

The European Union is stepping in to save its dairy from going sour.

Turbulent times for ailing Qantas after record loss updated 5 days ago

Australia's ailing flag carrier was sent into a tailspin Thursday, as the airline reported its biggest ever loss.

Opinion: Europe must prepare for a cold Russian winter updated 6 days ago

The meeting on Tuesday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, marks the beginning of a new phase in the conflict between the two countries.

Which Western companies are taking a hit in Russia? updated 7 days ago

Viewing this on mobile? Click here to see the infographic. Read more: Western companies getting slammed in Russia

Forget Glastonbury: How Lebanon's Byblos Festival attracts biggest stars updated 7 days ago

The ancient town of Byblos has long been a draw for visitors to Lebanon's picturesque west coast.

Cypriot president: Underwater gas fields can help unite island updated 7 days ago

Could underwater gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean end up uniting Cyprus?

Revealing the stories behind famous stone faces updated 8 days ago

They have stood quietly among us for centuries, often unnoticed. But now, some of England's historic statues have been given a voice.

Shenan Chuang: Is this China's $50 billion woman? updated 8 days ago

Shenan Chuang turned Ogilvy China into the world's third biggest ad agency, CNN's Kristie Lu Stout asks how she did it.

How Iraq's black market in oil funds ISIS updated 11 days ago

Luay al-Khatteeb spoke to CNN about the impact of ISIS' march through northern Iraq, and the militant group's control of some oil fields. He explained how they used the oil fields to raise funds, and how it could impact global prices. This is an edited version of the conversation.

Bigger isn't better: Why the next wave of condos will be under 500 square feet updated 12 days ago

Could you live in 300 square feet? Developers are betting on it with a new wave of luxury micro-condos.

Meet LEGO's first professional girls updated 13 days ago

When LEGO released a set of figures collectively called the Research Institute -- featuring a scientist, astronomer and a palaeontologist -- it sold out worldwide within a few days.

Ukraine's secret weapon: Funding from the country's millionaires updated 14 days ago

A 20-minute drive from Kiev takes you to a neighborhood that feels more like Beverly Hills than central Ukraine.

Luxury hotels pry open Oman's Green Mountain oasis updated 14 days ago

Oman is looking to open up its interior to tourists and is being helped along the way by a number of international hotel resort brands.

Which foods are off Russian menus? updated 14 days ago

The European Union is spending more than $167 million to soothe the pain being felt by fruit and vegetable farmers hit by Russian food sanctions.

Russia's food ban leaves Europeans with sour taste updated 18 days ago

Russia's beef with the west has escalated after the country banned fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat products from a host of Western nations including the U.S., Australia, Canada and those of the European Union.

Airstrikes, militants and a refugee crisis fail to dampen Iraq oil markets updated 18 days ago

Usually, airstrikes, rebels seizing control of oil fields and refineries, plus a severe refugee crisis are a recipe for market panic.

Hipsternomics: Is the creative class ruining urban communities? updated 18 days ago

Young creatives are piling into working class districts in cities like London and New York. But is the speed of change pricing out long time residents?

Icing on the cake: Young lawyer finds sweet success with baking business updated 19 days ago

A lawyer by day and cake maker by night, Sungeni Mtalimanja turned her passion for baking into a business in Malawi.

Where is Iraq's oil? updated 19 days ago

Erdogan's rise: From controversial PM to president courting power updated 21 days ago

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made history as the country's first directly elected president but his ambitious economic plans could be scuttled by the region's volatile geopolitics.

Here's how to make $8 million on Kickstarter updated 22 days ago

Want to launch a mega-successful Kickstarter campaign? Here's how to do it.

New life for old wheels: Craftsmen turn bicycles into stylish furniture updated 22 days ago

Ojey's Designs Limited is a Kenyan startup specializing in making contemporary furniture from old bicycle parts.

John Defterios: Erdogan looks to secure his place in history updated 25 days ago

Turkey is positioned as the geographic, economic and political bridge straddling both Asia and Europe. How Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan performs if he secures a first round victory in Sunday's Presidential election will determine if this sizable emerging market can restore its luster as an engine for growth and a regional political force.

How Turkey turned from emerging star to economic mess updated 26 days ago

Turkey's economy, fattened with foreign investment during its boom-times, has stalled amid warnings its model is unsustainable.

The desert sands are shifting but can booming Dubai avoid property bust? updated 26 days ago

Dubai celebrated its World Expo 2020 win in style but could a property bubble spoil the party?

How Ebola's economic 'scare factor' adds to misery updated 27 days ago

U.S. President Barack Obama is this week hosting fifty African leaders in Washington D.C. It's an event the White House has dubbed "historic," and it's designed to promote trade and investment.

Aerin Lauder: 'Every woman can be beautiful' updated 27 days ago

CNN spoke to Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of make-up mogul Estee Lauder, about creating her own lifestyle brand.

Gaza conflict: Can economic isolation ever be reversed? updated 29 days ago

The economic blockade has brought Gaza to its knees but can this isolation ever be reversed?

An economic cold wind -- if not war -- can be felt in Europe updated 31 days ago

If you're still querying any economic freeze between Russia and the West, digest this line from VTB bank the day Europe's sanctions took effect: The European Union "have gone against their own interests to do the bidding of their senior colleagues from across the ocean," the Russian financial giant said.

Making money: How to start your own currency updated 32 days ago

People across the world are launching local currencies -- and you can too.

Sanctions empty Tehran's poshest properties updated 32 days ago

Luxury apartments in Tehran are lying empty thanks to uncertainty caused by international sanctions.

From guns to warships: Inside Europe's arms trade with Russia updated 32 days ago

The West has slapped stringent sanctions on Russia in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, believed by the U.S. and others to have been shot down with a Russia-supplied Buk missile system by eastern Ukraine rebels.

We must end this trade in weapons of war updated 34 days ago

The recent controversy over arms sales to Russia reminds me of an interesting exchange during a hustings I took part in during the 2009 European Election campaign.

Bamboo business weaves a brighter future for Malawian youth updated 34 days ago

In Malawi, the craft of bamboo weaving is helping disadvantaged youth rise out of poverty.

Yukos win delivers blow to Russia's Putin updated 35 days ago

The brand name Yukos no longer exists and its former founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky has left Russia after being freed from jail, but a landmark ruling in the Hague released Monday ensures their legacy will live on during a sensitive period of time for Vladimir Putin.

To punish Russia, Europe must be prepared to suffer updated 35 days ago

For months, the West has struggled to take a strong stand against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.

Is UK set to claim Europe's economic powerhouse title? updated 39 days ago

The UK economy has shaken off the European crisis with growth figures that outshine its G7 peers.

Opinion: Europe must increase sanctions on Russia updated 39 days ago

With their invasion of Crimea and their support for the violent -- and now murderous -- pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Russian government has grossly and blatantly violated international law, international treaties and international norms that have underpinned post-World War II and post- Cold War Europe.

From crisis to success: How Greeks won because they had 'nothing to lose' updated 40 days ago

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.

Jakarta shapes up to be Asia's hot property market updated 40 days ago

In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, not even the notorious traffic congestion can slow the voracious demand for property.

Map: Europe's thirst for Russian gas updated 41 days ago

European leaders are under pressure from the U.S. to step up the EU sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Reaching new heights: Where are the world's tallest skyscrapers being built? updated 46 days ago

If you are using a mobile device, click here to view the graphic.

Ex-model tries her hand at design ... and helps women turn their lives around updated 46 days ago

Making the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for this young entrepreneur.

You can't see it, or figure out its shape: Is this the real new black? updated 47 days ago

Forget the new black. This is the real black.

Cyberattacks: Why you're the weakest link updated 47 days ago

Preventing cyberattacks is a modern-day challenge for financial institutions, businesses and people.

Move over Siri, the Jibo robot is coming updated 47 days ago

A smartphone or tablet feature high on your holiday list this year? How about a robot instead?

7 new smartphone features that will help define your future updated 48 days ago

Amid the hoopla of new super-phones, largely unknown technologies are emerging -- and it will be these that change our lives. Here are seven I predict will help define our future.

Humor and humanity: Four decades of London's underground life updated 48 days ago

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.

Britain's spaceport ambitions revealed updated 48 days ago

Britain has stolen a march in the space race with plans for the world's first spaceport outside the US, which is hoped to be operational by 2018.

Bobbi Brown's billion-dollar idea: 'Lipstick like lips' updated 48 days ago

Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown started her billion dollar brand with just $10,000 and a lot of determination. This is how she turned her company into a top brand.

Farnborough Airshow: Airbus unveils revamped A330 airliner updated 48 days ago

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, the old adage goes.

From muse to moneymaker: A brighter picture for women in art updated 49 days ago

It has generally been easier for women to be in paintings than to have their own work exhibited but now the art world looks set to change.

Linda Chen: Building a multi-billion dollar 'Las Vegas of the east' updated 49 days ago

The 'queen' of Macau's gambling empire is about to unveil a new palace.

How $50 billion can be found in fishing -- if the world does it better updated 53 days ago

Oceans around the globe could inject an extra $50 billion into the world's economy -- if fisheries were sustainably managed, a new report backed by Prince Charles shows.

Opinion: Punish bankers not banks for crimes updated 53 days ago

French officials exploded in outrage after BNP Paribas agreed to plea guilty to criminal charges, pay nearly $9 billion in fines, and have access to dollar clearing suspended for a year for its persistent violations of US economic sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.

Buying property: Silly money or sound investment? updated 53 days ago

Introducing the world's next tallest building -- which also cleans the air updated 54 days ago

Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.

American teenagers outranked by Chinese in money smarts updated 54 days ago

American teenagers rank below average when it comes to understanding the value of money -- while Chinese kids are the best.

Winston Churchill on a £5 plastic note updated 54 days ago

Paper money could be a thing of the past in the UK as the Bank of England prepares polymer notes.

Is a cashless society on the cards? updated 54 days ago

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?

Is your business a crowd pleaser? updated 54 days ago

Crowdfunding gives budding entrepreneurs the power to finance projects.

Bitcoin your way to a double espresso updated 54 days ago

The UK's first Bitcoin ATM could change the way consumers think about digital currency - and buy coffee.

This little card is why people in Hong Kong don't carry cash updated 54 days ago

The Octopus card in Hong Kong is leading to a cashless society quickly.

Can eco-city plans bring Cypriot ghost town back to life? updated 54 days ago

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.

Explainer: How do cryptocurrencies work? updated 55 days ago

Digital currency is here to stay. Here are the facts about cryptocurrencies.

Is China about to take over global business? updated 55 days ago

Walmart has leapfrogged Royal Dutch Shell as the world's largest company, topping the Fortune magazine Global 500 ranking.

How new airline routes are reshaping the world updated 55 days ago

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?

Has London gone insane or is this house really worth $1.1 million? updated 57 days ago

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?

Property mood map: How the results are calculated updated 57 days ago

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.

Can these 'water ATMs' bring relief to thirsty India? updated 60 days ago

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.

The dress that launched an empire updated 61 days ago

From Coco Chanel to DVF, CNN takes a look at fashion designers and the bespoke pieces that launched their careers.

Google's removal of BBC article raises censorship fears updated 61 days ago

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.

Casinos beat the banker: Macau leapfrogs Switzerland in wealth chart updated 61 days ago

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.

John Defterios: UAE stock market a work in progress updated 61 days ago

Call it Abu Dhabi's ivory tower.

This paper cup can be recycled -- unlike the 50 billion that end up in landfills updated 61 days ago

Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.

Apple Fast Facts updated 62 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Apple, Inc.

Opinion: Six ways CEOs can smash the glass closet updated 62 days ago

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.

John Defterios: In Dubai, 'casino-like culture' has set in updated 62 days ago

From a stock market perspective, the month of June was one of the nastiest on record for the Dubai Financial Market.

TrowelBlazers: In search of the female Indiana Jones updated 63 days ago

Archaeologists are digging deep to uncover the roots of humanity in the region. And every person on the dig is a woman.

Google Fast Facts updated 63 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Google, Inc.

Cameron suffers defeat in Brussels as leaders chose Juncker for top EU job updated 66 days ago

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.

'Sweet but fierce': Fashion brand creates buzz with Africa-inspired designs updated 67 days ago

Meet Teta Isibo, founder of Inzuki Designs, a Rwandan fashion brand fusing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style.

Etihad's new challenge: Fixing loss-making Alitalia updated 68 days ago

Fast growing Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad is spreading its wings again by agreeing to a 49% stake in Italian loss-making airline Alitalia.

Can magic boxes solve urban housing conundrum? updated 69 days ago

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.

Iraq's 'new reality' shakes global oil markets updated 69 days ago

The global oil market is on tenterhooks as a result of the violent Sunni insurgency sweeping down from northern Iraq and threatening Baghdad.

Surprise! Women prefer positive images of women updated 71 days ago

A new collection of Getty images, co created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, shows women in a more diverse light

London Technology Week: The emerging thinkers of Britain's future updated 73 days ago

Entrepreneurs gathering for London's inaugural Technology Week have set the city's east end abuzz.

#CNNAfrica Tweet chat as it happened: 'Entrepreneurs, be vigilant in what you do' updated 74 days ago

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.

From smartwatch and smartpen... to smartcheat? updated 74 days ago

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.

Watching the World Cup? Forget 3D, it's all about 4K now updated 75 days ago

At the last soccer World Cup, it was all about 3D. This time around, it's nothing less than 4K.

Jordan: Struggling for calm in a region of chaos updated 75 days ago

It's not easy being Jordan and it is about to become even more difficult, again.

Can London compete with Silicon Valley? Watch these companies to find out... updated 76 days ago

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.

How dependent is Europe on Russia for gas? updated 77 days ago

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.

Where is Iraq's oil? updated 80 days ago

Iraq violence disrupts OPEC agenda updated 82 days ago

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.

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