World

Meet Sao Paulo's mayor — and possibly Brazil's next president

João Doria was elected as mayor of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, in 2017 although he has been tipped as a possible contender for president

World

Russia has 'learned its lesson' about oil price volatility, wealth fund chief says

Russia has "learned its lesson" about oil price volatility, the chief executive of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) told CNBC Tuesday.

World

UK regulator says Fox buying Sky not in public interest, suggests remedies

Britain's competition regulator said Rupert Murdoch buying all of Sky was not in the public interest because it would give the media mogul too much influence, but set out possible remedies that could allow the $15 billion deal to go ahead.

World

Stop focusing on the 1% and start caring about the average worker, Blackstone's Studzinski says

World leaders must start engaging with the average worker, John Studzinski, vice chairman of Blackstone Group, told CNBC on Tuesday.

World

There are two types of bitcoin investor ... and we need to protect one of them, UBS chairman says

UBS believes that bitcoin is a speculative investment and is not advising its clients to invest in the digital currency, the bank's chairman told CNBC Tuesday.

World

Global CEOs are warning against complacency as the world economy picks up

Global confidence among business leaders appears to be high given positive global growth prospects, but a number of chief executives of some of the world's largest companies told CNBC that there was no room for complacency.

World

Business leaders must work to reject the 'nation first concept,' CEO says

The CEO of Suntory supports free trade agreements to overcome prevailing protectionism.

Energy

This executive has seen a reduction in Russian oil output

Dmitry Konov, CEO of Sibur, says his firm has seen a reduction in oil output in Russia firsthand as part of the OPEC-led output curbs.

Business

Alibaba's Jack Ma thinks he knows how to save China's 'left-behind children.' He's asking for help

Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, is trying to improve education for millions of Chinese children.

World

China needs to push ahead with urbanization, says award-winning writer of a dystopian Beijing

China needs to push ahead with urbanization to close in on the yawning rich-poor divide, an award-winning writer said.

World

Mnuchin vs. Fink — two heavy-hitters of finance are about to battle it out

The World Economic Forum in the snowy mountains of Davos will this year bring together two of the most eminent economic minds in the United States.

World

What is Davos?

Some of the world’s most powerful leaders take over the town of Davos, Switzerland every January. CNBC’s Elizabeth Schulze explains why.

World

FBI director reportedly threatened to resign over Trump, Sessions pressure to fire deputy director

Wray, who became FBI director in August, was feeling pressure to replace deputy director Andrew McCabe, Axios says.

World

Singer Neil Diamond announces retirement following Parkinson's diagnosis

Singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond announced his retirement from touring after a Parkinson's diagnosis.

United States

Puerto Rico will try and privatize its bankrupt power utility

The governor of Puerto Rico announced Monday his intentions to privatize the island's beleaguered power utility.

Energy

Oil rises on economic growth and OPEC, Russian supply curbs

Oil prices rose, lifted by healthy growth as well as the supply restraint by a group of exporters.

World

Trump signs bill to end government shutdown

The legislation provides Congress with an additional 17 days to negotiate a longer-term immigration reform package.

World

South Korea says it will lodge a complaint about Trump's new import taxes

The decision is "excessive" and "regrettable," South Korean trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said.

World

Mike Bloomberg: Trump's solar tariff will 'destroy US jobs' and raise electric bills

Mike Bloomberg said the U.S. decision to tax imported solar cells will destroy American jobs and raise electric bills.

World

Asian shares gain following firm US lead; LG Electronics falls 4%

Major Asian indexes rose following the stronger lead from Wall Street.

World

Here's why one investor is way more comfortable with marijuana than bitcoin

ETF Managers Group Founder and CEO Sam Masucci threw caution to the wind with his latest marijuana ETF — and it's paying off.

World

Facebook engineer invents new unit of time, but loses his job before it gets approved

A Facebook engineer invented a new unit of time but left the company after it shuttered his VR production unit.

World

Samsung says US tariffs on washers a great loss for American consumers

Samsung said the U.S. government's decision to impose taxes on imported washing machines was a loss for Americans.

World

With his new ETF, legendary producer Quincy Jones looks to help artists profit from streaming

Streaming is transforming the music industry, but taking music from artists without paying is wrong, said Quincy Jones.

United States

US refiner PES pins bankruptcy plan hopes on biofuel costs

PES told employees it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, pinning its financial difficulties on renewable fuel laws.

Technology

Cramer's guide to investing in the stock market's winning sectors

Jim Cramer did a deep dive into the market's strongest sectors to find the best investments in each space.

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