How has social media transformed the way we do business?
In China, bribery is known colloquially as "tea money" and nearly everyone from local businesses to foreign multinationals has usually had a brush with it.
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Forget Barcelona and Vancouver. A new generation of smart cities is on the rise.
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Jane Fraser is often cited as one of the most powerful women in banking, she says women lead in a different, more nurturing way.
You're competing with the big guys in big ponds, and there's no time for training-wheels.
"Made in America" is a rare label in the clothing business. Smart business meets a man who is bringing it back.
CNN International are on the hunt for the Leading Women of 2014 and want nominations of extraordinary women who have excelled this year.
A Japanese construction firm has proposed a spectacular underwater city that could become home to 5,000 people.
Experts are tipping some unlikely places to become tomorrow's finance capitals.
Serbia's economy might be in the doldrums, but one company is tasting sweet success as the country readies itself for entry into the European Union.
Rising wages, sagging property prices, inflation: all of China's indicators point to a slowdown of its powerhouse economy in 2015.
How do you make business sexy? According to the CEO of Zendesk, it only takes a few simple steps
Professionals in high-performance industries are increasingly turning to cognitive enhancement 'nootropics'.
The business world has always been notoriously treacherous -- but a group of young entrepreneurs are proving that cubs can thrive in the lion's den.
The rise of social media, the Cloud and mobile devices mean businesses are more vulnerable to hacking.
Demand for South African food is booming in an unlikely place: the United Arab Emirates.
There has never been a better time for entrepreneurs to make hay from a pet startup, as they become ever more humanized and demand grows.
London property and gold -- the two safest places to put your money, or so the saying goes in recent years.
For many women, a Carrie Bradshaw closet would be a dream come true. But without one, dressing for a special occasion can be a girl's nightmare.
Cliff Central, a new venture by Gareth Cliff -- South Africa's answer to Howard Stern -- aims to revolutionize online radio.
Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu has pledged $100 million to support 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout Africa.
Workforce analytics are here to stay, and will transform the working environment.
Women's-only private members clubs are becoming more and more popular, offering spaces to work, socialize and relax, albeit with hefty membership fees.
South African wines have long been appreciated by the snobbiest sommeliers, and now harder drinks from the country are also making a name for themselves.
There's a new crop of sports equipment that can calculate the speed of a pitch, the arch of a basketball toss and the quality of a serve.
Didi Dache, the brainchild of Cheng Wei, uses mobile technology to make hailing a taxi easier in China's busy streets.
Uber's route to the top has been pockmarked with scandal, but is the controversial taxi start-up reputation-proof?
2014 has been a big year for towering new skyscrapers -- literally. But what does 2015 have in store?
As the economic impact of Ebola in Liberia deepens, workers and entrepreneurs are struggling to deal with the crisis.
As public transport networks improve in many African cities, taxis remain a common mode of getting around. Is this three-wheeler about to change that?
One San Francisco bank, Umpqua, is reinventing its branch model with slick, comfortable spaces and freebies. Whether you are a customer or not.
Stella McCartney's famous parents opened doors for her, but she still had to carve out her own fashion brand
Living and working with purpose can help average people achieve great things -- here's how to find yours.
A winter commute can seem far easier when the office is a Caribbean beach. How virtual reality can transform work.
London to develop underground city from abandoned ghost stations.
Japan and Lesotho may not share many similarities, but the two countries are now being linked by trout.
Ocoa Bay in the Dominican Republic was producing wine 500 years ago before stalling. Now it hopes to start again.
Growing up, Alli Webb loved having her hair done, so she decided to bring that happy feeling to millions of women worldwide in an instant with Drybar.
More and more people are realizing that pausing -- even just for five minutes -- can help with productivity.
Large emerging markets are facing slow growth rates -- how can they steer their way forward in this challenging climate?
With working hours getting ever longer, savvy business are turning to creative ways of increasing employee satisfaction.
China certainly has its finger on the pulse when it comes to technology, and thanks to 26-year-old entrepreneur Liu Chengcheng, Chinese start-ups are having an easier time innovating for the future.
How the food business is getting rich betting on climate change.
It's the latest landmark on Singapore's already busy skyline and at a cost of a billion dollars hopes to leave an indelible mark.
The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.
A new kind of school is popping up all over the world -- and they want to teach us how to live our lives better.
The most "complicated" handmade watch in the world has been sold at auction for $21.3 million. Here's why.
The short lives of disposable tableware: convenient, yet wasteful. A small family business is offering a greener alternative.
Great leadership isn't just about what you are doing right, it's about what you aren't doing wrong.
Seychelles needed more than pristine beaches and coral reefs to boost its once troubled tourism industry.
Alone time and quiet reflection can translate into big bucks further down the road. Just ask Bill Gates
Turkey's plans to open one of the largest hospitals in the world in 2017. But will the ambitious facility be able to recruit enough doctors?
Creativity runs through the veins of the entertainment industry, but recent digital innovations across its various forms are more experimental than ever.
Think your business could be the next Facebook? Here's how to convince the investors.
It's a woman's most intimate piece of apparel and many women will admit, shopping for one can be a nightmare.
The best leaders make us feel unsure of ourselves.
How one woman is bringing fresh bread and a fresh perspective to the town of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tinder for business? How big data matchmaking is transforming recruitment
Tech expert Toby Shapshak picks 15 exciting African startups from the continent to watch this year.
A growing body of research suggests that it can. Greenery relaxes you and can make you come up with better ideas.
There is a great deal of evidence for the detrimental effects of having too much confidence.
Opinion piece from architect Zaha Hadid on growing up in a very different Iraq.
Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solvers.
This South African entrepreneur didn't let a string of failures get him down. Today his business employs 45 people and makes over 2.5 million rand a year.
In rock climbing, it's all about making it to the top - and in business, it's no different. At Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, the two worlds collide.
ISIS has been defined as the wealthiest terrorist group on record, using a combination of black market oil sales, extortion and sophisticated social media to raise money to fund its expansion into Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. Treasury.
Want to feel like a boss? Put on your headset and crank up the bass, says a management expert.
A Detroit non profit is purchasing and renovating foreclosed homes before giving them away to aspiring literary talents.
Companies that interpret slower GDP growth to mean that business opportunities in emerging markets will begin to fade are making a big mistake.
A snowplow driver has been detained over a Moscow plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil firm Total, his lawyer said.
Bank notes are increasingly incorporating high-tech features to make them harder to fake.
How the right body language could make all the difference in your personal life and career
On February 21, 1974, the first KISS album was released. That's forty years from this writing! What a crazy trip it's been.
Abandoned factories and empty warehouses in Cape Town are getting a new lease of life as creative spaces.
Business Talent Group, founded by Jody Miller, seeks to help workers who are after an alternative to the 9-5
Meet Jo Malone, a British entrepreneur who has created a multi-million dollar fragrance company.
Smartphones just got smarter - or at least more expensive.
The stock market's recent jitters have made many investors wonder whether there's a new financial crisis just around the corner. Well, of course there isn't -- because we've never really left the last one.
The first 3D-printed toy plane will soon jet off to the stratosphere.
Ethiopia's leather is famous around the world, and global businesses are growing in the country to take advantage of the resource.
Co-founder of Rubies in the Rubble, Jenny Dawson, has created a business by turning surplus food into preserved goods.
As its relationship with the West worsen, Russia is pivoting east in an attempt to secure business with China. Chinese premier Li Keqiang is in Moscow for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
Big data is the 'new oil' according to experts, and the businesses who ignore the data revolution may fall behind.
A Dutch company has found an imaginative way to encourage its employees to have a healthy work-life balance -- at 6 p.m. all the desks simply disappear.
Will the Internet kill bank branches? Not if these beauties have anything to do with it.
The West is bombing terror group ISIS in Syria and Iraq, while Russia is engaged in a brittle stand-off in Eastern Ukraine. Bloodshed has dominated headlines through summer but, amid the misery, there is a winner: The defense industry.
Fujairah, one of seven emirates which make up the UAE, is putting new meaning into the saying "build it and they will come."
For the second year in row, Apple has topped Google as the world's most valuable brand.
Peer-to-peer business is thriving and disrupting global industries. Leading entrepreneurs in the field explain why we need it.
Ideas are money - just ask Uber, Zynga, and dozens of other start-up hits. But from Shakespeare to Facebook, no idea is too great to be stolen.
People in Mogadishu can now take out U.S. dollars thanks to a new ATM machine, which is the city's first.
You've heard of crowdfunding -- well, get ready for 'like" funding.
The Port of Ngqura is shaking up the local economy, and business is booming.
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- the three countries facing the biggest health crisis -- are also facing huge bills to try and contain the virus.