Catherine Boyle, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

The stock market turmoil of the past few days has left investors selling off in almost all sectors. As the dust settles, where are the opportunities? At the end of newly-named Black Monday, nine out of the ten sectors in the S&P 500, the benchmark index for Wall Street, were negative for the year. Healthcare …

August was traditionally the month when market players put on their out of office (or in an earlier era their voicemail) for a couple of weeks and sidled away from their desk. Yet whether they’re in the Hamptons, Positano or Cannes, it’s going to be difficult to ignore markets as the August effect of stock …

International creditors on Wednesday rejected the Greek government’s plan to end its financial crisis, but they have submitted counterproposals. News of the rejection, announced by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, dashed hopes of an imminent deal between the embattled Mediterranean country and its creditors. Greece needs additional financial aid to prevent it from defaulting on …

Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and Janet Yellen: women close to retirement age who are changing the world. Of course, these women are outliers in many ways. Still, their exploits — at a time when much of Western society expects women of a certain age to be settling into retirement, elasticated waistbands and grandchildren — are …

Royal Dutch Shell‘s £47 billion ($69 billion) agreed deal for energy company BG Group has already created turmoil. Shares in the UK energy utility soared nearly 40 percent, sending the entire London market higher on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Shell’s own share price was down around 3 percent, reflecting concerns about the execution of the deal. Shell’s …

A two-minute video featuring U.S. President Barack Obama clowning around — with very little mention of the healthcare program it is trying to promote — marks a sea change in the way political campaigns are being run. In a video produced by BuzzFeed and posted on Facebook, Obama comes across as human, relaxed, and even …

Greece has a new government, led by left-wing, anti-austerity Syriza – an event that has heightened fears about the country’s economic future and relationship with the other 18 countries that use the euro. Syriza, led by Alexis Tsipras, have agreed to go into coalition with the Independent Greeks – a right-wing, anti-bailout party led by …

In an effort to build its relevance to the world outside traditional “Davos man” — the slightly scornful phrase used by political scientist Samuel Huntington to describe attendees, this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland is pushing to be a little more touchy-feely, for want of a better word. The WEF social media team …

The extraordinary volatility in the ruble this week suggested that many traders and investors were caught off guard by events in Russia. Yet there were plenty of red flags for Russia-watchers, some of which are outlined here. West wages economic warfare After more than a decade of problematic interventions in the Middle East, Western countries’ …

Infections resistant to medicines will kill more people per year than cancer by 2050, and cost the world $100 trillion annually, according to a U.K. government-backed report led by Jim O’Neill, the well-known former Goldman Sachs economist. The wide-ranging study, called the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, was commissioned by the U.K. government earlier this year …

It’s hard to believe it’s just a few years since countries like Ireland and Spain had to go cap-in-hand to international lenders – at least if you look at their bond yields. Ireland’s 10-year bond yield, usually reflective of a country’s economic performance, hit a record low of 1.477 percent Monday, while Spanish 10-year bond …

The group of the world’s biggest global oil exporters has cut its forecasts for the price growth and global demand for oil. In its annual World Oil Outlook, published Thursday afternoon, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said there would be a “small decline in real values” over this decade together with a …

Tributes poured in for Christophe de Margerie after the chief executive of France’s Total oil company was killed when his private jet crashed into a snowplow in Moscow. Three other people were killed, and the plow’s operator was drunk, investigators said. The plow operator was not hurt in the crash, which happened late Monday as …

Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, has cut the company’s stake in U.K. supermarket Tesco. Warren Buffett: I made a mistake on Tesco Buffett told CNBC just a few weeks ago that buying into Tesco, which has since admitted that it overstated its first-half earnings to the tune of …

A planned $2.7 billion deal between pharma companies Salix and Cosmo, motivated in part by the opportunity to do a tax inversion, has fallen through. “There has been a change in the environment after we struck the deal,” Alessandro Della Cha, chief executive of Cosmo, told CNBC in a phone call. “The (U.S.) administration has …