Holly Ellyatt, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

An argument on a transatlantic United Airlines flight over a bag of nuts could run up a bill of £350,000 ($553,000) for the airline, according to a report on U.K. news site The Telegraph. A United Airlines Rome-Chicago flight on Saturday had to be diverted to Belfast, Northern Ireland, because an unruly passenger repeatedly demanded …

Turkish stocks and currency took a hit on Monday after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to get a majority in parliamentary elections, and analysts warned of a turbulent ride ahead. The Turkish lira hit a record low of 2.8094 to the dollar on Monday, and Istanbul’s stock exchange opened over 8 percent …

With relations between Greece and its European neighbors at an all-time low, and the country’s politicians appearing increasingly defiant in the face of criticism, analysts are questioning whether Greece actually wants to get kicked out of the single currency. Encounters between Greece and the euro zone have become increasingly acrimonious over the last few weeks, as …

A massive show of force by the Russian military on the anniversary of its disputed annexation of Crimea has raised questions about Moscow’s defiance over eastern Ukraine, and led to concerns that President Putin could be seeking more “foreign distractions.” With rising domestic problems in Russia and the prospect of more sanctions looming, the likelihood …

As frustration mounts with the Greek government’s combative stance in negotiations over its place in the euro zone, new data shows the majority of Germans are happy to let Greece quit the single currency. According to a poll by Germany’s YouGov published Tuesday, public opinion in the euro zone’s largest economy has turned against its …

In a further sign of the deteriorating relationship between Athens and Berlin, Greece’s Justice Minister suggested that German property in the country could be confiscated to compensate for the Nazi occupation of Greece, according to media reports. Greek officials believe Germany should compensate the country for damage done during its occupation by the Nazis in …

European equity markets might be cheering a deal to extend Greece’s aid by four months, but many ordinary Greeks feel their government has backtracked from its grand promises to strike out the bailout. Greece’s left-wing government, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras, was given a lifeline Friday when the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers …

Food prices might be soaring in Russia, as inflation continues to rise – but the cost of one Russian staple is coming down: vodka. The Russian government has cut the minimum price of vodka, in an attempt to stop people turning to moonshine – or high-proof counterfeit spirits – amid rising prices, according to local …

A single Bluefin tuna has sold for $37,500 in the first fish auction of the year this weekend in Toyko, Japan, according to media reports. The 400-pound (180kg) fish was bought by Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi chain, AP news agency reported. It is the fourth year in a row that he …

Last year was a tumultuous year for oil, with Brent crude prices declining around 50 percent since June on the back of an over-supplied market and lack of global demand. From “old school” oil producers Russia and Saudi Arabia in the east to shale oil in California and oil sands in Alberta in the west, …

The oil price hit a 5-½-year low on Tuesday, in a move likely to wreak yet more economic havoc on countries like Russia and Venezuela—but major oil producer Saudi Arabia looked to be relatively unscathed. Prices extending losses into a fourth session, before turning positive. One analyst told CNBC that Saudi Arabia—the largest producer in …

The U.K.’s Royal Household has mismanaged its finances and could do more to pay its own way, according to the British Parliament’s finance watchdog. There is “huge scope for savings” on the annual £31 million ($51 million) of taxpayers’ funds that the queen is given to spend on official duties, according to the Public Accounts …

The price of oil will come under “serious downward pressure” as the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers kicks in next week, a leading analyst told CNBC. In an interim deal struck between Iran and the UN Security Council plus Germany in November, Iran agreed to freeze parts of its nuclear program in return for …

Natural disasters caused more than $125 billion of damage in 2013, with Typhoon Haiyan causing the greatest amount of damage and casualties, according to a report from European reinsurer Munich Re. The Philippines typhoon was last year’s deadliest event, killing more than 6,000 people and causing more than $10 billion worth of damage, equivalent to around 5 …

The global rally in stocks has made it harder to find value in equities but global strategists at Citi have found what they think are the “seven remaining value trades.” Citi’s global strategy team noted that global equities have “rerated” – or changed in value — by 40 percent over the last two years with …