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  • Priciest Asian city for expats: Not what you think Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:37 PM ET
    Namdaenum Market, Seoul

    South Korea's capital eclipsed Tokyo to become Asia's most expensive city for expatriates, according to a new survey.

  • Why Fitch placed Japan on ratings watch negative Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:07 PM ET
    Why Fitch placed Japan on ratings watch negative

    Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, says the justification to delay the sales tax hike was an "eyebrow raiser" and discusses the possibility of downgrading Japan's credit rating next year.

  • Why are China shares up despite weak data? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    Why are China shares up despite weak data?

    Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research at ISI Group, says expectations for more stimulus amid a persistent slowdown are fueling the market rally in China.

  • Indonesia to see 'sub-par' growth in 2015: OCBC Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:42 PM ET
    Indonesia to see 'sub-par' growth in 2015: OCBC

    While the cut in fuel subsidy will give Indonesia much-needed funds to rebuild its economy, the country will still suffer a tough time in the next few quarters, says Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC.

  • Relax, bad data won't rock Japan's boat: Pro Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:55 PM ET
    Relax, bad data won't rock Japan's boat: Pro

    Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist, Richard Bernstein Advisors, says a worse-than-expected machinery orders for October may fuel more stimulus, which will benefit Japan's market in the long run.

  • Japan machinery orders tank but don't sweat it Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, snapped a four-month rising streak in October.

  • What recession? Japan Inc is on a roll Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    Japan's economy may be in the doldrums with a deepening recession, but one sector is making serious headway with reforms.

  • What North Korea's rich are worried about Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Dec. 8, 2014.

    While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?

  • Chinese market like US on steroids: Expert Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    Chinese market like US on steroids: Expert

    Derek Scissors, AEI resident scholar, weighs in on what's driving the Chinese markets. This rally is not connected to reality, say Scissors.

  • How cheaper oil boosts China Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    How cheaper oil boosts China

    Derek Scissors, AEI resident scholar, weighs in on how lower oil prices will likely help the Chinese economy.

  • Why Greece's political unrest may be a 'silver lining' Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:31 AM ET
    Why Greece's political unrest may be a 'silver lining'

    Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at AvaTrade, explains why ongoing political uncertainty in Greece presents an opportunity for the country.

  • PBOC should return to conventional measures: ANZ Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:08 AM ET
    PBOC should return to conventional measures: ANZ

    Raymond Yeung, Senior Economist for the Greater China region at ANZ, says it's time for the Chinese central bank to return to "conventional approaches" to regain policy effectiveness.

  • How Indonesia is dealing with oil volatility Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:27 PM ET

    Cheap oil has given Indonesia flexibility with fuel subsidies, but the market's current rout won't last, according to the country's finance minister.

  • China slowdown isn't disturbing: Expert Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 8:33 PM ET
    China slowdown isn't disturbing: Expert

    November's twin inflation data are in line with expectations for slower growth as China rebalances its economy, says Peter Alexander, Managing Director at Z-Ben Advisors.

  • China inflation slows further in November Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    China's key inflation gauge slowed further in November, data showed on Wednesday, adding to concerns of cooling activity in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Why China still holds the key to luxury space Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:40 PM ET
    Why China still holds the key to luxury space

    With outbound travel in China still at its infancy, the future of the luxury sector will continue to revolve around the mainland, says Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer and Retail at HSBC.

  • Cashin: It's a vulnerable week Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    Cashin: It's a vulnerable week

    Discussing today's selloff, Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, takes a look at what global events are impacting the U.S. markets. Cashin says there are indications the selling is coming from offshore.

  • China's new bond rules Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    China's new bond rules

    With Shanghai having its worst day in 5 years, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses what's behind the sharp decline in Asian stocks.

  • Rout in Chinese stocks, Shanghai tumbles Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Rout in Chinese stocks, Shanghai tumbles

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports a fall in oil prices and profit-taking sent Asian stocks sharply lower.

  • China, the biggest borrower among EMs? Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:18 AM ET
    China, the biggest borrower among EMs?

    Haibin Zhu, Chief China Economist and Head of Greater China Economic Research at JP Morgan, explains why he's worried about China's soaring borrowing levels.

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