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  • For Some Areas, the Fed Taper Already Has Begun Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    As investors prepare for the Federal Reserve's slow exit from its extraordinary easing measures, emerging markets are taking perhaps the biggest hit.

  • Hot Housing Market Adds to China's Easing Dilemma Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 4:18 AM ET

    Rising home prices in China make it difficult to loosen monetary policy in a bid to boost growth, say analysts.

  • Goldman Bets on Cheapest Asia Market After China Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asia's emerging markets have been among the worst hit in the recent rout in global stocks, but Goldman Sachs advocates buying Seoul stocks now, on the basis that the market will fare well in a rising rate environment.

  • Can Trade Data End the Bad Press for Abenomics? Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:04 AM ET
    Shubiya district, Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's trade data is expected to show a rise in exports and a pick-up in domestic consumption that could offer Japan's radical economic policies a respite amid recent bad press.

  • Phone Tag: North Korea's Strange Charm Offensive Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    This week, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui will meet North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan in Beijing.

  • China’s Stock Intervention—Expect More Meddling Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:38 AM ET

    China's government has been buying shares in the country's four big banks, a move analysts expect to continue until jitters about high interbank lending rates and the economic outlook ease.

  • Charts Signal End for China Equity Downtrend Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:43 PM ET

    China remains one of Asia's worst-performing stock markets this year, but there are reasons to believe the prevailing downtrend for the long-time laggard may be coming to an end.

  • China Home Prices Rise to Fastest Pace This Year Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:30 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    China's house prices rose at the fastest pace this year in May, though the pace of gains eased from the previous month, highlighting the dilemma facing the central bank.

  • This Worries Us Most About China, Says World Bank Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET

    Financial instability in China, stemming from its vast shadow banking sector, is a lurking threat for the world's second largest economy, says World Bank.

  • Sydney, Australia

    An Australian theme park, is one of the more unusual attempts by Australia to win a slice of the world's largest outbound tourism market.

  • Emerging Markets Could Bounce, If Fed Cooperates Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:42 PM ET

    Emerging markets may have taken a vicious battering on fears the Federal Reserve may soon remove the easy money punch bowl, but a turnaround in sentiment this week could be as equally dramatic.

  • Third Point Lifts Sony Stake, Urges Spin Off Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    The U.S.-based hedge fund on Tuesday said it has raised its stake in Sony and urged the Japanese electronics giant to spin-off its entertainment business.

  • I'm Not a Spy for China: Edward Snowden Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:37 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who exposed the U.S. government's top-secret surveillance programs, fought back against his critics on Monday and denied allegations that he was a spy for China.

  • Beijing Steps Up Efforts to Shore Up Stock Market Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    China's government has stepped up efforts to lift confidence in the country's flagging stock markets by buying more shares in the four biggest commercial banks.

  • China Now Has World's Fastest Supercomputer Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    China's Tianhe-2 Supercomputer.

    China has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.

  • Chop Up Smithfield, Get More Money: Activist Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    Selling Smithfield in parts could bring more value to shareholders than the $4.7 billion Chinese deal, Starboard Value CEO Jeffrey Smith tells CNBC.

  • China to US: Fess Up on Web Surveillance Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping take a walk at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 8, 2013.

    China made its first comments to reports of U.S. surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community.

  • Renowned investor, Anthony Bolton is set to retire from Fidelity next year after three decades working in the fund management industry, ending his career with what he described as "disappointing" returns for investors.

  • Asia Currency Sell-Off Goes From Bad to Ugly Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:21 AM ET
    Indian Rupees

    Asian currencies have been battered lately by talk of the U.S. Federal tapering its massive stimulus program and analysts expect the pummeling to continue.

  • How China Could Douse Optimism From the Fed Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:46 AM ET

    Concerns about a liquidity crunch in the world's second largest economy is threatening to derail financial markets just as the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to restore some calm this week, analysts say.

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