CNBC Franchise Archive Asia Top News and Analysis


  • Not Concerned About Hard Landing in China: IMF Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:13 PM ET
    Will the Yuan’s Rally Placate the US?

    The International Monetary Fund says it is not concerned in a "major way" about a hard landing in China, which has seen an unprecedented expansion in credit in recent years.

  • Would You Buy a 'Man-Made' Diamond? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Consumers of high-end diamond jewelry want the real thing and are willing to pay up, even though the lab-made variety are free of the 'blood diamonds' stigma.

  • Chinese Citizen Died in Boston Marathon Bombings Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:22 PM ET

    The third fatal victim of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings was a Chinese citizen whose identity was not being made public at the request of the victim's family.

  • Plight of Migrant Workers in China Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:47 PM ET
    Plight of Migrant Workers in China

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon looks at the lives of migrant workers in China whose access to social safety nets is proving to be a challenge.

  • US Keeps Up Pressure on G20 Over Currencies Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 5:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama nominates Jack Lew as the next Treasury Secretary.

    Lew warned G20 partners against the perils of currency devaluations on the eve of a meeting of the group.

  • Scenes From the Boston Marathon Bombing Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

    Scenes from the Boston Marathon bombing catastrophe, one of the nation's worst attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Billionaire Malone on Wealth, Death and Yachts Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:38 PM ET
    John Malone

    In the highly personal interview, the cable magnate talked about his wealth, his land holdings and the one toy he does enjoy: Barry Diller's yacht.

  • Rethinking Investments in Light of Commodities Slump Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Investors are reassessing commodities after sharp price falls and years of poor returns, but the long-term outlook is still promising for those with specialized expertise.

  • Cramer: The Gold Market Is Being 'Frozen' Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    The crash in gold prices has frozen the market for the commodity and several companies will be victims, Jim Cramer says.

  • Coke Earnings Beat; Emerging Markets Catch the Wave Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    Coca-Cola reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday that were boosted by a rise in sales in Europe and emerging markets.

  • IMF: There Is No Silver Bullet for Debt Concerns Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The International Monetary Fund has urged advanced economies to use "all prudent measures" to boost sluggish demand, including monetary policy, even as it trimmed 2013 growth forecasts for the global economy to 3.25 percent.

  • Investigators Hunt for Clues in Boston Bombing Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A large area of downtown Boston was cordoned off by police on Tuesday as authorities hunted for a suspect in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

  • Pakistan Bears Brunt of Iran Earthquake, 13 Killed Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:08 AM ET
    Pakistanis are pictured outside after evacuating nearby buildings following tremors in Karachi on April 16, 2013.

    At least five people were killed and hundreds of houses destroyed in Pakistan on Tuesday when the region was struck by tremors from an earthquake centered in neighboring Iran.

  • Bigger Is Better: SUVs and CUVs Rule the Road in China Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    A family takes delivery of their new Ford Focus at a dealership in Chongqing, China.

    China has fallen hard for utility vehicles with SUV sales jumping 20.8 percent last year, outpacing the overall auto sales rate in the U.S.

  • How Gold's Fall Will Affect World's Biggest Consumer Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:53 AM ET

    The recent plunge in gold prices could be a silver lining for this Asian country, which is the largest consumer of the precious metal. Find out why.

  • China Eyes Iceland in Race for Arctic Resources Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 2:02 AM ET

    It is clear why Iceland is interested in China: the Arctic nation’s prime minister is currently in Beijing to sign a free trade agreement that will boost Icelandic fish exports more than somewhat.

  • Korean Rapper Psy's 'Gentleman' Rocks YouTube Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    South Korean rapper Psy's new video, "Gentleman", rocketed up the YouTube heights with more than 82 million views on Tuesday, chasing the success of his megahit "Gangnam Style".

  • SoftBank Could Gain $3.5 Billion by Dropping Sprint Bid Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:25 AM ET
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    Billionaire founder of mobile carrier SoftBank is expected to stay in the battle for Sprint Nextel - even though he could walk away with $3.5 billion in gains from currency hedging.

  • Poll: Will Gold Will Fall to $1,200? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:25 PM ET

    Gold prices have fallen sharply and quickly, slumping 15 percent within the space of a few days as bearish sentiment towards the precious metal grows. The question now is just how far can gold prices slide?

  • Australia Central Bank: Low Rates Doing Their Job Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 9:47 PM ET

    Australia's central bank felt the current level of interest rates was low enough to spur growth in many parts of the economy.