CNBC Franchise Archive Asia Top News and Analysis


  • Pressure to Tighten Dips as China Inflation Eases Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:56 PM ET

    China's annual consumer inflation eased to 2.1 percent in March from February's 3.2 percent while producer price deflation deepened, leaving policymakers room to keep monetary conditions easy and nurture a nascent recovery.

  • Sundance Ends Deal With Hanlong, Shares Plunge Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Iron ore mine in Africa

    Shares in Australia's Sundance Resources plunged 53 percent to a four-year low after the Africa-focused miner terminated a $1.4 billion takeover by private Chinese firm Hanlong Group.

  • Bernanke: Stress Tests Made US Banks More Stable Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke said on Monday the central bank's periodic bank stress tests have made the U.S. financial system more resilient.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With Mixed Report Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a beat on earnings but slight miss on revenue. Shares slipped after-hours.

  • United States, Japan Now Money Printing Allies Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena: Japan.

  • How a Robots Guy Got Into Global Artisan Crafts Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    The art group "Petrov Dom" (Petrov`s House) consists of three members: Galina Petrova, master of folk crafts of the Vologda region, and her followers, Lidia Petrova and Inna Zueva. Petrov Dom is part of Globein's artisan online community.

    See how a former robotics engineer created a San Francisco start-up,, that uses technology to connect global artisans with the online marketplace. Business-card holder from Uzbekistan?

  • New 590-Foot Mega-Yacht Eclipses Russian's Record Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    Azzam, thought to be the world’s largest yacht, launched.

    A new yacht launched Friday bumped Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich's yacht – the 536-foot Eclipse – from its number one ranking.

  • Stock Crash Likely If Rally Continues: Marc Faber Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:22 AM ET
    Marc Faber

    The US stock market is overbought, and any more near-term gains portend big trouble, "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" publisher Marc Faber told CNBC.

  • Facebook Can't Save HTC as Earnings Miss: Analyst Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    HTC, the Taiwanese mobile maker, announced profits hit a record low in the first quarter and one analyst told CNBC that a new tie-in with Facebook has little potential in resurrecting the company's fortunes.

  • Putin Faces Down Topless Protest in Germany Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 6:14 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and an activist of the Ukrainian women rights group 'Femen' in Hannover, Germany.

    Russia urged Germany to punish a group of women who staged a bare-breasted protest against President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the country.

  • Will Europe Listen to US Treasury Secretary? Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 5:42 AM ET
     U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is shown the way by European Council President Jose Manuel Barroso on his first official visit to Europe.

    As Treasury Secretary Jack Lew kicks-off his first official visit to Europe, analysts said efforts to coax euro zone leaders to pursue growth-generating policies may fall on deaf ears.

  • China's Bird Flu Outbreak Not Cause for Panic: WHO Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:57 AM ET

    A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is not a cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, even as the number of people infected rose to 21, with six deaths.

  • Seoul Denies North Korea Nuclear Test Coming Soon Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.

  • Uh-Oh, China Could Ruffle Vietnam by Doing This Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    China will this month start allowing tourists to visit the Paracel Islands, one of a group of disputed islets and reefs in the South China Sea, a move likely to irk rival claimant Vietnam. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Global Economy Is Back on the Slippery Slope Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:13 AM ET

    Three months in, and already there is a nagging sense that 2013, like last year and the one before, will produce another disappointing vintage for the world economy.

  • Japan's Largest Lender Adds to US Assets Arsenal Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:40 PM ET

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan's largest lender by assets, is in advanced talks to buy U.S. commercial property loans from Deutsche Bank worth about $3.7 billion.

  • Will Asian Currencies Forever Disappoint? Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:14 PM ET
    Why Asian Currencies Should Celebrate Obama's Win

    Most Asian currencies have found it impossible to carve out any sort of trend, regardless of a country's underlying fundamentals. A forex manager looks at the result.

  • Weak Yen Puts Japan Current Account Back in Black Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Japan's current account balance swung to a surplus for the first time in four months in February as a weaker yen boosted overseas investment income to offset a persistent trade deficit.

  • We Have Bird Flu Outbreak Under Control, China Says Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    China is confident it can control an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, a senior Chinese health official said on Sunday as the World Health Organization (WHO) said there had now been 21 human cases of the H7N9 flu.

  • Investors Get Choosy with Emerging-Market ETFs Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 4:31 PM ET
    Korea Stock Exchange

    When investing in emerging markets, investors turned highly selective in the first quarter.