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  • RBS Suspends Head Of Rates Trading Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 12:03 AM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    Royal Bank of Scotland has suspended its head of rates trading in Europe and Asia Pacific, the most senior employee to be put on leave so far as the bank investigates its alleged role in the interbank lending rate scandals. The FT reports.

  • Are Job Losses the Next Big Risk for China? Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:43 PM ET
    Job seekers read recruitment newspapers at a job fair in Shanghai, China.

    Recent economic data such as stronger-than-expected exports and benign inflation in September are the latest signs that China’s slowdown may be nearing an end, reducing pressure on the government to implement more stimulus measures to shore up the world’s second-biggest economy.

  • Asian stocks gain on strong US retail sales report Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 8,658.82 and South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.4 percent to 1,932.78. Electronics company Toshiba Corp. rose 1.9 percent in Tokyo while Samsung Electronics Co. rose 1.7 percent in Seoul.

  • China Infrastructure Stocks Weighing on Shanghai Composite: Pro

    Aadil Ebrahim, Managing Director of Bowen Asia says infrastructure stocks are weighing down the Shanghai Composite due to the slowing Chinese economy.

  • Positive on China's Business Travel: Expert Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Positive on China's Business Travel: Expert

    Welf Ebeling, Asia Regional Director of the Global Business Travel Association says that China's business travel is expected to continue its strong growth despite a slowdown in the economy.

  • Shift in Consumption Patterns in China: Pro Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:05 PM ET
    Shift in Consumption Patterns in China: Pro

    Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO, APAC, UBS Wealth Management describes the shift in and consumption patterns across China's super rich and mass market populations.

  • Airlines Suffer From China-Japan Spat Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 8:50 PM ET
    Airlines Suffer From China-Japan Spat

    Timothy Ross, Head of Asia Pacific Transport Research, Credit Suisse says that traffic to Japan from China has taken a hit amid the island spat between the two countries.

  • Citigroup Looks to Asian Deal Activity Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
    Citi Profit Falls, but Tops Estimates; Shares Move Higher

    Vikram Pandit said Citigroup should reap benefits from acquisition-hungry Asian companies while a solution to the US “fiscal cliff” would unleash pent-up demand in the US. The FT reports.

  • Mad Money, October 15, 2012 Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    Mad Money, October 15, 2012

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • I'd Rather Invest in Russia Than the US: Jim Rogers Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 5:55 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers would rather invest in Russia than the U.S. stock market, the noted investor told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Monday.

  • Jasper port opening could be later than projected Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 5:46 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C.-- A $5 billion Savannah River container ship terminal planned since before the Great Recession may not be needed as early as projected because of the world economic slowdown.

  • News Summary: Gold falls to lowest level in month Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    TARNISHED GOLD: Gold fell to its lowest price since Sept. 12 after new Chinese data renewed questions about whether that country's leaders will implement more economic stimulus measures. CHINA MOVES: China said its inflation rate fell in September from August.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Prices Fall Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Prices Fall

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Gold prices fall to lowest level in a month Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:58 PM ET

    Gold for December delivery dropped $22.10 to finish at $1,737.60 per ounce. China, the world's second largest economy, said its inflation rate fell to 1.9 percent in September from 2 percent in August. China's economic growth fell to a three-year low of 7.6 percent for the quarter ending in June.

  • Jim Rogers: Not Buying US Equities Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Jim Rogers: Not Buying US Equities

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings Chairman, says he is not buying U.S. stocks; he sees problems ahead in 2013-2014.

  • Gold prices fall to its lowest level in a month Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:26 PM ET

    Gold for December delivery fell $22.10 Monday to finish at $1,737.60 per ounce. China says its inflation rate fell in September. Analysts say that investors wonder if China will take action to help its economy.

  • North Koreans See Few Gains Below Top Tier Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:17 PM ET

    Kim Jong-un took the reins of his poor nation 10 month ago and some aid groups say its capital has acquired more of the trappings of a functioning society, but people from this border city claim otherwise, The New York Times reports.

  • News Summary: Profits slide at India's Reliance Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    DEFLATING EARNINGS: India's Reliance Industries reported a 5.7 percent slide in September quarter profits from a year ago, as the company scales back investment in India's largest oil and gas fields.

  • Japanese Buying Spree Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    Japanese Buying Spree

    Frank Aquila, Sullivan & Cromwell, offers insight on Japanese consumers and businesses.

  • Global Bond Funds Warning Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Global Bond Funds Warning

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares closed higher on positive economic data and a warning for investors buying global bond funds, with CNBC's Gary Kaminsky. Also, an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.