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  • Nikkei Losses to Double: Economist Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.

  • Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Japan Steps Up Attempts to Cool Reactors Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 7:04 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • CalPERS Goes Global in Search of Higher Returns: CIO Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Over the last ten years, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, CalPERS, has yearly averaged a 4.5 percent return,  yet the pension fund is trying to achieve a 7.75 rate of return over the long-term, the CIO of CalPERS, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Following the disasters in Japan, trader Steve Cortes on Thursday said China is in "a lot of trouble." Here's how he recommends trading it.

  • One-on-One with Mitch McConnell Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Here's the transcript from my recent interview with top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell. One of the key points he made from my perch is that he wants a broad-based budget deal, but absolutely no tax hike.

  • For Europe and China, Nuclear Crisis Renews Fears Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:50 AM ET
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    As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.

  • Nervousness Grows as Japan Battles Nuclear Crisis Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Uranium Stocks Hit Hard by Japan Nuclear Crisis Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    Shares of uranium mining companies are down significantly because of the Japanese nuclear emergency, sparked by last week's earthquake and tsunami.

  • In Asia, Property Boom—Not Bust—Is the Worry Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 7:04 PM ET
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    When it comes to real estate, Asia has a very different set of problems from the West.  China, Singapore and Hong Kong have all introduced a slew of measures to combat housing markets that threaten to get out of control.

  • This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • The Most Costly Earthquakes of All Time Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:07 PM ET
    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country. Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake is a rare event, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Globally we experience an average of only one earthquake above an 8.0 magnitude each year. This, of course, varies from year to year, with the most recent examples being four 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes in 2007 and zero in 2008.

    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country.

  • Nikkei, Topix Hit 2-Year Lows on Kan's Warning Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 5:54 AM ET

    Japanese shares plunged on Tuesday as fresh explosions rocked a damaged nuclear plant and triggered a rise in radiation levels, sending investors fleeing from riskier assets such as equities and commodities across Asia.

  • Japan Counts Cost of Devastation Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:11 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Greenberg: Another Chinese Stock Blow-up Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 4:33 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    The latest in a string of Chinese reverse mergers that trade in the U.S. to take a hit is ChinaMedia Express holdings.

  • What Do You Know About Property? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 8:57 AM ET
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    how much do you know about home ownership and real estate. Take our quiz.

  • Nikkei Plunges 6.2% After Deadly Quake Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks outside Japan edged up on Monday, with demand for commodity-related shares offsetting the steep drop in Japanese markets following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

  • China Noses Ahead as Top Goods Producer Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 12:48 AM ET
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    China has become the world’s top manufacturing country by output, returning the country to the position it occupied in the early 19th century and ending the US’s 110-year run as the largest goods producer.  The FT reports.

  • How Recent Disasters Affected Markets and Economies Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 9:02 AM ET
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    The biggest earthquake on record to hit Japan in 140 years sent stock markets across the globe sharply lower, while the yen and oil prices also fell.

  • Asia Stocks Lower, Nikkei Futures Drop on Quake Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:21 AM ET

    Nikkei futures tumbled on Friday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries.