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  • World Bank: S. Asia needs to fix its cities to get rich Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 5:14 AM ET

    South Asia has failed to plan effectively for mass urbanization, according to a new World Bank report.

  • Is this the world's most advanced toilet? Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    U.S. researchers have developed a toilet that could help transform the sanitation and waste industry.

  • How to solve a $123 billion problem Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 3:55 AM ET

    One social enterprise is helping to transform -- and potentially save -- lives with biomass cook stoves.

  • Here’s how rice can light up homes Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 5:38 AM ET

    A company is looking to empower rural Indians by making the most of a suppertime staple: Rice.

  • Beer, comrade? N. Korean seeks brewery backers Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 2:01 AM ET

    North Korea is looking to raise $39M to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions.

  • China tries to defuse island-building tensions Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 2:03 AM ET
    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi says S China Sea reclamation had halted, and called on ASEAN countries on how claimant states should conduct themselves.

  • As Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence, questions are percolating about its future.

  • BEIJING, July 20- China's ruling Communist Party will meet in October to discuss economic development and the next five-year plan, state media said on Monday, as the government seeks ways to boost an economy that is expected to post its weakest growth in a quarter century. Last year's plenum focused on the rule of law, while at the one in 2013 Xi announced ambitious...

  • Taiwan courts tech start-ups to drive economic growth Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 9:59 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 12- Companies such as electric motor scooter firm Gogoro could hold the key to Taiwan's economic growth. In just three years, the start-up, which counts Japan's Panasonic Corp as a strategic partner and Cher Wang, the founder of local smartphone maker HTC Corp as a key investor, raised $150 million to develop the smartphone-synched bike, and a charging...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 23- The image of miners as mainly burly blokes in hard hats and high-vis vests is likely to change in the next decade to one of computer geeks controlling automated machines while sitting thousands of kilometers away from the pit. ,released last week by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, a think-tank encompassing...

  • IMF US Mission Chief: New forecast Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    IMF US Mission Chief: New forecast

    Nigel Chalk, IMF U.S. Mission Chief, joins CNBC's Steve Liesman to discuss and forecast Fed action and the the raise in rates. Our outlook leads us to think next year would be better timing in raising rates, says Chalk.

  • Congress mishandled China policy: Bernanke Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:51 AM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Beijing was pushed into launching the AIIB by U.S. refusal to give China more clout in existing institutions, Bernanke said. The FT reports.

  • OECD: Looking forward to more good EU data Friday, 22 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    OECD: Looking forward to more good EU data

    Catherine Mann, chief economist at OECD, explains why Europe is looking lot better economically, while discussing capital markets.

  • Europe is coming out of the woods: OECD Friday, 22 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Europe is coming out of the woods: OECD

    Catherine Mann, chief economist at OECD, talks about the European Central Bank and the creative efforts they could do to further aid the economy.

  • April consumer confidence 95.2 Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    April consumer confidence 95.2

    It's the weakest read of the year, says CNBC's Rick Santelli reporting the latest data on consumers.

  • Is the ADB's GDP forecast for India reasonable? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:53 PM ET
    People walk past a LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA store at the DLF Emporio shopping mall in New Delhi, India.

    Duvvuri Subbarao, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, says the Asian Development Bank's forecast for India to grow 7.8 percent in fiscal year 2015-2016 matches market expectations.

  • How to play China's economic rebalancing Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:03 PM ET
    How to play China's economic rebalancing

    Matt Jamieson, Head of APAC Research, Corporate Ratings Group at Fitch Ratings thinks the housing, cement and steel industries will benefit the most from China's economic transition.

  • Chinese Tycoon Looks to Build Panama Canal Rival Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    The Panama Canal

    Nicaragua's congress has passed bill granting a little-known Chinese tycoon the exclusive right to develop a multibillion-dollar rival to the Panama Canal.

  • Unearthing Africa's Potential Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Unearthing Africa's Potential

    Mohamed Beavogui, Director of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Office at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, discusses why Africa's agricultural and economic potential is attracting attention.

  • Where Did South East Asia Go Wrong? Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Where Did South East Asia Go Wrong?

    Joe Studwell, author of How Asia Works, explains why Asia is "an extraordinary laboratory of success and failures" in development strategy and says south-east Asia "got it all wrong".