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  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino

    Former Philippine first lady, Imelda Marcos, was famous for her 2700 pairs of shoes.  These days, such symbols of extravagance are rare in Manila. Frugality is now in vogue and the shift in thinking is originating from the top.

  • The Best Countries for Long-Term Growth Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 8:34 AM ET
    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. For long-term investors that means looking for economies that have strong growth prospects driven by competitive advantages such as demographics, natural resources or geography. We've come up with a list of the ten best countries for long-term growth based on a report from HSBC titled: The World in 2050.

    Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?

  • How to Trade Asian Currencies Now Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 11:14 AM ET

    By several measures, Asian currencies are bargains - but be careful.

  • People walk on a busy street in Quiapo on October 28, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. The United Nations today released their 2011 State of the World Population Report, which indicates Asia is home to 60 per cent of the world's population. The Philippines has a young population, with 54 per cent of the population under 25.

    The high unemployment and low consumer confidence in the U.S. may have prompted investors to steer clear of consumer-related bets. But one fund manager is taking the opposite view, believing the return of prosperity in America will bolster shares in consumer discretionary stocks.

  • Emerging market central banks have a busy week ahead. Here's how to trade on the upcoming meetings.

  • A New Trump Tower in Manila     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president discusses his plans to expand in Asia, and his meeting with presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.

  • China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    The growing tension between China, Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea could lead to a miscalculation and further escalation between the parties, a former advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney warned on Friday.

  • Blue Waters, Black Oil in the South China Sea Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    Not a single Asian country with territorial claims in the South China Sea has installed an oil drill in the heart of the disputed region, but that might soon change.

  • Dollar Slumps, Kiwi Flies Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    Debt drama dents the dollar and growth data down under is uplifting — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Has the Blues Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

    Higher rates in China, lower ratings in Portugal - time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Why a Greek Austerity Budget Will Lift the Ringgit Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Strong medicine for Greece will jumpstart aid plans and currency investors' fears will ease, one strategist says.

  • China Risks Inflation Getting Out of Hand: Expert Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
    Citizens purchase goods at a supermarket in Beijing, China.

    China's battle against inflation has plenty of investors worried about a major slowdown. But the former Chief China Economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland says he's much more worried about inflation rapidly getting out of hand and creating a much bigger hard landing between 2012 and 2015.

  • Time to Position for 'Slowflation': Strategist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 10:00 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    Ben Bernanke acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. economic recovery is fragile, but he didn't hint at any further monetary stimulus. One strategist says investors should be prepared for a period of 'slowflation': slow growth accompanied by high inflation.

  • Turbulence, Then Clear Skies in Asia, Strategist Says Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Bali, Indonesia

    With risk appetite waning, here's what one trader sees for Asian currencies. Hint: it's not what you think.

  • Commodity Currencies Lifting, Pound Weighed Down Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Firming commodity prices are lifting commodity currencies, but rumors are sinking the British pound— time for your FX Fix.

  • Two Telco Stocks That Pay a 9% Dividend Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 7:09 PM ET
    Women use mobile phones during a break at an office building in Bangkok.

    Friday’s inflation data from China and India showed accelerating inflation. At the same time, real interest rates in a number of the world’s major economies still remain negative. Investors buying fixed-income securities such as government bonds risk earning negative real yields. But JPMorgan and Macquarie securities have found a telecom stock each that pays a 9 percent dividend.

  • Yoshikami: The Perplexing Philippines Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Flag of Philippines

    What many people do not realize about investing in emerging markets is that countries tend to concentrate their economic expansion in specific sectors. In the case of the Philippines, the sectors most in demand are outsourcing and service oriented industries.

  • How to Cherry-Pick the Asian Currencies Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    Emerging-market Asian currencies were on a tear in 2010, but sentiment has shifted dramatically this year. Citi's Johanna Chua explains why the negativism is overdone in some cases, and where currency investors could do well now.

  • Asian Fund Managers Hoard Cash as Stocks Get Cheaper Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 4:22 AM ET
    India Traders

    Emerging markets in Asia are off to a rocky start this year. Fears of rising inflation and further monetary tightening have led to an outflow of foreign funds. Yet so far, fund managers in Asia are playing a game of wait and see.

  • In Case of Emergency – Just Dance Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:10 AM ET
    A cabin crew member of budget airline Cebu Pacific performs a dance as part of the inflight safety demonstration during a flight between Manila and Davao City

    Philippine budget airline Cebu Pacific Air may be set to list Tuesday on the Philippine Stock Exchange in the country's biggest IPO this year, but that's not why the company's in the spotlight in recent weeks.