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  • China's Foreign Inflows Snap Longest Run of Declines Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    China's foreign direct investment inflows rose 1.44 percent in the first three months of 2013 from a year earlier, snapping the longest run of annual decline.

  • China Home Prices Rise on Scramble Ahead of Curbs Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:46 PM ET

    China's new home prices rose in March from a year ago, a third consecutive month, as home buyers rushed to finalize deals to avoid a new capital gains tax, which is expected to help slow increases in coming months.

  • Growth Worries? Thankfully, Oil Is Tumbling Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    As worries over the outlook for the global economy resurface, analysts tell CNBC that Asia can take comfort from one fact – the sharp fall in oil prices.

  • New BHP CEO Takes Pay Cut as Miners Suffer Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:11 PM ET

    BHP Billiton's new chief executive will take a pay cut as miners struggle with tougher market conditions, and has stripped out a layer of top executives.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Could Be Huge for Markets Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:47 PM ET
    A job-seeker (top) hands his resume to Candice Perkins, a representatvie of Workforce1 during a 'Work Search' event aimed at older unemployed people in New York City.

    Weekly jobless claims will be more important than usual for markets Thursday, after an uneven series of claims reports this month and a surprisingly weak March employment report.

  • India's Car Slump: Why Investors Are Keeping Calm Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Global carmakers have poured billions of dollars in India's once-booming car market are now struggling as slow economic growth keep their target customers from parting with their cash.

  • Japan Logs Trade Deficit for Ninth Straight Month Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:47 PM ET

    Japanese exports picked up in March from a year earlier, beating forecasts and offering hope that a weaker yen is starting to support a slow upturn in the export-reliant economy.

  • Foreign Demand for Japan Shares Highest Since 2005 Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:24 PM ET

    Foreign investors' net buying of Japanese equities hit the highest last week since the Ministry of Finance started collecting the data in 2005, buoyed by the Bank of Japan's sweeping stimulus measures unveiled on April 4.

  • 'Lacking Demand': Apple Skids to One-Year Low Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 5:08 PM ET
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

    Apple tumbled to its lowest level in over a year, as investors continued to dump shares of the tech company amid worries over second-quarter iPad mini shipments.

  • Boston Marathon Probe: Gathering Evidence Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    A young girl cries with her mother during the vigil for eight-year-old Martin Richard, from Dorchester, who was killed by an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2013 at Garvey Park in Boston, Massachusetts

    Authorities scouring the scene—on the ground and on rooftops—were able to gather significant evidence into the Boston Marathon bombing. Here are images of some of what they found.

  • Copper Falls Below Key Level, Warning Signs Flash Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    "When I look at copper, it reminds me a lot of gold before that big breakdown," one analyst said.

  • The 'Chavismo' Hasn't Left Venezuela Just Yet Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Venezuela's newly elected president, Nicolas Maduro.

    Venezuela's new president will govern as he thinks Chavez would have and oil and gas investors can expect a perpetuation of the status quo.

  • Sliding Yen Could Herald New Asia Crisis: Strategist Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    A businessman passes before a share prices board in Tokyo.

    The falling yen coupled with a fall-off in Chinese investment inflows "increasingly resembles" the run-up to the 1997 currency crisis, said Albert Edwards, Societe Generale's ultra-bearish strategist.

  • Ban on Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights Could End Soon Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    United Airlines 787 Dreamliner.

    The top aviation regulator said he expects to decide "very soon" whether to approve Boeing's redesigned 787 Dreamliner battery system, potentially ending a three-month ban on flights by the high-tech jet.

  • Where's Gold Headed? It's Anybody's Guess Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:59 AM ET

    As gold bounces back from its worst two-day sell-off in 30 years that spooked investors and upset market estimates, opinion remains divided on where gold prices are headed from here.

  • Boston Bombs Believed Packed in Pressure Cookers Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:48 AM ET

    The bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon were likely heavy, carried to the scene in dark nylon bags and packed with shrapnel to make them more lethal.

  • No Need for China Panic: Sovereign Wealth Fund Chief Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    China's economy will grow at sustainable levels and there's no need for panic about the level of growth, said Jin Liqun, chairman of China's sovereign wealth fund.

  • Fund Managers Say Goodbye China, Hello Japan Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:12 AM ET

    Growing investor bullishness over Japan's economy is being met by evaporating optimism for China, a survey of fund managers shows.

  • China's Bird Flu Death Toll at 16 Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:11 AM ET

    Two more people in China have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 16 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus.

  • Singapore Exchange Expects IPO Pipeline to 'Step Up' Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    The Singapore Exchange is confident the number of companies looking to go public will increase this year, SGX President Muthukrishnan Ramaswami told CNBC.

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