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  • Robust Junk Bond Market Questions 'Great Rotation' Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

    Despite talk of the so-called "great rotation" out of bonds and into equities, high yield debt market issuances are at record quarterly high.

  • Play the Cyprus Crisis, Buy This Currency: Pro Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 12:56 AM ET

    Uncertainties surrounding the Cyprus bailout are set to continue for some time, but one way to play the fallout is to buy the Australian dollar, one analyst told CNBC.

  • Subaru Still Sees Risks in the Yen, Says President Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 11:30 PM ET

    Japanese automaker Subaru has enjoyed four consecutive years of strong sales growth in its largest market, the U.S., but its president and COO told CNBC he was still mindful of risks to the company's success, a spike in the yen.

  • Remember Euro Breakup Fears? They Are Back Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:35 PM ET

    After months of calm in global markets, concerns about the future of the euro zone are back with a vengeance as fears grow that the turmoil in Cyprus could spread to other parts of the region.

  • US Leads the Green Race, but China Nipping on Heels Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:08 PM ET

    The world's two biggest economies are very close in the Green Race. While many assume that the U.S. will retain its lead in innovation, China is closing in very fast and could even take the lead.

  • Hyundai Aims for Luxury League With Hermes Touch Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 PM ET
    FILE - In this July 26, 2012 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen on its car at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.  Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai dealers will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately detect when a small adult is seated. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor hopes a touch of Hermes will make its priciest sedan as desirable as the French retailer's exclusive handbags and catapult its cachet into the same league as luxury rivals.

  • Australia Ends Rate-Setting Panel in Wake of Libor Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:18 PM ET

    Australia is scrapping the panel that sets interbank lending rates after the proposal of new international guidelines and an exodus of the banks that set the rate in the wake of the Libor rate-rigging scandal.e.

  • Southeast Asia Ready to Build, Will Investors Come? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:07 PM ET
    Jakarta

    Indonesia is seeking investors for $9 billion worth of water, road, air and seaport projects in what will be a litmus test of Southeast Asian countries' ability to seize on ripe financial conditions to upgrade decrepit infrastructure.

  • Did China Just Declare War on Apple? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Chinese are no exception when it comes to Apple users' loyalty, and they're coming to the iPhone maker's defense following a widespread state media campaign accusing Apple of greed and arrogance. The Global Post reports.

  • Angry Farmers, Unsold Rice: Thailand Near Crisis? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:23 PM ET

    Thailand is set to sell half-a-million tons of rice on world markets at a loss, as it scrambles to offload a record stockpile deteriorating in quality in warehouses filled with grain.

  • Vera Wang Scraps 'Try-On Fee' at China Stores     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    In response to global outcry, the queen of bridal couture, Vera Wang, is abolishing the near $500 fee for Chinese brides-to-be to try on garments at her Shanghai bridal boutique.

  • Cyprus Controls to Hit Foreign Transactions Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    Cyprus is to impose a ban on cashing checks and limit the amount of cash that can be taken out of the country, a Greek newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • Watch Out, World Bank: Here Comes the BRICS Bank Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Leaders of the five BRICS nations plan to create a development bank in a direct challenge to the World Bank that they accuse of Western bias. The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally but dominated by China.

  • Philippines Wins First Investment Grade Rating Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET

    Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines' credit rating to investment grade on Wednesday, a first for the Southeast Asian nation, in a move expected to boost investment and lift the country's long-term growth potential.

  • BOJ Seen Starting Asset Purchases Immediately Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:18 AM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan is likely to start open-ended asset purchases immediately rather than in 2014 and consider setting a new target to buy longer-dated bonds at its rate review next week, sources say.

  • Global 'Triple-A Ratings Club' Shrinks 60 Percent Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:20 PM ET

    The global pool of government bonds with triple A status from the three main rating agencies, the bedrock of the financial system, has shrunk more than 60 percent since the financial crisis triggered a wave of downgrades across the advanced economies. The Financial Times reports.

  • As Sanctions Tighten, North Korea Threatens Combat Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:39 PM ET

    North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target U.S. military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country by targeting Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank.

  • China's Growth May Slow Sharply by 2030: Fed Study Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Economic growth in China faces mounting headwinds and could fade dramatically in the years ahead due to declining productivity and an aging population.

  • Why the Next Goldman Sachs Will Be Made in China Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    The chairman of CITIC Securities is busy remodeling China's biggest brokerage after Goldman by expanding into asset management, trading complex derivatives instruments and nurturing overseas deals.

  • Chinese Banks Annual Profits Fail to Impress     Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:21 PM ET

    Deirdre-Wang Morris guides investors through the latest earnings of two of China's biggest banks after a slowdown in the world's second largest economy hit loan demand.

Charting Asia with Daryl Guppy

  • Chinese stocks stormed higher in recent months, but charts indicate they may face a period of consolidation.

  • A one kilogram gold bar sits on top of silver bars.

    Gold fell on concerns that a strong dollar and improving economy could damp demand, and silver charts suggest that bullion may not regain upward momentum soon.

  • The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    Charts suggest that the downtrend in the euro/dollar is firm ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting on Thursday.