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  • Why the Gold Trade Is Not Over Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Some big names in investing are saying the great gold rally is over, but these experts see central banks cutting interest rates, and beg to differ.

  • As Twitter Turns 7, Things You Didn't Know Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    To celebrate Twitter's 7th birthday, we thought we'd share seven facts about the micro-blogging site that most people don't know.

  • Proxy Fight: Why Activists May Be Good for Investors Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    With annual shareholder meeting season getting underway, long-term investors should applaud activist shareholders trying to agitate for change.

  • Cyprus Parliament Postpones Key Bank Levy Session Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades

    Cyprus's parliament on Sunday postponed an emergency session to discuss a levy on bank savings imposed to partially fund an international bailout.

  • Will Cyprus Vote for Savings Levy? Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 3:18 AM ET
    Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades

    Cyprus's parliament will vote Sunday on whether savers must pay a levy on bank deposits under terms for an international bailout. Approval is far from certain.

  • China's New Premier Pledges Reform Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang waves as he leaves his first press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress  at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2013

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday ensuring economic growth was the top priority for his government. He also called for an end to a cyber-hacking row with the United States.

  • Can Apple Still Prevail in the Smartphone Wars? Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 12:54 AM ET

    Samsung launched its latest salvo against Apple in the war for global smartphone dominance. What does it mean for Apple?

  • Cyprus Rescue Not a Fit for Other Countries Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Europe's rescue of Cyprus, partly funded by bank deposits, is not applicable to other euro zone countries, according to an economy ministry source in Spain.

  • NYC Tech Boom: Not Just Mini Silicon Valley East Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    West Coast, best coast? Not so, says the thriving New York City startup scene. During the past decade, the Big Apple has emerged as a top tech center for new companies and a hotbed for angel and venture capital funding.

  • Richard Fisher

    The largest U.S. banks are "practitioners of crony capitalism," need to be broken up to ensure they are no longer considered too big to fail, and continue to threaten financial stability, a top Federal Reserve official said.

  • China's Zhou Re-Appointed Central Bank Chief Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 5:27 AM ET
    Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China

    China re-appointed Zhou Xiaochuan as central bank governor on Saturday, a move to ensure policy continuity and to deepen market-based reforms needed to sustain long-term economic growth.

  • US to Bolster Defenses to Curb North Korea Threat Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET
    Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • For Oil Markets, China Isn't What It Used to Be Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    Right now, China's energy-hungry economy appears more important to oil markets than instability in crude-producing countries. Yet analysts say the world's second-largest economy has less pull on market prices than it did even a few short years ago.

  • US Consumer Sentiment Plummets in March Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    US consumer sentiment tumbled to its lowest since December 2011 in March as fewer Americans expected to see improvements in growth or the labor market.

  • Inside China Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Get a front row seat to the historic changes shaping the world's second-largest economy with the new CNBC show Inside China.

  • U.S. industrial production rose more than expected in February on a rebound in manufacturing, showing the economy continues to gain momentum in 2013.

  • Pacific Trade Pact Calls for Tough Japan Reforms Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Prime Minister Shinzo said Japan will join talks on a Pacific trade pact that would open up protected industries.

  • Cloud storage providers often engage in digital dragnets in the hunt for illicit data. But what falls under that category isn't as simple as it seems.

  • No 'Irrational Exuberance' in Stocks Now: Greenspan Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC the "too big to fail" problem with banks is getting worse not better.

  • Asian Stocks to Jump Up to 20% on Earnings: HSBC Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Asian equities could deliver gains of 20 percent by the end of the year, according to HSBC.

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.