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  • The Stars Are Aligning for the Dollar Bulls Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    For more than a decade, good times in such markets as stocks and real estate were bad news for the greenback. Now, though, the dollar is benefiting from the stock market's surge to new highs and the improvement in U.S. economic data.

  • Why Not to Rule Out an Aussie Rate Cut on Jobs Jump Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    A surprise jump in Australia's job numbers in February, the biggest increase in over a decade, had many market watchers close the door on more rate cuts, but one economist says the possibility of easing stays alive.

  • Investors Give Samsung Galaxy S4 a Thumbs Down Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    People interact with the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    Investors dumped shares in Samsung Electronics just hours after the South Korean tech giant unveiled its flagship new phone, the Galaxy S4. Here's why.

  • Mike Sinnett, vice president & 787 chief project engineer, says he's hopeful that the 787 Dreamliner aircraft can resume flying in another few weeks after its battery issues.

  • Here's How Boeing Plans to Fix Fire Risk on 787 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:21 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.

  • 'Abenomics’ Is Going to Fail: Mr. Yen Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    "Abenomics" will not be able to achieve the two percent inflation target in Japan, Eisuke Sakakibara, former vice finance minister of Japan told CNBC on Friday.

  • Japan Parliament Approves Kuroda as BOJ Governor Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:11 PM ET

    Japan's parliament approved Haruhiko Kuroda as the Bank of Japan's next governor on Friday, setting the stage for the central bank to embark on more vigorous monetary easing once the new chief takes over next week.

  • China's Latest Medium to Expose Corruption     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    China is increasingly using social media sites like Weibo, China's version of Twitter, as a de-facto townhall to expose wrongdoing and debate social issues. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • Obama, China's Xi Discuss Cybersecurity in Phone Call Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has taken mounting U.S. concerns about computer hacking straight to China's new president.

  • Who's Spending? The Rich—Of Course Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Rich people are picking up the slack in spending, with the rest from those working in an economy of under-the-table cash payments.

  • Rusal CEO: 'Last Act of Drama' in Commodities Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal said global commodity producers need to cut output by up to 10 percent.

  • Honda to Recall 250,000 Vehicles for Braking Problems Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    This undated image made available by Honda shows the 2013 Acura ILX 2.0L. (AP Photo/Honda)

    Honda Motor will recall nearly 250,000 vehicles globally, including some Acura MDX crossover SUVs, due to braking problems, the automaker said.

  • Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.

  • Leverage created by private equity deals threaten the stability of the financial system, the central bank has warned.

  • US Regulator Looking at London Gold, Silver Fix: Report Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    The top U.S. derivatives regulator has started internal discussions on whether the daily setting of gold and silver prices in London is open to manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Will Xi Be Able to Deliver on People’s High Hopes? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:04 AM ET
    Chinese Communist Party President Xi Jinping.

    Despite Xi Jinping's signal to reform, many experts are skeptical if the son of a revolutionary hero will be able to push for radical change.

  • Indian Inflation Picks Up, but Rate Cut Bets Unchanged Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    India's headline inflation picked up in February on higher fuel costs but another measure of price pressures cooled, reinforcing expectations that the central bank will deliver a rate cut.

  • Emerging Markets Being Left Out of Global Rally Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    Emerging markets appear to be losing out as investors pile into developed markets on hopes of better economic conditions.

  • China's Colossal Credit Bubble a Big Risk: Marc Faber Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:21 AM ET
    A woman sits at a securities exchange in Huaibei, central China's Anhui province.

    The next major risk for investors is China's "colossal credit bubble, " Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report told CNBC on Thursday.

  • In China, New Leadership Brings New Set of Problems Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping (R) talks with former President Hu Jintao (L) during the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    Xi Jinping is officially China's new president, ending a once-in-a-decade transition of power that began last November. Much has happened since then, highlighting the challenges the new leadership team now face.

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.