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CNBC Asia-Pacific Highlights

Indians Have No Choice but to Learn Chinese Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:49 AM ET

Indian businesses don't want to lose out on the opportunities provided by the burgeoning trade between China and India, and the first step is to start learning Mandarin.

Opportunities in the Pig Market Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

Looking to diversify? Stanchart shows you how to profit from growing Chinese demand for pork.

Lutz Sees Stripped Down Fisker as Potential Gem Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:12 PM ET
Fisker Karma

The former Vice Chair of GM, who holds a leadership role with VL Automotive, is teaming up with Wanxiang Group, a Chinese auto parts supplier, in a bid to buy the ailing Fisker.

Riots in Sweden: Nordic Welfare Myth? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

News that the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been hit by three nights of rioting similar to the public disorder seen in Paris and London in recent years has come as a surprise.

The World's Biggest Carry Trades Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:22 AM ET

The Bank of Japan's plan to double the country's money supply over the next two years has put the spotlight back on the global carry trade. We've identified some of the biggest carry trades based on either the interest rate differential or their popularity.

Property Drives Wealth of China’s Richest Women Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

Property is the main source of wealth for China's wealthiest women, a sign that the sector remains one with huge growth potential even as it contends with cooling measures, research firm Wealth-X said on Wednesday.

Indian Men Pose With Toilets to Woo Brides Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

Single men are posting pictures of themselves alongside toilets to show prospective brides that they can safely use the bathroom.

Are Reluctant Consumers Australia's Next Headwind? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:27 AM ET

On top of a slowdown in Australia's lucrative mining sector, consumer sentiment in the country appears to have deteriorated sharply, posing a challenge to the central bank.

Here's How China Escaped Poverty So Quickly Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

Read how many in China have climbed out of the poverty pit by unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.

Forget the Headlines: Chinese Buying Big in US Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
China Construction of America has successfully bid for state-level and municipal projects in the United  States, such as the $407 million Alexander Hamilton Bridge rehabilitation, seen here.

Despite all the negative headlines, Chinese investment in the US hit an all-time record in 2012: $6.5 billion. It will likely surpass that level in 2013.

Hershey's Bites Into China, Without the Chocolate Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 10:22 PM ET

North America's largest chocolate manufacturer Hershey's is veering away from tradition to bite into the world's fastest growing candy market with the launch of a new milk candy made especially for China.

When to Tell the Kids They're Rich Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
Bernie Ecclestone is seen at his motorhome with his daughters Tamara Ecclestone (L) and Petra Ecclestone (R).

A new study from U.S. Trust suggests that millionaire parents often don't tell their children how rich they are until well into adulthood. In fact, most believed their kids should little about the family's wealth before the age of 25.

It's Back: Shadow Banking Hits Post-Crisis Highs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

What Warren Buffett once called "financial weapons of mass destruction" are firing again, with securitization and shadow banking at post-crisis highs.

Why Credit Crazy Brazil Is Heading for Trouble Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

Brazil faced a minor bank run over the weekend, but one analyst told CNBC the real issue facing the country's banking system is a runaway credit boom.

Humor may not always translate well, but Jon Stewart is picking up millions of fans in China, where his gloves-off political satire is refreshing in a country where such criticism is a rarity.

Prague's 'Love Train' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:47 AM ET

The Czech Republic's capital, Prague, has found an unusual way to get people to use public transport: its metro system has launched "love carriages."

What Most Entrepreneurs Get Wrong Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:17 PM ET

Some of Asia's most successful entrepreneurs confess to their most common mistakes.

Sony Unveils Teaser Ahead of Xbox Launch Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:11 PM ET
Marc Cerny, lead architect of PlaySation 4, introduces the BioShock4, the new controller for Sony's PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York.

This is Sony's latest attempt to keep the buzz going on its Playstation 4 ahead of Microsoft's XBox launch.

Economic Recovery, Made in Bangladesh? Monday, 20 May 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

Nearly every rich country has gone through a "T-shirt phase" — an economic period in which poor farmers work in textile and apparel factories. Bangladesh is at the beginning of the race. The New York Times reports.

Wharton's Peace Corps for MBAs Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
Roberta Giassetti of Axé Italia Onlus with “street children” in Brazil.

The Wharton International Volunteer Program (WIVP) is leveraging the skills of its members to provide consulting services to resource-strapped NGOs in developing countries.

Korea Goes After Chinese Tourists as Yen Falls Monday, 20 May 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

Japanese tourists to South Korea, the largest group of visitors to Asia's fourth largest economy last year, fell by 25 percent in the first quarter thanks to a falling yen. But not to worry - the Chinese are here.

Getting to the Heart of Ciputra's Vision Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 11:50 PM ET
Getting to the Heart of Ciputra's Vision

Billionaire Ciputra is a household name in Indonesia and now, he's inspiring the next wave of entrepreneurs.

Dreamliner Flying Again in US After Lengthy Grounding Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 11:27 PM ET
Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States.

Has Hollywood Sold Out on Tibet? Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 9:43 PM ET
Tibet

If there's one lingering sore point between Hollywood and China, it's Tibet. For years, celebrity activists have annoyed Beijing by organizing charity concerts for Tibetan independence. The Global Post reports.

Why Are Japanese Tourists Shunning Seoul? Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

Why are Japanese visitors shunning South Korea? The answer lies in currency markets.

Why ZenoRadio, a Poor Man's Pandora, Is Booming Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
ZenoRadio

ZenoRadio takes advantage of a loophole in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide a radio service to mostly immigrant customers.

The World's Most Dangerous Waters Friday, 17 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

Maritime pirates are honing their tactics and beefing up their weaponry. Here are the world’s most pirate-infested waters, and learn about individual attacks from each place.

Grading Central Bankers: Draghi Bottom of Class Friday, 17 May 2013 | 12:49 AM ET
Haruhiko Kuroda, Japan's BOJ Governor

As the school year draws to a close, report cards are in for some of the world's most influential central bankers as well. Here's who passed with flying colors and who didn't make the grade.

Is This City the World's Next Fashion Hub? Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

As fashion houses look to Asia, CNBC investigates the latest designs at Singapore's fashion week.

Trend or Stunt? Maserati Smashed in China...Again Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
A wealthy Chinese businessman hired a crew to smash his Maserati Quattroporte at the Qingdao Auto Show. Here, the crew takes sledgehammers to the windshield of the supercar.

A wealthy Chinese businessman hired a crew to smash his Maserati with sledgehammers to protest poor customer service, but the story is similar to another incident. Is this a trend or a stunt?