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Millions of migrant workers, on whose labour China's economic boom depends, are forced into a seedy and unregulated world of back ally "black clinics" if they fall ill.

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.

Meet Alejandro Cao de Benós, the only non-Korean employee of North Korea’s foreign ministry. The Spaniard is taking the PR message of North Korea's greatness across Europe. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

A Change of Fortune for Foxconn?     Mon, 25 Mar '13 | 8:50 PM ET
Chinese workers in the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, in southern China's Guangdong province.

As Apple's sales outlook slows down, what happens to the tech giant's suppliers? CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

Asia's Top Investor in Africa? Not China Mon, 25 Mar '13 | 7:34 PM ET

A smaller Asian country is ahead of China in terms of the size of its direct foreign investment into Africa and the gap is widening, according to United Nations data published Monday.

DJs, volleyball, a sand-sculpting contest and concerts - not your usual welcome for the annual BRICS summit. The GlobalPost reports.

The End of Indian IT Staffing as We Know It Sun, 24 Mar '13 | 7:56 PM ET

India's IT outsourcers are promoting "mini CEOs" capable of running businesses on their own, while trimming down on the entry-level computer coders they normally hire.

Is China Taking Lessons From the Spin Doctors? Thu, 21 Mar '13 | 11:04 PM ET

From what the world has seen so far of China's new leaders, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang have learnt a thing or two from Western spin-doctors. During his first annual press conference as premier last Sunday, Mr Li's words and demeanor were carefully crafted to present him as a peasant boy done good. The Financial Times reports.

Don't let fears of a housing bubble stop you from investing in Chinese real estate, one expert tells CNBC, adding that China remains one of the world's most attractive property markets.

Is There Room for the New BlackBerry Z10? Thu, 21 Mar '13 | 7:21 PM ET
BlackBerry introduces its new smartphone, Z10.

The BlackBerry Z10 hits store shelves Friday and there's a lot at stake for the company. But with the Android and iPhone -- is there even room for the new BlackBerry?

David Beckham

David Beckham arrived in China on Tuesday as an ambassador to help develop young players as the country tries to clean up its football image after a spate of corruption scandals.

YouTube Reaches 1 Billion Users Milestone Thu, 21 Mar '13 | 2:18 AM ET
Google, which owns Youtube, is considering a plan to sell cablelike services via the Internet.

Google's YouTube said the number of unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month has reached 1 billion.

Jacob Lew

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's $4 dumpling lunch in Beijing has won him praise among twitterati.

Time to Overweight India? Here's Why Wed, 20 Mar '13 | 4:54 AM ET

The Indian stock market has been one of the biggest laggards this year, but some strategists are betting on a change in fortunes for the country's stocks.

Fortescue CEO Refutes $70 Call on Iron Ore Wed, 20 Mar '13 | 4:03 AM ET

Extreme bearish forecasts for iron ore prices to drop to as low as $70 a metric ton are an overreaction to the oversupply situation in the sector, said the CEO of the world's fourth largest iron ore producer.

If you follow Chinese politics at all, you'll have heard of a word that's become synonymous with corruption and privilege — "princeling," the offspring of Chinese party officials. However, there are signs that these princelings could soon be replaced — by a new, female generation of "princesslings." The GlobalPost reports.

Warning! China Stocks May See Double-Digit Drop Tue, 19 Mar '13 | 11:46 PM ET

Chinese stocks are headed for a correction of up to 15 percent in the next two months, one technical analyst says.

North Koreans appear to be having little trouble taking home the latest cameras, flat-screen TVs and other items from China despite U.N. sanctions.

Samsung Working on Wristwatch to Rival Apple Tue, 19 Mar '13 | 5:15 AM ET

A watch phone? Sounds like something TV private eye Maxwell Smart would have. But as smartphone sales slow, both Samsung and Apple are said to be working on them.

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America Tue, 19 Mar '13 | 3:25 AM ET

Economist Joseph Stiglitz says global economies can learn from Singapore's model of social equity. The New York Times reports.

Guaranteed for 25 years, a British bedmaker's Mongolian cashmere mattress "pays off every morning of your life," said a company representative.

Bumbling and gaffe-prone, Major General Mao Xinyu has become the laughingstock for a country with increasingly mixed attitudes towards its most celebrated leader. The Global Post reports.

Drinks Companies Cheer Ladies' Nights in India Mon, 18 Mar '13 | 3:51 AM ET

Women who drink, long portrayed as less than respectable by Bollywood movies and still wary of entering most watering holes, are becoming big business in socially conservative India.

A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

More Chinese companies are investing in Australia's manufacturing and retail industries than its once sought-after mining sector, a new study by HSBC shows.

China has bypassed Britain as the world's fifth largest arms exporter, a Swedish think-tank said Monday.

Who's the Best Boss? A New Winner Is Crowned Fri, 15 Mar '13 | 12:54 PM ET
Mark Zuckerberg

Glassdoor's annual list of the 50 highest rated CEOs is out and there's a boss on top.

Inside China Fri, 15 Mar '13 | 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.

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.

Affordable Art For Everyone?     Thu, 14 Mar '13 | 9:50 PM ET
FILE - This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The work, which dates from 1895 and is one of four versions of the composition, will lead Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Hong Kong plays host to a different type of art fair this weekend - one aimed at regular folks.

CNBC finds out the answer at Southeast Asia's first event dedicated to the art of your morning brew.