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  • This Week, Watch What Central Bankers Say, Not Do Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 7:02 PM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Central banking is in a state of flux as policymakers from Tokyo to Washington ditch prevailing orthodoxies to try to grab a bigger share of a slow-growing global economic pie.

  • G20 Unlikely to Pressure Japan Over Weakening Yen Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.

  • Is India's Long Wait for a Rate Cut Finally Over? Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    India's central bank is widely expected to make a modest cut in interest rates later on Tuesday to support an economy set for its slowest growth in a decade, with a deeper cut unlikely due worries over the fiscal and external deficits and inflation.

  • Japan Leader Urges Swift Action From Central Bank Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowing to overcome what he called an economic crisis facing the nation, urged the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Monday to hit its inflation target as soon as possible, keeping up pressure on the central bank to make good its promise of bolder action to overcome deflation.

  • China's central bank is signaling it is abandoning its traditional role in the domestic currency market as the ready supplier of liquidity, forcing corporations to bear more risk so that they learn how to cope with a more volatile yuan.

  • For all the doomsayers predicting an end to its mining boom, Australia is pumping out more metal, coal and gas thanks to a investment bonanza that will peak this year, boosting exports needed to extend a jaw-dropping 21-year run of economic growth.

  • Americans Are Still 'Careful' With Their Money Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Two big household and personal care products companies see the most strength coming from outside of the U.S., the CEO of Kimberly-Clark and the CFO of P&G told CNBC.

  • China's Rebound Powered by 'Risky' Sectors Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    China's recovery from its longest slowdown in growth since the global financial crisis is being driven by the two forces posing the biggest risks to the economy's increasingly urgent need to rebalance - investment and property.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • Platinum Surges Over 1%; Gold Rises Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Gold edged up, but trailed platinum's rise, helped by gains in agricultural and energy prices.

  • India December Inflation Slows to 3-Year Low Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:17 AM ET

    India's headline inflation slowed down to its lowest level in three years, hardening expectations for an interest rate cut by the central bank later this month to boost an economy that is set to post its slowest growth in a decade.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.

  • China will maintain a "prudent" monetary policy and a pro-active fiscal policy in 2013, leaving room for manoeuvre in the face of global uncertainties, the official Xinhua news agency said after the country's annual policy-setting conference on Sunday.

  • Is China's Economy Now in a Sweet Spot? Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 2:52 AM ET

    Growth in China's factory output and retail sales hit an eight-month high in November as consumer inflation bounced off 33-month lows in the latest sign that its economy is snapping out of a protracted slump.

  • Watch Out China, Inflation Is Creeping Up Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    Shopping district in China.

    China's annual consumer inflation rebounded from 33-month lows to 2 percent in November, dimming the chance for more monetary policy easing as its economy recovers.

  • Apple Manufacturer Off the Hook in Chinese Ruling Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:59 AM ET
    Employees work on the assembly line at Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

    Chinese labor arbitrators have ruled against the father of a Foxconn worker brain-damaged in a factory accident in southern China.

  • China to Fine-Tune Policies in 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 10:18 PM ET
    Xi Jinping

    China will maintain its fine-tuning of economic policies in 2013 to ensure stable economic growth, state television quoted Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday.

  • Geopolitical Risk: Greece Stays Put Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mexico is the next hot market, but Africa disappoints.

  • Wealth: More Money, More Problems Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    The wealthy will pay more taxes but spend more, too.

  • Japan-Style 'Lost Decade' Still Looms for Euro Zone Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The currency area's escape route hinges more on the pace of expansion in the United States and China, lifting the world economy, than on the policy mix in Europe, which will continue to favour austerity over growth in 2013.