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  • An Irish vote could spell good luck for the euro, and Swiss growth is surging - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Despite the recent turbulence in the euro zone, the leader of the World Trade Organisation believes that a single currency should be a “long-term goal” for the countries in the ASEAN economic area.

  • "I think ASEAN regional integration is an extremely serious, well managed process with the necessary degree of both progressivity and consistency. If you look at the world at large there are three integration processes that are really moving forward ASEAN, East Africa and Central America," Pascal Lamy, director-general of the WTO, told CNBC.

  • Is It Time to Look Beyond China and India Stocks? Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 11:20 PM ET
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    With economic growth slowing in both China and India and policymakers facing increasing challenges, analysts tell CNBC that investors should look beyond these two countries for profitable returns in 2012.

  • Invest in ASEAN: Analyst     Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 11:12 PM ET

    Amar Gill, Head of Thematic Research, CLSA, says foreign direct investment in ASEAN has tripled over the last three years. His top picks for the region are Bank Rakyat, Public Bank and CP Foods.

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    Leaders of Southeast Asian countries are meeting in Bali this week to try to push for the creation of a free trade zone by 2015 that would rival China and India. But can the region  match up to their size and importance?

  • West Dismayed Over Suu Kyi Detention Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 12:32 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, front right, smiles as she arrives at party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar in this May 7, 2002 file photo. Hollywood and music stars, including Tim Robbins and Kate Pierson of The B-52s, have called on the United Nations to pass its first-ever resolution on Myanmar where a brutal offensive against ethnic minority people is continuing, a press release received Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 said. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)

    Western governments lashed out at the extension of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest, but the outrage at Myanmar's military rulers was tempered by concern over disrupting aid flows to desperate cyclone victims.

  • Farmers Await Food Aid After Myanmar Cyclone Monday, 26 May 2008 | 1:35 AM ET
    A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis is seen Thursday, May 22, 2008 in an aerial view over the Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar from the helicopter carrying United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)

    The roads of the ravaged Irrawaddy Delta are lined these days with people hoping to be fed. After lifetimes living off the land, poor farmers have abandoned their ruined rice paddies, setting up makeshift bamboo shelters, waiting for carloads of Burmese civilians who have taken it on themselves to feed those who lost everything to Cyclone Nargis.

  • Junta Offers Showcase Camps, But Refugees Lack Aid Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 11:50 PM ET
    Myanmar soldiers carry sacks of rice, part of aid supplied by the Thai government, at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, where nearly 22,000 people perished, remained largely cut off from the rest of the world Tuesday, four days after a cyclone unleashed winds, floods and high tidal waves on the densely populated region. (AP Photo)

    The 68 blue tents are lined up in a row, with a brand-new water purifier and boxes of relief supplies, stacked neatly but as yet undelivered and not even opened.  But for the majority of Cyclone Nargis survivors, aid is something they've had no access to.

  • UN Chief Flies to Myanmar to Press Aid Case Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 11:46 PM ET
    Myanmar soldiers carry sacks of rice, part of aid supplied by the Thai government, at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, where nearly 22,000 people perished, remained largely cut off from the rest of the world Tuesday, four days after a cyclone unleashed winds, floods and high tidal waves on the densely populated region. (AP Photo)

    U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon flew to Myanmar on Thursday to press the ruling generals to allow a full-blown international aid effort for 2.4 million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis.

  • Myanmar Mourns Cyclone Dead, Aid Pressure Grows Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:48 PM ET
    Myanmar soldiers carry sacks of rice, part of aid supplied by the Thai government, at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, where nearly 22,000 people perished, remained largely cut off from the rest of the world Tuesday, four days after a cyclone unleashed winds, floods and high tidal waves on the densely populated region. (AP Photo)

    Army-ruled Myanmar started three days of mourning on Tuesday for the 134,000 dead and missing from Cyclone Nargis as diplomats pressed the reclusive generals to speed up aid to 2.4 million survivors.

  • East Asian Leaders Focus on Free Trade, Emissions Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:33 AM ET

    Asian leaders were meeting in Singapore on Wednesday to discuss free trade, financial market stability and cutting greenhouse gases, after a Southeast Asian summit overshadowed by controversy over Myanmar.