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  • Did the US overreact to China-led AIIB?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Did the US overreact to China-led AIIB?

    Speculation that China will use the AIIB to undermine U.S. power is unlikely as the development bank isn't part of the financial system, says Fraser Howie, managing director at Newedge Singapore.

  • US reaction on AIIB is a victory for China: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:39 PM ET
    US reaction on AIIB is a victory for China: Pro

    Michael Pettis, finance professor at Peking University, explains why the reaction from the U.S. over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank translates into a victory for China.

  • Singapore: What it takes to build a smart city   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:53 PM ET
    Singapore: What it takes to build a smart city

    Singapore has been seen as a good example of a sustainable smart city, but the use of technology is not without its downsides. CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports.

  • How this firm is improvising on street lights   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    How this firm is improvising on street lights

    Hugh Martin, chairman & CEO of Sensity Systems, introduces the company's idea to convert street lighting infrastructure into a sensor network.

  • Is India's 'smart cities' project too ambitious?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:45 PM ET
    Is India's 'smart cities' project too ambitious?

    While India's plan to get its cities working more efficiently is ambitious, it is a positive news for investors, says Nicholas Holt, Asia Pacific Head of Research at Knight Frank.

  • Asia's alternative bank   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Asia's alternative bank

    The U.K.; Germany; France and Italy have signed on to join China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Discussing the United States' opposition, with CNBC's Jeff Cox and Ravin Ghandi, GMM Nonstick Coatings CEO,

  • Prefabricated buildings: The new trend in China?

    With anti-pollution becoming a major focus for the Chinese government, some builders are turning to more innovative ways. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • This is slowing renewables’ advance in Asia Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Two Uighur children play around the solar panels in the remote Bulunkou township in the mountains south of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

    Across Asia, governments are trying to boost renewables' share of the energy mix, but often, there's one big obstacle holding projects back: money.

  • West Coast port fiasco over? Not so fast Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is moved at the Port of Oakland.

    Serious damage has been done to the West Coast ports business and it needs to be addressed quickly, say the CEOs of the US Chamber, NRF and NAM.

  • Mexico wants China involved in new $11B airport Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    Mexico is trying to get Chinese state-run companies in on the construction of a new airport as it seeks to make up for a tainted rail tender.

  • Dems unveil $3.7 trillion budget: Rep. Van Hollen   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Dems unveil $3.7 trillion budget: Rep. Van Hollen

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-Md.), provides the details of the Democrats' budget plan and weighs in on the looming spending showdown on Capitol Hill.

  • SEATTLE, March 20- Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday. BNSF rail cars leaked hazardous material in 16 separate incidents between November and March but in only two...

  • How to profit from America's crumbling roads Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Sidney Oats of Denver Public Works patches a pothole at 2nd Avenue and Knox Court in Denver on March 3, 2015. The combination of unseasonably warm temperatures followed by freezing cold is responsible for the onslaught of potholes in the Denver area.

    "There's a complete disrepair of our roads in the United States," says fund manager Josh Duitz. Here's how he'd play it.

  • Profiting from decaying roads & tunnels   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Profiting from decaying roads & tunnels

    How to invest in the repairing of America's infrastructure, with Josh Duitz, Alpine Funds.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- The Obama administration has asked U.S. airlines for more information on their claims that Gulf carriers have received market-distorting subsidies, marking its first written response to U.S. airlines' lobbying effort, Reuters has learned. Leaders in the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure have recently called on...

  • Egypt open for business   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Egypt open for business

    Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, board member & chairman of the management executive committee at The Abraaj Group, talks about the opportunities going forward in Egypt, however, there's a huge shortfall in energy in the country

  • Why Indonesia struggles to attract investors Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:24 AM ET
    Construction site of Indonesia's mass rapid transit in Jakart

    Indonesia’s economic positives should have made it an investment magnet, but a slew of obstacles make the country a tough sell for foreigners.

  • This firm paid $5.7B for US toll road operator ITR   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    This firm paid $5.7B for US toll road operator ITR

    Brett Himbury, CEO of IFM Investors, discusses the Australian infrastructure investment firm's decision to acquire the Indiana Toll Road Concession for $5.73 billion.

  • Jakarta’s property boom is just getting started Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:30 PM ET

    Jakarta property prices have more than doubled since 2009, but with a new infrastructure push, the boom might only be getting started, analysts said.

  • The last hot 'BRIC' has a big weekend coming up Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama laughs as he talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, Jan. 26, 2015.

    This Saturday, investors will tune in to see if India's Narendra Modi delivers on the reforms he's promised as he unveils the country's annual budget.