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  • Hall: Are You Prepared for the 'Worst Case Scenario'? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 2:25 PM ET
    A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    Your best business plans can go up in smoke if you're not planning now for the 'worst case scenario,' says this blogger.

  • Attractive Indonesian Stocks   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:11 PM ET
    Attractive Indonesian Stocks

    James Thom, Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management says Astra International and Holcim Indonesia are great opportunities for investors looking to gain exposure to the Indonesian market.

  • Indonesia Earthquake Update   Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    Indonesia Earthquake Update

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details of the aftershock Indonesia is facing since the earthquake.

  • Yen Gets a Lift, Swiss National Bank Talks Tough Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:14 AM ET
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    Indonesia's quake hits the rupiah and Cambodia tries to de-dollarize - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Post-Traumatic Filmmaking in Japan Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    The tsunami that hit Japan last year inspired many documentaries, 29 of which were shown at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in October, the New York Times reports.

  • Strong Quakes Shake Japan, but No Apparent Damage Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
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    A series of earthquakes rattled Tokyo and northeast Japan late Wednesday evening, but caused no apparent damage or injury in the same region hit by last year's devastating tsunami.

  • Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET
    Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima

    CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at how the nuclear industry has been altered one year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Tsunami hits Japan

    Last year's triple Fukushima disaster – an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis trifecta -- claimed more than 19,000 lives and wreaked utter havoc on the affected area. But the cascading effects of the Fukushima catastrophe may prove to be even more serious and long-lasting.

  • Japan Looks Beyond Its Borders for Investors Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.

  • Japan Emerges as a Contrarian Play Among Experts Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    Most investors can rhyme off a litany of reasons as to why to avoid Japan – high government debt, deflation and a demographic vortex just to name a few. But Japanese equities appear to be emerging as a favorite contrarian play among some experienced investors.

  • Tokyo Expats Live in Altered Landscape Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    A boy walks in front of a huge anti-nuclear banner during a protest rally in Tokyo In February, 2012.

    Jacinthe Martin says it took her a few days to reach “panic” status last March, as Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following its earthquake and tsunami. But the agitated news reports and frantic emails from friends finally pushed her – like many foreign residents of Tokyo – to abandon her adopted city for sanctuary overseas, FT reports.

  • Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed.  The NYT reports.

  • Nuclear Comeback Could Boost Uranium Prices Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
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    The price of uranium could receive a boost from renewed instability in the Middle East if governments turn again to nuclear power, an industry executive told CNBC.

  • Can Big Business Save Japan's Fishing Industry? Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:54 PM ET

    Japan's fishing industry may be about to undergo a complete transformation. One local government is proposing opening coastal waters to big-business investors in what he says is an effort to save the industry.  The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Japanese policemen wearing a protective suits undergo testing for possible nuclear radiation at screening center about 35 kilometers away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant as they finish their duty inside exclusion zone in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

    More than 20 spots in and around the nation’s capital are contaminated with potentially harmful levels of radioactive cesium, according to a citizens’ group and the respected nuclear research center they worked with.  The NYT reports.

  • Euro bills and coins

    Some analysts believe the euro could be heading to a new lower range, as Europe grapples with its peripheral debt crisis.

  • A man and his sister stand before their broken house, destroyed by the tsunami at Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 17, 2011.

    Following the catastrophic earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011, affected companies – including my own – have taken a fresh look at the way they manage risk. And for good cause.

  • Tsunami Warning Canceled for Alaska's Aleutians Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the ocean.

  • A fallen tree which also knocked over a power line is seen on Loughboro Road after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.

    Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business and investment news, including Hurricane Irene and banking plays.