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  • Has Draghi Put the Euro in No-Man's Land? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 4:59 AM ET
    Euro coins in hand

    The European Central Bank (ECB) may have warned markets not to bet on a break-up of the euro zone, but it did little to back it up with action sending the already battered  euro into further decline.

  • Should Bernanke Have Done More? Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 4:22 AM ET
    Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation headquarters, on February 16, 2012 in Arlington, Virgina.

    Equities in the U.S. and Asia fell in tandem after the U.S. Federal Reserve failed to offer new monetary stimulus on Wednesday. While the outcome was largely expected, some observers say it’s not so much what the Fed could have done, but what it should have said.

  • India Needs to Take Action on Rupee: StanChart Asia CEO Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:20 PM ET
    This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

    The weak Indian rupee has impacted earning s at Standard Chartered Bank and India needs to exercise some “fiscal control” with regards to the currency, Jaspal Bindra, CEO Asia for Standard Chartered, said on Thursday.

  • China’s Lower PMI Reading Masks ‘Notable Rebound’ Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:02 AM ET
    A worker operates machines for making yarn at a textile factory in Huaibei, east China's Anhui province.

    China’s official reading of manufacturing activity might have dipped to an eight-month low in July but economists say the figure masks an economy that has already bottomed and on track for a rebound in the second half.

  • Asian Banks Fill in Gap Left by Exiting Europe Lenders Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:24 AM ET
    Bank Metallic Sign

    As European banks continue to pull back in Asia, reeling under the debt crisis back home, regional banks are filling in the gap by buying their assets and increasing lending, say analysts.

  • Global equities have rallied in the past several sessions on expectations that central bank meetings this week would result in more monetary easing measures. But some analysts tell CNBC that further stimulus is unlikely and markets are setting themselves up for a selloff.

  • Samsung phone and an iPhone 4

    As Apple and Samsung Electronics head to the courts in the United States on Monday in a technology-patent trial that has a lot at stake for both firms, one intellectual property expert tells CNBC that Apple is in a stronger position than its Asian rival.

  • Is Easy Money Eroding Your Wealth? Park 30% in Gold Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 11:13 PM ET
    A jeweller weighs gold jewellery at a shop in Ahmedabad on October 7, 2010. Gold surged to a record 1,356.50 USD an ounce in Hong Kong trade. Dealers are buying up the precious metal as the USD remains under pressure amid concerns over the global economy and as dealers look to invest in the safe haven in times of uncertainty. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Investors would need to keep at least 10 to 30 percent of their portfolio in physical gold to preserve their wealth when money starts losing value amid expectations of further stimulus measures from major central banks, according to Juerg Kiener, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Swiss Asia Capital.

  • Mario Draghi

    While European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro zone from collapse sparked a rally in global markets, one expert calls it “political posturing” which may not be matched by bold action.

  • Could Draghi Mark a Turning Point for Markets? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:42 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Bold comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi that the ECB will do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro zone from collapse is raising hopes that risk appetite could return to markets beaten down by the debt crisis, analysts told CNBC on Friday.

  • Why Death of Commodities Is ‘Greatly Exaggerated’ Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Prices of commodities such as copper and gold have slumped more than 15 percent this year as investors shun risk assets and demand fell amid a moribund global economy but a demise of the mining industry is “greatly exaggerated,” according to HSBC.

  • LME Deal ‘Potential Disaster’ for Hong Kong Exchange Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:57 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    London Metal Exchange shareholders voted on Wednesday to accept the $2.2 billion takeover offer by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), which will give the commodities trading platform further access to China, but one analyst says the deal is “a potential disaster” for the Hong Kong Exchange.

  • Apple Still Eyes $1,111 Even as Earnings Miss: Analyst Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:00 PM ET
    Apple

    A 5 percent drop in Apple’s shares after quarterly results missed market estimates does not have analyst Brian White concerned – he’s sticking to his bullish $1,111 target for the shares because of the tech giant’s “exciting” product line up. 

  • CNOOC’s Failed Unocal Bid Paved Way for Nexen Deal Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:39 AM ET

    The memory of  its failed 2005 bid for Unocal still fresh, China's state-controlled CNOOC Ltd. has put lessons learned into practice and "networked strongly" with regulators in Canada and the U.S., smoothing the way for its $15.1 billion all-cash deal to  buy Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc.

  • Battered Euro Won’t Go Down Without a Fight: Pros Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 12:31 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The euro is hovering near multi-year lows against the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen as a slew of negative news cements bearish sentiment towards the single currency, but analysts tell CNBC there are signs of resilience in the euro and a collapse is unlikely.

  • Why Further Easing May Not Save Commodities Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Commodities bulls betting on further easing from major central banks to revive sagging prices may be setting themselves up for disappointment.

  • Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Investors will be looking to China’s second-quarter GDP growth data for a hint on commodity demand for the rest of the year, but one market watcher says he expects more bad news for natural resources no matter which way the economy turns.

  • Is it Time to Long Spanish Bonds? Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 3:33 AM ET
    Spain

    Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.

  • Will Asia See a Repeat of the 2008 Food Scare? Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:32 AM ET

    Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.

  • A nurse carries a baby born exactly when the national census commission's population clock clicked over one billion at 12:32 pm (0702 GMT) to place it among other babies, all born 11 May 2000 in a city hospital in Calcutta. India saw the birth of its billionth citizen, chosen from a hospital in New Delhi, amid growing poverty and homelessness.

    Even as the proverbial battle of supremacy between emerging economic giants China and India continues to polarize views, it seems the South Asian nation may have an edge when it comes to demography.

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  • Bernie Lo and Susan Li co-anchor Squawk Box from CNBC's Hong Kong studio. Squawk Box, the marquee brand in business news, is where enlightening and engaging conversations about the top stories of the day take place. Get all your news and hear the views of top CEOs, influential asset managers and newsmakers. The programme also launches you into the Asia trading day, covering key market opens, including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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  • Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming and co-anchors Squawk Box Asia.

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