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  • Overweight on Asia Stocks     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:15 PM ET

    Daphne Roth, Head Equity Research, Asia at ABN AMRO Private Banking tells CNBC's Cash Flow why she remains overweight on Asia equities in 2013.

  • You Just Can’t Keep This Currency Down Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:12 PM ET

    Forget a weakening economy and the prospect of further monetary easing. Here's what will keep the Aussie dollar robust in the months ahead - a rebound in commodity prices and even lower interest rates among the world's big economies.

  • In what would be a drastic liberalization of China's huge but still cloistered capital markets, the country's top securities regulator said Monday that foreign investment could be allowed to rise as much as tenfold. The NYT reports.

  • Asia Is Growing, But Beware Of Inflation!     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 7:55 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC says Asia's loose monetary conditions could cause inflation to spike again. He adds that monetary tightening may be needed.

  • Billabong Shares Surge After Second Takeover Bid Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 7:19 PM ET

    Shares in Australia's Billabong International surged more than 12 percent on Tuesday after the struggling surfwear company received a second takeover proposal.

  • Outlook for Asian Insurance in 2013     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Clarence Wong, Asia Chief Economist, Swiss Re expects life insurance premiums to grow by about 10% this year. He adds that health protection gaps in the region will also help insurers.

  • Tapping Prudential's 'Sweet Spot': CEO     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    Barry Stowe, CEO, Asia, Prudential explains why his firm is focusing its efforts on Cambodia. He discusses the opportunities that Southeast Asia presents to Prudential.

  • Sooner or Later: Central Banks Eye Yuan for Reserves Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Central banks increasingly want to hold yuan as trade with China grows, a move that would boost the currency.

  • European Shares Slightly Higher     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from around the globe.

  • India Inflation Turns a Corner, Rupee to Benefit Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:41 AM ET
    Indian Rupees

    Inflation appears to have finally turned a corner in India, and a big beneficiary could be the rupee. Find out why.

  • India will delay by two years the implementation of controversial rules on tax avoidance to 2016, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday, giving some respite to investors after the measures dented confidence at a time the country needs capital inflows.

  • China's Sovereign Wealth Fund in Big 2012 Turnaround Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:36 AM ET
    Lou Jiwei, chairman of China Investment Corp.

    China Investment Corporation (CIC), the world's biggest sovereign wealth investor said 2012 was a much better year for the $482-billion fund, with returns of over 10 percent.

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

    India's army chief accused Pakistan on Monday of detailed planning of an attack along Kashmir's de facto border last week in which two soldiers were killed and said India reserved the right to retaliate.

  • Seventh Time Lucky for Singapore Property Steps? Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:40 AM ET

    Third time lucky for some, could it be a case of seventh time lucky for Singapore,which has just unveiled its latest and most stringent measures to cool a sizzling property market, which has so far defied a slew of steps unveiled since 2009.

  • Li & Fung's Shares Dive 16% on Profit Warning Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 11:34 PM ET

    Shares of Li & Fung fell 16 percent to a three-month low after the global supply chain manager warned of a steep drop in core operating profit, taking investors by surprise and triggering concern over its ability to reach a three-year earnings target.

  • 'Fountain' of US Supply Could Curb Oil Gains Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 10:14 PM ET
    Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    Oil prices may rise this week, boosted by expectations of further weakness in the U.S. dollar against its European counterpart and on indications global growth is improving, according to CNBC's latest survey of oil market sentiment, though gains may be limited by increased supply from North America.

  • Shares in Citic Telecom surged 13.4 percent on Monday after it agreed to buy a 79 percent stake in a Macau telecom company from Cable & Wireless Communications and Portugal Telecom for $1.2 billion, giving the Chinese company greater access to fast-growing Macau.

  • Further Stimulus in South Korea? Depends on China Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 9:16 PM ET

    South Korea's plan to stimulate its weak economy via government spending and policy measures depends on how China's economy performs this year, the finance minister of Asia's fourth largest economy said.

  • Inflation: Asia's Biggest Headache?     Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director of Asia Economics, Credit Suisse does not expect inflation to pose a huge threat to Asian economies. He adds that the pressure on central banks to ease policy is gradually decreasing.

  • After the Bank of Korea left monetary policy unchanged for the consecutive third month, some analysts say the government has been forced to prop up demand. CNBC's Chloe Cho asked South Korea's Finance Minister whether he agreed with that view.

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