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  • Dreamliner Unlikely to Be Grounded: Analysts Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    The FAA's special review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is significant but not so unusual that the new jet is in danger of being grounded, airline analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Flat     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from around the globe, including the unveiling of a new stimulus package in Japan.

  • Boeing Dreamliner Hit by Two More Mishaps in Japan Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet suffered a cracked cockpit window and an oil leak on separate flights in Japan on Friday - the latest in a series of incidents to test confidence in the sophisticated new aircraft.

  • On The Hunt For Income     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    Gregor Carle, Fixed Income Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment says that high-yield, emerging market debt and investment grade bonds are among his top picks as they are generating income for investors.

  • Japan Unveils Stimulus—Don’t Get Too Excited Yet Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:29 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's $117 billion economic stimulus package is a positive start to revive a frail economy. But the government needs to follow this up with long term structural changes and the central bank has to chip in with some bold moves - otherwise disappointment is sure to follow, analysts say.

  • Time for China to Remove the Punch Bowl? Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    With price pressures building at a faster-than-expected rate and exports staging a revival, is it time for Chinese policymakers to take away the stimulus punch bowl?

  • China December Inflation Quickens to 2.5% on Year Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:12 PM ET

    China's annual consumer inflation rate accelerated to a seven-month high of 2.5 percent in December on rising food prices, ahead of expectations and narrowing the scope for the central bank to boost the economy by easing monetary policy.

  • Japan Approves $117 Billion Economic Stimulus Package Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:56 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's cabinet approved on Friday an economic stimulus package in the biggest spending boost since the financial crisis as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pursues an ambitious agenda to spur growth and end nagging deflation.

  • China's New Leader — Reformer or Conservative? Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    When Xi Jinping became the new leader of China's Communist Party two months ago, hopes were high for reform in the giant nation. But despite what appears to be sensitive handling of a strike by journalists and a challenge to Beijing's tight control of the press, signs of change seem tentative.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors looked towards key rate decisions by the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

  • Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook met with China Mobile's Chairman Xi Guohua to discuss "matters of cooperation," a China Mobile spokesman said.

  • Thai Tycoon Extends F&N Offer Again, but End Game Near Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Range of Fraser & Neave Ltd. (F&N) products

    Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi extended his $7.2 billion offer to take over Singapore property and drinks conglomerate Fraser and Neave (F&N) for the sixth time, until Jan. 15.

  • Which Country Offers the Most Economic Freedom? Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:37 AM ET

    The Asia-Pacific region is home to the world's freest economies, according to an index published on Thursday as Western economies grapple with too much government involvement.

  • Peter Ma

    China's insurance regulator said it is seeking more information from Ping An Insurance after conducting a preliminary review of HSBC's planned sale of its $9.4 billion stake in the insurer to Thailand's CP Group.

  • China's Record Iron Ore Imports Buff Up Recovery Hopes Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:58 AM ET

    China's imports of iron ore roared to a record high in December and for the full year, while crude imports also climbed, boosting hopes that a recovering economy in the world's top commodities consumer will lift its appetite for imports.

  • As Singapore's Casinos Slow, Will the Economy Suffer? Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    As gaming revenue in Singapore's once super-hot casino industry, which is the second biggest in Asia, slows, what does this mean for island-nation's slowing economy?

  • What's Behind China's Blowout Trade Figures? Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:49 AM ET

    China's exports in December blew past expectations, rising over 14 percent year on year, compared with forecasts for an increase of just 4 percent. What was behind these blowout trade numbers?

  • Nikkei's Stunning Rally—Why It’s Time to Be Cautious Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Japan's stock market has had a blistering run,climbing 20 percent in less than two months on a weakening yen and expectations of aggressive monetary easing. Further gains now come down to the new government and whether it can come true on its pledge to revive an economy in recession, analysts said.

  • Google Earth Puts North Korea's Prison Camps on Map Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's visit to North Korea this week has been met with sharp criticism and low expectations.

  • UK Retailer Says No Xmas Turkey as Sales Leaked Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    British retailer Marks & Spencer reported a bigger-than-expected drop in non-food sales in the Christmas quarter after deciding to offer fewer discounts just as Debenhams and other rivals were offering more.

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