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  • India's salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group plans to invest more than 450 billion rupees ($8.2 billion) over the next two years, its newly appointed Chairman Cyrus Mistry wrote in an internal mail on Wednesday.

  • 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 fifth time until January 10.

  • Chinese Investment in US May Break Record in 2013 Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Chinese investment in the U.S. will likely break another record in 2013, a research firm said, following a record year in 2012 with deals worth more than $6.5 billion.

  • A poster at a protest against the gang rape of a 23-year-old in New Delhi, India

    The gang rape of a 23-year old student has invoked a new political voice from middle class Indians who consider gender rights as important as poverty alleviation.

  • World's No. 2 Economy Is Setting Up for Solid 2013 Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:48 AM ET
    Shanghai

    Following a year tainted by heightened economic uncertainty, the world's second largest economy is setting itself up for a positive 2013, say analysts, pointing to China's latest economic data and stellar equity market performance.

  • Thailand's Inflation Jumps 3.6% in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Night market in Soi Texas, Chinatown, Thailand.

    Thailand's annual inflation rate jumped to 3.63 percent in December, up almost one percentage point from November, but core inflation is comfortably within the central bank's target range, putting it under no pressure to raise interest rates.

  • Asia's Factories Show Signs of Revival Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:19 AM ET
    Workers assemble sedans at the Dongfeng car factory in Wuhan, China.

    Manufacturing activity in Asia expanded in December as China's economy showed signs of revival but export demand was uneven, pointing to further sluggish growth for the region, business surveys suggest.

  • US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific 'Pivot' Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • World's Biggest Casino Market Hits Jackpot Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET

    Macau, the world's largest casino market, raked in $38 billion in annual gambling revenues in 2012 after monthly revenues for December hit a record, a signal of sustained strength in the only place in China where visitors are able to legally gamble in casinos.

  • Rocky Path Ahead Even as Markets Cheer Fiscal Deal Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    Markets are relieved that the U.S. Congress has approved a deal to avert a "fiscal cliff", but analysts warn that investors now face a rocky two months ahead as negotiations over the debt ceiling begin.

  • Singapore's Economy Dodges Recession Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    Singapore's economy grew more vigorously than foreseen in the last three months of 2012, avoiding an expected recession, as gross domestic product (GDP) data for previous quarters was revised downwards.

  • Volatility Is Your Friend!     Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management recommends waiting for an attractive entry point into risk assets amid all the political wrangling on Capitol Hill.

  • Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says a ratings upgrade is on the cards for the Philippines this year.

  • Singapore Economy Grew 1.2% in 2012: PM Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 6:14 PM ET

    Singapore's economy grew by 1.2 percent in 2012, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday, indicating the city-state slipped into a recession in the last three months of the year.

  • North Korea Seeks End to Confrontation With South Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    South Korean conservative activists burn anti-North Korean placards during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 conflict, in a surprise New Year's broadcast on state media.

  • Dollar Steady as Hopes of 'Cliff' Deal Rise Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    The dollar rose against most currencies Monday in thin trading and held its gains even after President Barack Obama said a deal was in sight to avert a fiscal disaster.

  • US Clears DNA Firm’s Acquisition by Chinese Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    The U.S. has given national security clearance to the purchase of an American DNA sequencing company by a Chinese firm, The New York Times reports.

  • New China Government Won't Alter Monetary Policy Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    China will stick to a prudent monetary policy next year and keep consumer prices stable, its outgoing central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, said on Monday.

  • Global Markets Update: EU Shares Flat     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as fears over a lack of resolution to the U.S. "fiscal cliff" sent the FTSE 100 lower.

  • The Japanese government plans to spend up to 1 trillion yen ($11.6 billion) to buy machinery and factories from domestic manufacturers in a bid to strengthen Japan industrial competitiveness by providing funds for new corporate investments, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday.

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