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  • Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management says that if the U.S. economy heads back towards recession because of the fiscal cliff, that could hurt Asia.

  • Credit Downgrade Possible if No Cliff Deal     Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 6:03 PM ET

    Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management says that there's a threat of a further credit downgrade, if there's no deal on the U.S. debt ceiling.

  • Yale Under Fire for New Campus in Singapore Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 12:20 AM ET

    Yale University plans to open in Singapore, but critics feel it is impossible to build an elite college dedicated to free inquiry in a nation with heavy restrictions on public speech and assembly.

  • Global Markets: Why Japan Matters     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks lose ground and hope fades there will be additional monetary easing in Japan and a "fiscal cliff" deal reached in the U.S.

  • China's central bank will use various tools to ensure steady credit growth to support the economy while pursuing financial reform in the face of weakness and uncertainty in the global economic outlook, it said in comments published on Friday.

  • Shoppers in Singapore's main shopping district Orchard Road

    Singapore likely joined Japan in recession in the fourth quarter of 2012, dragged down by weakness in its top exports of electronics, according to a Reuters poll of economists.

  • Will 2013 Be the 'Break-Out' Year for China Stocks? Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 2:10 AM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Chinese stocks have gained more than 11 percent in December after languishing in negative territory for most of 2012, prompting analysts to say 2013 could finally be the year for Chinese stocks to break out of the doldrums.

  • China Factory Activity Likely Surged in December Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:40 AM ET
    Workers assemble sedans at the Dongfeng car factory in Wuhan, China.

    China's factory activity in December probably expanded at its fastest pace in eight months, reinforcing signs of a steady recovery in the world's second-largest economy underpinned by pro-growth policies.

  • Weak Japan Data Bolster Abe's Hand on Stimulus Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:32 AM ET

    Poor Japanese manufacturing data on Friday gave new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe more ammunition to push for big spending and easy money to salvage the world's third largest economy from decades of deflation and its fourth recession since 2000.

  • Bharti Infratel, backed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, fell as much as 12.7 percent in its trading debut after raising about $760 million in India's biggest IPO in two years, weighed down by a cautious outlook for mobile tower operators.

  • Singapore's Temasek Raises Stake in Olam to 19% Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:37 PM ET

    Olam International, which has been battling short-seller Muddy Waters, said on Friday that Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings had raised its stake in the commodities firm to 19 percent from 18 percent.

  • China Gets Tough With New Food Safety Laws Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 8:42 PM ET

    Beijing will introduce tough new laws to punish firms that flout food safety laws, the official Xinhua news agency reported, a significant move in China's struggle to get its abysmal food safety record under control.

  • Your Stock Tips for the New Year     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management recommends diversifying portfolio to hedge risks and maximizing returns in 2013.

  • Which Asian Market Will Outperform in 2013?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management believes South Korea is set to perform well in coming years however Japan too has potential if reforms come through.

  • South Korea Factory Output Up for 3rd Straight Month Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:54 PM ET

    South Korean industrial output grew for a third consecutive month in November from October and at a much faster pace than expected, data showed on Friday, offering fresh evidence that Asia's fourth-largest economy is starting to pick up.

  • INR to Hit 51.50 Against USD: Expert     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says he likes the Indian currency as New Delhi doesn't mind a stronger currency. He expects the rupee to hit 51.50 against the USD.

  • Yen To Hit 88-87 Level in 2013     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says the Japanese currency will hit 88-87 levels by the end of next year but there will be a pull back in the very near term.

  • Sector Picks: Techs, Home Builders & Financials     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners likes tech stocks as there's a lot of capital expenditure on the sidelines. He also explains why he likes home builders and financials.

  • Market Confidence Is Getting Hurt: Pro     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says market confidence is at a very very low level despite the global growth story being still intact.

  • Toshiba to Sell 16% Stake in Westinghouse: Report Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    Japan's Toshiba is in talks with three parties to sell a portion of its stake in its nuclear power unit Westinghouse, according to media reports.

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