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  • Markets Gearing Up For Abe-Led Easing in 2013     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says markets are bracing themselves for definite stimulus from Shinzo Abe, given his grip on the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance.

  • America Will Fall Off the Cliff: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    Michael Crofton, President & CEO, Philadelphia Trust Company outlines why he believes America will likely fall off the fiscal cliff, before Congress finds a fix.

  • Betting on Yen to Fall Further? Think Again Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    The yen fell to a two-year low on Thursday, continuing its rapid downtrend that started in the middle of last month. But analysts warn that the yen could end up firmer by the end of 2013 as the Federal Reserve will stay ahead of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) in monetary easing, which means the dollar will fall at a more rapid pace.

  • China Eyes Modest Recovery, Rising Risks: Vice FinMin Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 2:24 AM ET

    China faces rising risks in its banking sector and pressure on government revenue in 2013 while economic recovery could be hampered by weak external demand and domestic constraints, says Vice Finance Minister Li Yong.

  • Floating market in Damneom Saduak, Thailand.

    Thai exports in November rose nearly 27 percent from a year earlier, as expected due to flooding in late 2011, and global demand remains soft, which means the country's policy rate is likely to stay low to help the export-driven economy.

  • Netflix Blames Amazon for Christmas Eve Outage Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 10:58 PM ET

    An outage at one of Amazon's web service centers hit users of Netflix on Christmas Eve and was not fully resolved until Christmas Day.

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Shares in Malaysian commodity firm Tradewinds (M) Bhd jumped to a five-month high on Wednesday following a 1.5 billion ringgit ($489.40 million) buyout offer by Malaysia's seventh richest man Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary.

  • BOJ Debated Buying Assets in November: Minutes Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Bank of Japan

    Bank of Japan policymakers debated various options, such as an open-ended commitment to buy assets, as early as in November, minutes of the bank's rate review showed, a sign they were already leaning toward action back then on the worsening economic outlook.

  • Paving the Road Ahead for Southeast Asia     Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB Research delves into growth prospects and challenges for South East Asia, namely Singapore & Malaysia even as global economic recovery remains wobbly.

  • Asian Executives Seek Higher Productivity     Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Brad Adams, Head of Research, CEB says Asian executives are looking to boost productivity by a whopping 29% by employing creative strategies and hiring with a specific skill set in mind.

  • Why Japan's Nikkei Could Rally 30% Next Year: CEO Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:53 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei stock average could rally nearly 30 percent in 2013 due to an aggressive push to reflate the economy under the country's new premier, the chief executive of Daiwa Securities Group told Reuters.

  • Asia’s Big Banks Set for More Gains in 2013 Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    The negative sentiment that overshadowed China's banks earlier this year is fading and the sector is poised for strong gains in 2013, while brighter economic prospects should fuel a rally in Japanese bank shares.

  • Toyota Sees 2013 Output at 8.7 Million Vehicles Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Toyota Motor expects its global production to hit 8.7 million vehicles in 2013, nearly the same as the 8.74 million vehicles it expects to have produced in 2012, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday.

  • Japan's Abe: No Reform Unless Deflation Is Defeated Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 11:51 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe

    Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated calls for the Bank of Japan to conduct bold monetary easing to beat deflation by setting an inflation target of 2 percent.

  • China plans to change the law to crackdown on "malicious" trademark registrations, state media said on Monday, after a series of cases in which well-know international brands and individuals have had their names or copyright misused.

  • CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including light volume ahead of the holiday.

  • China's Rongsheng Warns of Full-Year Loss in 2012 Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, China's largest private shipbuilder, issued a surprise warning that it expects to post an annual net loss for 2012 on sharp declines in orders and prices of new vessels after the shipping industry took a downward turn during the year.

  • A woman protester pleads as a police person fired a tear gas shell during a protest against the Indian government's reaction to a recent gang rape.

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for calm on Monday as he sought to tamp down growing public outrage over the gang rape of a young woman that led to clashes between police and protesters.

  • Australia in the Asian Century     Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Philip Green, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore discusses Australia's role in the scale and pace of Asia's vast economic expansion as the land down under seeks greater regional integration.

  • Time to Buy Wine!     Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Stephen Wickens, Managing Director, Wickens & Co says that it is time to buy wine as valuations look cheap.

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