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  • Ex-Banker Arrested in US Over Olympus Fraud Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 2:04 AM ET

    A former Singapore banker was arrested in Los Angeles on Thursday and accused of helping "liquidate" hundreds of millions of dollars in the Olympus accounting scandal, one of the biggest corporate frauds in Japan's history.

  • China Lowers Threshold for Overseas IPOs Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 12:24 AM ET
    Shanghai stock exchange

    China has lowered the bar for companies to list overseas to ease pressure on domestic stock markets where more than 800 companies are waiting for approval of their initial public offerings.

  • Business as Usual for South Korea's Chaebol Under Park Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 10:12 PM ET

    A Park will be back in South Korea's presidential mansion come February, and the big businesses, or chaebol, that dominate the country's economy will be breathing a sigh of relief that her left-wing challenger did not win Wednesday's presidential vote.

  • Which Markets to Bet On in the New Year     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 9:20 PM ET

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia, at Bank Julius Baer tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes Southeast Asian and European markets for 2013.

  • H-Shares to Outperform in 2013: Pro     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Paul Pong, Managing Director, PEGASUS Fund Managers says that H-shares will outperform next year as markets get a clearer direction on the policy front from Beijing.

  • Take Two for Abe, Can He Succeed?     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Jim McCafferty, Managing Director & Co-Head Equity Research, CIMB Securities says Shinzo Abe could execute his policies efficiently this time around as he now has control of the lower house.

  • With Boehner's 'Plan B' Off the Table, What Now? Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 8:00 PM ET
    U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner called off a vote on Thursday to raise taxes for wealthy Americans, bringing the country on the brink of going over the "fiscal cliff."

  • China the Frontrunner to Buy Exxon's Iraqi Assets Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has emerged as the frontrunner to take over Iraq's West Qurna-1 oilfield from Exxon Mobil, a move that would diminish Western oil influence in Iraq a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.

  • Banking Reforms Positive for Custodian Banks?     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Nick Wright, Senior Vice President & Head of South & Southeast Asia, State Street discusses the firm's Asian expansion, saying banking reforms have positive implications for custodian banks like State Street.

  • Over-Investment In Asia From Excess Liquidity     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Taimur Baig, Director & Chief Economist, Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank says Asian policymakers will have problems with global quantitative easing as it will distort asset markets.

  • Asian Exporters to Perform Better in 2013     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Taimur Baig, Director & Chief Economist, Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank expects a better outlook for exporters in Asia next year. He sees an organic inventory re-stocking cycle worldwide as U.S. and Chinese demand increases.

  • India's Modi Wins State Poll, May Boost PM Ambitions Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:53 PM ET

    Narendra Modi won a fourth successive term as the chief minister of India's Gujarat state on Thursday, a victory that could launch the prime ministerial ambitions of one of the country's most controversial leaders.

  • In North Korea, Kim Is Time's 'Man of 2012' Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    Millions of North Koreans believe their supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, is Time's "man of 2012," the New York Daily News reported.

  • Asian and European Equities Look Attractive     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says that most European equities are cheap and Asian stocks are also poised to do will as inflows increase.

  • Deal or No Deal, US Will See a Fiscal Drag     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says that regardless of the outcome on Capitol Hill, there will be a fiscal drag on the economy.

  • Inflation to Help Gold Hit $1,900/oz: Pro     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst, UBS says that gold will hit $1,900 an ounce as he says the current inflationary environment will support the precious metal.

  • When It Comes to Japan, Think Long-Term: Expert     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Thomas Byrne, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Moody's Sovereign Risk Group says he's not too worried about Japan in the short term as along as the country can boost growth in the long run.

  • The Gold Bug, Will it Last?     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    John Hummel, President & Principal, AIS Group believes there's a lot of skepticism on the market but as a long term investor, he remains bullish due to gold's relative strength as a financial asset.

  • Investors, Don't Forget About Commodities: Pro     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    John Hummel, President & Principal, AIS Group believes investors should include commodities in their portfolio due to growing infrastructure demand in the developing world.

  • Can South Korea's New President Keep 'KOSPI' Pledge? Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 4:59 AM ET
    Park Geun-hye

    South Korea's first woman president-elect Park Geun-hye has made an ambitious campaign pledge of promising to lift the country's benchmark stock index to the 3,000 mark during her five-year term. But analysts say that may not be possible given the fact that the stock market is dependent more on external factors.

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