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  • Why Aggressive Easing Is Wrong Medicine for Japan Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    If Japan's opposition the Liberal Democratic Party headed by Shinzo Abe wins the December 16 polls, it is widely expected that an era of aggressive monetary easing will be unleashed in the country, but one expert says this will do little to prop up growth in the world's third largest economy.

  • The Ambassador's Index     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    Taking a closer look at Brazil's Itaú Unibanco, with CNBC's Amanda Drury; Tim Seymour of Triogem Asset Managemanet; David Riedel, Riedel Research Group; Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital.

  • President Ma Ying-jeou says Taiwan is now on the road to recovery, helped by a broadening of the country's trade and investment partnerships.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the Shanghai Composite posts some of the biggest gains.

  • Cathay Cabin Crew Threaten No Smiles for Passengers Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    A Cathay Pacific flight attendant stands next a placard as she and others stage a protest at the international airport in Hong Kong on December 3, 2012.

    Flight attendants at Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways are threatening to withhold food, alcohol and even smiles from passengers during the Christmas holidays over a pay dispute, a union official said Thursday.

  • Can Shinzo Abe Revitalize the Economy?     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:10 AM ET

    PK Basu, MD & Head of Asia Research & Economics, Maybank Kim Eng and Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors discuss whether Abe-san can efficiently weaken the yen and fight deflation.

  • Rocket Launch Further Isolates Pyongyang     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:05 AM ET

    Tony Michell, Korea Associates Business Consultancy, Managing Director questions what the North Korean leadership wishes to achieve with the rocket launch.

  • Will 2013 Bring More Pain or Gain for China Stocks? Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 4:05 AM ET
    Shanghai stock exchange

    China's beaten-down equity market will end 2012 in negative territory for the fourth year in a row, as fears of a hard landing coupled with global headwinds, saw investors turn their backs on Chinese stocks.

  • China Cracks Down on 'Slay Red Dragon' Doomsday Cult Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:37 AM ET

    China has launched a crackdown on a cult it says is calling for a "decisive battle" to slay the "Red Dragon" Communist Party, and which has been spreading doomsday rumors, state media said on Friday.

  • Coming Soon: China's Growth Resurgence? Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    Faced with the risk of a hard landing earlier this year, China's economy is now in the midst of a robust rebound, prompting economists to make bullish forecasts for growth in the new year.

  • Japan's LDP Set For Big Win in Sunday Election: Polls Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is on track for a stunning victory in Sunday's election, returning to power with hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the helm.

  • China HSBC December PMI Hits 14-Month High Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:00 PM ET
    Workers assemble sedans at the Dongfeng car factory in Wuhan, China.

    Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector picked up in December, a preliminary private survey showed, with rises in areas such as new orders and employment underlining a brighter outlook for the economy in coming months.

  • Fresh Off the Press: China HSBC Flash PMI     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC breakdown the latest flash PMI from China.

  • Business Confidence in Japan Is Deteriorating Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:23 PM ET

    Japanese business sentiment worsened for a second straight quarter in the three months to December and will barely improve early next year, as the global slowdown and a territorial row with China hit the export-reliant economy.

  • No Deal Better Than Poor Deal     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist, Northern Trust Global Investments says that no fiscal cliff deal might be a better option than to pass through a poor proposal.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets edged lower ahead of the next round of aid for Greece.

  • China Escalates Dispute, Flies Plane Over Islands Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    Disputed set of islands in East China Sea, referred to as Senkaku or Diaoyu islands.

    Japan protested to China on Thursday after a Chinese government plane entered what Japan considers its airspace over disputed islets in the East China Sea, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

  • HSBC - How Simple Became Complicated, and Costly Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:15 PM ET

    HSBC takes its name from its roots as the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, but there has long been a joke inside and outside the firm that the name stands for "How Simple Became Complicated".

  • Indian State Vote May Be Potentially Game-Changing Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:44 PM ET

    India's Gujarat state will hold a potentially game-changing vote on Thursday that could help decide whether Chief Minister Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi, becomes India's next prime minister.

  • North Korea Snubs Key Ally China With Rocket Test Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:20 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.

    There was anger and dismay after North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit on Wednesday -- plenty of it in South Korea and Japan. There was also surprise.

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