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  • 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.

  • S.Korea Central Bank Holds Rates, Cut Seen in Early 2013 Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 8:59 PM ET

    South Korea's central bank kept interest rates on hold for a second consecutive month, as it feels out the effects from two rate cuts this year as well as latest policy easing from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    The city's market watchdog proposes that banks preparing companies for listing on Hong Kong's stock exchange will be made explicitly liable for IPO prospectuses, although they will also have more powers to ensure that their clients play by the rules.

  • Coal Miner Bumi Moves Towards Bakrie Divorce Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:24 PM ET

    Indonesia-focused miner Bumi moved closer to divorcing the Bakrie family that co-founded it, announcing the departure of its Bakrie-supported chief executive and plans to sell its stake in unit Bumi Resources soon.

  • Is the Fiscal Cliff Just a Media Event?     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research, Asia, ANZ says that if we go over the fiscal cliff the treasury still has the flexibility to implement the changes.

  • Trading Around the Fiscal Cliff     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that individual investors have bailed from the markets and that current market action is mostly driven by institutional investors.

  • Impact of Pyonyang's Rocket Launch On US     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Heritage Foundation says North Korea's rocket launch is a renewed threat for the U.S. as Pyongyang could eventually build missiles that may reach American soil.

  • Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that with time running out, congress will likely come up with a fiscal cliff "band aid", rather a solution in two weeks' time.

  • Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that the Fed's latest move will make businesses feel better as it gives a little more certainty.

  • North Korea Launches Rocket in Defiance of Critics Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 4:10 AM ET
    A man watches a TV screen broadcasting news on North Korea's rocket launch, at a railway station in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents.

  • HSBC Became Bank to Drug Cartels, Pays Big for Lapses Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:15 PM ET

    Mexican authorities told the CEO of HSBC's Mexico unit that a local drug lord referred to the bank as the "place to launder money," U.S. prosecutors said, as they announced a record $1.92 billion settlement with the British bank.

  • Move Over Amazon, Here Comes a China Juggernaut Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 9:00 PM ET
    Student in front of an online Taobao shop.

    Millions of Chinese shoppers are turning to the web, fueling a booming $64 billion e-commerce market, as a local player gets set to overtake Amazon as the world's biggest online retailer by 2016.

  • Chinese Inventors Take Patent Crown From US: Report Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    China has overtaken the United States to become the world's biggest processor of patent applications, giving an innovative edge to Beijing's economic and industrial clout.

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