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  • Global Markets Report     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Markets close across Europe, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs discusses how stocks are trading amid the extension of the deadline on the Greek bond buyback and after Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his plans to resign after the approval of Italy's 2013 budget.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including Italian markets falling after its Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his resignation plans.

  • Japan's Renesas Electronics, the world's biggest maker of microcontroller chips, was thrown a lifeline on Monday after gaining 150 billion yen ($1.8 billion) in a government-led bailout.

  • Poor China Exports Data Won't Derail Recovery Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    China's trade numbers for November came in far below expectations, however, economists are confident the slump in export growth will not derail the recovery in the world's second largest economy.

  • Pitfalls in China     Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs and Jian Chang, China Economist at Barclays discuss the risks and pitfalls facing the Chinese economy.

  • Hong Kong Shares Better Bet Than China     Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    Markus Rosgen, Managing Director & Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Strategy, Citi says that he is still "underweight" on Chinese stocks, compared to Hong Kong equities.

  • Why Canada Can Resist, but Won't Stop Energy Deals Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Canada says it will allow no further deals by Chinese state-owned enterprises after approving a $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian energy firm Nexen by China's CNOOC. Experts say watch this space.

  • This Country Would Like to See Japan Rearmed Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 6:21 PM ET
    Container terminal in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister.

  • Egypt's President Cancels Decree That Sparked Protests Saturday, 8 Dec 2012 | 9:26 PM ET

    Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled a decree that gave him sweeping powers and sparked huge protests, but did not delay a referendum on a constitution as his opponents had demanded.

  • Quake Hits Off Japan Near Fukushima Disaster Zone Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 6:48 AM ET
    Japan Meteorological Agency officer Makoto Saito shows a map of northern Japan and speaks about an earthquake at the agency in Tokyo on December 7, 2012.

    A strong quake centered off northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo on Friday and triggered a one-meter tsunami in an area devastated by last year's Fukushima disaster, but there were no reports of deaths or serious damage.

  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Chinese state-owned insurer the PICC Group surged 7 percent on debut on Friday, the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong for two years, and analysts said the stock has further to climb.

  • Australia Trade Deficit Widest Since Early 2008 Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:53 AM ET

    Australia's trade deficit yawned out to its widest in four-and-a-half years in October as imports rebounded while exports stayed flat.

  • Did Mario Draghi Just Kill the Rally in the Euro? Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 12:32 AM ET

    Following the sharp selloff in the euro, foreign exchange strategists tell CNBC they expect the single currency to bounce back quickly.

  • Toyota Sees Japan Sales Dropping 20% in 2013 Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 12:08 AM ET
    Toyota Venza

    Toyota expects Japan vehicle sales to fall by a fifth next year, in part due to the end of government tax incentives for fuel-efficient automobiles, media reported, adding to the pain from a decline in China sales.

  • The Culture of Insurance in China     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    As more people in China get wealthier, many are looking for ways to better protect their health and belongings. CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a look at the state of insurance in China.

  • Shares in This Luxury Retailer Are at All-Time Highs Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 8:54 PM ET

    Shares of Italian fashion house Prada surged as much as 7.9 percent to an all-time high on Friday after the Milan-based company posted forecast-beating quarterly results.

  • Indian Bourse Picks Banks for $1 Billion New Listing Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    India's BSE Ltd, the former Bombay Stock Exchange which has lost market share to rivals, has chosen 14 banks for a share offering planned for the first half of 2013.

  • 2013 a Good Year For Asia: Economist     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Erik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist, RBS details why 2013 will be a good year for Asia. He says domestic demand has held up, ASEAN has been growing above historical rates and that the slowdown in the economies of China and India has been domestically-driven.

  • Deloitte's Top Tech Firms in Asia     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    The top Asian tech firms in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific list may be unfamiliar names, but Jolyon Barker, Managing Director, Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte says they can create extraordinary growth.

  • Xi Jinping

    China's Communist Party boss Xi Jinping has shown himself to be more confident and relaxed than his predecessor - but also quick to invoke nationalistic themes.

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