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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.
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.
Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs and Jian Chang, China Economist at Barclays discuss the risks and pitfalls facing the Chinese economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's trade deficit yawned out to its widest in four-and-a-half years in October as imports rebounded while exports stayed flat.
Following the sharp selloff in the euro, foreign exchange strategists tell CNBC they expect the single currency to bounce back quickly.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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David Frigstad, Chairman of Frost & Sullivan, says Japanese firms are "aggressively" pursuing changes in their corporate culture after missing out on previous global opportunities.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager at Saxo Capital Markets, describes the factors impacting the rupee in Thursday trade.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, explains why the firm is still seeing "great appetite" for its theater in the mainland.