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  • 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.

  • Iwan Azis, Head of Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank doesn't think the ASEAN economic community will meet all its targets by 2015, but stresses the significance of the community-building consensus in the bloc.

  • Place Your Bets – Korean Won to Rise: Pro Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:56 AM ET

    The South Korean won should remain relatively strong given the underlying economic fundamentals of the Korean economy and better global economic headwinds,Thio Chin Loo, Senior Currency Strategist at BNP Paribas told CNBC Thursday.

  • Forbes Power List Signals Asia's Growing Clout Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    China's new leaders do not officially assume their new posts until next March, but they're already on Forbes' Most Powerful People list. This may signal the growing clout of Asia's political figures in global affairs.

  • US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee eats in a restaurant in Guatemala City.

    Guatemala will seek to expel John McAfee from the country after the anti-virus software guru, on the run from a murder probe in Belize, entered illegally.

  • The 'Fiscal Cliff' a 'Bungee Jump' for Markets: Expert Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 9:56 PM ET

    As the prospect of the U.S. economy falling off a "fiscal cliff" looms large, keeping stock markets on edge, one technical analyst says falling off the "cliff" is likely to end up being a non-event for equities.

  • Audisoft: Asia Is Our Primary Focus     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Christophe Pochart, CEO, Audisoft discusses the firm's expansion plans in Asia.

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