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  • Qualcomm will invest as much as $120 million in Sharp, a cash injection likely to make it the struggling Japanese TV maker's biggest shareholder.

  • What Will the Aussie Central Bank Do Next? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 1:37 AM ET

    In line with expectations, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) delivered a 25 basis point rate cut on Tuesday, taking the benchmark interest rate to 3 percent - its lowest level since 2009. However, analysts remain divided on whether the central bank will push rates even lower next year.

  • Is Asia’s Hot Spot for Investment Under Threat? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 1:21 AM ET

    Southeast Asia's largest economy is going to implement double-digit wage hikes next year which raises the question – Is the country's position as a hot spot for foreign investment under threat.

  • Soft Power: China's Wanda Eyes US Hotel, Movie Deals Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 12:10 AM ET
    Hollywood, California

    Dalian Wanda Group, the world's biggest owner of movie theaters, is in talks with Hollywood studios to co-produce films and is looking to buy and build hotels in U.S. cities as it eyes a $10 billion "soft power" spending spree.

  • Greece Is on the Road to Recovery: France’s Noyer Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France and a member of the European Central Bank governing council.

    Greece's economy is in recession but there are reasons to be upbeat and the debt-laden nation will be able to rebound strongly as it works its way through reforms, European Central Bank governing council member Christian Noyer told CNBC.

  • Startup Village wants to help engineers develop 1,000 Internet and mobile companies in the next 10 years. It provides members with office space, guidance and a chance to hobnob with the stars of the tech industry.

  • Olam Fund-Raising a 'Bailout': Muddy Waters Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 10:38 PM ET
    Olam's CEO Sunny Verghese

    Muddy Waters Research characterized Olam's $1.25 billion fund-raising plan as a "sovereign bailout" since it is backed by Singapore state investor Temasek.

  • oil drilling in the south China Seas

    India has declared itself ready to deploy naval vessels to the South China Sea to protect its oil-exploration interests there, a potential new escalation of tensions in a disputed area where fears of armed conflict have been growing steadily.

  • Thai Life Explores $500 Million Stake Sale Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 6:36 PM ET
    Lak Meuang (City Pillar) in downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thai Life Insurance may sell a stake of at least 20 percent, sources said, in a deal that could value the country's No. 2 life insurer at $2.5 billion and mark the third auction in the domestic sector within a year.

  • Asia Still Looks Good: Economist     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, ANZ says that investors are still turning to Asia and Australia for investment opportunities.

  • Commodities Are Firming up: Pro     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Sean Hyman, Editor, Ultimate Wealth Report says that commodities are firming up as data out of China starts to turn positive.

  • The Bigger Worry: US or the Euro Zone?     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

    Peter Morici, professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission discusses the U.S. fiscal cliff situation and the recent sovereign downgrades in the euro zone.

  • Energy's Risk-Reward Opportunity     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Bruno Del Ama, CEO, Global X Funds says that the energy plays like natural gas and unconventional oil sectors are very compelling.

  • Opportunities Past the 'Cliff'     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Bruno Del Ama, CEO, Global X Funds says that if you want to get past the fiscal cliff, look at emerging markets like China.

  • Why China-Related Stocks Are Looking Like Bargains Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Bullishness towards China is coming less from a feeling that things are getting back to normal and more from a simple valuation call.

  • How the Yuan Could Take the Dollar's Crown Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    China could eclipse the United States sooner than many think as the yuan becomes a major player on the word stage that could put the dollar in the shade, analysts told CNBC.

  • Risk On Is Back—Time to Quit Bonds for Stocks? Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    As the mood turns optimistic towards the global economy, is it time to quit bonds and pile up on some risk assets instead? It may be too early, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Oil prices will likely trade in a tight range this week as investors remain reluctant to take on large bets until the framework of a deal aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff" in the U.S. becomes clearer, according to CNBC's latest survey of oil market sentiment.

  • Will Australia Gift Markets a Christmas Rate Cut? Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 11:19 PM ET
    Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

    After holding fire in November, Australia's central bank is expected to lower borrowing costs when it meets on Tuesday, as the economy begins to show cracks.

  • Hong Kong Property Market Will Correct: Pro     Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Professional Property Services Group says that Hong Kong's property market is headed for a correction following the latest round of intervention by regulators.

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