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  • Muddy Waters Claims Against Singapore Firm Baffle Pros Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    The latest apparent target of Muddy Waters – Olam International – saw its stock plummet after the short-seller was quoted in media reports questioning the accounting practices of the Singapore-based commodity trading firm.  But the revelation has left many market analysts scratching their heads.

  • In a week where U.S. President Barack Obama has made Southeast Asia the center of his first post-election trip overseas, upbeat economic news highlights another reason why the region is gaining in prominence globally.

  • Risk Is Back—French Downgrade Can't Dent Sentiment Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Financial markets are back in risk mode amid optimism that a deal will be done to avert a U.S. “fiscal cliff” of looming tax hikes and spending cuts. Even news of France being stripped of its much-coveted triple-A credit rating is unlikely to put a dent in stock market gains, analysts told CNBC.

  • Obama Is Serious About Asia     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australia National University says Obama's swing through Southeast Asia re-affirms his commitment to the region while bringing to light the rivalry between the U.S. & China.

  • Japanese Politics Looks for ‘Third Force’ Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    A week is a long time in politics, as the old cliché has it, but for Japan’s Sunrise party four days was a whole lifetime. The FT reports.

  • Obama's visit to Cambodia, like his trip to Myanmar, brings the issues of human rights and democracy to the diplomatic fore. The Global Post reports.

  • Gurdeep Singh Chadha was one of India’s most powerful businessmen, a liquor and real estate baron whose influence was intertwined with his money. Known as Ponty, he was a mysterious figure, described in the media as an “invisible man,” even as his political influence protected him. The New York Times reports.

  • China's Strong Hand in Myanmar Under Threat? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    President Barack Obama flew into Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first U.S. head of state to visit the country - a former pariah state that has taken the world by surprise with speedy political and economic reforms in the past year after five decades of military rule.

  • Fan Cheuk Wan, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse Private Banking says the region's domestic-driven cyclical sector is attractively priced and will benefit from growth in Asia.

  • Fund Flows into Emerging Markets     Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Fan Cheuk Wan, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, at Credit Suisse Private Banking says a solution to the U.S. fiscal cliff will likely curb the outflow of North American equity funds, but she sees a sustained momentum and flow of funds into emerging markets and Asian equities.

  • Obama to Spearhead Southeast Asia Push Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    Barack Obama will arrive in Bangkok on Sunday, the first leg of a three country tour that will include bilateral talks with Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the first visit by a sitting US president to Myanmar. The FT reports.

  • Two Years After IPO, GM Still Is Looking For Love Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 12:33 PM ET

    I’ve talked with more than a few veteran auto analysts who think GM shares should move higher strictly on fundamentals. At the same time, they point out GM is not seen as a typical stock.

  • The Great One Still Sees Hockey in 2012 Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    Let's be honest. Has ANYONE in the history of sport had a career like Wayne Gretzky? Here's what the prince of the puckheads thinks of the lockout, which is threatening to scuttle an entire season.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • Why the Worst Is Over for Singapore's Economy Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    Yet another change of leadership in Japan and the prospect of more aggressive monetary easing have sent the safe haven yen tumbling to a six-month low and currency strategists tell CNBC the days of a strong yen may finally be over.

  • Singapore skyline

    Singapore’s property cooling measures may have impacted home sales, which have plummeted in the Southeast Asian city-state, but analysts say don’t expect prices to follow suit.

  • Few industries matter more to China’s 1.3 billion population than real estate. Will the new leadership make a difference?

  • India's Electric Vehicle Drive     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors at the Mahindra Group talks about the challenges and opportunities in India's electric vehicle space.

  • What's Wrong With Singapore's Manufacturing?     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS says the 10 percent on-quarter contraction in Singapore's manufacturing sector is due to a decline in technology, pharmaceuticals and weak European demand.

  • China's Reform Agenda: More of the Same?     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Penelope Prime, Director, China Research Center & Professor, Institute of International Business, Georgia State University says that China's new leaders will not likely make any radical changes anytime soon.

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