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  • The U.S. jobs market is in focus with monthly payrolls data out later Friday and the one thing that could provide a big boost to job creation - that has stayed weak in recent months - is a signal that the “fiscal cliff” will be avoided, economists told CNBC.

  • Japanese Valuations Look Good: Pro     Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Kevin Gibson, CIO, Japanese Equities, Eastspring Investments says Japanese equities' valuations are priced at rock bottom, making It a compelling investment case.

  • China's Economy Bottoming Out     Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 8:22 PM ET

    Jonathan Garner, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley says that recent positive data shows that China's economy is bottoming out.

  • 'Self-Help Policy' Lifted Asian Stocks: Pro     Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Jonathan Garner, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist, Morgan Stanley says the decision of Asian policy-makers to engage in self-help regarding policy easing has boosted Asian equities.

  • Mulally Sets the Stage for His Final Act at Ford Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 2:44 PM ET
    Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., speaks during the unveiling of the Ford Fusion in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

    Why is Alan Mulally publicly proclaiming he will stay at Ford through at least 2014 when he has never set a deadline in the past?

  • Chinese Shoppers Resort to Hand-Me-Down Hermes Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    As China’s economy slows, shoppers are slowly overcoming the stigma of wearing“pre-owned” luxury goods.

  • Global Markets: Earnings Edge EU Stocks Higher     Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 6:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as more companies report better-than-expected earnings, helping indexes push higher.

  • History Comes Back to Haunt Japan Electronics Makers Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 3:22 AM ET

    History is repeating itself in the global consumer electronics space, with newer players threatening the dominance of older established brands -  that is Japanese electronics makers.

  • 7-8% Growth is the New Normal for China     Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:55 PM ET

    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics, Credit Suisse says that China is headed for a soft landing. investors should expect that 7% -8% growth as the new normal.

  • Asian Exporters to Benefit Post-Sandy     Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics, Credit Suisse says that Asian exporters will receive a boost as the U.S. rebuilds itself after Hurricane Sandy.

  • GM Retirees Take Lump Sum Buyout Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    GM's headquarters in Detroit

    General Motors took another big step in its ongoing efforts to reduce the company’s massive pension obligation.

  • Damage From Sandy? What About Potential Economic Boost? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    As focus turns to the cost of the damage wrecked by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the U.S., experts say the economy is set for a significant boost from the spending that will result from the need to rebuild homes and infrastructure.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at positive earnings reports from European airlines and oil and gas firms.

  • Physical demand for gold from Asian consumers may be showing some modest signs of stabilization but the buying interest so common at this time of year during religious festivals and the wedding season still won't be strong enough to lift prices above $1,800 an ounce, strategists said.

  • Countries With Aging Populations Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:32 PM ET

    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping two billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the number in 2000.

  • Does India Have Too Many Billionaires? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    New data reveal a staggering increase in billionaires’ wealth as a percentage of national income in India to a whopping 22 percent in 2008.

  • Global Markets Update: European Share Higher     Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets move higher in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in the U.S.

  • Ghosn Signals Nissan May Cut Profit Outlook Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:47 PM ET

    Japan's second largest automaker says it is "realistic" to expect the company to cut its forecasts for the full year when it reports earnings next week, its chief executive Carlos Ghosn told CNBC.

  • Where the Currency Action Is Now Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    These pros say emerging market currencies are the place to be - if you're picky. 

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the hurricane emergency in the U.S. forces markets to stay close.

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