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  • Global Markets: European Shares Higher     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks got a boost from earnings showing a mixed outlook for the economy.

  • Are Gold Bulls Being Set Up for a Major Letdown? Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    Gold prices have fallen 5 percent in the space of just over two weeks on prospects for weak global growth and inflation, and commodity experts tell CNBC that with no major catalyst to drive prices back up, gold bulls targeting $2000 an ounce by year-end are in for a major let down.

  • Adapt Now: Japan Firms Heed Message in China Dispute Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    Japanese companies, bearing the brunt of the economic fallout from a territorial dispute between China and Japan, appear to be heeding one message from the spat: adapt now or pay the price of a dispute that looks likely to rumble on for some time.

  • Southeast Asia vs. North Asia Equities     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:10 AM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management, explains why the different earnings performances between Southeast Asian companies and North Asian ones.

  • Myanmar's Making Investment Rules Clearer     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says that there's a lot of scope to invest in Myanmar as the country makes its investment rules clearer.

  • GE: Still Bullish on China     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    John Rice, Vice Chairman, General Electric says that despite the company's lighter revenue this quarter, organic growth can be obtained from China's tremendous demand for infrastructure.

  • India’s Secret Weapon: Its Young Population Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Its youthful population that gives it a competitive edge over regional peers China and Japan and setting it apart from countries across the world.

  • China, the manufacturing hub of the world, is under threat of losing that title as its population ages fast leading to a huge labor shortfall.

  • Asia Caught Off Guard by Its Aging Population Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Asia's populations are graying very rapidly and the continent looks ill-prepared to face the challenges, writes an expert.

  • Can Japan’s Elderly Become Its Growth Engine? Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    There is a silver lining to Japan’s aging problem - the country’s elderly have emerged as big spenders, even as others tighten their purse strings.

  • Eight Ways to Invest in Aging Asia Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Asia, home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies, is also aging fast. The region is undergoing a major demographic change that presents both challenges and opportunities.

  • Governments in Asia are stepping in to organize matchmaking events in a desperate attempt to stem falling birth rates.

  • Global Markets: EU Shares Fall After PMI Data     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate, reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks fall after data showed poor manufacturing output in the euro zone.

  • Weak US Earnings Cast Shadow Over Risk Appetite Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    A slew of weak U.S. corporate earnings results have bought concerns about the global economic outlook back to the fore with a vengeance, threatening to end a four-month long rally in world stock markets and other risk assets.

  • Asian Central Banks Will Have Room to Move     Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 8:53 PM ET

    Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East, Coutts explains why he thinks Asian central banks will cut interest rates sometime next year. He adds that this could encourage equity investors back into the markets.

  • A 40 mile stretch of a toll road between Austin and San Antonio, Texas will allow drivers to go 85 miles per hour — the highest speed limit on any highway in the U.S.

  • Global Markets: Earnings Drive EU Shares Lower     Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 7:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate, reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets drifted lower after a steady stream of earnings news delivered mixed messages.

  • Betting on Emerging Markets     Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    A look at the newest investment plays in emerging markets, including the Philippines, Thailand, and others, with Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley managing director.

  • Is Spain Facing Japan-Style Stagnation? Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 5:57 AM ET

    The credit crisis has led to the U.S., the U.K. and even the entire euro zone being dubbed the "new Japan" – with the Asian country synonymous with a particular kind of extended stagnation.

  • Asian Stocks’ Dream Run to Continue, Say Experts Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 3:20 AM ET

    Asian equities have had a dream run over the past three months with some markets in the region seeing double-digit gains, and strategists expect bullish sentiment to spill into next year.

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