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  • Brazil to Slash Rates     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Tony Volpon, Strategist for Latin America, Nomura says that Brazil will need to cut interest rates this week.

  • Faber Report: Looming Asian Recession?     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the growth of Asian exports.

  • Global Markets: Growth Concerns Send Shares Lower     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including an IMF report singling out the euro zone debt crisis as a key threat to global growth.

  • Singapore's Surging Property Stocks Primed for More Gains Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:45 AM ET
    Private housing apartments in Singapore

    Singapore’s property stocks have surged on average 48 percent so far this year, far outstripping the 15.5 percent gain on the broader Straits Times Index, and analysts say there is still more upside for the sector.

  • Taiwan Gives Asia’s Sputtering Export Engine Some Fuel Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    Are this week's numbers from Taiwan showing a double-digit rise in September exports something to get excited about? Taiwan’s trade data, after all, are widely regarded as a leading indicator of the health of the world economy.

  • The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that China's central bank governor will not lead the Chinese delegation at the IMF's semi-annual meeting this week, in what appeared to be a snub to host Japan.

  • China's Slowdown Is Not a Crisis     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Phillip Chan,Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities, Hong Kong says not to expect too much policy action from the PBOC as China's slowdown is not a huge crisis. He explains more.

  • Finding Value in Emerging Asia     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, ANZ says Indonesia and Philippines have proven relatively resilient against the global uncertainty as they're de-linked from the global supply chain.

  • Global Economy Is on a 'Sinking Ship': Pro     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, ANZ, says recent economic indicators show the global economy on a downtrend. He expresses surprise at the lack of policy response by countries in Asia.

  • Global Markets: IMF Cuts Global Forecast     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans has all the details on the market moving events from Europe, including a report of expected disruptions in Athens as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece.

  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner testifies during a hearing on ''The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council'' before the House Financial Services Committee July 25, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    India's new drive to reform its economy will spur growth in private investment and income, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday, welcoming recent steps that have ended more than a year of policy paralysis in New Delhi.

  • Korean won notes

    After passing on interest rate cuts in the last two months despite mounting evidence of a deteriorating economy, the Bank of Korea (BoK) will likely move to ease monetary policy when it meets on Thursday, to bolster an economy that’s expected to grow at the slowest pace since 2009.

  • Mumbai, India skyline.

    The Indian government ruled out an inquiry into allegations of improper dealings between the son-in-law of India's most powerful politician, Sonia Gandhi, and property developer DLF Ltd, even as the firm's shares plunged on the claims.

  • Are Huawei and ZTE a US Security Threat?     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Ajay Sunder, Senior Director - Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan says that the bigger picture behind the Huawei and ZTE case is whether the firms are controlled by the Chinese government.

  • Has Asia Missed the 'Growth Boat'?     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC says Asia's performance so far this year hasn't been up to expectations. He adds that he's holding out for a better 2013 in the region.

  • E.U. Flags

    The decision by European policymakers to “kick the can down the road” provided American companies more time to better position themselves, Jim Cramer said Monday.

  • India Economic Profile Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    A look at key facts and figures about the Mexican economy.

  • India Declares, 'We're Back in Business' Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    The government's policy changes, announced in September, were a pleasant surprise for investors who until a few months back nurtured little hope for India's economy.

  • Is India Digging Out of An Economic Quagmire? Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    In this guest commentary, R. Rajagopal of Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd., argues that if it does not continue to address its pressing economic issues, India stands to lose its BBB- investment grade.

  • Used Car Prices Keep Sliding, but for How Long? Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    The latest numbers on wholesale prices the dealers are paying shows not only how far prices have dropped, but also raises the questions of how much further they could slide.

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