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  • Japan’s New Tech Generation Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:36 AM ET
    Woman talking on a phone working on a laptop.

    Every Wednesday, a bar in central Tokyo hosts an unusual speed-dating event. There are drinks and plenty of coy looks. But the young people at the bar aren’t here for romance. The NYT reports.

  • Roger Bootle, Director at Capital Economics thinks Asia will suffer from the effects of the euro zone recession. He adds that the U.S. economic recovery, which should continue, is unlikely to offset the euro's effects.

  • CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the major European indexes.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Bailout Eyed     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including euro zone data showing a rise in factory price inflation.

  • Asia's M&A Obsession     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Mark Johnson, Managing Partner, Asia at Herbert Smith Freehills gives his outlook on M&A activity by Asian firms globally. He thinks Chinese firms have become more savvy in choosing what kind of deals they want to pursue.

  • U.S. September Auto Sales Should Hold Up     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Lincoln Merrihew, Managing Director, Transportation Complete, Inc says that the U.S. car market has improved and that it deserves a "B-grade" rating for now.

  • Popular Sentiment Buoys China as Growth Slows Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
    China

    China is grinding towards its slowest growth in a decade, corporate profits are in free fall and the stock market is in the dumps. But take a random sample of its people, from white-collar workers to migrant laborers, and a large number will express satisfaction with the current state of the economy. The FT reports

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including whether Moody's will downgrade the country's credit rating to junk status.

  • Fed Watchers Join QE Debate With Scathing Words Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:53 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As debate rages about whether the Federal Reserve’s aggressive asset-buying policy will revive a frail economy, some prominent central bank watchers have made it clear just where they stand on the subject.

  • Airlines' Jet Fuel Burden     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Timothy Ross, Head of Asia Pacific Transport Research, Credit Suisse says that soaring energy prices is a core issue and is the reason for his underweight call on the sector

  • Global Regulators Follow UK’s Libor Lead Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    London Eye Big Ben Dusk

    The UK’s plan to reform the world’s most important lending rate will guide a global drive towards more transparent and reliable pricing for everything from home mortgages and gold to heating oil, regulators said on Friday. The FT reports.

  • A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Asian equity markets, which have had a stellar rally this year with gains of more than 10 percent in much of the region, are now starting to lose their shine as the outlook for regional exports deteriorates, analysts told CNBC.

  • Asia's Priciest Drink? A $26,000 Cocktail in Singapore Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 9:43 PM ET

    Do you ever lie awake at night, unsettled by fears that the Western world is collapsing, all while Asia's elites grow increasingly rich and hold decadent parties that you'll never be invited to?

  • Chinese Stimulus Looks More Likely: Strategist Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    With China approaching a leadership transition and the economy continuing to show signs of weakness, the government will likely embark on a fresh stimulus program, Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Reasons Not to Lose Faith in Spain…Yet Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 10:59 PM ET
    Flags of the EU member states fly in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.

    Spain is in turmoil once again and the besieged European country is closer to asking for a financial bailout, but, perhaps investors should cut Madrid some slack, analysts say.

  • Hong Kong Tycoon Seeks Husband for Lesbian Daughter Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Gigi Chao

    Hong Kong's "playboy tycoon" Cecil Chao has put up a $65 million "marriage bounty" to find a husband for lesbian daughter Gigi, who is already married to her long-time female partner.

  • European Countries With the Best Holiday Entitlements Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Statutory holidays: 28Public holidays: 8Workers in the United Kingdom are entitled to the highest number of holidays compared to anywhere else in the world.However, vacation entitlement are often more complex in the UK, since the actual holiday provision depends on company contracts and the treatment of public holidays. While employees are entitled to 28 days, firms are allowed to include the eight public holidays as part of the 28-day package. Therefore, some UK workers actually have fewer vaca

    Here's a list of European countries with the most mandated paid holidays per year, according to Mercer's 62-country report "Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines."

  • Countries With the Most Billionaires Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    Billionaire count: 140Total wealth: $430 billionThe United Kingdom has the largest number of billionaires in Europe, beating Germany by three, but it still lags Germany in terms of total wealth of the group by $120 billion.The U.K.'s billionaires account for 1.3 percent of the population that is worth $30 million and more. They also hold nearly 33 percent of the total fortune of this group of ultra-rich. On average, these billionaires are worth $3.1 billion each. The ultra-rich group's wealth gr

    Here is a list of the top 10 countries with the most billionaires for the period between August 2011 and July 31, 2012 compiled by Wealth-X. Click to find out where the mega-rich live.

  • Total Warns Against Oil Drilling in Arctic Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 7:58 PM ET
    Oil Rid Islands on the Mackenzie River

    Total SA says energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters, marking the first time an oil major has publicly spoken out against offshore oil exploration in the region. The FT reports.

  • Tesla Charges Forward Despite Bumps Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
    Tesla Roadster

    Which Tesla has your attention right now? Is it the company that unveiled its supercharger network and promised a coast to coast set of charging stations or is it the company that warned Wall Street to expect lower revenues this year?

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