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  • US Fiscal Cliff Trumps EU Crisis as Top Worry: Survey Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 1:38 AM ET
    Fiscal Cliff

    A looming fiscal problem in the U.S. is now identified as the top tail risk for investors, marking the first time in 17 months that Europe’s debt crisis was not seen as the biggest concern for fund managers, a monthly survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows.

  • Tamminen: Wars Over Oil Yield No Winners Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    We're not talking about the Persian Gulf. It's the South China Sea where China and Vietnam are on a collision course that could result in higher commodity prices and far worse.

  • 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. Mulally said he has no plans to retire from Ford Motor Co., the second-biggest U.S. automaker.

    Ford in the U.S. continues to grow profits and profit margins with a steady cadence of new and re-designed models. That will be the focus this fall even as reporters pepper Mulally with questions about his succession plans.

  • Scenes From Anti-Japan Protests in China Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Chinese authorities had to use tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters during an anti-Japanese demonstration in the southern city of Shenzhen on Sunday. Protesters took to the streets in several Chinese cities including Shenzhen and Guangzhou, where crowds turned violent, clashing with the police.  Water cannons were also used to stop protesters from trying to break into government buildings, and at least a dozen people were arrested, according to the South China Morning Post.

    Anti-Japanese protests over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea escalated further Tuesday on the anniversary of Japan’s 1931 invasion of China. Click for scenes.

  • Mexico Economic Profile Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

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

  • BRICs to Lead Truck Growth, Europe Faltering: Daimler Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 7:20 AM ET
    Mercedes Benz.

    Brazil, Russia, India and China, collectively known as the BRIC countries, will be key to success for truck manufacturers as competition continues to intensify in the industry and Europe remains volatile, one of Daimler's board members told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Island Row Prompts Fitch Warning on Japanese Firms Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:46 AM ET
    Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Japanese auto and tech companies risk having their credit ratings downgraded if the dispute between Asia’s two biggest economies is prolonged, Fitch Ratings cautioned on Tuesday.

  • A Chinese and U.S. flag flutter in front of Tiananmen Gate on November 16, 2009 in Beijing of China.

    As trade tensions between the U.S and China heat up, with both countries filing complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday, experts say the grumbling is no more than posturing in a politically important year for Beijing and Washington and should fizzle out eventually.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Eden Park September 17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Obama said Monday he liked to 'walk the walk, not just talk the talk' on combating China trade abuses, in a sharp jab at his Republican foe Mitt Romney.

    It was classic American political theater in Ohio. President Obama, campaigning hard to win votes in a state where one out of every eight jobs is connected in some fashion to the auto industry, chose today to announce the U.S. has filed a trade case with the World Trade Organization against China.

  • China, Japan Can't Afford to Let Crisis Worsen: Pros Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 8:09 AM ET
    Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Some Japanese firms like Panasonic and Canon shut down factories in China on Monday after violent protests over a territorial dispute, but regional strategists say the disruption to business will be short-lived as the two trade partners cannot afford to let the situation get out of hand.

  • Chinese billionaires lost almost a third of their combined wealth in the past year as Asia’s mega rich experienced the biggest drop in their total net worth compared to anywhere else in the world, a new study shows.

  • U.S. to File WTO Case Against China Over Cars Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The Obama administration plans to file a broad trade case at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on Monday accusing China of unfairly subsidizing its exports of autos and auto parts, a senior administration official said late Sunday, in a move with clear political implications for the presidential elections less than two months away.

  • India Traders

    Indian stocks are getting a boost after the government stunned markets last week with a slew of aggressive steps to revive the economy. But India watchers warn that the rally could be short-lived, unless Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shows resolve and follow through with the unpopular measures.

  • Global Fiscal Crisis

    The Great Recession of 2008/09 delivered the worst blow to the global economy since the 1930s. But in a few nations, 2012 is turning out to be worse than 2009 in terms of economic growth. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • US Jobless Rate Really at 16%, Not 8.1%: Expert Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | 9:42 PM ET
    People check the jobs board at a Denver Workforce Center, part of the Denver Office of Economic Development, in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

    The U.S. unemployment rate of 8.1 percent is probably double that number when you include a host of measures of the jobless rate that are not included in the official data, one professional tells CNBC.

  • Post-Fed Strategy—Time to Move Into Asian Cyclicals? Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) later Thursday, but it is unlikely to result in huge capital inflows into Asia, the Bank of Thailand’s Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul told CNBC.

  • BRIC

    Brazil, Russia, India and China – together termed BRICs have been an investment disaster and were a marketing-led concept , according to John-Paul Smith, emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • Exit Plan – How to Retire Abroad: Thailand Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 4:36 PM ET
    For many people, retirement means that there's finally time to take advantage of newfound freedom. If that definition of retirement appeals to you, an ideal destination when you leave the workforce may be Thailand.Known as “Land of Smiles,” the country has undergone significant social and economic development in the past decade. In 2011, the  upgraded the nation's income categorization from a lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income."Thailand boasts a very favorable cost of living stru

    Thinking about retiring abroad? Click to find out more about making Thailand your own retirement haven.

  • Ford's CEO Transition Won't Change Its Biggest Problem Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Mark Fields, president of the Americas for Ford Motor Co., right, and Alan Mulally, the company's president and chief executive officer.

    The big challenge at Ford remains the mounting losses in Europe. They're already more than $500 million this year and could eventually reach $1.5 billion this year.

  • Is the US Dollar Finally Breaking Out of Its Funk? Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 10:08 PM ET

    The rally in the dollar overnight following upbeat U.S. economic news may well mark the start of something currency strategists say they have not seen for some time – the dollar’s direction being driven by the prospects for the economy rather than just risk appetite.

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