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  • Garages in the Sky Give Singapore a Lift Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 4:48 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton at North Pavilion, Marina Bay. Further in distant is business district of Singapore.

    A Singapore property developer is targeting the super rich with parking problems by marketing luxury apartments that allow owners to keep their cars next to their living rooms, even if they are on the top floor of the 30-storey block. The FT reports.

  • Chinese Snap Up Bordeaux Vineyards Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Dongjun Shen, group managing director of Chinese jewelry group Tesiro, poses on March 1, 2011, in a winebar in Bordeaux, in the world-renowned Bordeaux' wines region, southwestern France, after his group bought the 'cru bourgeois' Chateau Laulan Ducos in the Medoc area.

    From buying fine Bordeaux wines to buying the wineries that make them, the Chinese are changing the landscape of France's top wine country, leading some locals to worry about an "invasion".

  • UK Investment Bankers Prefer Singapore Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | 9:10 PM ET

    Almost a third of UK-based investment bankers would rather work in Singapore, according to a survey that predicts that the center of gravity in the financial sector will shift towards Asia in the next decade. The FT reports.

  • Steinbock: Watch for China ‘Neocons’ Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    As the national conventions loom ahead, economic issues dominate the U.S. 2012 presidential elections. But it is the return of the neoconservatives that will overshadow the discourse on foreign policy – and China.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spanish bonds, as French and German leaders send a united message to Greece to continue on the path of reform.

  • Why Markets Should Cheer QE3 Is Not Coming Soon Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:01 AM ET

    Global equity markets are taking a hit from fading expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will act again in coming months to boost growth – but maybe investors should be cheering at this prospect, say some analysts.

  • Vietnam's Banking Scandal     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Kevin Snowball, CEO at PXP Vietnam Asset Management, discusses investing in Vietnam after markets took a tumble Thursday, following the arrests of Asia Commercial Bank's CEO and co-founder.

  • Wise for Investors to Keep Powder Dry: Analyst     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank recommends investors keep some powder dry as there are enough downside risks in the market for the short-term.

  • 'A Lot of Reason' for More Easing, Says Fed's Evans Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:18 PM ET
    Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans

    As optimism over additional stimulus from the U.S. central bank faded overnight, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans reiterated calls for further easing on CNBC Friday, arguing that there’s “a lot of reason to do more.”

  • Talent Spotting in Asia     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Christine Greybe, President, DHR International says that job demand is growing tremendously in non-banking sectors.

  • India Still on the Radar for Equity Investors     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Adrian Mowat, Chief Asia and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist at JP Morgan Securities says among the BRICS, the only market he is overweight is India.

  • Hyundai’s US Growing Pains Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 12:14 PM ET
    GLENDALE, CA - JANUARY 05: Hyundai cars are on display in the showroom of the Hyundai dealership on January 5, 2011 in Glendale, California. Hyundai Motor Co. market share in the United States climbed just short of 5% in 2010. United States auto sales rose 11% in December. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Hyundai's U.S. plants are close to hitting full capacity, so the Korean automaker can do little to meet strong demand.

  • Ways to Play India's Boom     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    So far this year, the Bombay Sensex is up nearly 15 percent and is outperforming the S&P 500. Geoffrey Dennis, global emerging markets strategist at Citi, offers insight.

  • Global Markets Update     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopting a firm line on a Greek bailout extension.

  • Chinese Acquisitions in US Near Record Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 8:31 PM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese acquisitions of US assets and businesses are running at record levels this year, bucking the trend of a generally tough mergers and acquisitions market and a sign that it is easier than many think for Chinese companies to attain approval for deals in America. The FT reports.

  • Global Markets Update     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • Iran Forced to Reflag Oil Tankers Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    In 2008, Ernst & Young, the accounting firm, introduced short 90-day foreign assignments for both its U.S. and overseas employees. “It is something we introduced after the crisis as the way to offer expat postings in a more cost-effective way,” says Nancy Altobello, Americas vice chair of people at the company, the FT reports.

  • Fed Probes RBS Over Dealings With Iran Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 1:50 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    Federal authorities in the US are investigating Royal Bank of Scotland for possible breaches of Iran sanctions in a probe that has already led to the departure of a senior risk manager. The FT reports.

  • Rogers: Myanmar's Just as Exciting as China     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Jim Rogers, Chairman, Rogers Holdings says that Myanmar today is just as exciting as China in the 1980s.

  • Arrest of Vietnam Tycoon Unnerves Markets Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    The arrest of one of Vietnam’s most prominent tycoons has sent shockwaves through the Communist-ruled country and further undermined confidence in what was once one of the world’s hottest emerging markets. The FT reports.

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