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  • 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.

  • Will 'Talking' Cars Lead to Fewer Collisions? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is launching the biggest study ever done on vehicle-to- vehicle communication in hopes of developing technology that could prevent thousands of crashes.

  • Global Markets Update     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

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

  • What's the RBI's Next Move     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics (Australia) says that India's growth numbers will likely remain weak and that the a combination of factors would lead the RBI to lay the ground work for more easing in the coming months.

  • Asia's Biggest Headache: Inflation?     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East at Coutts thinks Asian governments have more flexibility in economic policy than their U.S. and European peers. He cautions that inflation could be a major problem for Asian economies.

  • BMWs 'DriveNow' Program Launches in San Francisco Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    Its DriveNow program has officially launched in San Francisco where board member Ian Robertson believes those living in the city by the bay will embrace having a luxury car ready to rent.

  • Global Markets Update     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including meetings among euro zone leaders.

  • Impact of Gu's Verdict on Bo Xilai     Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Kerry Brown, Executive Director, China Studies Center at University of Sydney discusses the Gu Kailai case and how it led to the downfall of her husband Bo Xilai.

  • Bo Xilai

    Wang Lijun reveled in his image as the consummate crime fighter,  revealing to American diplomats in February his suspicions that the wife of Bo Xilai, had murdered a British business associate.  But there is another side to Mr. Wang, now accused by many people of being as much a criminal as those he boasted of persecuting.  Th New York Times reports.

  • Can Emerging Market Consumers Keep Spending? Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 | 12:12 AM ET
    Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.

  • New Fiat 500 Unveiled in Hot California Market Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    The new Fiat comes with a price tag under $20,000 and will sell for a fraction of the price you’ll find with other luxury cars.

  • European markets rise as Angela Merkel vows to save the euro, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • Asia's Territorial Disputes     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor says the major countries involved in island disputes - China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan - all have political problems at home. Tension over the islands provide a good distraction.

  • America’s Car-Mart Soars on Low-End Sales Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    The subprime auto market continues to churn out strong results for the largest U.S. dealership.

  • What Happens If China Comes In for a Hard Landing? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    China's potential hard landing likely would come with a sizeable safety net — enough, investors, hope, to brace against the damage that weakness in the world's third-largest economy would cause.

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