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  • Rupee slump a buzz kill for Indian tourists Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Indians are postponing overseas travel due to the slide in the rupee, which has pushed the price of accommodation, food and entertainment considerably higher.

  • Emerging markets: The comeback kid of 2014? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:46 PM ET
    An Indonesian man waits for customers at a street money changer in Jakarta on August 28, 2013.

    Emerging markets are getting a beating right now, but the tattered asset class could be poised to become the “comeback kid” of 2014, some analysts say.

  • Indian rupee now in unchartered territory Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:02 PM ET

    The rupee has fallen so far so fast that not even analysts can define the currency's future. They are struggling to make sense of a currency that is now in uncharted territory.

  • Will India resort to buying gold from citizens? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:52 PM ET

    India is considering to direct commercial banks to buy gold from ordinary citizens in an attempt to curb imports and take some heat off the plunging currency.

  • Is Japan's economic recovery gaining traction? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:47 PM ET
    Pedestrians and shoppers walk through the Odaiba area of Tokyo, Japan.

    Economic data from Japan on Friday showed upbeat industrial output, inflation and employment figures, in the latest signs of a recovery taking hold.

  • The Bernie Madoff of China: Innocent man executed? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    A paramilitary police officer stands guards in front of flags at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

    It's a question many have been asking: Was Zeng Chengjie, who's been likened to Bernie Madoff and was executed by China, a perpetrator or a pawn of a flawed a money system?

  • Death by firing squad for Kim Jong Un's ex Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Kim Jung Un

    The ex-girlfriend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was among a number of musicians who were executed by firing squad on August 20.

  • India's rupee surges on currency intervention Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    India's beaten-down currency showed on Thursday that it hasn't given up the fight, staging it's biggest one-day gain for over 15 years on central bank intervention.

  • China’s Xiaomi poaches top Google Android exec Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    Hugo Barra

    Google has lost a top executive from its Android management team to fast-rising Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, the FT reports.

  • Indonesia hikes benchmark rate by 50 bps to 7% Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 3:58 AM ET

    Indonesia's central bank raised its benchmark reference rate 50 basis points to 7.0 percent on Thursday in a bid to stabilize the wilting rupiah and economy.

  • China has much at stake with Syria, but little control Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:10 PM ET

    The worsening Syria conflict has exposed an uncomfortable truth behind China's cherished policy of non-interference: Beijing cannot do much to influence events even if it wanted to.

  • Bank Indonesia seen raising rates as rupiah wilts Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:08 PM ET

    Indonesia's central bank is expected to raise interest rates on Thursday in its latest attempt to defend the plunging rupiah, which has slid some 12 percent so far this year.

  • Singapore dollar: the next currency to fall? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:07 PM ET

    Even the Singapore dollar, underpinned by a robust economy, has failed to escape the pressure facing its regional peers.

  • India calls on expats to save the battered rupee Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Indians overseas have helped the country avert past economic crises, so policymakers are pleading with them to plug a trade gap that is punishing the currency.

  • China aims to hike taxes on luxury goods, property Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:18 PM ET

    The moves are part of a push by China's leaders to reshape its economy to one driven more by consumers but to discourage ostentation.

  • Bottom in emerging markets near: Fund manager Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    The recently struggling emerging markets are getting "closer to a bottom," Leah Zell, founder of Lizard Investors, tells CNBC. She also offers two global stock picks.

  • Is nuclear disaster looming in Japan? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members in radiation protection suits in Fukushima

    As the world watches Syria amid concerns of a U.S.-led military intervention, halfway across the globe a nuclear disaster could be unfolding with the potential for years of repercussions in Japan.

  • Are Singapore home prices about to ease, finally ? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    Singapore's government issued another round of cooling measures for its real estate sector, this time targeting the subsidized public housing market.

  • Is the Aussie dollar finally finding a floor? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    The Aussie dollar has been swathed in bearish sentiment in recent months, but the tide could be turning for the battered currency as analysts find reasons to be optimistic.

  • For China inflation hawks, it's time to watch pigs Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    The rapid rise in pork prices is developing as the main threat to currently subdued inflation in China, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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