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  • Global Markets Update: Greece to Leave Euro?     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a Citigroup report that indicates there is a 90% chance Greece will exit the euro zone within the next twelve to eighteen months.

  • Stocks That Will Ride China's Power Demand Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    Growing demand for electricity in China is going to increase power generation beyond the resource-rich Northern and Western regions of the mainland, benefiting independent producers, upstream gas players and copper companies, according to Macquarie Securities.

  • Even as China keeps a tight rein on the property sector, an expected boost in consumer spending is making the retail space especially attractive to investors, say market observers.

  • Asia a Key Driver for Credit Card Firms     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:50 PM ET

    Oliver Rust, MD, Hong Kong at Nielsen discusses the key opportunities and trends for credit card companies in Asia Pacific.

  • Pork and Chicken Set to Join Luxury List Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:31 PM ET
    Packaged minced pork sold in supermarkets

    Pork and chicken will join beef on the menu of expensive meats as drought and US ethanol policy combine in a corn “disaster”, the head of the world’s largest pork producer has said. The FT reports.

  • Emerging Markets: Getting Back to Basics?     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered says investors need to focus on the fundamentals when investing in emerging markets. He likes local currency governments bonds in Asia.

  • Spanish Bond Yields Where They Should Be: Mark Mobius Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:14 PM ET
    Mark Mobius, chairman of Templeton Asset Management Ltd., speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Malaysia's stocks are not as cheap as other emerging markets and dividend yields are lower, Mobius said. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Spain’s high government bond yields are right where they should be given the country’s inflation outlook, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Yield Curve Flat     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a rise in European stocks.

  • Hudson's latest employment report shows that hiring intentions in China are the highest among the economies in Asia Pacific. Tony Pownall, Hong Kong General Manager of Hudson discusses the survey findings and talks about hiring expectations across sectors.

  • Nick Axford, Head of Research, Asia Pacific at CBRE says that Beijing's trying to encourage developers to build more mass-market homes, while clamping down on speculation in the high-end segment.

  • Indonesia Must Not Put Good Fortune to the Test Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 7:37 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    When Jakarta-based Saratoga Capital sought to raise $400 million for its new private equity fund in recent months, investors generously offered $1.3 billion instead. Brazil has slowed dramatically, China continues to look weak despite interest rate and reserve requirement cuts, India’s growth has fallen to multiyear lows and Russia remains dependent on volatile oil prices for its prosperity.

  • Global Markets Update: Watch Swatch     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the flattening in the Spanish yield curve, a recessionary sign; and the jump in shares of Swiss watch manufacturer, Swatch Group.

  • Global Firms in China Upbeat on Hiring: Hudson Survey Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 5:34 AM ET

    This may not be the best time to look for a job, but in China employment prospects seem bright with multinational corporations (MNCs) looking to increase staff even as the global economic uncertainty forces firms across Asia to hold back, says a survey published Tuesday.

  • Last year, the Honduran Congress passed a constitutional amendment allowing for the creation of special development regions. In theory, they would function as semi-autonomous city-states with their own governing charters and a degree of foreign oversight, the global Post reports.

  • Battered Euro Won’t Go Down Without a Fight: Pros Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 12:31 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The euro is hovering near multi-year lows against the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen as a slew of negative news cements bearish sentiment towards the single currency, but analysts tell CNBC there are signs of resilience in the euro and a collapse is unlikely.

  • Taimur Baig, Director & Chief Economist, Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank AG says investors will have to wait until September for China's economy to respond to measures taken to boost growth.

  • What's Driving the SE Asian Markets?     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Aninda Mitra, Head of Southeast Asia Economics at ANZ highlights the strengths of the Southeast Asian markets. He thinks near term risks to the region's currencies will come from financial volatility in global capital flows.

  • China Investors to Focus on Europe, Key PMI Data Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    Tuesday's trading in the Chinese market may be affected by the July HSBC flash PMI data, the earliest monthly indicator of China's industrial activity, due out at 10:30 Beijing time, and growing worries about the euro zone.

  • Global Markets Update: Spanish Stocks Sink     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including European shares falling on Spain bailout fears.

  • Bleak Jobs Outlook Raises Heat on Fed Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    The U.S. will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy further, one of the central bank’s leading officials has warned in the run-up to a meeting next week where the option of “QE3” will be on the table. The FT reports.

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