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  • Tough Times for Asia IPOs?     Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Philippe Espinasse, Author of IPO: A Global Guide says that Asian markets have generally seen few IPOs so far this year. He adds that Malaysia has been the standout in the region, with the listings of Felda Global and IHH Healthcare.

  • China Slowdown? Ad Firms Aren't Worried: WPP CEO Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    A slowdown in the broader Chinese economy hasn’t had an impact on the advertising market, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

  • Cutting Back: Wealthy Car Buyers Trading Down Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 12:37 PM ET

    Sales of new models costing more than $75,000 have slowed down.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets are trading lower, despite hopes of further quantitative easing from the Fed and a slew of strong earnings.

  • Singapore's residential market has rebounded by almost 50% in the last two years, but it could  be headed for a perfect storm in a couple of years if all the ingredients like falling demand, more supply and higher interest rates kick in together.

  • Expect a 'Risk-On' Q3     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Arjuna Mahendran, MD & Head Investment Strategy Asia at HSBC Private Bank says Southeast Asia as a region is doing well and will be more expensive before it becomes cheap.

  • The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.

  • Bulls Lock on to Emerging Market Promise Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.

  • India Needs Infrastructure Investment     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    A.S. Thiyaga Rajan, MD at Aquarius Investment Advisors says that India could grow at about 8% if it boosts infrastructure investment.

  • Alex Feldman, President at the US-ASEAN Business Council says that there are a lot of opportunities in Myanmar but it's going to take a while before big U.S. firms make major investments there.

  • EUR at 1.15 by Year End     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist, UBS Investment Bank says the bank is sticking to its forecast of 1.15 for the euro.

  • ADB Cuts Growth Outlooks     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Lei Lei Song, Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank says that Asian economies are becoming more integrated, helping them cushion a slowdown in the West.

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Culture Clutch: Museum of the Handbag Opens in Seoul Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    In a testament to its power as symbol of status and wealth, the high-end handbag gets its own museum in a bag-shaped temple in Seoul.

  • China Market May Trade in Tight Range Amid Uncertainty Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.

  • North Korean Leader Has a New Title: Marshal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The U.S. Federal Reserve could ease monetary policy when policymakers meet in August or September, although a large move is more likely to come only after the elections later in the year, Goldman Sachs said in a report.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Higher     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a batch of strong earnings reports from European companies.

  • Remaking Indonesia's Economy     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Chatib Basri, Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board says the country needs to move away from its dependence on cheap labor and natural resources, and towards a productivity-driven economy.

  • Tip: Stay Defensive For Now     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Wilfred Sit, CIO at Baring Asset Management says that telecoms and utilities firms are good defensive plays for the short term, but thinks that there's good value for investors who are prepared to invest for a longer period.

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