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  • 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.

  • New Wave of M&A Deals in Asia     Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    Vikram Chakravarty, Partner & Head of Strategy and Corporate Finance Asia, A.T. Kearney discusses the drivers behind the increase in M&A deals in Asia.

  • Investors Looking for Safe Assets     Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Jimmy Koh, Head of Research and Investor Relations, UOB says that investors are looking for safe havens despite low returns.

  • 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.

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