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  • Investing in Myanmar, Mongolia, Mozambique     Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Alisher Ali, CEO of Silk Road Management says investors should get exposure to M3 countries, Myanmar, Mongolia, Mozambique, through listed commodity companies with assets there.

  • China Inflation Will Go Down: Analyst     Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says inflation in China will definitely be going down. Tai Hui from Standard Chartered Bank joins in the conversation.

  • Noda Likely to Survive Sales Tax Vote     Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, Managing Director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan says that PM Noda will probably be able to implement the sales tax bill and still remain in office as Prime Minister.

  • Expect More Policy Action From Beijing     Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Head of Regional Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank says to expect more interest rate and RRR cuts from China.

  • Vegetable market in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China

    China Market Look Ahead: Traders will be watching for a Chinese inflation report on Monday morning and to see how a vow by China's Jiabao to prevent a rebound in property prices will play out in the market. Plus, some key earnings.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as Central Bank measures fail to boost investor confidence, and RBS pulls out of Tibor, Japan's version of Libor.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    To hear Rupert Murdoch tell it lately, Mitt Romney lacks stomach and heart. He “seems to play everything safe.” And he is not nearly as tough as he needs to be on President Obama.

  • Inquiry Declares Fukushima Crisis a Man-Made Disaster Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 11:31 PM ET
    The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    The nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture, a parliamentary inquiry concluded Thursday.

  • Bill Smead, CEO & CIO of Smead Capital Management says that China's economy is decelerating faster than people expected.

  • China Rate Cut Is a Prelude to Weak Data     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Zhiwei Zhang, Chief China Economist, Nomura says that the People's Bank of China's surprise rate cut could be a hint that economic data expected next week will be weak.

  • China Is Using 'Many Tools' To Balance Economy     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    Denis Gould, Chief Investment Officer, Hong Kong Multi Asset & Wealth at HSBC Global Asset Management says that China has many tools to balance its economy and that Beijing's using them all.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including UK lawmakers voting on the next step for the Libor rate-fixing probe, and an expected rate cut by the ECB.

  • Robert E. Diamond Jr., the former chief executive of Barclays, told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the manipulation of global interest rate benchmarks involving 14 traders at the bank had made him “physically sick.” The NYT reports.

  • Asia Won't See Rerun of 2008     Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says Asia will not see a re-run of the financial crisis in 2008. Johanna Chua, Chief Economist of Asia Pacific at Citi, agrees, adding that the region has not totally de-coupled from the West but it is more resilient now.

  • ECB Rate Cut Already Priced Into Markets     Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Nader Naeimi, Senior Investment Strategist, AMP Capital says that commodities will have a much better second half, and that markets are already expecting the ECB to cut rates by 25 basis points.

  • Inflation Pressures Remain in Indian Economy     Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 4:20 AM ET

    "The [Indian] economy is on surer footing than it was a couple of months ago,"Taimur Baig, director and chief economist at Deutsche Bank AG told CNBC. But he added "the rupee cost of import is still pretty substantial" and that inflationary pressure on the Indian economy remained leaving the Reserve Bank of India with little room for manoeuvre on economic policy.

  • China Says No More Shark Fin Soup at State Banquets Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:23 AM ET
    Shark finning: one of the world's most destructive fisheries. Shark fins are removed whilst the remainder of the carcass is discarded at sea, Baja California, Mexico.

    China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations. The NYT reports.

  • Weak Rupee Makes Foreign Trips Unaffordable for Indians Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 12:33 AM ET

    A falling rupee, that has depreciated about 25 percent over the past one year, coupled with red hot inflation at home and skyrocketing airfares is making foreign travel unaffordable for many Indians.

  • Stephen Chang, Head of Asian Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management explains why he thinks the current environment is good for fixed income. He also gives his top picks among Asian currencies.

  • China's Car Supply Outstrips Demand     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Michael Dunne, President of Dunne & Company and author of "American Wheel, Chinese Roads" says car manufacturers are building more cars than what's needed in China.

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