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  • Asia Markets to Chew on Fed News Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    Asia markets could reflect continued disappointment going into Thursday as overseas investors digest moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve and a major market prepares for a holiday weekend.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    U.S., European and Japanese companies have been building up blue-collar and back-office operations and representative offices in places like mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore, reports the New York Times.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Slip     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Schober reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the choppy trading session, as investors await word from the Fed.

  • China Superhero to Boost Film Industry Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    09 Jun 2007: Rome, ITALY: A man dressed as Superman protests in front of policemen during a demonstration against US President George W. Bush planned by pacifist movements, anti-globalisation and far-left parties in Rome, 09 June 2007. US President George W. Bush is greeted by two separate demonstrations in Rome as the far left of Italy's ruling centre-left coalition seeks to distance itself from more hardline anti-US campaigners.

    Perhaps seeking to promote the country as one of the good guys, China is financing a Hollywood movie featuring a Chinese superhero who saves the world. The character has been invented by Stan Lee, the 89-year-old creator of figures such as Hulk. The FT reports.

  • See 20% Upside for Prada Shares: Analyst     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:20 PM ET

    Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer and Retail, HSBC Global Research said he sees Prada benefiting from growing sophistication of Chinese consumers and their preference for products with higher leather content.

  • Hedge Funds Bet on Big Bunds Sell-Off Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:52 PM ET

    Leading hedge fund managers are betting on a significant sell-off in German government bonds in the coming months after a sharp fall in yields on the debt paper driven by a flight to safety in the eurozone, the Financial Times reports.

  • China Policy Changes Good for Asset Management     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Stewart Aldcroft, Senior Advisor, Investor Services, Asia Pacific, Citi says China is making policy changes that are positive for the asset management industry.

  • In Myanmar, Clunkers Make Way for Chinese Mini-Cars Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Workers assemble one of the many car models at Chinese carmaker's Chery Automobile plant.

    As Myanmar continues to remake itself anew, the country’s perplexing and outmoded laws of commerce are beginning to become more sensible. Among the more confounding laws govern car sales.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Higher     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's trading day, including a record "euro-era" yield at the Spanish bond auction and a look at the impact on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Hong Kong's Rich-Poor Divide Widens as Population Ages Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    Hong Kong skyline

    The wealth gap is widening in Hong Kong, according to new data from the city's Census and Statistics Department as the population ages rapidly and industries decline.

  • China Stocks Set to Tread Water Ahead of Holiday Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    The Chinese market is expected to trade cautiously ahead of the long weekend — markets will be closed on Friday for the Dragon Boat Festival.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including Spain selling 3 billion euros at near record highs.

  • Charting Asia | Euro Stoxx 50 Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 11:18 PM ET
  • China Will Bottom Out in Fourth Quarter     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says sentiment in China stocks should improve and start bottoming out in the fourth quarter of the year.

  • South East Asia Valuations Attractive     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment says stocks in Southeast Asia remain attractive because valuations are low and yields are high.

  • China Stocks Set to Drift on Policy Inaction Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Chinese market may continue its sleepy trading seen in the past few weeks, due to the absence of major policy announcements.

  • Tomorrow in 30: Housing Data, Europe & G20     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    What will move the market tomorrow, with Stephanie Link, TheStreet; Gary Wedbush, Wedbush Securities; and Kevin Caron, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Automakers Race to Embrace the Wired Car Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    In the tug of war between packing more technology into cars and making sure what we’re driving is not “too wired,” it is more clear than ever that the future of the auto industry is tied to the future of the tech industry.

  • Forget China’s bilateral exchange-rate regime with the dollar, it’s a Chinese government policy of value-added tax adjustments that has been boosting China’s exports, according to a university Professor.

  • Denmark Warns Over Pressure On Krone Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:20 AM ET

    The head of Denmark’s central bank has warned that the Danish krone is coming under intense pressure from investors seeking a haven in Europe and betting that the currency’s peg to the euro could be cracked by the crisis. The FT reports.

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