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  • Hard to See Smooth QE Exit in US, Japan: Dallara Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:21 PM ET

    It's difficult to see a smooth exit out of quantitative easing in the world's largest economy, the U.S. or Japan, said Charles Dallara, former managing director of the Institute of International Finance.

  • Reforms Critical in 'Abenomics': World Bank Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:07 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical economic policies may have instilled confidence among investors, but structural reforms will be key going forward, according to the World Bank.

  • Data to Show Signs of Life in Japan’s Economy? Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:54 PM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    A slew of economic data from Japan is likely to be in focus for Asian markets this week.

  • China Struggles to Find New Chief for Wealth Fund Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    China is struggling to find a new head for its $500 billion sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job out of fear it would prove a poisoned chalice. The Financial Times reports.

  • Stars Galore at Social Media Awards     Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    The glitterati of the social media world were recently in Singapore for the Social Star Awards.

  • Rise In Japan Bond Yields Manageable: Kuroda Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:12 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the country's financial institutions have sufficient buffers against losses they may incur from rises in bond yields.

  • Time to Talk: China, EU to Discuss Trade Disputes Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    China will hold informal talks with the European Commission on Monday to try to defuse a trade row.

  • Henrik Fisker Joins Tycoon to Salvage Car Company Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    Henrik Fisker

    Henrik Fisker is working with an investor group to salvage Fisker Automotive, the "green" car company he co-founded nearly six years ago.

  • Immigration Bill 'Could Create DMZ' Like Korea Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Immigration reform takes a big step to becoming law, but some experts worry that the emphasis on security could create a demilitarized zone.

  • This Could Devastate India’s Prized IT Sector Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

    India's prized $108 billion IT services sector is on a "knife edge" in the face of a looming vote on the U.S. immigration reform bill that threatens the very business model the industry thrives on, says Nomura.

  • What Central Bankers Can Learn From Volatile Markets Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:35 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    One thing the world's central bankers can take away from this week's market volatility: They need to do a better job of communicating.

  • 'It's a Big Moment for Japan': Fed's Bullard Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:13 AM ET
    James B. Bullard, St. Louis Fed President

    The huge volatility in the Japanese market is not surprising given the aggressive monetary policies put in place in the country over the last six months, St Louis Federal Reserve Chairman James Bullard told CNBC.

  • Myanmar's Currency Slumps as Imports Flood in Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:21 PM ET
    Myanmar's curency, the kyat

    The kyat has plunged more than 7 percent over the past month to the lowest since it was floated last year, raising concern about economic stability in Asia's newest democracy.

  • Lessons China and Brazil Can Teach Each Other Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take lessons from each other, according to Capital Economics.

  • Indians Have No Choice but to Learn Chinese Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:49 AM ET

    Indian businesses don't want to lose out on the opportunities provided by the burgeoning trade between China and India, and the first step is to start learning Mandarin.

  • Why Quantitative Easing Isn't Printing Money Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:31 AM ET

    This expert explains why quantitative easing (QE) is not about printing money and why bank reserves aren't money.

  • Surprise! South Korea's Problems Aren't Made in Japan Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:51 AM ET
    Seoul, South Korea

    The problem for Korea had seemed obvious: the won has climbed by a third against the Japanese currency, in theory allowing Japanese companies to undercut Korean competitors and carry home more yen.

  • Perfect Storm Sparks Massive Nikkei Sell-Off Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    A perfect storm of yen strength, soaring JGB yields and new evidence of weakness in China's economy sparked a major sell-off in Japan's equity markets on Thursday.

  • Lackluster Debut Strains Hopes of HK IPO Revival Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Sinopec made a lackluster market debut on Thursday, casting doubt on a nascent recovery in IPO issuance in the city as investors remained cautious because of a weaker local stock market.

  • Japan Bond Yields Spike—10-Year Now at 1% Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:58 AM ET

    Japanese government bond yields soared to 1 percent on Thursday, their highest level in a year, prompting the Bank of Japan to keep a promise of taking action to stabilize an incredibly volatile market.

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