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  • India Needs More Savings and Investments     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 8:36 PM ET

    Taimur Baig, Chief Economist India / Indonesia / Philippines, Deutsche Bank AG says that India needs more investments and a higher savings rate to meet a 8-9% growth target.

  • China Markets May Firm Amid Rumors of Fuel Price Cut Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    China stocks may consolidate further on Wednesday before a decisive breakthrough. The Shanghai Composite closed 0.13 percent lower on Tuesday at 2448.88 on weakness in financials, turnover was lighter than Monday.

  • Charting Asia | Visa Weekly Monday, 7 May 2012 | 11:10 PM ET
  • Countries With the Highest Income Tax Rates Monday, 7 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    Rising public debt and elections in Europe and the U.S. have once again raised the debate over taxes.Europe’s debt crisis is forcing some countries to raise taxes. Spain, for example, raised its personal tax rate by 2 percentage points to 45 percent last year and France’s Socialist Party is also proposing hiking taxes on the rich.In the U.S., President Obama has proposed the Buffett rule, aimed at ensuring households who earn more than $1 million a year pay more in taxes than middle class famili

    Despite all the debate about the Buffett rule, the U.S. ranked 23rd in terms of the top marginal tax rate in 2011. Find out which 10 countries have the world's highest income tax rates.

  • Never Mind Europe. Worry About India Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Bombay Traffic

    The economic slowdown in India is one of the world’s biggest economic stories, but it is commanding only a modicum of attention in the United States.

  • Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia, Bank Julius Baer says while Europe faces a lot of uncertainty in the medium-term, the long-term outlook for the economic bloc is positive.

  • Auto Stocks Stuck in Neutral Friday, 4 May 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    NYSE traders floor

    Call it prosperity without a whole lot of pull, at least when it comes to investors. This is the new reality of the auto industry. Business is booming, profits are strong, investors are indifferent.

  • China Agrees to Measures to Ease Trade Friday, 4 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Chinese and U.S. leaders said Friday that they had made important progress on a range of economic issues, with China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao saying the agreement had included “some important breakthroughs.”

  • US Military Shift to Asia Is Rhetoric: Pro     Friday, 4 May 2012 | 5:15 AM ET

    Christian Whiton, Principal, DC International Advisory explains why he thinks the U.S. military shift to Asia is more rhetoric than concrete measures.

  • In Europe, Parallels to Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:35 PM ET

    Parallels are being drawn between Europe’s current debt crisis and Japan’s so-called Lost Decade, when the Asian country’s economy imploded in the 1990s. The NYT reports.

  • Soybeans

    The price of soybean, used to make products from livestock feed to tofu and biscuits, will get costlier because lower harvests from South America are depleting inventories.

  • More Appetite for M&A in Southeast Asia     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Harsha Basnayake, Singapore and Asean Leader for Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Solutions, says mergers and acquisitions activity is still healthy in Southeast Asia.

  • Patrick Olney, President & CEO at Volvo Construction Equipment, says business is still 'solid' in China despite country's economic slowdown.

  • China Facing Deflating EU Demand     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC expects a lower China trade surplus with weakening demand in Europe.

  • Paul: The High Cost of Our Addiction to China Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    Too many Americans are addicted to cheap credit and to artificially cheap Chinese imports at big box stores

  • Commercial Real Estate Turnaround?     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 8:19 PM ET

    Stuart Crow, Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants says commercial property will turn around in the second half of the year after a big drop in transactions because of worries about the euro debt crisis.

  • Chen Case Could Bring Political Change     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 8:11 PM ET

    Sitao Xu, Director, Economist Intelligence Unit says that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's case could bring about positive change to China's political front.

  • Virgin Atlantic Serves Richard Branson On Ice Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Richard Branson Ice Cubes

    The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?

  • Bulls Bet on Indian Stocks, Despite Economic Gloom Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    A man walks past the bronze bull statue outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumba, India.

    Despite gloomy economic news out of India in recent months, foreign investors have continued to bet on Indian stocks with the benchmark Sensex rising more than 12 percent since the start of the year. Analysts tell CNBC the momentum is likely to continue with stocks set to gain double-digits over the next year.

  • Charting Asia | Nymex Oil Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

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