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  • Starbucks: Breaking into Booze?     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the coffee giant's earnings forecast and its attempt to perk up profits by venturing into wine and beer, with Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst.

  • US Trade Rep to China: ‘We Want Fair Competition’ Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 6:14 AM ET

    China needs to open up its markets further to improve global trade and create a level playing field, U.S. Trade representative Ron Kirk told CNBC’s "Worldwide Exchange" Thursday.

  • Taiwan Seeks More Tax Free Trade Deals From China     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 8:18 PM ET

    Sean King, Vice President, Park Strategies says that Taiwan and China's economic dialogue will revolve around building more tax free trade pacts.

  • China Needs More Flexible Banking System     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:41 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights says that while China needs a more flexible banking system, NPLs will not rise too sharply.

  • SEC Probes Hollywood's China Dealings     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the SEC investigation of China's dealings with Walt Disney Studios and DreamWorks Animation.

  • China's second-largest mobile phone operator, China Unicom, posted a big jump in its first quarter earnings, helped by robust data demand, but one analyst tells CNBC he prefers the market leader China Mobile.

  • Highlights From the Beijing Auto Show Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 3:28 AM ET
    China overtook the U.S. in 2009 to become the world’s largest auto market with car sales surging a whopping 46 percent that year.Since then, China's auto sales have softened considerably with growth of just 5.2 percent in 2011. The country saw 14.5 million car sales last year, about 2 million more than the U.S. This year, analysts forecast car sales will grow around 10 percent.

    This week the world's top auto executives have been gathering in China for the Beijing auto show. We’ve put together photos of new models and concept cars introduced at the event.

  • BMW Goes Full Throttle in China Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
    BMW China Dealership - VIP Dining Room

    Walk into the BMW Beijing Huadebao Auto showroom and you quickly see why China has become a huge focus for the German luxury automaker.

  • The China Challenge     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 7:10 AM ET

    Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discusses why some of China's biggest and most profitable banks are short on capital and its impact on global markets, with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R).

  • Charting Asia | Gold Comex Weekly Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Reasonable Cash Balances in Europe     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 8:09 PM ET

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia, Deutsche Bank says the free cash flow yield in Europe is between 7 to 9% which is a lot compared to Asia.

  • Ahead of Netflix's Earnings     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Silver has reached a 13-week low and the FMHR traders discuss the key catalysts. Netflix is also set to announce its Q1 earnings data after today's closing bell, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst.

  • China's Love Affair With SUVs Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    In a country where gas is more expensive than the U.S. ($4.42/gal), where the roads and highways and are still being built out, and where congestion chokes the traffic in big cities, China's love of the SUV runs strong.

  • 2012 Not a Re-Run of 2011 for Commodities     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    "We were coming into this year reasonably optimistic for commodities in 2012," Tom Kendall, head of precious metals at Credit Suisse told CNBC.

  • Nissan Bets Big on China as Europe Market Contracts Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:04 AM ET

    Nissan Motor is concentrating all its investments and increase in capacity over the next several years to develop the Chinese market, the company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn told CNBC's Kaori Enjoji at the Beijing Motor Show on Monday, even as he gave a pessimistic outlook for Europe.

  • Chinese Censors Hamstrung by US Site Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 9:09 PM ET
    Bo Xilai

    Since Bo Xilai was ousted as Chongqing Communist party secretary last month, Chinese censors have gone into overdrive to prevent the drama from ballooning into a public debate about corruption and power struggles within the party. The FT reports.

  • Myanmar Could Grow 7% by 2015     Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Manoj Vohra, Director, Custom Research, Asia Pacific, Economist Intelligence Unit says Myanmar could grow as much as 7 percent by 2015 as U.S. sanctions are lifted this year.

  • John Hinrichs, President, Asia Pacific & Africa, Ford Motor Company says the company wants to bring 15 new vehicles to China by 2015.

  • Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, ADB says it's naive to expect that BRICs will put up funding to IMF without wanting something in return such as a greater voice.

  • The World's Hottest Real Estate Markets Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 6:54 PM ET
    Global property markets have had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for the current year as well. But over the past five years beginning 2006, property prices have registered huge gains sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household debt.We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest property markets based on research by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, which ranks countries according to

    We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest real estate markets. Find out which countries have seen house prices skyrocket.

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