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  • 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.

  • Cytec CEO on Europe     Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    Cytec Industries CEO, Shane Fleming explains why his company blames the slowdown in Europe and Asia for its weak 2012 outlook.

  • Private housing apartments in Singapore

    Singapore, one of the hottest property markets in Asia, is set to see a drop of up to 15 percent in prices of luxury homes this year, as foreign demand dries up on account of tightening measures and global economic uncertainty.

  • Why CIC Is Ready to Invest in Europe     Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jin Liqun, Chairman of Board of Supervisors of CIC tells Managing Asia's Christine Tan why he has turned more positive about investing in Europe

  • Bulging Chinese Inventories Undermine Copper Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 10:53 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    China's rising  copper inventories and slowing economic growth is casting a pall over the usually bullish mood at Cesco week in Santiago, the largest annual gathering of the world’s copper miners, traders, consumers and investors. The FT reports.

  • Citi's Strategy for China     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Stephen Bird, CEO, Asia-Pacific, Citi discusses the company's strategy in China. He says their credit card business would target the premium market on the mainland.

  • Peabody Energy CEO Betting on Asia     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy chairman & CEO, explains why he sees Asia as a "coal super cycle."

  • Priceline.com: Room to Fly?     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    Discussing how Priceline.com compares to companies like eBay, Apple and Google, and where it will likely find opportunities, with Anthony DiClemente, Barclays analyst.

  • Ford's Major Investment in China     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    Ford is building a new plant in China with plans of doubling auto production, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • MGM Resorts Can Weather Repeat of 2008 Crisis: CEO Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 2:55 AM ET
    Frontage of MGM Grand in Macau, China

    MGM Resorts International is in far better shape than it was four years ago and should be able to weather another economic storm should there be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, says CEO Jim Murren.

  • What Makes an Economy Competitive     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, MD & Head of Thematic Equity Research, Credit Suisse says labor productivity is pivotal to the success of an economy.

  • BTIG: Trading & Charity Day     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    Dozens of celebrities perform guest trading duties on BTIG's floor during its 10th annual "Commissions for Charity Day'. Steven Starker, BTIG co-founder, discusses the day's events, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Service bell at hotel reception

    China’s slowing economy isn’t deterring CEOs of the world’s biggest international hotel chains, who describe the Chinese market as the “most important in the world” and are keeping their aggressive expansion plans for the country in tact.

  • Global Auto Parts Shortage Threatens Assembly Lines Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 4:38 PM ET
    Brake and accelerator

    One year after the auto industry was hit by parts and components shortages following an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, automakers are scrambling to avoid a repeat of what happened last year.

  • A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    An expected strengthening of the U.S. dollar in the second quarter could mean a more "challenging environment" for emerging market stocks but China and Korean markets should outperform, says a senior strategist.

  • dublin commuters the earl

    Ireland has quietly slipped from the headlines besieging the debt-ridden euro zone, and perhaps for good reason.

  • Charting Asia | Euro-Dollar Weekly Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 12:09 AM ET
  • Invest in Thailand     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 7:11 PM ET

    Clive McDonnell, Head of Equity Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank discusses why he prefers investing in Thailand over Singapore. He also recommends stocks in the consumer discretionary space.

  • Markets may be fixated on China's widely-anticipated growth data due Friday, but some analysts tell CNBC investors should look beyond the figures and focus on other indicators which paint a more dire picture of the economy.

  • Yes Mustang Fans, Even Iconic Cars Need to Be Updated Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    1965 Ford Mustang Number 1

    Given the history of Ford’s Mustang, I shouldn’t have been surprised at the reaction I heard this morning to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

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