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The latest apparent target of Muddy Waters – Olam International – saw its stock plummet after the short-seller was quoted in media reports questioning the accounting practices of the Singapore-based commodity trading firm. But the revelation has left many market analysts scratching their heads.
In a week where U.S. President Barack Obama has made Southeast Asia the center of his first post-election trip overseas, upbeat economic news highlights another reason why the region is gaining in prominence globally.
Financial markets are back in risk mode amid optimism that a deal will be done to avert a U.S. “fiscal cliff” of looming tax hikes and spending cuts. Even news of France being stripped of its much-coveted triple-A credit rating is unlikely to put a dent in stock market gains, analysts told CNBC.
A week is a long time in politics, as the old cliché has it, but for Japan’s Sunrise party four days was a whole lifetime. The FT reports.
Obama's visit to Cambodia, like his trip to Myanmar, brings the issues of human rights and democracy to the diplomatic fore. The Global Post reports.
Gurdeep Singh Chadha was one of India’s most powerful businessmen, a liquor and real estate baron whose influence was intertwined with his money. Known as Ponty, he was a mysterious figure, described in the media as an “invisible man,” even as his political influence protected him. The New York Times reports.
President Barack Obama flew into Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first U.S. head of state to visit the country - a former pariah state that has taken the world by surprise with speedy political and economic reforms in the past year after five decades of military rule.
Barack Obama will arrive in Bangkok on Sunday, the first leg of a three country tour that will include bilateral talks with Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the first visit by a sitting US president to Myanmar. The FT reports.
I’ve talked with more than a few veteran auto analysts who think GM shares should move higher strictly on fundamentals. At the same time, they point out GM is not seen as a typical stock.
Let's be honest. Has ANYONE in the history of sport had a career like Wayne Gretzky? Here's what the prince of the puckheads thinks of the lockout, which is threatening to scuttle an entire season.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including
Yet another change of leadership in Japan and the prospect of more aggressive monetary easing have sent the safe haven yen tumbling to a six-month low and currency strategists tell CNBC the days of a strong yen may finally be over.
Singapore’s property cooling measures may have impacted home sales, which have plummeted in the Southeast Asian city-state, but analysts say don’t expect prices to follow suit.
Few industries matter more to China’s 1.3 billion population than real estate. Will the new leadership make a difference?
Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors at the Mahindra Group talks about the challenges and opportunities in India's electric vehicle space.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS says the 10 percent on-quarter contraction in Singapore's manufacturing sector is due to a decline in technology, pharmaceuticals and weak European demand.
"By any measure this is an incredible turnaround for a company whose very survival was once in question," CEO Marchionne said at Chrysler's Mack Engine Plant.
China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping's elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss. Here's a rundown of the appointed members.
As Washington scrambles to avoid the "fiscal cliff," some leaders of China are committed to never allowing their country to fall into the same financial trap.
Asia will continue to drive profits for British insurer Prudential as the continent eclipses its home market , the company’s CEO told CNBC Wednesday, with the company hoping to benefit from growth in China.
Andy Cross, Managing Director at the Motley Fool, explains why U.S. stocks sold off on Wednesday. He doesn't think the deal increases expectations for a December taper.
It seems the appetite for Chinese listings in the U.S. has renewed after Autohome's stellar NYSE debut. The Asia Squawk Box team discuss.
Stephen Schwartz, Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA, says that risky assets could see a bout of volatility when tapering happens.