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  • 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.

  • Declining as a Manufacturer, Japan Weighs Reinvention Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Many Japanese have a sense that their country has outgrown an economic template based on constructing commodity goods, but they disagree over what should replace it. The New York Times reports.

  • We’re Now Ready to Invest in Europe: China’s CIC Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    Investments in Europe could come to total more than 20 percent of China's sovereign wealth fund’s diversified equities, according to Jin Liqun, chairman of the Board of Supervisors at the fund.

  • China's economy is accelerating again and inflation will tick up by the second half of the year after bottoming out in February, according to David Carbon, Managing Director of Economics and Currencies at DBS Bank.

  • Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Mergers and acquisitions are not necessarily the best way for a stock exchange to expand, according to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Ronald Arculli.

  • Yuan Band Move Vote Positive Step     Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst, Thomson Reuters says China's move to widen the yuan trading band reflects a confidence in the economy.

  • Slower RMB Appreciation This Year     Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 6:08 PM ET

    Simon Warner, Head of Macro Markets, AMP Capital says he doesn't expect a fast acceleration of RMB appreciation this year as authorities want to keep policy easy.

  • All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth

    Failing to acknowledge a culture gap partly explains why some brand messages are not well received and integrated in China.

  • Soft Patch in China Persists     Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 7:36 AM ET

    China's economy grew at its slowest in nearly three years in the first three months of the year. Peter Navarro, "Death by China" author; John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman; and Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman & CEO, discuss what the data means for the global economy and markets.

  • China Bears Still Waiting for Moment in Sun Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:02 AM ET

    China's GDP figures in the first quarter indicated that the economy is not heading for a major crash, vindicating observers who say that China will manage to engineer a soft landing.

  • An Island’s Other Fear — a Tsunami of Civilization Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:36 PM ET
    Beach at North Sentinel Island

    Had a tsunami developed in the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake on Wednesday, the world’s most isolated people would have been at serious risk. Perhaps, even, at risk of extinction, the NYT reports.

  • NTT Opens New Data Center in Singapore     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 8:21 PM ET

    Takeshi Kazami, Regional CEO, NTT Communications Asia Pacific discusses the company's strategy in Asia and its emphasis on cloud computing.

  • China GDP Speculation Lifts Risk Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Speculation that China’s first-quarter gross domestic product will be stronger-than-expected put a bid in risk assets and hit the dollar Thursday morning.

  • A money changer counts Rupiah banknotes October 17, 2002 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The rupiah is at a six month low, 9,200 against the U.S. dollar, following concerns over the bomb blast on the tourist island of Bali.

    Plans by Indonesia to ban exports of some raw minerals from 2014 and impose a 25 percent export tax on coal and base metals this year will stifle foreign direct investment, hurting growth prospects in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

  • In a move designed to shore up his standing, Kim Jong-un received the title of 'first secretary' ahead of the centennial of his grandfather's birth and an anticipated rocket launch, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Scoot Flies to Tianjin     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:23 PM ET

    Campbell Wilson, CEO, Scoot talks about the budget carrier's new flights to China.

  • Sony Brand Name Will Last Decades: Analyst     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Jay Nelson, Senior Editor, Success Stories: Japan Executive Newsletter, explains why he thinks Sony provides impressive technology and has great potential. He adds the electronic brand name is so powerful it will last decades.

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