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  • Tai Hui, Head of Regional Research, Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he thinks economic numbers coming out of Asia will be weaker as growth slows in the region.

  • CHENGDU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: (CHINA OUT) Workers labour on a cell product line at a factory on February 19, 2009 in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, China. China is facing a difficult employment situation in 2009 as the global financial crisis impacts on the country's economy. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China's urban registered unemployment rate climbed to 4.2 percent in December 2008, its highest level in 5 years, with an estimated 20 million migrant workers

    Markets may be taking the latest manufacturing data from China positively, but one economist warns that the data point to further weakness in the economy, which could prompt authorities cut interest rates despite signs of inflation creeping higher.

  • Crackdown on Tax Havens Opens Opportunities for Bankers Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    While wealth managers have scrambled to keep up with new regulations from a global crackdown on bank secrecy, they also stand to benefit, the New York Times reports.

  • Dickie Wong, Executive Director, Kingston Securities, says Sun Hung Kai Properties stock is still attractive and will find support at HK$90 in spite of public coverage of the corruption investigation against the Kwok brothers.

  • Faculty Gives Yale a Dose of Dissent Over Singapore Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:37 PM ET

    Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College, the NYT reports.

  • A 'Split' in China's Economy     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Alaistair Chan, Economist, Moody's Analytics, explains why there is a "split" in China's PMI data. He adds Premier Wen's new policy on Chinese banks endorses underground lending to small and medium enterprises.

  • Boosting Growth in China and India     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, Asia Pacific and India Economist, Morgan Stanley says India needs to boost investment flows, while China, on the other hand, should work on growing its consumption sector.

  • Consumption Is Key for China     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, Asia Pacific and India Economist, Morgan Stanley discusses why China needs to focus on consumption and how to release the consumer potential in the mainland.

  • Global Market Plays     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    The stock market is seeing the biggest sell-off since March 6th. Discussing global investment strategies, with Ann Miletti, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

  • Sneak Peak At Nissan's 2013 Altima     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    Nissan sales are up 10% in March. Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Renault CEO, discusses the improved fuel efficiency for Nissan cars at the NY Auto Show with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • As Myanmar Changes, So Does Its Leader Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 1:50 AM ET
    Myanmar's president Thein Sein during a visit to Cambodia this month.

    He is sometimes called the Mikhail Gorbachev of Myanmar, a once-loyal apparatchik of one of the world’s most brutal military dictatorships who is chipping away at some of its worst legacies — freeing political prisoners, partially unshackling the press and allowing the long-persecuted opposition to run for election last Sunday. The NYT reports.

  • Spain Is a Ticking Time Bomb: Pro Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 1:47 AM ET

    As investors step optimistically into the second quarter, one expert says a time bomb - in the form of Spain - is ticking away under the global economy.

  • Is Shale Gas A Viable Option?     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 11:20 PM ET

    Abdul Rahim Hashim, President, International Gas Union believes that the shale gas revolution is a game changer in the energy space and Asia should agressively assess their shale gas resources.

  • Further Fed Easing to Boost Gold: Societe Generale Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 9:10 PM ET
    Pouring molten gold

    Fears that the U.S. economy may lose momentum this year could build the case for a third round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve and strengthen the price of gold, Societe Generale said in a research note on Tuesday.

  • Two Cheers for China’s Rebalancing: Martin Wolf Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    China’s economy is changing. Indeed, it has to change, as I argued two weeks ago (“How to blow away China’s gathering storm clouds”, 20 March 2012). The good news is the scale of the external rebalancing. The bad news is that this is at the cost of larger internal imbalances.

  • Trading The Globe: Emerging Opportunities?     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com & Triogem Asset Management, discusses the outlook for emerging markets in the second quarter.

  • Charting Asia | S&P ASX 200 Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:33 PM ET
  • Asia-Pacific M&A Roundup     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Marc Symons, APAC leader, Financial Services Transaction Advisory at Ernst & Young, discusses the increasing M&A activity in the mining & minerals and financial services sectors across the region.

  • Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer Brands and Retail Equity Research, HSBC examines the growth of the luxury sector in China.

  • Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says the profits of Chinese companies are being squeezed as they are unable to pass higher input costs on to their customers.

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