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  • Asia Faces Growing Inflation Risks: Economist     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC, says Asia could face the risk of inflation in the second half of the year as economies start to expand again.

  • Inflation: A Growing Threat for Asia     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 7:05 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC says central banks in South Korea and Thailand may hike interest rates in the second-half to cope with rising inflationary pressures.

  • Will Earnings Disappointment Prompt Market Correction? Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    Wall Street firms have been touting the attractiveness of U.S. stocks, but one strategist says the three-year rally in U.S. equities is getting “long in the tooth” and investors will be disappointed by the earnings season, prompting a correction.

  • Copper Prices Have Reached Bottom: Minmetals CEO Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:38 PM ET

    Copper prices have bottomed out and should be on their way up, according to the CEO of Minmetals Resources.

  • Youku Emerging a Goliath in China Internet Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Chinese websites are poised to benefit from increased Internet penetration over the next couple of years. However, Youku is in a unique position among Chinese Internet stocks. TheStreet.com reports.

  • Prepare for a New Era of Oil Shocks: Martin Wolf Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    Oil prices are up. Barack Obama is to blame. Drilling in the US is the solution. This is the mantra from the president’s opponents. All presidents tend to get the blame for high fuel prices. But with the price of gasoline nearing $4 a gallon, Mr Obama is getting it by the barrel load. The FT reports.

  • Johnson Leung, Head of Asia Transport Equity Research, Jefferies Group explains why he thinks Asia's container shipping firms are set to outperform the rest of the shipping industry.

  • China Bank Earnings as Expected     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    May Yan, Director, Head of China Banks Research, Barclays Capital, says she downgraded the banks to Neutral in February and the earnings so far are in-line with earnings.

  • E-7 Countries in a Supercycle     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO, U.S. Global Investors, says emerging markets are consuming massive amounts of resources as they develop. This bodes well for commodities.

  • Low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific taxiing at Hanoi's Noi Bai international airport.

    Qantas’ planned joint venture with China Eastern Airlines could run into regulatory headwinds in Hong Kong, according to an expert on aviation policy but the airline says it's confident of getting approval.

  • Heavy morning traffic, Thamrin Street, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Vice Chairman of Indonesia's National Economics Committee, Muhammad Chatib Basri, told CNBC he was confident the parliament would approve the government's proposal to cut fuel subsidies by 33 percent when it meets later this week, and that inflation will not spiral out of control as a result.

  • Charting Asia | Dow Jones Industrial Average Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:33 PM ET
  • Boom Time for Private Asian Banks Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 9:58 PM ET

    Asian private banks are benefiting from an influx of Western money as the economic uncertainties and debt woes in the United States and Europe prompt high-net-worth individuals to seek what they see as the relative strength of Asian banks.  The NYT reports.

  • China Hard Landing is Not Happening: Expert     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 9:20 PM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Reorient Financial Markets, explains why he thinks China won't see a hard landing. His top picks in China include the energy, infrastructure and consumer goods sectors.

  • Who's Investing in Myanmar?     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 8:46 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS Global Services reveals which countries & industries are dipping their toes into the Myanmar market.

  • Bringing U.S. Jobs Back to the U.S.     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Discussing the manufacturing jobs coming back to the U.S., increasing demand for workers, with Ron Bloom, Lazard senior advisor and Hal Sirkin, The Boston Consulting Group, who also weigh in on the measures that need to be taken to fix postal services finances.

  • Mongolia to Grow at 20% in 2012: Fund Manager Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 5:06 AM ET

    Mongolia could be the fastest growing economy in the world this year, with gross domestic product expanding 20 percent, according to Alisher Ali, Managing Partner at Silk Road Management.

  • Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Airways, explains how the Qantas-China Eastern partnership will lower travel costs for those in Hong Kong. He adds there is a tremendous amount of opportunity in the Hong Kong market that the airline can tap.

  • Dollar Outlook Weak on Fed's Loose Policy: Analysts Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 2:56 AM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    The dollar is expected to stay weak in the short-term on the back of low Treasury yields even as the U.S. economy seems on the edge of a turnaround, analysts said  Monday.

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