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  • 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.

  • A Lot of Disbelief About US Recovery: Steve Forbes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 10:42 PM ET
    Steve Forbes

    Despite signs of an improvement for the U.S. economy, Steve Forbes, Chairman of Forbes Media says the recovery isn’t as vigorous as it should be and claims there’s a lot of disbelief about the turnaround.

  • Mongolia to Grow 20% in 2012: Strategist     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Alisher Ali, Managing Partner, Silk Road Management, says Mongolia's economy will continue to power ahead despite China's slowdown.

  • Analyzing Hong Kong's Election     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    Brian Fong, Lecturer, Division of Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, discusses the outcome of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Election. Warren Hogan, Chief Economist, ANZ joins in the conversation.

  • Democratic Elections for Hong Kong?     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    Hong Kong is scheduled to get full democracy by 2017, CNBC's Emily Chan reports on the prospects of universal suffrage.

  • India: World's Biggest Gold Market on Strike     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Gold sellers in India went on strike last Saturday to contest the government's decision to hike taxes on sales of the yellow metal.

  • Investing in Japanese Equities     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Insight on why investing in Japanese companies could add real value to your portfolio, with Francesco Curto, Deutsche Bank.

  • China Taps Top Funds     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Insight on the Chinese government are reportedly making it easier for investors to put their capital in China, with Jim Oberweis, The Oberweis Report editor.

  • How Hong Kong Elections Work Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    Hong Kong skyline

    The ultimate aim of Hong Kong’s “mini” constitution called the Basic Law is that the chief executive of the city should be elected by the people. Beijing has set a date for this – 2017 when the fifth chief executive election takes place.

  • Despite improving economic data and rising Treasury yields, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is right to be worried about a false dawn for the U.S. economy, Randall S. Kroszner, a former governor of the Federal Reserve told CNBC on Friday.

  • AUD to Hit Parity by Mid Year: Economist     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics, Westpac, says many investors have neglected the fact that Chinese economy is slowing down. He sees Australian dollar to drop to parity against the U.S. dollar by mid this year.

  • Neiman Marcus Chases China Boom With Ecommerce Launch Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus announced plans to launch an ecommerce website in China by year-end to cash in on the country’s strong interest in high-end brands and growing spending power.

  • Why Slowdown in China Could Actually Help US Economy Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    A contraction in Chinese manufacturing has sparked fears of a hard landing in that country and an overall global slowdown. But that actually could prove a positive for U.S. economic growth.

  • VW Adds Jobs, Raises Expectations for Sales in US Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    2012 Volkswagen Passat

    After years of fumbling to find its way in the U.S., Volkswagen has hit its stride and is ramping up production to keep pace.

  • Aussie Markets at Turning Point as China Slows Further Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:56 AM ET

    Latest data out of China shows factory activity shrinking for the fifth consecutive month in March, heightening concerns that this could be the turning point for Australia's resource plays and currency as chances increase of a protracted slowdown in the world’s largest consumer of commodities.

  • Beijing Switches Support in Race for Hong Kong Chief Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 11:10 PM ET
    Hong Kong chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying

    China’s leaders have begun actively supporting a populist to become the next chief executive of Hong Kong in elections this Sunday, abandoning their previous private support for a wealthy civil servant whose candidacy has been plagued by scandals, local politicians and political analysts said Wednesday.  The NYT reports.

  • The China Conundrum: Retail Play Alternatives Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, looks at another way you can play China if you can’t take the heat from the industrials.

  • China Quietly Relaxes Controls on Foreign Capital Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:23 PM ET

    The Chinese government has begun making it much easier for foreign investors to put money into China’s stock market and other financial investments, in a slight relaxing of more than a decade of tight capital controls. The NYT reports.

  • Bearish on China Markets     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 7:11 PM ET

    Keith Ducker, Chief Investment Officer, TORA, explains why he is bearish on the Chinese market.

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