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  • 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.

  • China's Richest Lawmakers Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:12 PM ET
    China's stupendous economic growth over the past decade has led to an increase in its billionaire population, with many of the richest in the country belonging to the political elite.China's National People's Congress (NPC), its highest legislative body, has 2,987 deputies elected from the ruling Communist Party and some of them are the wealthiest businesspeople in the world.The 75 richest members of China's NPC have an average net worth of $1.2 billion. In comparison, the median net worth of U.

    The 75 richest members of China's National People's Congress have an average net worth of $1.2 billion. Check out the list.

  • The latest price paid in the auction of license plates in Shanghai was 58,625 RMB or $9,380.

  • China Concerns Weigh on Markets     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    Insight on whether China's concerns are causing markets to trade lower across the board, with Gary Thayer, Wells Fargo Advisors chief macro strategist.

  • The selloff in Treasurys will drive more money into equities, with a third of that likely to go into emerging market stocks, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Market Group told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Chinese yuan coins on China's flag

    China needs to allow the value of its currency to appreciate but its financial regulators should do so at a pace that will not hurt its economy, according to Pascal Lamy, Director-General of World Trade Organization.

  • Small Cars Looking at Bigger Stickers Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 5:13 PM ET
    Car dealership

    You knew it was only a matter of time until we saw the rotation into small cars put the squeeze on buyers.

  • Charting Asia | NYMEX Oil Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 11:44 PM ET
  • Invest in ASEAN: Analyst     Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 11:12 PM ET

    Amar Gill, Head of Thematic Research, CLSA, says foreign direct investment in ASEAN has tripled over the last three years. His top picks for the region are Bank Rakyat, Public Bank and CP Foods.

  • Asian Colleges Gaining Respect, Report Finds Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 10:21 PM ET

    Do the reputations of Asian universities precede them? Last Thursday, the Times Higher Education released its second World Reputation Rankings in a report that said, “The West loses ground to the East in the global index of academic prestige,” the New York Times reports.

  • Simon Moore, CEO, London Gateway, says the newest deep-sea container port will help Asian shippers reduce huge costs in their supply chains.

  • Chinese House Prices Continue to Fall Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 6:55 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    Home prices in nearly two-thirds of China’s major cities fell in February from the previous month, as measures taken to tame the property market continue to have an impact. The FT reports.

  • China Can Maintain Social Stability     Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Stephen Roach, former Non-Executive Chairman Asia, Morgan Stanley, says as China shifts to a consumer-led economy, the service sector will create more jobs per unit of GDP than manufacturing, and thus help maintain social stability in the country.

  • Yen Weakness Is Not Over: Strategist Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    The yen has had a rough week, and this strategist says trading patterns suggest the weakness could continue.

  • The Stimulating, Provocative World of 2050 Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    World in Hand

    The next four decades will be full of the unexpected, since we live in an era of particularly rapid change. But Megachange is something to be embraced, not feared. Here's why.

  • The Age Gap: Demographics Threatens Economies Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.

  • Chapter 11: The Age of Emerging Markets Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    By 2050 the big economies will no longer be emerging, and the emerging economies will no longer be very big.

  • Automakers Looking at Add Plants in US Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    Big 3 executives will be careful to publicly play down expansion talk, but make no mistake, they see the need coming much faster than anyone expected.

  • New 4G iPad Could Hit a Speed Bump in Asia: Expert Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    One technology expert warns that the high-speed connectivity of the new iPad may not be applicable to Asia's wireless networks.

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