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  • Fukushima: One Year Later     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at Japan's economic and emotional recovery one year since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami.

  • Vegetable market in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China

    Despite China’s inflation rate hitting a 20-month low in February sparking talk of further monetary easing, some analysts don’t expect Beijing to aggressively boost growth as rising prices are still a threat.

  • Buy Asian Equities: HSBC Analyst     Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:42 PM ET

    Herald Van Der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific, HSBC, explains why there is support for emerging markets in the long run, and recommends buying Asian equities and bonds.

  • Indonesian Economic Growth Holds Firm at 6.5% Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 4:00 AM ET
    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.

    Indonesia's economy expanded 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, as surging domestic consumption and investment offset weakening exports growth, giving the central bank room to hold rates steady this week.

  • It makes business sense to have more women in the boardroom as they have a positive impact on the bottom line, said women executives at a seminar in Singapore organized to mark International Women's Day.

  • Michael Kurtz, Chief Asia Equity Strategist, Nomura, says markets have overreacted to China's 7.5% GDP forecast, and thinks the Chinese economy will still enjoy substantial growth.

  • Why Mulally's $58 Million Payout Shouldn't Bother People Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:21 AM ET
    Alan Mullaly

    I know the Ford CEO is probably thinking, "Please don't focus on the millions in stock awards that just vested in my account."

  • What the West Can Learn From China About Growth Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:54 AM ET
    Figurines of manual workers pushing Chinese coins on push carts.

    Recently we discussed the prospects for the Chinese renminbi becoming a freely convertible currency and indeed an alternative reserve currency in world markets. Such a development would be positive for the global economy, and while some years away, it's worth thinking about now.

  • China to Set Path for More Growth: Author Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:09 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".

  • Charting Asia | Apple Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:13 PM ET
  • Japanese Town Struggles With Recovery     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    A year after the disaster, Japan still struggles to manage the debris resulting from Fukushima, and unemployment in the ravaged towns. CNBC's Tokyo bureau chief Kaori Enjoji reports from a town where recovery is still a slogan.

  • Cramer: Concerns Over China Are ‘Overblown’ Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 6:06 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host explains why investors shouldn’t worry too much about China’s sluggish economy.

  • China Concerns Overdone?     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Martin Soong with a preview of Tuesday's Asian markets and a look at whether the latest concerns about China's lowered growth projections are overdone, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, and Geoffrey Dennis, Citi Global Emerging Markets equity strategist.

  • China Cuts Growth Target     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    China trimmed its economic growth outlook for the year from 8% to 7.5%, an eight year low. Discussing what this means for investors, with Richard Madigan, J.P. Morgan Private Bank chief investment officer.

  • China Driven Commodity Super-Cycle     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing the trade on China's slow growth and what that means for commodity prices, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • China's Decline in Growth Normal?     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    Weighing in on why the decline in China's growth is normal and a look at the areas around the globe that are seeing growth, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, who says overall global growth is going to be slower in the next two years.

  • China Under Challenging Circumstances     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 4:35 AM ET

    "China has started the year 2012 in pretty challenging circumstances: I see some headwinds both on the domestic front, but also on the external front," Louis Kuijs, project director at Fung Global Institute, told CNBC. "So we see an economy that is not growing extremely fast," he added.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Growing in Asia: CEO     Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    Nigel Travis, CEO, Dunkin' Brands, unveils plans for the first store in India, and adds there is continued growth across the Asian region particularly in China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia.

  • Oil Prices to Hamper Asia Growth: Analyst     Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY, says supply and demand issues continue to dominate the oil market. He adds the price of oil at $120 will have a huge dampening effect on growth in Asia particularly.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt Electric Car

    Chevy's electric car, The Volt, is running on empty. With sales lagging and inventories building, GM has decided to idle production of the Chevy Volt for five weeks.

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