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  • Samsung Sheds $12 Billion on Smartphone Fears Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    Samsung lost $12 billion in market value on Friday, hit by downgrades that have underscored concerns about slowing sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone.

  • Investors Dump Japan, but Soros May Be Buying Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 3:16 AM ET
    George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management

    Even as Japan's stock index flirted with bear territory on Friday and then closed more than 6 percent lower for the week, there was some good news for the beaten-down Nikkei.

  • Japan's Neighbor Suffers Brunt of 'Abenomics' Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:22 AM ET
    Seoul, South Korea

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies to revive Japan's economy are proving to be problematic for neighboring South Korea, said the head of the country's financial regulator.

  • Fed Tapering Could Mean Instant Problems for China Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Any Fed tapering of bond buying could lead to a liquidity squeeze in the world's second largest economy.

  • Oil to Gain If Hardliner Wins ‘Pivotal’ Iran Vote Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:46 PM ET

    Benchmark crude oil prices may rise in the second half of this year if Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and frontrunner in presidential elections, wins the vote scheduled for June 14.

  • China Firm Nears Deal for James Bond Yacht Maker Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:14 PM ET
    Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group

    A Chinese firm is close to buying Britain's largest luxury yacht maker by sales, underscoring China's growing appetite for European luxury assets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Dollar-Yen Shake-Out Could Be Just the Start Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    Strategists say the wild currency moves in the dollar-yen may be far from over.

  • China Signals Willingness to Tolerate 7% Growth Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:56 PM ET
    China's new President Xi Jinping (R) talks with former President Hu Jintao (L) on March 14, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    China's new leaders have adopted a greater tolerance for a slowdown in the economy than their predecessors and are likely to allow quarterly growth to slip as far as 7 percent before triggering fresh stimulus.

  • Hog Stock: Inside China's Strategic Pork Reserve Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    A Chinese vendor carries a slaughtered pig to his motorcycle at an abattoir, as he heads back to his stall at a market in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.

  • Obama Impact on China Hacking 'Limited': Huntsman Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China and onetime GOP presidential hopeful, makes an appearance during the 2012 campaign.

    Obama's cyberhacking talks with China can have only a "limited" impact, former ambassador Jon Huntsman tells CNBC.

  • Aussie Dollar Slide Is Turning Into a 'Massacre' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 3:44 AM ET

    The Australian dollar continued its dramatic slide on Thursday, hitting a 20-month low against the U.S. dollar below the 95 cent mark to levels unseen since October 2011.

  • Wild Swings? Emerging Currencies Have It Worst Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:37 AM ET

    Volatility in global markets looks tame compared with the wild swings in emerging market currencies as investors brace for an unwinding of the Fed’s hefty monetary stimulus, strategists say.

  • Can Japan's Nikkei Escape From the Bears? Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 12:13 AM ET

    Although the fall in Japan's benchmark stock index over the past two weeks has been much steeper than anticipated, the market might just escape bear market territory, strategists say.

  • Data Superficial, China Is Fine: Roach Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:21 PM ET
    Shanghai, China

    China is doing "much better" than the recent slew of discouraging monthly economic data might suggest, according to Stephen Roach.

  • Yen and Nikkei Traders – Who's Following Who? Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:36 PM ET

    Sharp falls in Japanese equities have started to strengthen the yen as foreign investors unwind hedges they took out to protect themselves from the yen's recent slide.

  • As Secrecy Laws Loom, What Now for Singapore? Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:10 PM ET

    Private banks in the Asian financial hub, Singapore, are the next target of tighter regulations after the crackdown in the U.S. and Europe on tax cheats.

  • Global Luxury Sales Growth Could Halve This Year Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    Bain & Co. predicts that growth in luxury sales will be up to 50 percent slower this year than last. The main reason: Chinese are breaking away from their gift-giving culture and trying not to be ostentatious.

  • Cyberthreats Are the New Cold War, Expert Says Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 4:39 PM ET
    President Barack Obama listens as Chinese President Xi Jinping answers a question following their bilateral meeting at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 7, 2013

    Cyberattacks will no doubt be a major topic when President Barack Obama meets Friday with China President Xi Jinping. Both sides call foul, and in a sense they are both right.

  • China's Strength Could Become Its Weakness Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    Amid growing domestic tensions and internal imbalances, China's new leaders are working to wean its economy off decades of state investment.

  • 'Summer of Volatility' Heats Up as Nikkei Sinks Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    The 1967 "summer of love" may have initiated a major political and cultural shift, but 2013 looks set to produce a sizeable change in investors' blood pressure.

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