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  • At $14 Million, Diamond Is Investor's Best Friend Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    A nearly 75 carat diamond's sale at Sotheby's offers further evidence of the roaring bull market in hard assets.

  • 'Significant Growth' in Asia-Europe Trade: Maersk CEO Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Limossol Port, Cyprus

    The routes are getting investment from shippers, said Maersk CEO Nils S. Andersen.

  • Gold Slump May Trigger Miner Takeover Spree Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    The collapse in bullion prices may rekindle gold mining takeovers as Chinese companies and other investors step in to rescue small and mid-sized miners.

  • By 2015, Producing in China Will Be as Costly as US Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    A worker at Prince Industries in Shanghai, China.

    A new study by consulting firm AlixPartners estimates by 2015, the cost of outsourcing manufacturing to China will be equal to the cost of manufacturing in the U.S.

  • Mark Mobius: Here's Why I Am Still Bullish on China Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:45 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    Leading emerging markets investor Mark Mobius is still bullish on China, despite the country's disappointing economic growth in the first quarter.

  • 'Rude Shock' Ahead for Commodity Currencies: Pro Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    While losses in commodity currencies have remained relatively limited amid the recent rout in physical prices and resources-related stocks, investors could be in for a "rude shock."

  • China Minister Urges CNBC to Do More on Korea Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Li Zhaoxing

    China's former foreign minister championed peace during an interview with CNBC in Moscow, asking CNBC what it had done to help peace talks resume in North Korea and Washington.

  • Could China's Bird Flu Be the Next SARS? Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    A technician conducts tests for the H7N9 bird flu virus in Kunming, China.

    As the death toll from a deadly strain of bird flu in China rises to 17, markets are closely monitoring Beijing's handling of the outbreak although officials appear to have learned a trick or two from the SARS crisis a decade ago.

  • Companies Are Leveraging Technology: TCS CEO     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:52 AM ET

    N Chandrasekaran, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services says companies are leveraging technology and this is showing up in the company's pipeline as opportunities for growth.

  • Why China Market Bulls Aren't Surrendering Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    A sell-off in China's stock market has not put of market bulls, who forecast gains of up to 15 percent in the coming months.

  • China's Foreign Inflows Snap Longest Run of Declines Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    China's foreign direct investment inflows rose 1.44 percent in the first three months of 2013 from a year earlier, snapping the longest run of annual decline.

  • China Home Prices Rise on Scramble Ahead of Curbs Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:46 PM ET

    China's new home prices rose in March from a year ago, a third consecutive month, as home buyers rushed to finalize deals to avoid a new capital gains tax, which is expected to help slow increases in coming months.

  • Growth Worries? Thankfully, Oil Is Tumbling Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    As worries over the outlook for the global economy resurface, analysts tell CNBC that Asia can take comfort from one fact – the sharp fall in oil prices.

  • New BHP CEO Takes Pay Cut as Miners Suffer Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:11 PM ET

    BHP Billiton's new chief executive will take a pay cut as miners struggle with tougher market conditions, and has stripped out a layer of top executives.

  • India's Car Slump: Why Investors Are Keeping Calm Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Global carmakers have poured billions of dollars in India's once-booming car market are now struggling as slow economic growth keep their target customers from parting with their cash.

  • Japan Logs Trade Deficit for Ninth Straight Month Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:47 PM ET

    Japanese exports picked up in March from a year earlier, beating forecasts and offering hope that a weaker yen is starting to support a slow upturn in the export-reliant economy.

  • Foreign Demand for Japan Shares Highest Since 2005 Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:24 PM ET

    Foreign investors' net buying of Japanese equities hit the highest last week since the Ministry of Finance started collecting the data in 2005, buoyed by the Bank of Japan's sweeping stimulus measures unveiled on April 4.

  • Oil Slide to Continue as Demand Picture Weakens Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    Oil prices have cascaded lower in the global commodities rout and may still have further to go before finding a floor, analysts say.

  • 'Lacking Demand': Apple Skids to One-Year Low Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 5:08 PM ET
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

    Apple tumbled to its lowest level in over a year, as investors continued to dump shares of the tech company amid worries over second-quarter iPad mini shipments.

  • Copper Falls Below Key Level, Warning Signs Flash Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    "When I look at copper, it reminds me a lot of gold before that big breakdown," one analyst said.

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