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  • Crystal Jade's Recipe for Success     Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    From Indonesia to South Korea, Crystal Jade's footprint extends beyond its home market of Singapore. CNBC speaks to Ip Yiu Tung, Chairman and CEO of the eatery to see how he beats competition.

  • China's Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 20 Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    Two more people have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 20 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus.

  • As the Shanghai Auto Show kicks off this week, is it time for industry bosses to look for greener pastures?

  • Opportunistic Indians Ride China’s Economic Boom Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    The Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to an expanding community of entrepreneurs from economic rival, India, who have migrated there to share the fruits of China's stupendous growth.

  • Abenomics Anxiety Doesn't Last Long for S. Korea Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    South Korea's top economic policymakers, once anxious over the potential damage to their economy from Japan's massive monetary expansion and challenge raised by a cheap yen, have grown more sanguine.

  • Entrepreneur Asia Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    Find out about the start-ups and risk takers in Asia that are reshaping their industries.

  • China Earthquake Toll Rises as Rescuers Struggle Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Earthquake Hits China's Sichuan Province

    Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years rose to 203 with almost 1,000 serious injuries.

  • North Korea Moves Two Missile Launchers: Report Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 12:19 AM ET
    A missile unit of Korean People's Army (KPA) (F) saluting during a grand military parad

    North Korea has moved two short-range missile launchers to its east coast, apparently indicating it is pushing ahead with preparations for a test launch, a South Korean news agency reported on Sunday.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • Rape of Five-Year Old in India Sparks Protests Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    Indian police arrested a man on allegations of rape and torture of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, a spokesman said on Saturday, after the incident triggered protests and revived memories of a brutal December assault on a woman that shook the country.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • How China's Rich Are Souping Up Rolls Royces Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:01 AM ET

    From built-in fridges to partition walls, Rolls Royce owners in China are investing a sizable sum of cash to soup up the interiors of their ultra-luxury vehicles.

  • South Korea's 17.3 trillion won ($13.5 billion) stimulus package announced this week is essential to keeping Asia's fourth largest economy on track.

  • Earthquake Jolts Northern Japan, No Tsunami Warning Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:50 PM ET

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck islands off northern Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

  • Any G-20 Criticism Unlikely to Derail Yen's Fall Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:22 PM ET

    Investors are watching the ongoing G20 meeting in Washington to see if Japan comes under fire for following policies that have led to a sharp devaluation of its currency. But analysts say the yen will continue to weaken, regardless.

  • Is a Big Change in China’s Currency Policy Imminent? Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:26 PM ET

    A widening of the yuan's trading band could be imminent judging by the latest comments from China's central bank, but analysts add a caveat: change is unlikely to bring a significant strengthening of the currency.

  • Lenovo in Acquisition Talks Amid Report of IBM Deal Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    Lenovo Group said on Friday it was in preliminary talks about a potential acquisition, following a report that IBM was negotiating the sale of its server hardware business to the Chinese computer maker.

  • As the world's smallest Disneyland, the Hong Kong park is set to open a new attraction next month. Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts tells CNBC how much of a boost that will bring.

  • Bold Policy Working? Japan Inc Mulls Raising Prices Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:09 PM ET

    The weakening yen is leading some Japanese companies to examine lifting prices, a possible sign that bold policy steps recently enacted are working to pull the world's third-largest economy out of deflation.

  • Young Shoppers Hold Key to China's Economic Shift Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:51 PM ET
    Shopping district in China.

    As Beijing tries to engineer a crucial macroeconomic shift, toward more consumption and less investment, it is young consumers who may hold the key to the transition.

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