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  • Indonesia Looks to Grow Its Economy 'Creatively' Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 11:26 PM ET

    Indonesia's newly appointed Minster for Creative Economy tells CNBC she hopes the sector will contribute 11% to Indonesia’s GDP in 10 years time.

  • Euro Rescue Fund Will Have to Be Modified: S&P Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    The credit ratings downgrade by Standard and Poor's of nine euro zone countries, will likely lead to changes to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the Chairman of the sovereign debt committee at Standard and Poor's told CNBC on Monday.

  • Ma Ying-Jeou Secures Second Term in Office     Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    Joseph Cheng, Professor of Political Science, City University Of Hong Kong talks about the outcome of the elections in Taiwan, and says that the public is mostly in favor of the new leader.

  • S&P Downgrades 9 EU Members     Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Martin Lakos, Division Director of Macquarie Private Wealth discusses the reaction to S&P downgrading 9 members of the EU in Asia.

  • BMW Turbo Charges US Production Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    If you thought BMW was going to slow down now that it’s the #1 luxury brand in the US, think again.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:55 AM ET

    The Nikkei's Yukako Ono provides an overview of the trading day in Japan.

  • Farr: More Government Money? Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Crowds crossing the famous Shibuya Crossing intersection at the centre of Shibuya's fashionable shopping and entertainment district, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

    The Fed has played a very important role in stabilizing our economy and financial systems, and it continues to do so today. However, the economy and markets will only return to a healthy state when investors shift focus from anticipating government’s next move to anticipating organic improvement in corporate earnings.

  • Up-and-Coming Retirement Cities Abroad Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    Contrary to popular belief, not all American citizens are required to move to Boca Raton when they retire. Sure, the climate is heavenly, the ocean water is alluring and the shoreline could hardly be more inviting. However, it’s not cheap, as the presence of  will attest, and the simple fact is that not all retirees have the means to live someplace like this.With this in mind,  a publication devoted to showing that “you can live better, for less, overseas,” just released its  By weighing such fa

    International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. CNBC.com highlights 10 of them.

  • Bullish on Asia     Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Erwin Sanft, Executive Director, Deputy Head of Asian Equities Research, BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) says that his top pick for this year is China, as he believes Asia will be the "engine of growth" for the world economy, both for this year and next.

  • Q1 Will Be Tough for China     Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Andrew Sullivan, Principal Sales Trader, Piper Jaffray Asia Securities says it's unlikely that there will be any major policy changes in the run-up to Chinese New Year.

  • Walk around the Detroit Auto Show and one thing stands out: America's automakers are coming on strong when it comes to cars.  Gone are the days when Detroit's cars lagged the sedans you saw from overseas. 

  • Charting Asia | Dow Daily Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 11:08 PM ET
  • Emerging Market Pick: South Korea     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    A look at some startling statistics showing the difference between South Korea and North Korea, including GDP per capita and life expectancy, with Geoffrey Dennis, Citi global emerging markets equity strategist.

  • Toyota President Shares 2012 Outlook     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    Discussing whether Toyota can regain sales momentum in 2012 following a tumultuous year in 2011 when the tsnuami in Japan offset production, with Jim Lentz, Toyota U.S.A. president, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • High Energy Show as the Industry Rebounds Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2012

    There hasn't been this type of energy at the Detroit Auto Show in years. To quote Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, "It's a different world. It's like a throwback to the 90's. This is the kind of atmosphere we used to have at the Detroit Auto Show when things were going well."

  • Hyundai's Next Leg of Growth     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Insight on the automaker's peak sales mark and plans to open a plant in Brazil this year, with John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America CEO, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Oil prices could spiral out of control and potentially herald deeper economic hardship for Europe if the European Union joins the US in banning Iranian oil imports, analysts warned on Friday.

  • China's Dragon Stamp Draws Fire, Criticism Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:25 PM ET
    2012 Chinese Dragon Stamp

    A stamp designed to mark China's upcoming Year of the Dragon is drawing unusual criticism for its fang-bearing monster.

  • Fiat Falls Short, KIA Rolls, and Ford's 40 Year Itch Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 8:59 AM ET

    December auto sales told us the American car buyer is not only finding their way back into the showroom, but what they are (or not) buying.

  • Risks to Global Growth Increasing: IMF's Zhu Min Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
    Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China.

    The risks to global growth are increasing, which may prompt the International Monetary Fund to forecast a recession for Europe this year, according to Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the IMF.

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