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  • Central Bank Efforts May 'End in Tears': El-Erian Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO PIMCO

    Global central banks are accelerating mostly ineffective policies because they feel they have no choice but to keep trying, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • All Eyes on Facebook Ahead of Mobile Phone Event Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers.

  • North Korea Army Says Gets Approval for US Nuke Strike Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. The Global Post reports.

  • Japan's QE Will Work Better Than US: Stiglitz Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    An effective formula of combining monetary and fiscal policies means Japan is in a better position to benefit from quantitative easing compared to the U.S., says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Brace for More Market Tremors From North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:04 AM ET

    While the latest ratcheting up in tensions between North and South Korea is starting to make investors jittery, markets may be underestimating the risk of a potential conflict on the Korean peninsula, analysts say.

  • Bank of Japan Unveils Aggressive Monetary Policy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.

  • North Korea Threatens to Shut $2 Billion Complex Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea barred entry to a joint industrial complex it shares with the South for a second day, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, and demanded extended notice of when hundreds of South Korean workers planned to leave.

  • Aussie Consumers Are Back, Thanks to Low Rates Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:08 PM ET

    Australian retail sales surged 1.3 percent in February, far above expectations and the biggest rise in over three years, the clearest sign yet that consumer demand is responding to lower rates.

  • Say What? China Gives Up Bid for ADB Leadership Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 9:04 PM ET

    As the Asian Development Bank searched for a new leader, one seemingly odd twist is that China, the third largest shareholder in the bank has forfeited its chance to come up with a nominee. CaiXin Online reports.

  • New Bird Flu Cases Rise in China, Three Deaths Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:21 PM ET

    China has found two more cases of a new strain of bird flu and one of the victims has died, bringing to nine the number of confirmed human infections from the previously unknown flu type.

  • Major Recall in the US Hits Hyundai, Kia Shares Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:16 PM ET

    Shares of Hyundai Motors and its Kia Motors affiliate slumped on Thursday, after both companies said they are recalling more than 1.8 million cars and SUVs in the United States to address faulty parts.

  • North Korea Warns; US Boosts Guam Defense Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

  • Phone Calls to Facetime: 40 Years of Cellphones Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    Martin Cooper places first call on mobile phone on April 3, 1973

    It has been 40 years since the first call was made on a cellphone. Here's a look at how mobile devices have evolved.

  • High-End Golf Extravagances Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Golfers with extravagant tastes are vital to the game’s culture, and upmarket brands have the goods to sell them at top dollar. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 extravagances for the golfer who demands--and can pay for--the best. Read ahead to see what they are and what they cost.

  • 'Pay Your Fair Share,' Australia Tells Google, Apple Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:39 AM ET

    Australia will force corporate giants to disclose their tax arrangements to curb alleged tax avoidance by multinational corporations.

  • South Korea Top Exporters Already Hit by Weak Yen Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    South Korea's leading manufacturers are seeing their exports and profits undermined by the yen's decline and want more government help to deal with the problem, a survey by their lobby group showed.

  • China's Bling Shoppers Choose Asia Over Europe Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:06 AM ET

    Rich Chinese tourists are now looking to spend their mega bucks closer home, choosing Hong Kong and Singapore over London and New York to get their luxury fix, according to an HSBC report.

  • China Services PMI: Not as Good as It Looks? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

    While growth in China's services sector touched a multi-month high in March, economists tell CNBC why this March reading does not look so attractive after all.

  • North Korea Takes Out Anger on $2 Billion Factory Zone Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET
    South Korean trucks return back after they were banned access to Kaesong joint industrial park in North Korea.

    North Korea on Wednesday closed access to a joint factory zone that earns $2 billion a year in trade for the impoverished state but will allow hundreds of South Koreans to return home, allaying fears they could have been held hostage.

  • Australia's Central Bank Chief Gets New Term Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:19 AM ET

    Australia's highly-regarded central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, will remain in his position for a further three years after his current seven-year term expires in September.

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