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  • 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.

  • Malaysia's PM Calls Election, Close Race Likely Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 11:46 PM ET
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced he will dissolve parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for a long-anticipated general election late this month.

  • Apple's Apology Wins Respect of Chinese Media Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:58 PM ET

    With its rare apology, Apple went from pariah to praiseworthy in the eyes of China's state-controlled media, a lesson for other foreign firms not to underestimate the power of the government press.

  • China Housing Curbs Kick In, So Why Are Stocks Up? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    Mainland shares of property developers continued their two-day rally sharply higher on Tuesday despite the announcement over the weekend that Beijing and Shanghai will enforce the property curbs announced in early March.

  • Construction Drives China March Services PMI Higher Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    China's official purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the non-manufacturing sector rose to 55.6 in March from 54.5 in February, adding to signs of a modest uptick in China.

  • Australia Trade Deficit Shrinks to 14-Month Low Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:54 PM ET

    Australia's trade deficit shrank by much more than expected in February to its smallest in 14 months thanks to higher prices for resource exports, a likely boost to profits and incomes that also gave the local dollar a lift.

  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:12 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinksmanship is in full bloom. Foreign-policy analysts agree the situation is troubling, though there's a deep difference of opinion on what approach would convince Kim Jong Un to play nice. NBC News reports.

  • This Island Could Change Outcome of Malaysia's Vote Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:17 PM ET
    Island of Pulau Mantanani in Malaysian Borneo

    The island of Borneo may be all that stands between Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and an unprecedented election defeat within weeks for his ruling coalition party.

  • What Now for Western Drugmakers in India? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:53 PM ET

    Stung by a landmark patent defeat, Western drugmakers will be wary about launching new products in India, but they cannot afford to quit a country with a market potential as large as India's.

  • BOJ's Kuroda Faces Challenge in Swaying Board Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    The new Bank of Japan governoris struggling to build a consensus ahead of his first central bank board meeting this week, risking disappointing markets that expect a radical shift in its policymaking framework.

  • North Korea Raises Stakes in Nuclear Standoff Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    North Korea said Tuesday it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.

  • India's Chidambaram Sees 8% Growth by 2015 Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 4:12 AM ET
    Mumbai, India

    Annual growth of 8 percent may seem like a distant memory in India, whose economy has suffered a sharp deceleration over the past year, however, the country's finance minister believes Asia's third largest economy can return to such levels by 2015.

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