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  • Indonesia Plans Infrastructure Upgrade     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 10:30 PM ET

    Mari Pangestu, Minister for tourism and creative economy for Indonesia, says the Government plans to upgrade airports, access roads to tourism destinations and also develop Special Economic Zones.

  • Asian Bonds Look Promising     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 10:10 PM ET

    Rajeev De Mello, head of Asian fixed income at Schroders Investment Management, thinks that Asian bonds, especially Indonesian ones, tend to be less volatile than foreign issues.

  • ADB Urges Asia to Help Rescue Eurozone Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:06 PM ET

    The Asian Development Bank has called for India and China to be ready to help rescue the eurozone from its sovereign debt crisis to avoid a long-term downturn that will stunt the growth of Asian economies. The FT reports.

  • Bruce Rockowitz, President of Li & Fung talks about the resilience of his business in the face of global uncertainty.

  • Buffett: China & U.S. Will Get Along     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman/CEO says the relationship between U.S. and China will be bumpy at times, however the two countries will align interests over time.

  • Ambani Calls for Younger Leadership in India Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 10:29 PM ET
    hairman of India's Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani attends the book launch function by city's former sheriff Nana Chudasama, in Mumbai on June 17, 2010. Reliance Industries will hold its annual general meeting on June 18, where Mukesh is set to talk about the company's expansion plans, particularly in the telecom, power sector and challenges ahead. There is media speculation that younger brother Anil Ambani and his family may be present at the meeting. The two brothers, who were at loggerheads

    Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, has called for a generational change in the country’s gerontocratic leadership, and urged the government to move faster to implement reforms that would help meet its young population’s economic ambitions. The FT reports.

  • Japan Disaster Towers Over Nuclear Power Industry Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:28 PM ET
    nuclear power station

    The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan last March put the brakes on the industry's revival, dimming prospects for the immediate future.

  • Solar Industry Falls Into Shadow in 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Solar plant

    Investors in the solar industry have needed a strong stomach this year, and that’s unlikely to change soon.

  • Ties to Old World Hit Emerging Markets Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    As the eurozone crisis spreads from Greece to Italy, countries far afield are being sucked into the maelstrom. The FT reports.

  • Emerging Economies Challenge Western Innovation Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Can India transition from being the favored destination for offshored services to a locus of innovation?

  • Greentech Auto CEO on China Venture     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 7:18 AM ET

    Weighing in on Green Tech Auto's joint venture in China Terry McAuliffe, former DNC chairman/Greentech Auto CEO, who says the electric vehicle is the beginning of a new market for the company and the venture in China will bring 2,000 jobs to the U.S.

  • Chow Tai Fook Jewelery Cuts Hong Kong Listing Size Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 5:04 AM ET
    Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    Chow Tai Fook Jewelery has been forced to slash the size of its planned Hong Kong listing because of market volatility but still hopes to raise up to $3 billion next month, according to people close to the deal, which could be the city’s largest initial public offering this year.  The FT reports.

  • Yoshikami: India Still a Good Long-Term Bet Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:47 PM ET
    BOMBAY, INDIA: A sign board 'Mumbai' is placed near the Taj hotel at the famous landmark the Gateway in Bombay, 13 May 2005. Since independence in 1947, regional advocates in India have called for a change in many place names to reflect the wide linguistic and ethnic variations in the country of one-billion-plus people that spans the Himalayans in the north to the meeting of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea in the south. AFP PHOTO/Sebastian D'SOUZA. (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AF

    India faces many short-term macro challenges including a string of corruption scandals and persistently high inflation. However, the long-term story in India continues to be attractive.

  • Indonesian Boom Highlights Infrastructure Crisis Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    Rows of cargo containers clutter the tarmac outside an overflowing warehouse at Jakarta’s airport where there are not enough landing slots for all the planes. The chaotic scene offers the most graphic illustration of how strong economic expansion is straining Indonesia’s worn out infrastructure just as it emerges, once again, as a regional power. The FT reports.

  • Asia Not Immune To Europe Crisis     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Eugene Ludwig, Founder and CEO of Promontory Financial, says that a global recession will hit manufacturing and consumer sales.

  • GM Stumbles and Investors Sell Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 1:55 PM ET
    GM building

    On a day when the market is getting hammered, it's easy for people to dismiss the sell-off in General Motors shares. Don't make that mistake. The country's largest auto maker threw investors for a loop by giving a weak outlook for the 4th quarter.

  • China's Inflation Data to Move Markets?     Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    A breakdown of China's PPI and CPI data, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com.

  • Olympus Used Acquisitions, Deal Fee to Hide Losses Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    Japan's Olympus said Tuesday top executives used acquisitions to hide massive losses, reversing denials of any wrongdoing as one of the largest accounting frauds in Japanese history.

  • Toyota Withdraws Guidance, Honda Commits to CR-V Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    For Akio Toyoda, the CEO of Toyota, 2011 can't end soon enough. This has been one of the worst years ever for the Japanese auto maker. And that's saying something after a disastrous 2010 filled with millions of vehicles being recalled and the safety of Toyota vehicles being questioned. But for Akio, you play the hand your dealt, or in this case, the strong yen being dealt.

  • Yen Dents Toyota Earnings     Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 7:15 AM ET

    A surging yen and supplier disruptions are taking a toll on Toyota earnings, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

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