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  • Volatile Markets Can Damage Your Health Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 8:41 PM ET

    Sharp moves in stock markets are closely correlated with a sharp jump in heart attacks, according to a new analysis of studies in the US and China. The FT reports.

  • Wondering how some smaller currencies would survive a market calamity? Here's one strategist's analysis.

  • Wilbur Ross Eyes Japan for Opportunity     Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Weighing in on Europe's deal to cut Greek's debt, with Wilbur Ross WL Ross & Co. chairman/CEO, who discusses why Japanese companies are cheaper and better investments in comparison to China.

  • Blog: How Will China Support the Eurozone? Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    Traffic is seen on Dianmen Street in Beijing, China.

    Even if China would like to support the Eurozone, it cannot bail out risky crisis economies. There is a win-win solution, but that requires concessions on both sides.

  • Asian PC makers Lenovo and Acer stand to benefit from the ongoing uncertainty about Hewlett Packard’s personal computer business, according to Barclays Capital, which upgraded both stocks to overweight.

  • Japan Missed Its Window to Revive Economy: Expert Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:19 AM ET

    Japan had a fighting chance in reviving its faltering economy after the March 11 earthquake but its politicians have failed to take hold of that opportunity, an analyst told CNBC on Friday.

  • Credit Cost on the Rise     Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 8:40 PM ET

    Matt Huang, strategist at Macquarie Asian Markets, says that concerns over the EU debt crisis has reduced liquidity and contributed to rising credit cost.

  • October Surprise? Auto Sales May be Strongest Since '09 Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Could it be automakers are getting a Halloween treat early? Both TrueCar.com and Edmunds.com are predicting October will have a sales pace of 13.4 million vehicles.

  • China Reins in Liberalization of Culture Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 11:58 AM ET

    China's Communist leaders are proposing new limits on media and Internet freedoms that include some of the most restrictive measures in years, the New York Times reports.

  • Yoshikami: Betting Less On China Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 8:14 PM ET

    China is a young nation coming of age, and that comes with significant systemic and structural issues that will likely impact growth for the foreseeable future, says Michael Yoshikami, CEO, Founder, and Chairman of YCMNET’s Investment Committee.

  • A cashier rings up a customer's groceries at a Bharti Walmart wholesale store in Zirakpur, India.

    One market watcher says India’s current inflation environment resembles that of the United States in the early 1980s, drawing parallels between India’s current central bank governor Duvvuri Subbarao and Paul Volcker, who had served as Federal Reserve chairman back then.

  • Going Global     Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Chloe Cho reports the latest market activity from Asia.

  • Alan Mullaly

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally can hear the investors clamoring. He knows that one of the main questions by Ford shareholders is when the country's second largest automaker will restore the dividend.

  • U.S. Turns to Asia & Mideast     Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 7:18 AM ET

    U.S. is trying to attract investment from Asia and the Middle East as European leaders try to fix its balance sheet. Insight on what the U.S. can do in order to attract investors, with Robert Hormats, Under Secretary for economic, energy & agricultural affairs.

  • China Banks 'Money Machines', Fears Overdone: Analysts Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 2:21 AM ET

    The selloff in Chinese banks over concerns over their non-performing loans (NPLs) and a potential hard landing for the mainland economy is overdone, a number of banking analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • After months of dire predictions for the U.S. economy, including warnings of a new recession, forecasters are singing a different tune.

  • China Property Fears Overblown, Time to Invest: Expert Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 11:14 PM ET

    Fears of a collapse in China’s property market have sent shares of mainland developers and the MSCI China Property Index tumbling in recent weeks. However, Daiwa Capital Markets says the stocks have been oversold and is optimistic the mainland property market is headed for a soft landing.

  • Emerging Markets Bonds Safer Than US T-Bills: Study Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    Emerging market debt could be safer than US Treasurys, according to a new study by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Eurasia Group.

  • Asian Models Top Consumer Reports 2011 Auto Survey Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    Consumer Reports annual ranking on auto reliability is out, and there are two conclusions that stand out: The Asians are back on top and the Domestic automakers have stumbled.

  • Investing in the Global Economy     Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    Insight on why emerging market bonds are safer than U.S. Treasurys, with Lisa Shalett, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, who also discuss why U.S. company models are not working in China.

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