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  • 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.

  • 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's once soaring real estate sector may be in for a multi-year slowdown, crippled by rising costs, high interest rates and a sales crash.

  • Charting Asia | Apple Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 1:25 AM ET
  • Analysts are not convinced that Huijin's purchase of China's big four banks shares will change investor sentiment.

    Shares of China's "big four" banks rose sharply on Tuesday after a unit of the country's $400 billion sovereign wealth fund — Central Huijin Investment — increased its stake in the lenders. However, three analysts tell CNBC that while the intervention to boost investor confidence in China's financial system is encouraging, the move will not change market sentiment.

  • Bullish on US, Asia: Wealth Manager     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:11 PM ET

    Stuart Schweitzer, JPMorgan Private Bank, explains why he is more optimistic about equities in the US and parts of Asia.

  • With Chinese automaker BYD opening its US headquarters in Los Angeles today, much of the attention will be focused on Berkshire Hathaway, the investment firm that owns 10% of BYD.

  • Scenes From Thailand's 2011 Floods Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Thailand has been affected by the worst flooding in half a century. Surging waters have impacted 27 out of the country’s 77 provinces and claimed the lives of approximately 350 residents.The flooding, which made its way to the north of capital Bangkok early last week, shows no signs of abating. The governor of Bangkok on Monday warned residents of the city to brace for floodwaters from neighboring suburban areas.Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that it could take up to six weeks for the w

    Thailand has been affected by the worst flooding in half a century. Click to see pictures from Thailand's floods.

  • Mineral Sands Put Gloss on Mining Minnows Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:16 AM ET

    The construction boom in China and other emerging countries has transformed sludge from the beaches of Africa and Australia into gold dust for a handful of mining companies. The FT reports.

  • Indonesia: Uncharted Waters     Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Emily Chan reports on Asia's market headlines, and a look at how Indonesia is bucking the Asian trend, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com; David Riedel, Riedel Research; and Ron Shah, Jina Ventures.

  • Fisker Automotive's Rough Week Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 2:16 PM ET
    Reporters gather around a Fisker Karma during the Los Angeles Auto show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

    A Department of Energy loan for Fisker is supposed to be used to develop the company's next generation car, which no one has seen. So, is Fisker is the next Solyndra?

  • Spending & investing in China's Money     Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    The details behind China's money to spend and invest, with Jin Liqun, China Investment Corporation.

  • DeLorean Goes Electric     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    DeLorean Motor company is unveiling an electric model, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Emerging Market Investors Must Diversify: Report Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    Emerging market investors looking to reduce volatility on their returns should combine stocks, bonds and currencies, according to a report by asset management firm Alliance Bernstein, called "An all-encompassing approach to emerging markets".

  • Is Zinc the Next Copper? Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:04 AM ET

    For over two years now, investors have used copper to bet on China's economic boom, leading to a doubling in the price of the metal. But now some investors and analysts are betting that zinc - the perennial underperformer in the base metals space - stands to benefit more from China's future growth.

  • Vietnam's Comrades Face Golf Ban Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 12:43 AM ET
    Golf Ball

    The transport ministry says some senior officials are spending too much time on the putting green and, as a result, are under-performing at work during a difficult period for the Vietnamese economy. The FT reports.

  • Liquidnet's Trading Platform Gains Popularity     Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, says his firm is the world's biggest operator of institutional "dark" trading platforms.

  • Popularity of Online Gaming     Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Tony Park, vice president of The 9 & Red 5, explains why online gaming is rapidly growing in popularity.

  • Can China Reinvent Itself? Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    China and the Credit Crisis

    Many of the productivity gains in China have taken place mainly in the export part of the economy, while productivity growth in many purely Chinese firms has lagged behind. Can future gains in Chinese productivity be large enough to compensate for a decreasing working population and big wage increases?

  • World's Wealth Growing, but Not Evenly: Credit Suisse Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 7:26 AM ET

    While the headlines brim with tales of the euro zone debt crisis, rising inflation and people like Nouriel Roubini warning of an approaching hard landing in China, there’s evidence that some market players, at least, are getting richer.

  • Largest Rare Earths Producer Halts Output Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 10:05 PM ET
    Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    China’s largest rare earths producer, Baotou, has suspended production for one month in an effort to prop up falling prices, in the clearest signal yet that Chinese producers are intent on supporting prices at high levels. The FT reports.

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