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  • Here's What's Really Happening in Asia Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 3:08 AM ET

    Asia holds tremendous long-term opportunity when investing, writes Michael A. Yoshikami, founder of DWM Investment Committee.

  • Propaganda authorities have told local media to tone down their reporting to help stabilize financial markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • The RBA kept interest rates unchanged at a record low 2.75 percent on Tuesday, in line with expectations that a weaker Australian dollar would prevent them from making a cut.

  • Mongolia Vote Over, Rio Copper May Get Go-Ahead Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:11 AM ET

    First copper exports from Rio Tinto's $6.6 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia may start early next month after incumbent Tsakhia Elbegdorj secured a second four-year term.

  • Is Japan's Nikkei Getting Its Mojo Back? Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:03 AM ET
    People walk past an electric quotation board flashing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo.

    Japanese stocks, which hit a new one-month high on Tuesday, appear to have got their mojo back, putting the 15,942 mark - a five-and-a-half year peak - within shooting distance.

  • Rout in Debt Markets? Not for 'Dim Sum' Bonds Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:46 PM ET

    The amount of money raised in the junk "dim sum" bond market reached a record high in the second quarter. The Financial Times reports.

  • Goldman Turns Bearish on BRIC Economies Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    The investment bank has ended a recommendation to buy a basket of U.S. stocks with highest sales exposure to Brazil, Russia, India and China, another sign of weakening sentiment towards emerging markets.

  • China's Reforms Need No 'Wrist Cutting' Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 9:29 PM ET

    The reform process China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang calls a "self-imposed revolution" does not have to "feel like cutting one's own wrist, writes Michael Ivanovitch.

  • Is a Rudd Revival Bad News for Aussie Stocks? Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 8:49 PM ET
    Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

    Australia's new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's popularity has surged, but political uncertainty paints a gloomy picture for stocks.

  • World's Second Biggest IPO of Year Lists This Week Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:39 PM ET

    The world's second biggest initial public offering (IPO) of the year, a $4 billion new listing by Suntory Beverage and Food, makes its début on the Tokyo stock exchange this week.

  • Japan's 'Abenomics' Will Fail: Ex-Olympus CEO Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Japan's multi-pronged attempts to stave off prolonged stagnation in the country will ultimately fail, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus told CNBC on Monday.

  • Apple Applies to Register 'iWatch' in Japan Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Apple has applied for a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, a patent official said on Monday.

  • A man looks at shelves of wines at a wine expo in Beijing

    China formally launched on Monday an investigation into whether Europe is unfairly subsidizing and dumping its wines in the Chinese market, potentially adding to trade frictions between the world's second-largest economy and its biggest trade partner.

  • Goldman Downgrades Outlook for Asian Stocks Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    Asian markets got off to a rocky start on the first trading day of the third quarter on growing concerns over China's economic slowdown, and Goldman Sachs expects a lackluster performance for the region in the coming months.

  • Weak Aussie May Have Done the Job for RBA Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is unlikely to cut interest rates on Tuesday, as the sharp drop in the Australian dollar has done most of the work for the central bank.

  • Global Construction Boom Creates New Asian Tigers Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 1:31 AM ET

    World construction activity will accelerate by $6.3 trillion, or 70 percent, by 2025, with the explosion in growth boosted by a new generation of "Asian Tigers".

  • From Driver to Drag on Global Growth Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 11:07 PM ET

    The continued decline in China's manufacturing activity highlights the risk the world's second largest economy now poses to global growth, experts told CNBC.

  • Charts Show Gold Sell-Off Could Get A Lot Uglier Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 10:06 PM ET

    The outlook for gold is looking increasingly bearish, according ANZ, which says the recent sharp declines open the risk of much sharper corrections.

  • Jewelers in India Are in Frontline of Gold Battle Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 9:32 PM ET

    Jewelery shops across India are a battleground, between India's gold public and a government determined to squelch their gold buying. The Financial Times reports.

  • Finally, Japan Manufacturers' Mood Turns Positive Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers moved into positive territory for the first time in two years in the three months to June on Monday.

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