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  • 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.

  • Downside Risk For Asian Banks     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Daniel Tabbush, head of banking research, at CLSA, joins CNBC to discuss the effect of the European debt crisis on Asian banks.

  • Fed's Lockhart Sees Hope in Latest Round of Data Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 9:29 PM ET
    Atlanta Federal Reserve President and CEO Dennis Lockhart

    The U.S. economy is unlikely to slip back into recession, and an improvement in recent indicators has been encouraging, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Tuesday.

  • Becoming Major Healthcare Player in Asia     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 8:10 PM ET

    Tan See Leng, Group CEO & MD at Parkway Pantai Limited, says by 2013 the Group will have 8 new hospitals including Parkway Novena that will open next year.

  • China Slowdown a Concern?     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    Stocks turn positive after falling earlier on a slower than expected growth out of China and mixed earnings news. Insight on whether the slowdown in China is something to be concerned about, with David Donabedian, Atlantic Trust and Mike Holland, Holland & Company.

  • China’s GDP grew at a lower than expected 9.1 percent in the third quarter of 2011, prompting one analyst to turn cautious about the future growth prospects of the world’s second-largest economy that continues to battle surging inflation.

  • China's Growth Slows Again in Third Quarter     Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    Yonghao Pu, head of wealth management at UBS, and Dariusz Kowalcyzk, senior economist and strategist at Credit Agricole, joined CNBC to discuss China's growth rate, which slowed in the third quarter to 9.1 percent.

  • Charting Asia | US Dollar Index Chart Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:02 AM ET
  • Time for Asia to Close Development Gap: UN     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, talks about why the new growth model for Asia should be closing the development gap.

  • Asia to Become Second Largest FX Market     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    Patrik Nagel, vice president of sales at ADS Securities, talks about the Asian FX market becoming the second largest in the world and explains why it will continue to attract investors.

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