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  • Charting Asia | Gold Comex Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:54 PM ET
  • Beaten Down Chip Stocks a Buy: Analyst Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 7:47 PM ET
    Steven Pelayo of HSBC says chipmakers like TSMC are good buy now, because their stocks have already priced in unstable market conditions.

    Chip firms are seen as a bellwether of the global economy, and shares of the major semiconductor manufacturers such as TSMC, UMC and ASE have fallen around 40 percent from their peaks earlier this year. The companies have been cutting their earnings forecasts as sales have slowed. But one analyst says the markets have already discounted the bleak growth and investors should now buy these stocks.

  • Plug-in Prius Charges Up EV Market Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    2010 Prius

    If the Plug-in Prius charges up the market, the winner could not only be Toyota, but an EV category about to grow bigger.

  • National Success Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Man with wings

    Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.

  • Banking stocks in Asia have been under selling pressure since the beginning of August on fears that the lenders’ funding positions will be hurt by European debt crisis. But John Wadle, head of regional banks research at Mirae Asset, believes the region’s banks are well positioned to weather the financial volatility.

  • Balance Of Power Shifts to the East     Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    Douglas McWilliams, Chief Executive of Cebr, explains why China is on track to rival the U.S.' superpower status.

  • Future of Nuclear Energy in Asia     Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 6:50 PM ET

    Vassilios Agelidis, Director, Australian Energy Research Institute at University of New South Wales, says Asia's nuclear energy market has a bright future.

  • China’s 10 Wealthiest Billionaires Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 12:38 AM ET
    It's been a bumper year for China's super rich, never mind the growing gloom and doom over the global economy. The Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute's 2011 rich list, which tallies up China's 1,000 richest men and women has, for the first time, a record 271 billionaires on it. The cut-off to make this annual list has doubled from two years ago to $310 million.On the whole, China's 1,000 richest people have an average wealth of $924 million. The country is now also home to about one million

    We've put together a list of the top 10 richest people in China based on the Hurun Rich List. Find out who are China’s top billionaires and which companies they run.

  • Chipotle Opens Asian Eatery     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the details on Chipotle's new Asian themed restaurant opening today in Washington, DC.

  • China Ties Aiding Europe to Its Own Trade Goals Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday offered to help Europe. But, in an unprecedented move for China, he linked the offer to a potentially onerous demand: that Europe renounce its main legal defense against low-priced Chinese exports. The NYT reports.

  • Yoshikami: China's Headwinds Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Apartments in China

    Below the surface, there are structural problems that need to be recognized. We carefully assess these trends as we make investment decisions.

  • Passers by are reflected on the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outside its headquarters in Mumbai on January 29, 2010. India's central bank kept interest rates on hold Friday but moved to drain liquidity from the banking system in a bid to tame surging inflation without hurting economic recovery. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) boosted its cash reserve ratio -- the sum commercial banks keep on deposit -- by a higher-than-expected 75 basis points to 5.75 percent in what it said was a bi

    When the Reserve Bank of India meets on Friday to take a decision on whether or not to hike interest rates, inflation will be its key focus given the more-than-expected increase in the Wholesale Price Index in August

  • China Unlikely to Tighten Policy Further     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    China is at end of tightening cycle, says Lim Cheng Teck, CEO of Standard Chartered China. He believes that inflation in the mainland has peaked and will moderate from here onwards.

  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    World Bank President Robert Zoellick tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow the world has entered a new economic danger zone.

  • Not All Investors Think China Is in a Bubble Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:11 PM ET
    James S. Chanos

    The Chinese economy can well absorb the rapid growth in its housing industry, according to one investor who disagrees with widely followed hedge fund manager Jim Chanos' position that a bubble is forming there.

  • Delivering Alpha: China, Bubble or Bonanza?     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    China has been driving the global recovery, but what happens when the country closes the ATM, with Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates president and founder; Daniel J. Arbess, Perella Weinberg Partners; and moderator, CNBC's Melissa Lee.

  • For Greater Growth, Look Beyond BRICs: Fund Founder Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    While there are reasons to be bullish now on emerging markets, future opportunities turn to non-BRIC countries.

  • Delivering Alpha: Emerging Markets     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    As opportunities in the U.S. appear to dim, opportunities in emerging markets gain momentum. Is a bubble in emerging markets inevitable? This panel is moderated by Tom Buerkle, Institutional Investor, and includes Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital founder; Scott Kalb, Korea Investment Corporation CIO; and Martin J. Whitman, Third Avenue Management LLC, chairman and portfolio manager.

  • Delivering Alpha - presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor

    Geithner's performance arguably far and away was his best in quite some time, with him sounding more substantive than political and because he spoke as if he was intent on inspiring confidence in the financial markets, something the markets need in a Treasury Secretary.

  • Bullish on China     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:39 AM ET

    Weighing in on the why investing in the Chinese consumer is profitable, with Pierre LaGrange, GLG Partners co-founder/partner, who says strong economic growth continues; with Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates.

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