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  • Cadillac Needs More Than EV to Get Charged Up Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    Now that General Motors has confirmed the worst kept secret in Detroit about plans to build an electric model, the question is whether this EV can give the luxury brand a jolt. Here's hoping it does

  • China Walks Tightrope Between Stability and Reform Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:49 AM ET

    "There are a lot of policies in China that are, if not contradictory, going in different directions," says one consultant and China expert.

  • Markets Set for Steep Drop and Rapid Recovery     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 2:40 AM ET

    "I could see a special formation known as a V formation a V shaped recovery and that means a step drop and a fast recovery and this formation started at 6,000 on the SMI and would end up at 6000. We¿re at 5,330 and the formation is still good as long as we don¿t break to the down side then the formation is not valid anymore," Daniel Stillhart, portfolio manager and technical analyst, LB Swiss, Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft Zurich told CNBC.

  • Malaysia Looks West for Investments Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    Petronas Towers and Masjid Al-syakirin mosque in Malaysia

    Malaysia is trying to enhance opportunities for its more assertive multinationals as well as bolster investments from the West, the New York Times reports.

  • China May Stop Buying Treasurys as Growth Slows: Roach Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    The weakness of the American consumer is having repercussions in China, which may stop buying more U.S. Treasurys as it focuses on internal consumption rather than exports, Stephen Roach told CNBC Wednesday.

  • China's Next Chapter     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 8:12 AM ET

    Discussing China's stake in U.S Treasurys and what worries Beijing most about the global economy, with Steve Orlins, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman.

  • Asian Stock Markets Wrong to Price In Rate Cuts: Expert Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 11:47 PM ET
    Frederic Neumann of HSBC says Asian central banks need to tighten monetary policies to curb inflationary pressures.

    Despite fears of another financial crisis, Asia faces a bigger risk from higher inflation and hot money flows than from a slowdown in domestic demand, says one expert.

  • HK Property Market in a Consolidation Phase     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 10:50 PM ET

    Adrian Ngan, Head of Property Sector Research, Greater China at MF Global likes Sun Hung Kai & Cheung Kong on the back of diversified earnings and asset base.

  • Putin Sets Sights on Eurasian Economic Union Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Twenty years after the Soviet Union collapsed, Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, may not, as is sometimes alleged, be trying to recreate it. But he is pursuing a different project – to build a “quasi-European Union” out of former Soviet states. The FT reports.

  • A Gucci Fiat? You Bet! Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 4:19 PM ET
    Fiat Gucci 500

    Talk about Italian style. Fiat has announced it is hooking up with Gucci to design a Gucci Fiat 500. The pint size convertible will feature Gucci’s green-and-red stripe along the side of the car. It will also be trimmed out in leather. In short, it will be dripping in Gucci style.

  • ‘Made in China,’ but Still Profiting Americans Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    A new study finds that a majority of the price consumers pay for goods labeled "Made in China" goes to American businesses, not Chinese ones, reports the New York Times.

  • Talent Shortage Driving Up Pay in Asia: Pro Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 5:33 AM ET

    Compensation packages at the executive-level are rising in Asia driven by a growing talent shortage, according to one expert.

  • Recruitment Shifts From West to East: Headhunters Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 5:33 AM ET

    Global companies are increasingly shifting recruitment for highly-skilled jobs from older markets in Europe and the US to emerging economies in Asia, headhunters told CNBC, as a new wave of job cuts threatens the City and Wall Street.

  • Debt Crisis Could Be Turning Point for US-China Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 4:22 AM ET
    Richard Nixon

    When President Nixon went on his visit to China in 1972, he wouldn't have predicted that within 40 years the country would be urging the U.S. to adopt a more responsible fiscal policy.

  • Charting Asia | Dollar-Yen Weekly Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
  • The Risk of Hiring Risk-Happy Relationship Managers Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 11:26 PM ET

    Relationship Managers in Asia tend to see themselves more as the clients’ ambassador within the bank than as the bank’s representative with the clients, as they constantly move from bank to bank.

  • Buy Into Asia     Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:20 PM ET

    Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments urges investors to buy into Asia if systemic risks are contained.

  • World’s Most Popular Business Cities Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    A shift in economic growth from the West to emerging markets over the past decade has led to the emergence of new business hubs across the world.Regions such as Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen rapid economic growth, coupled with improved infrastructure, and in some cases, lighter regulation. Multinational organizations have rushed to capitalize on this, increasing the number of people they hire in these countries and setting up new offices in emerging markets. For example, bank

    Here's a look at the top business hubs in the world, based on research by global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.

  • "There is a very strong upward growth movement through the Japanese economy, mainly through domestic demand. I am optimistic about good growth during the third and fourth quarter of this year," Takuji Okubo, chief Japan economist at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, told CNBC.

  • Investors pass by an electric board showing the figure of Nikkei stock average in Tokyo, Japan.

    The post-tsunami recovery of the Japanese economy is being hampered by the strong yen and the country needs a more concerted effort to get nuclear power stations up and running again, analysts told CNBC Monday.

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