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  • Nikkei Gains: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    The bumper run in Japanese equities is just getting started, according to investment strategists, who expect larger gains ahead.

  • Ssshh! Why Japan Is Keeping Quiet on the Yen Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:19 AM ET

    After talking their currency down 20 percent over the past four months, Japanese policymakers have suddenly gone silent as the yen halts its dramatic fall. Why?

  • BOJ Seen Starting Asset Purchases Immediately Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:18 AM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan is likely to start open-ended asset purchases immediately rather than in 2014 and consider setting a new target to buy longer-dated bonds at its rate review next week, sources say.

  • Are Aussie Stocks Headed for a Correction? Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:55 PM ET
    Sydney, Australia.

    The steady rise of the Australian ASX 200 index has slowed and is developing the potential to turn into a downtrend.

  • Singapore Economy Risks Another Contraction Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    The outlook for the wealthy island nation of Singapore is turning increasingly grim with a recent mix of downbeat economic indicators pointing to a contraction for the economy in the current quarter.

  • As Sanctions Tighten, North Korea Threatens Combat Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:39 PM ET

    North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target U.S. military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country by targeting Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank.

  • China's Growth May Slow Sharply by 2030: Fed Study Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Economic growth in China faces mounting headwinds and could fade dramatically in the years ahead due to declining productivity and an aging population.

  • Why the Next Goldman Sachs Will Be Made in China Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    The chairman of CITIC Securities is busy remodeling China's biggest brokerage after Goldman by expanding into asset management, trading complex derivatives instruments and nurturing overseas deals.

  • Autodesk: Why We Are Recession-Proof     Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    On the back of strong 2012 profits, Mark Hawkins, Chief Financial Officer at Autodesk, tells CNBC how the firm is able to withstand economic weakness.

  • Chinese Banks Annual Profits Fail to Impress     Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:21 PM ET

    Deirdre-Wang Morris guides investors through the latest earnings of two of China's biggest banks after a slowdown in the world's second largest economy hit loan demand.

  • Li Ka-Shing Warns of Volatile Hong Kong Property Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and Hutchison Whampoa

    A series of tightening measures have put the brakes on Hong Kong's overheated property sector, forcing developers to cut prices and prompting a warning from Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing: speculators stay away.

  • Two Biggest Misconceptions About Gold Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 5:34 PM ET

    Gold is one of the most widely held financial assets – but that doesn't mean everyone understands why it goes higher or lower.

  • China's New President Offers Africa 'No Strings' Aid Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:39 PM ET
    President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma (2ndR) receives President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping (L)

    Only 11 days since taking over as Chinese president, Xi Jinping is already in Africa offering goodies with "no political strings." GlobalPost reports.

  • Amazing supercar experiences Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:13 PM ET

    For a fraction of the cost of buying a supercar, laymen drivers can drive a Ferrari on a closed course for a few laps. This experience is sold by businesses and manufacturers, and even though it’s over quickly, it’s exhilarating and unforgettable.

  • Cyprus Jitters: How It Could Still Go Wrong Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the NYSE

    Although markets initially held up in the face of renewed chaos, market watchers and analysts are warning that the flare up in the euro zone debt crisis could once again curb investor sentiment.

  • Relax, China Creates a Cyprus Every Week: LSE Chief Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Xavier Rolet, the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange

    The resurgence in the initial public offerings (IPO) market is a sign that investors are once again growing more optimistic despite flare-ups in the euro zone debt crisis, according to the CEO of the London Stock Exchange.

  • Galaxy's Profit More Than Doubles to a Record Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:02 AM ET
    FILE - In this May 15, 2011 file photo, a mainland Chinese visitor is welcomed by hostess at Galaxy Macau as the multibillion-dollar casino resort opened in Macau. Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to double the size of its flagship Macau casino in a $2.1 billion expansion as it seeks to win over more customers in the world's biggest gambling market. The Hong Kong company said it has already started construction of the second phase of its Galaxy Macau casino complex, which opened last year in the

    Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group more than doubled its net profit in 2012 to a record high, lifted by spending from mainland Chinese visitors to its flagship property in Macau.

  • Singapore Industrial Output Drops More Than Expected Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:32 AM ET

    Singapore's industrial output fell 16.6 percent in February from a year earlier, worse than a median forecast of a contraction of 10.5 percent according to Reuters.

  • Why It's Important to Keep Cypriot Banks Shut Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:55 AM ET
    Bank of Cyprus, also known as Laiki

    The decision to further push back the re-opening of Cypriot banks may be seen as a signal of further uncertainty in the crisis-hit island nation. But analysts tell CNBC that on the contrary, the move will help restore investor confidence.

  • Japan’s Courts Press Abe on Electoral Reform Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:01 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japanese courts are stepping up pressure on the government to reform the country's electoral system or risk having the results of last year's general election invalidated. The Financial Times reports.

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