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  • Remember Euro Breakup Fears? They Are Back Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:35 PM ET

    After months of calm in global markets, concerns about the future of the euro zone are back with a vengeance as fears grow that the turmoil in Cyprus could spread to other parts of the region.

  • Hyundai Aims for Luxury League With Hermes Touch Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 PM ET
    FILE - In this July 26, 2012 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen on its car at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.  Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai dealers will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately detect when a small adult is seated. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor hopes a touch of Hermes will make its priciest sedan as desirable as the French retailer's exclusive handbags and catapult its cachet into the same league as luxury rivals.

  • Australia Ends Rate-Setting Panel in Wake of Libor Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:18 PM ET

    Australia is scrapping the panel that sets interbank lending rates after the proposal of new international guidelines and an exodus of the banks that set the rate in the wake of the Libor rate-rigging scandal.e.

  • Southeast Asia Ready to Build, Will Investors Come? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:07 PM ET
    Jakarta

    Indonesia is seeking investors for $9 billion worth of water, road, air and seaport projects in what will be a litmus test of Southeast Asian countries' ability to seize on ripe financial conditions to upgrade decrepit infrastructure.

  • Did China Just Declare War on Apple? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Chinese are no exception when it comes to Apple users' loyalty, and they're coming to the iPhone maker's defense following a widespread state media campaign accusing Apple of greed and arrogance. The Global Post reports.

  • Singapore: Rock 'n' Roll's Newest Home     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Singapore may be known for its rules and regulations, but the city-state is looking to transform itself into a rock and roll hub. CNBC's Deirdre-Wang Morris investigates.

  • Angry Farmers, Unsold Rice: Thailand Near Crisis? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:23 PM ET

    Thailand is set to sell half-a-million tons of rice on world markets at a loss, as it scrambles to offload a record stockpile deteriorating in quality in warehouses filled with grain.

  • Vera Wang Scraps 'Try-On Fee' at China Stores     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    In response to global outcry, the queen of bridal couture, Vera Wang, is abolishing the near $500 fee for Chinese brides-to-be to try on garments at her Shanghai bridal boutique.

  • Cyprus Banks Opening: Guards Prepare for Battle Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Cyprus reopens its banks on Thursday with capital controls in place and guards at branches to help avert bank runs.

  • Watch Out, World Bank: Here Comes the BRICS Bank Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Leaders of the five BRICS nations plan to create a development bank in a direct challenge to the World Bank that they accuse of Western bias. The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally but dominated by China.

  • Philippines Wins First Investment Grade Rating Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET

    Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines' credit rating to investment grade on Wednesday, a first for the Southeast Asian nation, in a move expected to boost investment and lift the country's long-term growth potential.

  • Sunny Days Still for China Banks Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Analysts say the sector remains robust even as China's biggest banks reported their worst annual earnings growth since going public.

  • 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.

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