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  • Asia Accounts for 70% of Business: StanChart     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 7:20 AM ET

    Jaspal Bindra, Group Executive Director and CEO, Asia of Standard Chartered Bank, says he sees growth in Asia far outpace growth in the West and his bank will continue to focus on Asia and emerging markets.

  • Gold

    The price of gold could almost double as central banks' reserves are depleted, according to the chairman of a gold industry association.

  • More Currency Intervention in Asia     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 10:00 PM ET

    Sani Hamid, Director, Wealth Management, Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, expects more currency intervention across Asia.

  • Remove the Barriers for Electric Cars     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:45 PM ET

    Jaideep Panwar, Responsible Investment Analyst at Responsible Research, lists the major challenges in consumers adopting electric cars.

  • Job Demand Boom in Asia     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Gary James, Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director at Michael Page International says Chinese companies will be looking to increase their hiring by 60%.

  • Goldman Sachs Global Viewpoint     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 6:35 AM ET

    "The issue for the U.S. bond market is more about how does it look compared with anything else that is vaguely un-liquid and the overall economy," says Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, who sheds light on whether China has reached its maximum growth rate.

  • Jim Antos, Bank Analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, expects StanChart to continue posting superior financial performance and benefit from the Asian growth story.

  • Insecurity Troubles Indonesia’s Middle Class Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 11:18 PM ET
    Supporters of Presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hold a poster showing their idol on June 27, 2004 during a large rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Tens of thousands of Indonesian supporters came to the rally the last one in Jakarta before voters go to the polls on July 5.

    Indonesia’s steady economic growth has lifted millions of people from poverty into the middle classes. But, rather than feel secure, many remain financially vulnerable and have become increasingly disillusioned with a government seen as unable to provide basic public services across the vast island nation of 240m people. The FT reports.

  • What Foreign Investors Are Missing About Indonesia Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 11:03 PM ET
    Heavy morning traffic, Thamrin Street, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Asia Outperforms the Others     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 9:10 PM ET

    Emil Wolter, Head of Regional Strategy, Asian Equities at RBS, says that Asia is doing relatively better and is outperfoming the rest of the world's economies.

  • Expectations of Japan Intervention on Yen Grow Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Analysts are predicting that Japan will intervene to slow down the yen as early as this week.

  • The China Threat     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Discussing the headwinds facing China and whether investors should stay away, with David Mann, Standard Chartered head of Research Americas.

  • Weak Western Markets Curb Metro Sales Growth Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:12 AM ET
    Woman bagging groceries

    German retail group Metro saw sales grow only marginally in the second quarter, led by its emerging markets business, as weak consumer spending in Western Europe weighed on its results.

  • Charting Asia | S&P 500 Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:42 AM ET
  • HSBC: Focusing on Key Asian Markets     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    Peter Wong, Asia Pacific CEO of HSBC speaks about his growth strategy for the Asia Pacific region.

  • 2008 Honda Civic

    In the issue, Consumer Reports pulls no punches on the Civic saying, "Stopping distances are long, the ride is choppy, road noise is pronounced, and the interior feels cheap."

  • China’s Low Roaming Fees Won’t Be Matched Soon Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:30 AM ET

    While Europeans and Americans traveling abroad still face steep roaming charges, travelers from mainland China can call home for as little as it costs to make a local call in that market. The NYT reports.

  • Yuan Would Win in US Turmoil     Sunday, 31 Jul 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Peter Lai, Director at DBS Vickers Securities says the yuan will benefit from the U.S. debt talks.

  • With the deal reached Sunday night, the United States has a good chance of escaping the debt limit showdown with its credit rating intact. But as the NYT reports, America's government may not be so lucky with its reputation.

  • China Imposes Blackout on Train Wreck Coverage Sunday, 31 Jul 2011 | 8:41 PM ET
    The wreckage of a carriage is lifted from the accident scene of the crash caused by the earlier collision of two trains on July 24, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The accident occurred on the evening of July 23 when the D301 train, travelling from Beijing to Fuzhou, collided with the D3115 train, travelling from Hangzhou to Fuzhou, which had stalled on the line after a suspected lightening strike. The first four coaches of D301 fell off the viaduct while the 15th and 16th coaches o

    After days of growing public fury over last month’s high-speed train crash and the government’s reaction, Chinese authorities have enacted a virtual news blackout on the disaster except for positive stories or information officially released by the government. The NYT reports.

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