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  • Japanese Companies Fire Up Real Estate Market Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 6:22 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Japanese blue-chip firms, from electronics giants to brewers, are selling prime real estate to shore up battered balance sheets, stoking a resurgent property market.

  • Billionaire Population Hits 1,453—Or Maybe 4,000 Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.

  • Ex-Judge Who Shamed Apple, Now Defending Samsung Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Note II

    The judge who threw the book at Apple in a patent case with Samsung is now working to defend the Korean company in another legal spat.

  • US Routinely Hacks Defense Ministry Websites: China Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    A soldier mans his post in front of the Ministry of National Defense in Beijing.

    Two Chinese military websites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the US, China said.

  • Will India's 'Do-No-Harm' Budget Cheer Investors? Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 5:24 AM ET

    India's much-awaited annual budget failed to deliver on the hype sending the nation's equity markets lower on Thursday, with one economist calling Finance Minister P Chidambaram - who has the tough job of reining in the fiscal deficit while spurring growth – simply a "firefighter."

  • India Budget Increases Spending, Taxes the Rich Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram

    India unveiled higher-than-expected spending for fiscal 2013/14 on Thursday, aiming to fund it with higher revenues - including new taxes on the rich and large companies - in a budget aimed at reviving growth amid the country's worst slowdown in a decade.

  • Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ Holds Lessons for Europe Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    Europe is embroiled in a Japan-style "lost decade" and must solve its political problems before the economic crisis can be resolved, according to Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management.

  • Investment demand for gold in Vietnam could be a quarter less in 2013 than last year as the government tightens its grip on the bullion market to stabilize the country's currency.

  • Rate Cut in Sight as Aussie Firms Roll Back Spending Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Australia's business investment surprisingly slipped in the last quarter, leading to concerns about the economy and giving rise to talk that a rate cut might be in sight.

  • Apple Faces 'Lull' in Innovation: Former CEO Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:12 AM ET
    John Sculley, Former CEO, Apple Inc.

    Apple is facing a lull in innovation that could last a few years, said its ex-CEO John Sculley.

  • 'Abenomics' Picks Up Speed With Kuroda Nomination Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:12 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Japan's government on Thursday nominated Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing, as the next Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor.

  • Brits May Have to Work Until 75, Thanks to China Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    A colossal savings glut in China, the world's second largest economy, means British workers in their twenties will only be able to retire at 75.

  • Australia Business Spending Slips, Peak in Sight Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    Australian business investment suffered a surprise fall last quarter as firms outside the red-hot mining sector cut back, while estimates of future spending confirmed the long boom in resource investment was likely.

  • Evidence of Japan Pickup: Industrial Output Rises Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output rose for a second straight month in January, offering some evidence that the export-reliant economy may be emerging from a mild recession due to a pick-up in global demand.

  • China's Top Property Developer Vanke Posts Profit Rise Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    China Vanke, the country's biggest real estate developer, said it's looking to extend its foreign investment drive beyond the high-end U.S. market, as Beijing weighs new measures to cool mainland property prices.

  • Powerful Australia Cyclone Misses Iron Ore Hub Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:26 PM ET

    The iron ore shipping hub Port Hedland escaped the brunt of a powerful cyclone that swept across the northwest Australian coastline on Thursday, with emergency officials lifting evacuation alerts as the storm veered east.

  • China Property Curbs in Focus as Parliament Meets Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    China's property market is rife with speculation - both about rising house prices and about what the new government may do to curb them.

  • Priceline Traveling Overseas for Growth: CEO Boyd Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    Priceline.com will invest in Asia and Latin America to take advantage of growth opportunities, CEO Jeffery Boyd told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said "a great deal of testing" will be needed on Boeing's beleaguered line of 787 planes, before Dreamliners are cleared to fly again.

  • India Looks to Restore Credibility With Budget Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 4:31 AM ET

    The Indian government is expected to opt for prudence over populism in its national annual budget due out on Thursday, but will it be enough to finally put an end to talk of a ratings downgrade?

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