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  • 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
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    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.

  • Better Mileage, Better Cars Coming Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:22 PM ET
    The new 2011 Ford Explorer SUV touts a sleek newly designed look that the company hopes will attract new buyers to the venerable SUV line.

    For all the hand wringing, complaining and eye rolling being done by auto makers who are now on board with the new fuel efficiency targets, one thing you don't hear about is the excitement of engineers, designers, and suppliers. Excitement? Yes, excitement.

  • British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars expects sales from Asia to account for 40% of its total by year-end. In an interview at his headquarters in Goodwood, England, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös discusses his roadmap for the Asian region with Managing Asia.

  • PPR Beats Forecasts, Pulled by Luxury Brands Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
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    French retail and luxury group PPR page90PPR-FRfalsefalse43pricetruefalsefalsefalse0QuotefalsetrueChartfalsetrueNewsfalsetrueProfilefalsetrueAdd to Watchlistfalsetruetruehttp://api-cdn.cnbc.com/api/chart/chart.aspGE4true3 on Friday posted forecast-beating first-half sales and profits, pulled by the strong growth of its luxury brands in major markets such as China.

  • Vietnam -- The Next Bull Market     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:10 AM ET

    David O'Neil, CIO at ASEAN Investment Management discusses why he is bullish on Vietnam.

  • US Bond Crisis Will Affect Japanese Banks     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights, believes that a crisis in the U.S. bond market would affect all Japanese banks. He explains more.

  • Expects USD-Asia to Move Lower     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:40 PM ET

    Daniel Hui, Senior FX Strategist at HSBC, believes Asian currencies are set to appreciate, especially the won, Singapore dollar and offshore yuan in the absence of global systemic risks.

  • Emerging Markets a Safe Haven     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:40 PM ET

    Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group says emerging markets have become safe havens as a result of the U.S. debt impasse.

  • A China Crisis?     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:15 PM ET

    Michael Kurtz, Head of Regional Strategy at Macquarie Securities talks about the outlook for China's economy.

  • Markets Priced in US Debt Deadlock     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:05 PM ET

    Michael Kurtz, Head of Regional Strategy at Macquarie Securities, says investors have already priced in the risk of a breakdown in U.S. debt talks.

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