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  • Samsung Working on Wristwatch to Rival Apple Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    A watch phone? Sounds like something TV private eye Maxwell Smart would have. But as smartphone sales slow, both Samsung and Apple are said to be working on them.

  • Power Still Out at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    Four fuel storage pools at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have been without fresh cooling water for more than 15 hours due to a power outage.

  • India Cuts Rates, Experts Say So What? Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:48 AM ET
    Indian Rupees

    The Reserve Bank of India lowered its key policy rate for the second time this year on Tuesday, but will the central bank's latest move succeed in helping revive growth in Asia's third largest economy?

  • A New Relationship: China's Xi Meets US's Lew Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 2:27 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew met new Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at a critical time in relations between the world's two largest economies, with cyber hacking, market access and the Chinese currency high on the agenda for talks

  • India's Central Bank Cuts Rates 25 Basis Points Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    India's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark policy rate by 25 basis points for the second time since the start of the year in a bid to help revive flagging growth in Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Is China Trying to Take Apple Down? Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:11 AM ET

    A Chinese state television program on Apple raised concerns that the company has less fair phone-replacement policies in China than in other countries. The Global Post reports.

  • Cypriot security guards stand outside the parliament building in Nicosia.

    New Zealand's Finance Minister says investors should not be surprised if more issues "pop up" from the euro zone, a day after a bailout plan for Cyprus that includes a levy on savers rattled markets.

  • Australia's Central Bank Sees Signs of Life in Economy Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 11:01 PM ET

    Australia's central bank felt there were enough signs of life in the economy to hold off cutting interest rates at its March 5 review even though a benign inflation outlook gave it scope to ease policy.

  • Foreign Investment in China Is Slipping Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 10:51 PM ET

    China's foreign direct investment inflows fell 1.35 percent in the first two months of 2013 from a year earlier, extending a run of falls triggered by a drop in investor confidence in emerging markets.

  • Hungover European Sales Affecting Diageo: CEO     Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 10:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar caught up with Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo, and asked about how European sales are affecting the world's biggest distiller.

  • Oil Bulls Bank on Fed to Fuel Rally: Survey Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    Benchmark oil prices are likely to extend gains this week on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will restate its commitment to an ultra-easy monetary policy at a meeting this week.

  • Airbus Grabs Huge Order From Boeing Customer Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Lion Air

    Airbus has landed the largest order of the year, and one of the largest of all-time, with a book value of almost $24 billion. The European plane maker will sell 234 of its A320 planes to Lion Air out of Indonesia.

  • $175,000 Mattress Sold as 'Investment' in Good Sleep Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    Guaranteed for 25 years, a British bedmaker's Mongolian cashmere mattress "pays off every morning of your life," said a company representative.

  • China Showing Symptoms of Financial Crisis: Report Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 4:08 AM ET

    Economists at Nomura sounded a warning that China is exhibiting the same symptoms that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

  • A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

    More Chinese companies are investing in Australia's manufacturing and retail industries than its once sought-after mining sector, a new study by HSBC shows.

  • China Becomes World's Fifth Largest Arms Exporter Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 11:53 PM ET

    China has bypassed Britain as the world's fifth largest arms exporter, a Swedish think-tank said Monday.

  • On the Rise Again: China Home Prices Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 10:33 PM ET
    Residential buildings stand in Beijing

    China's new home prices rose in February from a year ago for a second consecutive month, though gains are expected to ease after the government unveiled this month tougher tax plans to curb real estate speculation.

  • Is Correction Due for Hong Kong Property?     Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann of HSBC and Nicole Wong of CLSA discuss if Hong Kong's real estate sector is facing selling pressure or if investors are just stuck in a holding pattern.

  • Singapore February Exports Fall Sharply Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 9:46 PM ET
    Empty container ships on The Straits of Singapore.

    Singapore's exports plunged far more than expected in February from a year earlier, hurt by a sharp drop in shipments of pharmaceuticals and oil rigs in the Lunar New Year holiday lull.

  • In a break from months of sabre rattling, China under new President Xi Jinping appears to be moderating its approach to a potentially explosive territorial dispute with Japan and taking measures to prevent accidental conflict.

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