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  • Facebook Risks Falling Behind, Says Cyworld Founder Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 9:57 PM ET
    Woman talking on a phone working on a laptop.

    In South Korea, Facebook has some catching up to do as local social networking site Cyworld takes the number one position with more than 25 million users.

  • Lagarde Offers Bigger Voice to Emerging Nations Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    Christine Lagarde, the frontrunner to become the next managing director of the IMF, has sought to assure developing economies they would be fairly represented at senior positions at the fund. The FT reports.

  • Christine Lagarde Possible Candidate For New IMF Chief Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:54 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Global Slowdown Ahead?     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Discussing the indicators of a possible global economic slowdown ahead, with Jim O'Sullivan, MF Global, and Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets.

  • Small Cars Make Big Safety Improvements Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    The latest set of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show something few would have thought was possible 10 or 15 years ago: several small cars are among the safest on the road. Surprised? Don't be. The results show small cars are benefiting from new technology developed to protect passengers.

  • Burberry Embarks on Expansion Drive Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:17 AM ET

    Burberry is embarking on an aggressive store expansion plan after announcing pre-tax profit rose almost 40 percent to 296 million pounds ($482 million) in the year to April.

  • China to Buy Europe Bailout Bond Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:28 PM ET

    Asian investors including the Chinese government are expected to represent a “strong proportion” of the buyers of Portuguese bailout bonds when the eurozone’s €440 billion rescue fund begins auctioning them next month, according to senior fund officials. The FT reports.

  • Glencore Moving Beyond the 'Ghost' of Marc Rich Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 7:01 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Can 'Made in America' Survive in a Global Economy? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    As more and more steps of the manufacturing process are outsourced to other countries, American products are harder to find, and often more expensive to purchase. Can "Made in America" survive in a global economy?

  • The Race for the Top Job at the IMF Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 7:02 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Turbulence, Then Clear Skies in Asia, Strategist Says Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Bali, Indonesia

    With risk appetite waning, here's what one trader sees for Asian currencies. Hint: it's not what you think.

  • Charting Asia | Euro/Dollar (Weekly) Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:51 AM ET
  • Cisco Sued for Colluding on Chinese Crackdown Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:28 PM ET

    Senior executives at Cisco Systems worked closely with Chinese government security agents to tailor hardware and software they knew would be used to track, detain and torture followers of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a US federal lawsuit filed last week. The FT reports.

  • Walmart China’s Ranks Suffer Double Blow Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:59 PM ET
    A Chinese customer leaves after shopping at Beijing's first Wal-Mart supercenter October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. Wal-Mart workers in China have set up unions at all 62 Chinese outlets in what a senior Chinese trade union official described on October 12th as a breakthrough for organized labor.

    Walmart’s business in China has hit an unexpected bump with the sudden resignation of two senior executives at a time when it is facing increasing competition in the country. The FT reports.

  • Hong Kong Losing Its Shine as Attractive IPO Market? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Toyota Report Only Matters If Changes are Made Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    2010 Toyota Prius

    Toyota's independent North American Quality Advisory Panel, led by former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has reached some conclusions after looking into the unintended acceleration crisis and recalls from late 2009 and early 2010.

  • Spending a month in China earlier this year left me with a clear picture of a nation of rapid change, vast scale, and stark contrasts. All of these factors create opportunities – and challenges – for American businesses in China, and particularly for those of us in health care.

  • When Will China Liberalize the Yuan? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:21 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    In the face of an unwavering adherence by the US to highly accommodative policies, China is faced with the prospect of recycling its ever growing FX reserves into nations or regions that it probably has fundamental fiscal concerns about.

  • Emerging Market Bond Fund Flows Signal Shift Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 10:43 PM ET
    Sovereign Funds

    Money is continuing to pour into emerging market bond funds, subduing the cost of borrowing for developing countries and underlining the shift in economic power away from the western heavyweights of the financial system. The FT reports.

  • Why Jim Rogers Says His Timing Is Terrible Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 7:57 PM ET
    International investor Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers always says his timing is terrible, particularly when it comes to the markets – though it's hard to believe that of such a successful and inveterate investor. Still, he admits he was completely wrong about the decision that now dominates his life, to have kids.

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