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  • This Is Now the World's Most Volatile Bond Market Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Japan's radical monetary policies has created the most volatile government bond market in the world, analysts say.

  • Japan's Sharp Forecasts Return to Profit in 2014 Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:23 AM ET

    Sharp said it expects to rebound to an operating profit in the year to March 31 as it battles to remain viable after averting failure last year.

  • Hedge Fund Manager Loeb Targets Sony for a Breakup Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    American hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb, known for starting big fights, has called for a breakup of Sony. The New York Times reports.

  • Australia's Budget Brings Day of Reckoning Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Australian Treasurer  Wayne Swan

    Australia's government is expected to unveil a big budget deficit when it delivers its federal budget later on Tuesday.

  • Relax, India's Massive Gold Imports Likely a One-Off Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:12 AM ET

    Gold imports into the world's largest consumer of the precious metal surged 138 percent in April, widening the already ballooning current account and trade deficits. But, economists say this could be a one-off.

  • Is China Really Mulling a Lower Growth Forecast? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:31 PM ET

    According to local media reports, China could lower its official growth forecast to 7 percent next year – a move that suggests Beijing is growing more comfortable with slower pace of growth.

  • The Aussie Dollar Is Only Taking a Breather: Chartist Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:30 PM ET

    The fall of the Aussie below parity against the U.S. dollar may not be the start of a downtrend for this resilient currency.

  • Li Ka-shing Cancels Sale of Hotel Units in Hong Kong Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:28 PM ET

    Property conglomerate Cheung Kong said on Monday it will cancel sales of hotel units at a Hong Kong project after regulators ruled the deals were unauthorized investments.

  • American Found Dead in Singapore Surfed Suicide Sites Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:12 PM ET

    A young U.S. engineer found dead in his Singapore flat last year had accessed several websites on suicide and depression, a lawyer for the city state said. The Financial Times reports.

  • What to Expect From Australia's Budget     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:11 PM ET

    As markets await Treasurer Wayne Swan to unveil the country's budget later on Tuesday, CNBC's Matthew Taylor investigates why its unlikely for the government to deliver a surplus this year.

  • More Bloomberg Muddle: 10,000 Messages Leaked Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    Thousands of private messages sent between users of Bloomberg's financial terminals have leaked online.

  • Jack Lew's 'Gamble' on Japan     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    The Treasury's strategy seems to be that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand whatever negative impacts that may come from a stronger dollar against the yen, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Retailers Sign Bangladesh Factory Safety Agreement Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    The world's two biggest fashion retailers backed an accord aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's collapse of a Bangladesh factory building.

  • 'Cauldron' of Bad Luck Derails Nuclear Power Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    The North Anna Power Station, operated by Dominion Energy, in Mineral, Va.

    Everything seems to have gone wrong for the nuclear industry, which a few years ago was seen as a potential competitor to fossil fuels and was gearing up for a renaissance.

  • New Range Emerges for Gold Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    As gold faces pressure, Rich Ilczyszyn reveals the new levels that will matter to the market.

  • China Shaping Up for a Disappointing Quarter Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese economic data for April has cast further doubt over the recovery in the world's second largest economy.

  • India's April trade deficit leapt to $17.8 billion on a massive surge in imports of cheaper gold that will increase concerns about the current account deficit in Asia's third largest economy.

  • Weak Yen Remains a Wild Card for Japan's Growth Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:44 AM ET

    Even as Japan prepares to unveil first quarter GDP figures later this week, experts warn that further falls in the yen – which has been a key reason for the recent optimism in the economy – could pose a risk to future growth.

  • Is the Fed Prepping Markets for the End of QE? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    If an article in Monday's Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, the U.S. Fed is getting ready to unwind monetary stimulus. That prospect is unlikely to be as alarming for markets as feared, analysts tell CNBC.

  • China Industrial Output Up 9.3%, Misses Forecast Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    China's annual industrial output growth quickened to 9.3 percent in April, recovering from a seven-month low hit in March but still missing market expectations, data showed on Monday.

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