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  • 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.

  • Time for an IMF Chief From a Developing Country? Saturday, 21 May 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation as chief of the IMF after a sex scandal has left the fund with the challenging task of finding his successor. Debate has raged over who should take over.  While French finance minister has emerged as a favorite, many say the person should come from a developing country. Tell us what you think.

  • A front-end bucket loader moves coals into a coal hauling truck in an open pit coal mine in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Peabody Energy is profiting from increasing demand for coal in China, India and other emerging nations, Chief Executive Gregory Boyce told CNBC Friday.

  • World's Largest Nuclear Power Plants Friday, 20 May 2011 | 7:54 AM ET
    Nearly two months after Japan's nuclear crisis began, the head of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has finally stepped down and the company posted a $15 billion loss for the year. New details have also emerged, showing three of the reactors at the Fukushima plant likely suffered partial meltdowns.The disaster in Japan has major implications for the U.S., the world’s largest producer of nuclear energy, especially since the crippled Fukushima plant shares the same design as other plants in the U.S.In

    We’ve put together a list of the world’s largest nuclear stations by output capacity. Check out the list!

  • The Sentosa Golf Club overlooking one of the world's busiest ports in Singapore

    Located on the Eastern Coast of Singapore's Sentosa island, Sentosa Cove is billed as the city state's most exclusive marina residential area.

  • Doctor talking to female patient in office

    The head of Malaysia’s government investment arm Khazanah Nasional has defended its purchase of Singapore hospital operator, Parkway Holdings.

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

  • Bullish on Japan Stocks: Kass     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:21 PM ET

    "The Nikkei is as cheap as the U.S. market was in March 2009," says Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management.

  • Continued lofty predictions for luxury growth in China come just in time as Japan most likely wont be a source of growth any time soon and in the US investors can’t help wonder how will high-end retailers pull off an encore of last year?

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