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  • In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency,  Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, is harbored in Shanghai,  after an 85-day scientific quest across the Arctic ocean, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.  The Chinese icebreaker has docked at Shanghai after becoming the first Chinese vessel to cross the Arctic Ocean. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Pei Xin) NO SALES

    Way up above 66th parallel north, the jousting and jostling for the mother lode of oil, gas, mineral, fish, and other resources being exposed by the rapidly receding Arctic sea ice is well under way. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Nuclear Lobby Back Two Years After Fukushima Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 12:16 AM ET
    The troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan.

    The crowds of anti-nuclear protesters have dwindled since Japan's "Summer of Discontent" last year, and a new government is keen to revive the country's atomic energy industry.

  • The weak yen could do more harm than good to Japan's economy, one economist warns.

  • Are Asia's Property Markets Too Hot to Handle? Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:39 PM ET

    Recent real estate cooling measures in China, Hong Kong and Singapore may help to remove speculators from the markets, but analysts say there's not much more governments can do to suppress prices.

  • How Weibo Could Spark China's Arab Spring Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    China's increasingly vocal army of netizens could pose one of the biggest challenges to the new leadership.

  • China Exports Jump 22% in February From Year Ago Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:47 PM ET

    China's exports jumped by a fifth in February from a year earlier, more than double expectations, but imports were much weaker than forecast, official data showed on Friday.

  • Japan Crawling Slowly Out of Recession Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:17 PM ET

    Japan's economy stabilized in the fourth quarter after two quarters of a shallow recession, revised data showed on Friday, but a third consecutive monthly current account deficit in January showed an anticipated recovery was slow in coming.

  • China, HK Real Estate Markets to Thrive: Pro Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 PM ET
    Residential and commercial property in Hong Kong, China.

    Both China and Hong Kong's real estate markets are going to thrive, said the CEO of Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, Cindy Chow.

  • Kia Provo concept automobile, produced by Kia Motors.

    Kia has touched off an unexpected firestorm in Northern Ireland over the name of its new car.

  • Wow, 83 Billionaires in China's Parliament Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:31 PM ET

    The legislature of the world's last major communist country is almost certainly the wealthiest in the world, according to a popular rich list that names 83 dollar billionaires among the delegates to China's parliament. The Financial Times reports.

  • Pawnshop Debuts on Hong Kong Exchange     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:18 PM ET

    Hong Kong's IPO market has been tame in comparison to past years, but next week brings a new entrant as the first pawn shop operator lands on the exchange. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.

  • North Korea Threatens US With Nuclear Strike Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:55 PM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric as the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against the reclusive country.

  • Boeing 787 Fire's Cause Still Unknown: NTSB Report Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is examining the certification and testing of the lithium-ion battery system on the Boeing 787, but still has not found the root cause of a January fire, the board said.

  • Subaru is recalling up to 47,419 cars and crossover vehicles equipped with remote starters because the engines could start on their own.

  • China's 'Ghost Cities' Warn of Property Bubble: Chanos Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    Residential apartment buildings stand in the new district of Kangbashi in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

    Avoid investments that depend on the Chinese real estate market because the bubble there is getting "bigger and bigger," hedge fund manager Jim Chanos told CNBC.

  • 10 sought-after treasures Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    A $4 purchase that winds up being worth $8 million? Read the fascinating stories of famous and not-so-famous treasures lost and found around the world.

  • No Hard Landing for Luxuries in China: Pro Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Fears that demand for luxury goods in China is slowing as growth in the country weakens are mere exaggeration and paranoia.

  • iWatch and TV Won’t Be Enough for Apple: Analyst Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Apple iPad products.

    Apple is in a "dilemma", according to one analyst and a low-end version of the iPhone or even a rumored iWatch or Apple TV may not be enough to turn its fortunes around.

  • Behind Nikkei's Gains—It's Not Just the Weak Yen Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:46 AM ET

    Experts say the surge in the Nikkei is down to more than a weak yen triggered by "Abenomics."

  • How the US Shale Gas Boom Could Derail China Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:41 AM ET
    Workers chat at gas drilling rig exploring the Marcellus Shale.

    With oil production at a twenty year high and predictions of a manufacturing renaissance for the U.S. economy, one of the world's largest investment banks has detailed how the "shale revolution" will negatively affect emerging markets such as China.

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