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  • Labor Market Will Trump Higher Gas Prices Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:21 AM ET

    An improving labor market will offset the impact of higher oil prices and underpin stocks according to Kevin Gardiner, the head of global investment strategy at Barclays Wealth in London.

  • Southeast Asia Ramps Up Inflation Fight Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:40 AM ET

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

  • In Bin Laden’s Compound, SEALs’ All-Star Team Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    There were 79 people on the assault team that killed Osama bin Laden, but in the end, the success of the mission turned on some two dozen men who landed inside the Qaeda leader’s compound, the New York Times reports.

  • Singapore's Fast Growth Creating Rich-Poor Divide? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 9:03 PM ET

    Singapore, which goes to the polls on Saturday,  has been seeing double-digit growth, but the widening gap between the rich and poor is becoming a major election issue.

  • Fears of further monetary tightening in China have been weighing on the country's stock market over the last two weeks with the Shanghai Composite dropping 6 percent during that time. One expert believes investors are in for a nasty surprise over the next 12 months and that Chinese equities will remain under pressure.

  • Gm Building

    GM made $2 billion last quarter and forecast growing earnings this year. How do investors react? Buy pushing shares of GM lower. Welcome to the new conundrum facing GM.

  • Cautious Hope for Change in Burma Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    Eight weeks after the nominally civilian government of President Thein Sein took power in Burma, there are indications that one of the world’s most repressive and poorest states might be finally heading towards reform, the FT reports.

  • China's Curling Investment Wave at US Shore Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    The state of Michigan's Economic Development Corp. moved its Asia office to Shanghai from Hong Kong in 2005. A few years later, the State of South Carolina beefed up its Shanghai development staff and closed a Tokyo office.

  • Virgin Looks to Grow Share in Business Travel Market Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:31 AM ET

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

  • Niklas Zennstroem of Atomico Ventures poses during a portrait session at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference at HVB Forum on January 24, 2010 in Munich, Germany.

    Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom tells CNBC.com about his past successes,  and what sort of entrepreneurs  he’s looking to invest in with his venture capital company Atomico.

  • Chevy and Hyundai Crash the Compact Car Party Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    For the longest time, it seems like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic were the Lakers and Celtics of compact cars. Year in, year out they dominated the category. Sometimes it was because the competition from Detroit was non-existent. Sometimes because they were so far superior to their competition from around the world it was a joke. Those days are gone.

  • As China Invests, U.S. Could Lose Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:19 AM ET

    For three decades, wealthy nations have invested hundreds of billions of dollars in China, helping drive one of the most remarkable economic booms in history. Now, China is poised to return the investment favor. The NYT reports.

  • Rare Opportunities     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman talks to industry insiders to find out the next great rare earth investments.

  • Sifting Through the Asian Markets     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs sifts trough the red around the world and in China.

  • Passers by are reflected on the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outside its headquarters in Mumbai on January 29, 2010. India's central bank kept interest rates on hold Friday but moved to drain liquidity from the banking system in a bid to tame surging inflation without hurting economic recovery. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) boosted its cash reserve ratio -- the sum commercial banks keep on deposit -- by a higher-than-expected 75 basis points to 5.75 percent in what it said was a bi

    Investment banks are scrambling to raise their estimates on how much further India's central bank will raise interest rates following a surprise 50 basis point (bps) increase on Tuesday.

  • India's Double Whammy: Slower Growth, Higher Inflation Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:55 AM ET
    An Indian stock broker watches his computer screen at brokerage company at the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

    There are dark clouds on the horizon for India's economy, say analysts who forecast GDP growth to fall below 8 percent thanks to high inflation, which has prompted the Reserve Bank of India to raise interest rates by over 200 basis points over the past one year.

  • Lightning Round OT: Youko.com, Tellabs and More Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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

  • High Gas Prices Don't Slow Down April Auto Sales Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    Car dealership

    How this for going against the conventional wisdom. Gas prices are surging, automakers are offering lower incentives, and yet auto sales remain robust.

  • Charting Asia | NYMEX Oil Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:54 AM ET

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