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  • China Factory Profits Up 17% as Recovery Picks Up Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:38 PM ET
    A welder works at Sulzer AG's factory in Shanghai, China.

    China's industrial profits grew 17.2 percent in the first two months of this year from a year ago, official data showed on Thursday, adding to signs that a burgeoning macro economic recovery is being felt.

  • Japan Factory Dip Surprises, Prices Sliding Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 8:30 PM ET

    Japan's factory output unexpectedly dipped in February and a fourth consecutive drop in core consumer prices underscored the challenges the central bank faces in engineering economic recovery and achieving inflation target.

  • Trade Pacts: Not Too Exciting, but This One May Be Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    Free-trade agreements are usually not the sort of thing that get markets excited, so should the Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated be any different? If you're Japan, then perhaps the answer is yes.

  • North Readies Rockets; US Flies Bombers Over South Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    North Korea put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula.

  • A day after the Philippines got its first investment grade rating from Fitch, the Southeast Asian country's central bank governor told CNBC the upgrade was a "seal of good housekeeping."

  • China Bank Stocks Dumped on Tighter Regulations Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    China's financial stocks slumped on Thursday after Beijing's banking regulator unveiled new restrictions on wealth management products (WMPs) on Wednesday in order to reduce risk taking.

  • BOJ's Kuroda: Asset Purchase Limit Already Broken Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    The Bank of Japan will not bankroll government spending, but it has already exceeded self-imposed limits on asset purchases and will continue to do so, in a signal intended to deliver on promises of overhauling policy.

  • Robust Junk Bond Market Questions 'Great Rotation' Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

    Despite talk of the so-called "great rotation" out of bonds and into equities, high yield debt market issuances are at record quarterly high.

  • Play the Cyprus Crisis, Buy This Currency: Pro Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 12:56 AM ET

    Uncertainties surrounding the Cyprus bailout are set to continue for some time, but one way to play the fallout is to buy the Australian dollar, one analyst told CNBC.

  • Subaru Still Sees Risks in the Yen, Says President Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 11:30 PM ET

    Japanese automaker Subaru has enjoyed four consecutive years of strong sales growth in its largest market, the U.S., but its president and COO told CNBC he was still mindful of risks to the company's success, a spike in the yen.

  • Remember Euro Breakup Fears? They Are Back Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:35 PM ET

    After months of calm in global markets, concerns about the future of the euro zone are back with a vengeance as fears grow that the turmoil in Cyprus could spread to other parts of the region.

  • Hyundai Aims for Luxury League With Hermes Touch Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 PM ET
    FILE - In this July 26, 2012 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen on its car at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.  Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai dealers will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately detect when a small adult is seated. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor hopes a touch of Hermes will make its priciest sedan as desirable as the French retailer's exclusive handbags and catapult its cachet into the same league as luxury rivals.

  • Australia Ends Rate-Setting Panel in Wake of Libor Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:18 PM ET

    Australia is scrapping the panel that sets interbank lending rates after the proposal of new international guidelines and an exodus of the banks that set the rate in the wake of the Libor rate-rigging scandal.e.

  • Southeast Asia Ready to Build, Will Investors Come? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:07 PM ET
    Jakarta

    Indonesia is seeking investors for $9 billion worth of water, road, air and seaport projects in what will be a litmus test of Southeast Asian countries' ability to seize on ripe financial conditions to upgrade decrepit infrastructure.

  • Did China Just Declare War on Apple? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Chinese are no exception when it comes to Apple users' loyalty, and they're coming to the iPhone maker's defense following a widespread state media campaign accusing Apple of greed and arrogance. The Global Post reports.

  • Singapore: Rock 'n' Roll's Newest Home     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Singapore may be known for its rules and regulations, but the city-state is looking to transform itself into a rock and roll hub. CNBC's Deirdre-Wang Morris investigates.

  • Angry Farmers, Unsold Rice: Thailand Near Crisis? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:23 PM ET

    Thailand is set to sell half-a-million tons of rice on world markets at a loss, as it scrambles to offload a record stockpile deteriorating in quality in warehouses filled with grain.

  • Vera Wang Scraps 'Try-On Fee' at China Stores     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    In response to global outcry, the queen of bridal couture, Vera Wang, is abolishing the near $500 fee for Chinese brides-to-be to try on garments at her Shanghai bridal boutique.

  • Cyprus Banks Opening: Guards Prepare for Battle Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Cyprus reopens its banks on Thursday with capital controls in place and guards at branches to help avert bank runs.

  • Watch Out, World Bank: Here Comes the BRICS Bank Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Leaders of the five BRICS nations plan to create a development bank in a direct challenge to the World Bank that they accuse of Western bias. The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally but dominated by China.

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