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  • Investing Again After the 'Shock and Awe' of Losses Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 4:14 PM ET

    This asset manager says he's met with three new clients with over $1 million each but the "shock and awe" of 2008 still looms large in their psyche.

  • A Push for Change in China as New Leaders Take Over Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 5:53 AM ET

    Communist Party chief Xi Jinping takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of parliament beginning on Tuesday and bridging the widening income gap in the vast nation is one of his foremost challenges.

  • Square to Push Beyond Payments: CEO Jack Dorsey Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Payments were just the beginning for Square. The young company has big plans to cash in on the entire commerce experience.

  • Apple's $1 Billion Award Slashed in Samsung Case Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:02 PM ET

    A judge threw out part of the $1 billion verdict for Apple in its patent battle with Samsung and ordered a new trial.

  • Why Japanese Stocks Could Rally 60%: Strategist Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Equities have already surged in Japan as the yen falls, but with monetary easing looking increasingly likely, stocks are set to receive a further boost, according to one financial advisor.

  • Fitch: We're 'More Than Likely' to Downgrade India Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Despite Finance Minister P Chidambaram's promise to put India's fiscal house in order in his latest budget plan, ratings agency Fitch said the country's credit rating – which is teetering on the brink of 'junk' status – will more than likely be downgraded.

  • Here's How Japan Can Bring Down the Aussie Dollar Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    The recent weakness in the resilient Australian dollar, which is down from its multi-month highs, is not due to talk of a rate cut or worries over China's patchy economic recovery. The drop is thanks to Japanese investors.

  • China's Natural Gas Drive May Cut Back Oil Demand Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:41 PM ET

    China's drive to fuel more vehicles with cleaner-burning natural gas could reduce oil demand by nearly a tenth - equivalent to Turkey's total oil consumption.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Golden Agri-Resources     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60' segment and looks at shares of Golden Agri-Resources, which hit a five-week low after the palm-oil producer reported a 93 percent drop in fourth-quarter net profit.

  • Japan Consumer Prices Dip for Second Month Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, down for a second straight month.

  • Bankers Fear Chinese Push to Head ADB Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:48 PM ET

    Now that Haruhiko Kuroda will leave the Asian Development Bank, bankers are braced for the Chinese to launch efforts to install one of their own as Kuroda's successor.

  • China Factory Growth Cools to Five-Month Low Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    Growth in Chinese factories cooled in February to a five-month low after domestic and foreign demand slackened, missing market forecasts and underscoring China's patchy economic recovery.

  • Who Are This Week's Winners and Losers?     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box goes over this week's winners and losers.

  • Can India's Tax-Heavy Budget Succeed?     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    India unveiled a surprise spending surge in its new budget for fiscal 2013/14 ahead of an election next year. The plan includes new taxes on big companies and the rich. CNBC TV18's Reema Tendulkar has more.

  • Japanese Companies Fire Up Real Estate Market Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 6:22 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Japanese blue-chip firms, from electronics giants to brewers, are selling prime real estate to shore up battered balance sheets, stoking a resurgent property market.

  • Billionaire Population Hits 1,453—Or Maybe 4,000 Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.

  • Ex-Judge Who Shamed Apple, Now Defending Samsung Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Note II

    The judge who threw the book at Apple in a patent case with Samsung is now working to defend the Korean company in another legal spat.

  • US Routinely Hacks Defense Ministry Websites: China Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    A soldier mans his post in front of the Ministry of National Defense in Beijing.

    Two Chinese military websites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the US, China said.

  • Will India's 'Do-No-Harm' Budget Cheer Investors? Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 5:24 AM ET

    India's much-awaited annual budget failed to deliver on the hype sending the nation's equity markets lower on Thursday, with one economist calling Finance Minister P Chidambaram - who has the tough job of reining in the fiscal deficit while spurring growth – simply a "firefighter."

  • India Budget Increases Spending, Taxes the Rich Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram

    India unveiled higher-than-expected spending for fiscal 2013/14 on Thursday, aiming to fund it with higher revenues - including new taxes on the rich and large companies - in a budget aimed at reviving growth amid the country's worst slowdown in a decade.

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