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  • Bernanke May Limit Oil's Decline With QE 'Defense' Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Benchmark oil prices are set to weaken further this week though losses may be limited if U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the central bank's stimulus efforts this week at his semi-annual testimony to Congress.

  • US Trade Gap With Asia to Worsen, Unless... Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    The symbolism was strong but America's trade results were weak as President Barack Obama visited East Asia right after his reelection last November, a year after his shift to a more comprehensive trans-pacific engagement.

  • Samsung's New Phone Will Debut on Apple's Turf Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 11:16 PM ET
    An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung said it will launch its new Galaxy S smartphone on March 14 in New York, taking its fight for market supremacy to Apple doorstep.

  • Markets Just Can’t Get Enough of the Abe Trade Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    Reports that Japan's government will likely nominate Haruhiko Kurodo, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing, as the next Bank of Japan (BOJ) chief, do not come as a surprise.

  • JAL Chair: 100% Reliance on Boeing 'Abnormal' Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:38 PM ET
    Japan Airlines Corporation (JAL) Chairman, Kazuo Inamori,

    The chairman of Japan Airlines (JAL), which has had to ground its entire fleet of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after a battery fire, had reservations from the start on relying on one vendor.

  • Weak Yen Adds Pressure on South Korea's New Leader Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Park Geun-hye

    South Korea's new president faces not only a hostile North Korea that seeks nuclear weapons but now new pressure on its exporters and growth prospects from neighboring Japan's yen devaluation.

  • Hong Kong Unveils Another Round of Property Measures Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 7:48 PM ET
    Residential and commercial property in Hong Kong, China.

    Hong Kong is imposing higher stamp duties and home loan curbs on property transactions, officials said on Friday.

  • iPhone 5

    As BlackBerry launches the first smartphone from its make-or-break BB10 line in India, one of its most loyal markets, the company faces new competition from a formidable rival.

  • Top 10 Universities for Billionaire Alumni Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    Looking for the best return on your college investment? Here's a fun list: The top 10 universities for producing billionaires -- and some of their famous alum.

  • Cars You’ll Never Drive Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    Some concept cars never became production models, and they're holy grails for certain collectors. Read our list of 10 cars that never made it to the showroom.

  • Why China Home Curbs Are Not Bad News for Stocks Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:36 AM ET
    A potential buyer speaks with a real estate agent at a residential property fair in Shanghai, China.

    Speculation that the Chinese government will implement further measures to cool the country's bubbly property market has sent stocks of major Chinese developers tumbling in recent weeks. But analysts tell CNBC this provides investors an opportunity to hunt for bargains.

  • Foreign Airlines See Beyond Clouds in India Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:11 PM ET
    Air Asia

    Intense competition for the loyalties of highly price-sensitive travelers, coupled with some of the region's highest operating costs, led to losses and mounting debts for India's airlines. The Financial Times reports.

  • Is This the Start of China's Tightening Cycle? Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:33 PM ET
    People's Bank of China in Beijing, China

    China's central bank moved earlier this week to drain liquidity from the market for the first time in eight months, leading to speculation over whether the world's second largest economy has embarked on a tightening cycle.

  • China Home Prices Rise as Property Curbs Loom Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 8:58 PM ET

    China's new home prices rose an average of 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier, snapping 10 months of decline and raising the risk Beijing may seek to bolster a three-year campaign to curb property inflation.

  • Bo Xilai

    Disgraced former senior Chinese leader Bo Xilai is refusing to cooperate with a government investigation into him and has staged hunger strikes in protest and at one point was treated in hospital.

  • Singapore Revises Quarterly Growth Sharply Higher Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 8:03 PM ET

    Singapore's economy expanded faster than initially forecast in the fourth quarter, government data showed on Friday.

  • This Week's Winners and Losers     Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box takes a look back at what made headlines this week.

  • Aussie Central Bank More Upbeat, Boosts Markets Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    Australia's central bank governor said on Friday there is already a good deal of interest rate stimulus in the economy, but reiterated the bank could lower rates further if needed.

  • Bomb Blasts Rock Southern Indian City; at Least 11 Dead Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:13 PM ET

    Two bombs placed on bicycles exploded in a crowded market-place in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

  • Does Japan Really Need $100 Billion in Spending? Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to spend more than $100 billion on infrastructure in the next 15 months to help revive his country's economy. But does the ultra-modern nation need it?

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