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  • China Becomes World's Fifth Largest Arms Exporter Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 11:53 PM ET

    China has bypassed Britain as the world's fifth largest arms exporter, a Swedish think-tank said Monday.

  • On the Rise Again: China Home Prices Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 10:33 PM ET
    Residential buildings stand in Beijing

    China's new home prices rose in February from a year ago for a second consecutive month, though gains are expected to ease after the government unveiled this month tougher tax plans to curb real estate speculation.

  • Is Correction Due for Hong Kong Property?  Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann of HSBC and Nicole Wong of CLSA discuss if Hong Kong's real estate sector is facing selling pressure or if investors are just stuck in a holding pattern.

  • Singapore February Exports Fall Sharply Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 9:46 PM ET
    Empty container ships on The Straits of Singapore.

    Singapore's exports plunged far more than expected in February from a year earlier, hurt by a sharp drop in shipments of pharmaceuticals and oil rigs in the Lunar New Year holiday lull.

  • In a break from months of sabre rattling, China under new President Xi Jinping appears to be moderating its approach to a potentially explosive territorial dispute with Japan and taking measures to prevent accidental conflict.

  • Super Wednesday for World's Central Banks Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan welcomes a new governor this week, the Bank of England might get a new pro-growth mandate and the Federal Reserve is likely to stick like glue to its aggressive bond-buying program. Together, the three events speak volumes about the balance of risks in a global economy.

  • Dow Jones & Co said it found no sign of impropriety at its China operations, after the Wall Street Journal reported that a whistleblower had accused Journal employees of bribing Chinese officials for information.

  • Why the Gold Trade Is Not Over Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Some big names in investing are saying the great gold rally is over, but these experts see central banks cutting interest rates, and beg to differ.

  • As Twitter Turns 7, Things You Didn't Know Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    To celebrate Twitter's 7th birthday, we thought we'd share seven facts about the micro-blogging site that most people don't know.

  • China's New Premier Pledges Reform Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang waves as he leaves his first press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress  at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2013

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday ensuring economic growth was the top priority for his government. He also called for an end to a cyber-hacking row with the United States.

  • Can Apple Still Prevail in the Smartphone Wars? Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 12:54 AM ET

    Samsung launched its latest salvo against Apple in the war for global smartphone dominance. What does it mean for Apple?

  • China's Zhou Re-Appointed Central Bank Chief Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 5:27 AM ET
    Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China

    China re-appointed Zhou Xiaochuan as central bank governor on Saturday, a move to ensure policy continuity and to deepen market-based reforms needed to sustain long-term economic growth.

  • The 10 Ugliest Cars of All Time Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

    There's a fine line between “innovation” and “eyesore” when it comes to cars. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 models whose designers should have been shamed back to the drafting table.

  • For Oil Markets, China Isn't What It Used to Be Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    Right now, China's energy-hungry economy appears more important to oil markets than instability in crude-producing countries. Yet analysts say the world's second-largest economy has less pull on market prices than it did even a few short years ago.

  • Pacific Trade Pact Calls for Tough Japan Reforms Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Prime Minister Shinzo said Japan will join talks on a Pacific trade pact that would open up protected industries.

  • Asian Stocks to Jump Up to 20% on Earnings: HSBC Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Asian equities could deliver gains of 20 percent by the end of the year, according to HSBC.

  • China Appoints Li Keqiang as New Premier Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    China's legislature formally chose Li Keqiang as premier on Friday, installing an English-speaking bureaucrat as the man in charge of the economy and its aim of reviving growth through consumer-led expansion.

  • Why Not to Rule Out an Aussie Rate Cut on Jobs Jump Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    A surprise jump in Australia's job numbers in February, the biggest increase in over a decade, had many market watchers close the door on more rate cuts, but one economist says the possibility of easing stays alive.

  • Investors Give Samsung Galaxy S4 a Thumbs Down Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    People interact with the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    Investors dumped shares in Samsung Electronics just hours after the South Korean tech giant unveiled its flagship new phone, the Galaxy S4. Here's why.

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner May Start Flying in Few Weeks  Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:40 PM ET

    Mike Sinnett, vice president & 787 chief project engineer, says he's hopeful that the 787 Dreamliner aircraft can resume flying in another few weeks after its battery issues.

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