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  • Is It Time to Get Off China’s Growth ‘Drug?’ Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 5:32 AM ET

    China’s gross domestic product (GDP), data due out Thursday, is likely to disappoint investors accustomed to double-digit growth rates from the mainland, however, experts tell CNBC that it’s time to get off the growth “drug,” and adjust to the implications of economic re-balancing in the country.

  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia

    Malaysia, which refused bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the Asian financial crisis, says Greece should be given more time to implement reforms and clean up its finances, otherwise an overly-stringent austerity drive could push the country into a prolonged recession and make recovery even more unlikely.

  • ICICI: India's Growth Story Is Back     Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Chanda Kochhar, CEO, ICICI Bank says that New Delhi's recent policy measures will see the return of Indian growth as it will resume investment and consumer demand.

  • The chapter isn't yet closed on this year's surge in food crop prices following the worst drought in the U.S. in over 50 years.

  • Alarm on Wall Street Grows as 'Fiscal Cliff' Nears Saturday, 13 Oct 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    Financial titans are warning that the government’s inaction in the face of the approaching fiscal cliff poses real risks to an economy that's already saddled by halting growth and a burgeoning debt load.

  • A senior Chinese diplomat made a secret visit to Tokyo this week to hold talks aimed at defusing tensions between Japan and China over a group of disputed islands, Japan’s top government spokesman said Friday. The New York Times reports.

  • Could it be that we’re tired of driving the same car or truck for five or six years and have decided it’s time for a new ride in the driveway?

  • IMF Behind the Curve on Europe: ESM’s Regling Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:35 AM ET
    Klaus Regling, managing director, ESM

    The International Monetary Fund has not given European policymakers “enough credit” for the progress made in restoring stability to the single-currency bloc, the head of the European Stability Mechanism said Friday.

  • The Shanghai Composite has gained about 5 percent since late September, just as other major stock markets have ceded recent gains, leading to some hope that the fortunes of China’s battered stock market may be finally turning.

  • Singapore's Economy Contracts, but Residents Unfazed Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:03 AM ET
    Shoppers in Singapore's main shopping district Orchard Road

    Singapore's economy may have slumped in the third quarter, but it’s hard to tell from the crowds filling the city’s main shopping district, a booming property market and extremely low levels of unemployment.

  • The U.S. needs to provide more clarity to ease fears about the “fiscal cliff’” of tax hikes and spending cuts that are due to kick in in January, Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday.

  • Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    The U.S. needs to provide more clarity to ease fears about the “fiscal cliff’” of tax hikes and spending cuts that are due to kick in in January, Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday.

  • Chinese Telecom Firm Finds Warmer Welcome in Europe Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:07 AM ET

    A month ago, as a United States Congressional committee prepared to warn American telecommunications networks against doing business with two Chinese suppliers, the founder of one of those companies, Huawei, posed for photos with Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain in front of the fireplace at 10 Downing Street in London. The New York Times reports.

  • China's Travel Market Remains Buoyant: Accor     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Michael Issenberg, Chairman and COO, Accor Asia Pacific tells CNBC why his company is optimistic on its China business. He adds that his company is planning further expansion into the market there.

  • Faber Report: Looming Asian Recession?     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the growth of Asian exports.

  • Singapore's Surging Property Stocks Primed for More Gains Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:45 AM ET
    Private housing apartments in Singapore

    Singapore’s property stocks have surged on average 48 percent so far this year, far outstripping the 15.5 percent gain on the broader Straits Times Index, and analysts say there is still more upside for the sector.

  • Taiwan Gives Asia’s Sputtering Export Engine Some Fuel Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    Are this week's numbers from Taiwan showing a double-digit rise in September exports something to get excited about? Taiwan’s trade data, after all, are widely regarded as a leading indicator of the health of the world economy.

  • China's Slowdown Is Not a Crisis     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Phillip Chan,Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities, Hong Kong says not to expect too much policy action from the PBOC as China's slowdown is not a huge crisis. He explains more.

  • Finding Value in Emerging Asia     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, ANZ says Indonesia and Philippines have proven relatively resilient against the global uncertainty as they're de-linked from the global supply chain.

  • Korean won notes

    After passing on interest rate cuts in the last two months despite mounting evidence of a deteriorating economy, the Bank of Korea (BoK) will likely move to ease monetary policy when it meets on Thursday, to bolster an economy that’s expected to grow at the slowest pace since 2009.

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