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  • 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.

  • Are Huawei and ZTE a US Security Threat?     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Ajay Sunder, Senior Director - Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan says that the bigger picture behind the Huawei and ZTE case is whether the firms are controlled by the Chinese government.

  • Has Asia Missed the 'Growth Boat'?     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC says Asia's performance so far this year hasn't been up to expectations. He adds that he's holding out for a better 2013 in the region.

  • E.U. Flags

    The decision by European policymakers to “kick the can down the road” provided American companies more time to better position themselves, Jim Cramer said Monday.

  • India Economic Profile Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    A look at key facts and figures about the Mexican economy.

  • India Declares, 'We're Back in Business' Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    The government's policy changes, announced in September, were a pleasant surprise for investors who until a few months back nurtured little hope for India's economy.

  • Is India Digging Out of An Economic Quagmire? Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    In this guest commentary, R. Rajagopal of Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd., argues that if it does not continue to address its pressing economic issues, India stands to lose its BBB- investment grade.

  • Used Car Prices Keep Sliding, but for How Long? Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    The latest numbers on wholesale prices the dealers are paying shows not only how far prices have dropped, but also raises the questions of how much further they could slide.

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