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  • Emerging Markets Are More Than Just the BRICs Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 4:37 AM ET
    BRIC

    There's a growing backlash against the BRIC countries — an acronym created by Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs for Brazil, Russia, India and China, as the four biggest emerging markets have underperformed their peers.

  • Paul: The China Debate We Must Have Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:07 AM ET
    Two workers ride bicycles to deliver fast food in Beijing on April 12, 2012. A new World Bank report projects GDP growth in China will be 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013. The China Quarterly Update, released April 12, says that the prospects for a gradual adjustment of growth remain high.

    The campaign attacks on China only scratch the surface of a far greater concern: our economy isn’t creating enough good-paying jobs, and the imbalance we have with China is growing, not shrinking.

  • Japan’s New Tech Generation Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:36 AM ET
    Woman talking on a phone working on a laptop.

    Every Wednesday, a bar in central Tokyo hosts an unusual speed-dating event. There are drinks and plenty of coy looks. But the young people at the bar aren’t here for romance. The NYT reports.

  • Popular Sentiment Buoys China as Growth Slows Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
    China

    China is grinding towards its slowest growth in a decade, corporate profits are in free fall and the stock market is in the dumps. But take a random sample of its people, from white-collar workers to migrant laborers, and a large number will express satisfaction with the current state of the economy. The FT reports

  • Fed Watchers Join QE Debate With Scathing Words Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:53 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As debate rages about whether the Federal Reserve’s aggressive asset-buying policy will revive a frail economy, some prominent central bank watchers have made it clear just where they stand on the subject.

  • Global Regulators Follow UK’s Libor Lead Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    London Eye Big Ben Dusk

    The UK’s plan to reform the world’s most important lending rate will guide a global drive towards more transparent and reliable pricing for everything from home mortgages and gold to heating oil, regulators said on Friday. The FT reports.

  • A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Asian equity markets, which have had a stellar rally this year with gains of more than 10 percent in much of the region, are now starting to lose their shine as the outlook for regional exports deteriorates, analysts told CNBC.

  • Asia's Priciest Drink? A $26,000 Cocktail in Singapore Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 9:43 PM ET

    Do you ever lie awake at night, unsettled by fears that the Western world is collapsing, all while Asia's elites grow increasingly rich and hold decadent parties that you'll never be invited to?

  • Chinese Stimulus Looks More Likely: Strategist Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    With China approaching a leadership transition and the economy continuing to show signs of weakness, the government will likely embark on a fresh stimulus program, Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Reasons Not to Lose Faith in Spain…Yet Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 10:59 PM ET
    Flags of the EU member states fly in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.

    Spain is in turmoil once again and the besieged European country is closer to asking for a financial bailout, but, perhaps investors should cut Madrid some slack, analysts say.

  • Hong Kong Tycoon Seeks Husband for Lesbian Daughter Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Gigi Chao

    Hong Kong's "playboy tycoon" Cecil Chao has put up a $65 million "marriage bounty" to find a husband for lesbian daughter Gigi, who is already married to her long-time female partner.

  • European Countries With the Best Holiday Entitlements Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Statutory holidays: 28Public holidays: 8Workers in the United Kingdom are entitled to the highest number of holidays compared to anywhere else in the world.However, vacation entitlement are often more complex in the UK, since the actual holiday provision depends on company contracts and the treatment of public holidays. While employees are entitled to 28 days, firms are allowed to include the eight public holidays as part of the 28-day package. Therefore, some UK workers actually have fewer vaca

    Here's a list of European countries with the most mandated paid holidays per year, according to Mercer's 62-country report "Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines."

  • Countries With the Most Billionaires Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    Billionaire count: 140Total wealth: $430 billionThe United Kingdom has the largest number of billionaires in Europe, beating Germany by three, but it still lags Germany in terms of total wealth of the group by $120 billion.The U.K.'s billionaires account for 1.3 percent of the population that is worth $30 million and more. They also hold nearly 33 percent of the total fortune of this group of ultra-rich. On average, these billionaires are worth $3.1 billion each. The ultra-rich group's wealth gr

    Here is a list of the top 10 countries with the most billionaires for the period between August 2011 and July 31, 2012 compiled by Wealth-X. Click to find out where the mega-rich live.

  • Total Warns Against Oil Drilling in Arctic Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 7:58 PM ET
    Oil Rid Islands on the Mackenzie River

    Total SA says energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters, marking the first time an oil major has publicly spoken out against offshore oil exploration in the region. The FT reports.

  • Tesla Charges Forward Despite Bumps Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
    Tesla Roadster

    Which Tesla has your attention right now? Is it the company that unveiled its supercharger network and promised a coast to coast set of charging stations or is it the company that warned Wall Street to expect lower revenues this year?

  • Consumer Reports Pans Fisker Luxury Electric Car Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 6:01 AM ET

    Consumer Reports is not recommending the high-end extended range electric Fisker Karma.  In fact, the auto division of Consumer Reports says the Karma is full of flaws including a "badly-designed touch-screen system makes the dash controls an ergonomic disaster."  The Karma score of 57 out of a possible 100 makes it among the poorest performing vehicles of the 311 reviewed by Consumer Reports.

  • Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    Southeast Asia's most populous nation is on track to become the world's 7th largest economy by 2030, putting it ahead of the developed nations of Germany and the U.K., a new report by McKinsey Global Institute showed Tuesday.

  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    As protests against a U.S. made anti-Islam video continue across the world, the president of Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, seeks to reassure investors that all steps will be taken to ensure stability and promote economic growth in his country.

  • China’s Ultra-Rich See Shrinking Personal Fortunes Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 10:41 PM ET
    Zong Qinghou, chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co.

    Almost half of China’s ultra-rich saw their wealth shrink in the past year as the Chinese stock markets slumped, according to an annual survey of the country’s 1000 richest individuals, with those in the solar and textile sectors the hardest hit.

  • Indonesia's Economy Projected to Grow 6.5% Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 6:02 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    The country’s economy continues to grow even in the face of a global economic slowdown, the country’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Monday.

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