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  • 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?

  • Japan's Leader Will Plug 'Abenomics' in Washington Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be seeking to put a strong U.S.-Japan alliance on full display in the face of potential threats in Asia when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.

  • Marc Faber Warns: ‘Market Has Peaked Out’ Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Marc Faber

    "I don't expect a crash. But I think for the time being, the market has peaked out" and "bonds, which are extremely oversold, could rebound," Faber said on CNBC.

  • Foxconn Freezes Hiring in China as Apple Cuts Orders Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    iPhone 5

    Foxconn has imposed a recruitment freeze across most of its factories in China as it slows production of Apple's iPhone 5.

  • Hottest Mobile Trends Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:43 AM ET

    The biggest mobile trade show in the calendar kicks off on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain. Industry watchers expect new products to be unveiled by a host of players including Google, Samsung, HTC and Sony at the Mobile World Congress.

  • China Shares Slump 3% on Tightening Fears Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:12 AM ET

    China markets resumed their decline, after a one-day recovery on Wednesday, dampened by fresh worries about monetary tightening and expansion of property sector curbs.

  • Should Bond Investors Brace for a 1994-Style Crash? Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 3:31 AM ET

    The recent run-up in sovereign bond yields combined with a recovery in global growth could lead to a crash in bond prices similar to the one seen in 1994, said AMP Capital in a report.

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