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  • India Needs Infrastructure Investment     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    A.S. Thiyaga Rajan, MD at Aquarius Investment Advisors says that India could grow at about 8% if it boosts infrastructure investment.

  • Alex Feldman, President at the US-ASEAN Business Council says that there are a lot of opportunities in Myanmar but it's going to take a while before big U.S. firms make major investments there.

  • EUR at 1.15 by Year End     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist, UBS Investment Bank says the bank is sticking to its forecast of 1.15 for the euro.

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Culture Clutch: Museum of the Handbag Opens in Seoul Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    In a testament to its power as symbol of status and wealth, the high-end handbag gets its own museum in a bag-shaped temple in Seoul.

  • China Market May Trade in Tight Range Amid Uncertainty Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.

  • North Korean Leader Has a New Title: Marshal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The U.S. Federal Reserve could ease monetary policy when policymakers meet in August or September, although a large move is more likely to come only after the elections later in the year, Goldman Sachs said in a report.

  • Remaking Indonesia's Economy     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Chatib Basri, Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board says the country needs to move away from its dependence on cheap labor and natural resources, and towards a productivity-driven economy.

  • Guess Whose Currency Buying Has Stalled? Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    China's central bank reserves are barely growing, and that is bad news for the euro.

  • China Investors Sidelined Ahead of Cabinet Meeting Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.

  • China's Workers Unhappy with Jobs, Survey Finds Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:59 AM ET
    Job seekers read recruitment newspapers at a job fair in Shanghai, China.

    China's workers are among the least likely in Asia to see their jobs as ideal, a survey by consultancy Gallup Inc. shows. Caixin reports.

  • Charting Asia | AUD-USD Chart Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 9:17 PM ET
  • America’s Lessons in Killing off Toxic Banks Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 8:04 PM ET

    A couple of years ago, I spent some time brainstorming with officials from America’s mighty Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It felt rather like meeting doctors from ER, or an emergency medical ward. For FDIC officials have handled so many sick American banks in recent years, they have developed a slick drill: if a bank is deemed bust, FDIC “shock troops” will arrive, typically on Friday night, seize control, reassure staff and depositors – before either closing the banks or selling it on.

  • CIOs Are Bullish on Equities     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia at Deutsche Bank says that CIOs whom he speaks to are still bullish on equities and expect them to be higher by the end of the year.

  • South Korea Economic Profile Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Population: 48.9 million Currency: Won (KRW) Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential Industries: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel

  • Chaebols: Should You Invest in These Behemoths? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    South Korea's economy has been dominated by dozens of financially complex, conglomerates that have been central to its rise on the global stage.

  • Asia's fourth-largest economy is far less vulnerable to shocks triggered during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

  • How South Korea Became a Consumer Product Juggernaut Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Samsung Electronics flag and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.

    The economy is dominated by companies that are now household names such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors, and Kia Motors.

  • South Korea's economy and its stock market are dominated by dozens of financially complex, family-run, multinational conglomerates that have been central to the nation's rise on the global stage.

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