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  • China’s interest rate cut is big news. But it is only the beginning. China is moving from economic reforms to financial deregulation – faster than expected.

  • Korean Buying Spree Boosts Brent Price Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil, the Financial Times reports.

  • India's Economy: How Bad Is It? Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 9:36 PM ET

    Stagflation looms for the middle class, but high prices will hit the poor hardest.

  • Mandarin Oriental's Revenue Is Up 10% This Year     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Edouard Ettedgui, Group CEO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, says revenue in Asia is 10 percent higher in the first five months of the year, compared to last year. The hotel industry has been fairly resilient, he said.

  • More Easing From China Very Soon     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia Pacific Rates Research, HSBC says that China will come up with some form of easing in the next few weeks.

  • Honda Fit Offers Best-Ever 118 MPG Rating Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:17 PM ET
    Honda FIT EV

    The latest electric car to be rated by the EPA is the Honda FIT EV. It has received the highest fuel economy rating ever, at 118 MPGe. That's greater than the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF and well above the Chevy Volt.

  • China Traders Remain Cautious Ahead of Key Data Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Trading in the Chinese market is likely to remain cautious ahead of key May industrial production data due for release on Saturday.

  • China Rate Cut Coming Soon? Don’t Bet On It Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Despite market speculation that China’s central bank may cut interest rates soon, strategists in the region tell CNBC that such a move is unlikely as recent economic data do not point to a huge slowdown to warrant aggressive monetary easing.

  • A hydraulic fracturing site

    Despite slowing growth momentum in China, demand for natural gas is expected to remain robust in Asia and  will be enough to absorb the additional supply coming in from North America, several industry players told CNBC on the sidelines of the World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

  • China's Commodity Appetite Still Strong?     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    Dambisa Moyo, author of "Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What it Means for the World," offers insight on China's race for resources in Africa, pointing out that commodity demand outstrips supply.

  • China Mining, Construction Stocks in the Spotlight Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    CHina Stocks

    The China market may be due for more downside after the benchmark Shanghai Composite suffered its worst fall so far in 2012, losing 2.73 percent to 2308.55 on Monday.

  • Myanmar Opens Its Doors For Business     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    Kevin Hewison, Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University and Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings discuss Myanmar's prospects and challenges as the country opens its doors economically and politically.

  • BRICs Slowdown Spells Trouble for Global Growth Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:27 AM ET

    The worsening outlook for the BRIC nations  – Brazil, Russia, India and China – has put into question whether these leading emerging economies can continue to power global growth.

  • Charting Asia | Dow Daily Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 11:21 PM ET
  • David Knox, CEO and MD of Santos says despite slowing growth in Asia, energy prices in the region will remain robust.

  • Pros: Auto Sales to Miss Market Expectations Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Car dealership

    There are a lot of people who are rethinking their optimism about auto sales this year.

  • Income Gap Leads to a Luxury Gap Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    Prada Shopper

    As Asia cools and Europe’s middling wealthy hunker down, the super-rich are expected to be the prime movers in the market for luxury goods.

  • India’s Economy Slows, With Global Implications Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: An Indian flag is flown high during day one of the Fourth Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval January 24, 2008 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Simon Cross/Getty Images)

    This time, India may not be available to help revive an ailing global economy: The rupee is down, investment is down; inflation is up and so are deficits.

  • China Stocks Face Volatility Ahead of PMI Report Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    China stocks may see volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of PMI data due out Friday.

  • Shanghai street scene

    Stimulus measures by Beijing will provide just a temporary fix for China’s slowing economy and could derail the country’s long-term economic rebalancing plans, say experts.

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