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  • Singapore: World’s Richest Country by 2050? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton at North Pavilion, Marina Bay. Further in distant is business district of Singapore.

    The study predicts that Singapore — that little Southeast Asian city-state with loads of Type A zeal — will be the world's richest nation by 2050.

  • Dunkin Donuts

    Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.

  • Turkey Economic Profile Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

  • Investors and India: Is a Bollywood Ending Possible? Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 9:56 PM ET
    Mumbai, India skyline.

    India has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately - erratic policy, massive power failures and the risk of becoming the first BRIC country to lose its investment grade status. But is it wise of investors to ignore about 6 percent growth in an era where many economies are struggling to stay out of recession?

  • Long, Deep China Slowdown     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management says that China's slowdown will be longer and deeper than anyone expects.

  • Money Still Flowing to India     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says that foreign money is driving Indian markets and valuations looks inexpensive right now.

  • RBI: Measures Have Helped Support Rupee     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India says the slide in the rupee over the past month has been less steep, and that measures to support the currency are helping.

  • Commodity Prices: Asia's Inflation Wildcard?     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura says a swing in commodity prices could heavily impact inflation in Asia. He adds that Southeast Asian countries and India are most exposed to a run-up in commodity prices.

  • Tackling high inflation remains the top priority for India’s central bank and it is the government’s responsibility to do more to spur growth in the weakening economy, Subir Gokarn, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tells CNBC.

  • Stressful Time for Insurance Companies     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Kurt Karl, Chief Economist, Swiss Re says that investment arms of insurance companies are facing a tough time as they can't guarantee the yields that they were able to before the crisis.

  • Domestic Demand Will Be Key Driver of Growth     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, Asia Pacific and India Economist, Morgan Stanley says investors should look at countries that are creating domestic demand on a sustainable basis because that will be the key to growth over the longer term.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • Be Careful of Chinese Stocks     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research, ISI Group says to be careful of investing in Chinese stocks even if Beijing unleashes more stimulus, cut interest rates and the RRR.

  • Focus on Asia as Economy Rebounds     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Nick Maroutsos, Founder and Managing Director, Kapstream Capital says that portfolios should be focused on Asia as the region starts to rebound.

  • What Next for the PBOC?     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Raymond Yeung, Senior Economist for Greater China at ANZ says the PBOC will continue to adopt a very accommodative policy.

  • Pharmaceuticals are Singapore's Bright Spot     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that pharmaceuticals are helping Singapore's manufacturing sector.

  • China's Gu Might Not Get a Death Sentence     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    For the murder of British national Neil Heywood, Gu Kailai might see her sentence reduced to a life imprisonment instead, says Haiyan Wang, Managing Partner, China India Institute.

  • All-Asia Stimulus Ahead: Strategist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Malaysia skyline

    Think Asian currencies are primed to rise? Think again.

  • China Rate Cut, More Easing, Look Imminent: Strategist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Chinese policymakers are likely to cut interest rate and reserve ratio requirements this quarter, JPMorgan’s Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, Adrian Mowat, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • China’s Slowdown Is So Bad, the Market Is Cheering Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 5:55 AM ET

    Data released on Thursday showed the slowdown that’s been underway since late last year is accelerating. But rather than being glum, investors are betting on still more stimulus.

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