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  • An Island’s Other Fear — a Tsunami of Civilization Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:36 PM ET
    Beach at North Sentinel Island

    Had a tsunami developed in the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake on Wednesday, the world’s most isolated people would have been at serious risk. Perhaps, even, at risk of extinction, the NYT reports.

  • China GDP Speculation Lifts Risk Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Speculation that China’s first-quarter gross domestic product will be stronger-than-expected put a bid in risk assets and hit the dollar Thursday morning.

  • A money changer counts Rupiah banknotes October 17, 2002 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The rupiah is at a six month low, 9,200 against the U.S. dollar, following concerns over the bomb blast on the tourist island of Bali.

    Plans by Indonesia to ban exports of some raw minerals from 2014 and impose a 25 percent export tax on coal and base metals this year will stifle foreign direct investment, hurting growth prospects in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

  • In a move designed to shore up his standing, Kim Jong-un received the title of 'first secretary' ahead of the centennial of his grandfather's birth and an anticipated rocket launch, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Earthquake Strikes Indonesia     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    Edward Gustely, Penida Capital Advisors and senior advisor to Indonesia's Ministry of Finance, offers insight on the earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia today and the effectiveness of early warning systems set up after the 2004 tsunami.

  • High Squid Prices Test South Korea’s Politicians Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 2:39 AM ET

    As he sells his squid at the Jagalchi fish market in the southern port of Busan, Chang Ho-bin is happy to explain why he will be voting against South Korea’s ruling party in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, the FT reports.

  • David Lee, Portfolio Manager & Investment Director, Newgate Capital, says emerging markets - as compared to developed economies which suffer from notable fiscal deficits - have outperformed and are very attractive because of urbanization and a rising middle class.

  • Road Warrior Tested: Asiana Airlines First Class Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    International airlines are well known for superior service compared to their U.S. counterparts, and I recently had the luxury of traveling first class with Asiana Airlines. The meals alone made my flight truly memorable.

  • China's economy is accelerating again and inflation will tick up by the second half of the year after bottoming out in February, according to David Carbon, Managing Director of Economics and Currencies at DBS Bank.

  • Trading The Globe: Emerging Opportunities?     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com & Triogem Asset Management, discusses the outlook for emerging markets in the second quarter.

  • Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says the profits of Chinese companies are being squeezed as they are unable to pass higher input costs on to their customers.

  • Heavy morning traffic, Thamrin Street, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Vice Chairman of Indonesia's National Economics Committee, Muhammad Chatib Basri, told CNBC he was confident the parliament would approve the government's proposal to cut fuel subsidies by 33 percent when it meets later this week, and that inflation will not spiral out of control as a result.

  • Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Airways, explains how the Qantas-China Eastern partnership will lower travel costs for those in Hong Kong. He adds there is a tremendous amount of opportunity in the Hong Kong market that the airline can tap.

  • Aussie Markets at Turning Point as China Slows Further Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:56 AM ET

    Latest data out of China shows factory activity shrinking for the fifth consecutive month in March, heightening concerns that this could be the turning point for Australia's resource plays and currency as chances increase of a protracted slowdown in the world’s largest consumer of commodities.

  • Automakers Looking at Add Plants in US Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    Big 3 executives will be careful to publicly play down expansion talk, but make no mistake, they see the need coming much faster than anyone expected.

  • Cisco's Expansion in Asia     Sunday, 11 Mar 2012 | 7:12 PM ET

    Edzard Overbeek, President, Asia Pacific, Cisco, says Cisco has witnessed solid expansion globally, and explains how the company's strategy has led to growth in Asia, especially in China, Japan and India.

  • Vegetable market in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China

    Despite China’s inflation rate hitting a 20-month low in February sparking talk of further monetary easing, some analysts don’t expect Beijing to aggressively boost growth as rising prices are still a threat.

  • The 2012 Subaru Forester

    When I asked David Champion about the quality and reliability of the latest models tested by Consumer Reports, Champion said bluntly, “They’re still reliable, but the re-designs are disappointing. Their fit, finish, steering, and handling all need work.”

  • NagaCorp Posts Strong Growth     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Timothy McNally, Chairman at NagaCorp, McNally, discusses the factors driving the company's growth.

  • Nevada Approves Rules for Self-Driving Cars ? Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Car on road

    The age of self-driven or autonomous cars is here. Nevada has become the first state in the country to approve regulations that will allow self-driving vehicles on the road in that state.

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