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  • What's Driving the SE Asian Markets?     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Aninda Mitra, Head of Southeast Asia Economics at ANZ highlights the strengths of the Southeast Asian markets. He thinks near term risks to the region's currencies will come from financial volatility in global capital flows.

  • China Investors to Focus on Europe, Key PMI Data Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    Tuesday's trading in the Chinese market may be affected by the July HSBC flash PMI data, the earliest monthly indicator of China's industrial activity, due out at 10:30 Beijing time, and growing worries about the euro zone.

  • Bleak Jobs Outlook Raises Heat on Fed Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    The U.S. will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy further, one of the central bank’s leading officials has warned in the run-up to a meeting next week where the option of “QE3” will be on the table. The FT reports.

  • Investors Looking for Safe Assets     Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Jimmy Koh, Head of Research and Investor Relations, UOB says that investors are looking for safe havens despite low returns.

  • China Slowdown? Ad Firms Aren't Worried: WPP CEO Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    A slowdown in the broader Chinese economy hasn’t had an impact on the advertising market, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

  • Cutting Back: Wealthy Car Buyers Trading Down Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 12:37 PM ET

    Sales of new models costing more than $75,000 have slowed down.

  • Singapore's residential market has rebounded by almost 50% in the last two years, but it could  be headed for a perfect storm in a couple of years if all the ingredients like falling demand, more supply and higher interest rates kick in together.

  • The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.

  • Bulls Lock on to Emerging Market Promise Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.

  • 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.

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