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  • 10-Year Outlook for Asian Equities     Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Ashish Goyal, Chief Investment Officer, Asia and Global Emerging Market Equities at Eastspring Investments, says strong economic growth and attractive valuations are the main reasons he is bullish on Asian equities over the next 10 years.

  • Hong Kong Property Transactions to Decline     Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Raymond Yeung, Senior Economist, Greater China, ANZ says as a result of the city's new cooling measures, clients are more likely to hold onto properties rather than sell to provide the market with supply.

  • Southeast Asia—A New Hot Spot for Private Equity? Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:18 AM ET

    Global private equity firms are fast stepping up their focus on Southeast Asia, a region that boasts high growth, favorable demographics and rising consumer affluence.

  • Beijing's Policy Tuning Saved China: Pro     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital says Beijing might unleash only a small stimulus. He adds their policy tuning approach has effectively saved China from a hard landing.

  • Penguin and Random House in Deal Talks Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:05 PM ET

    Bertelsmann and Pearson are in talks about combining their publishing divisions, Random House and Penguin, to create a global market leader in response to the strategic challenges of the fast-growing ebook business. The FT reports.

  • Here's the Upside to South Korea's Soft Q3 GDP     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:01 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital says South Korea's small third-quarter gain is still good news since it means the country is avoiding a recession.

  • When Will Companies Snap Out of It? Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 3:59 PM ET

    What’s been showing up in this quarter’s earnings reports should now show up in Friday’s third quarter gross domestic product release: Corporate America is worried, and its move to the sidelines is slowing down the economy.

  • Are Gold Bulls Being Set Up for a Major Letdown? Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    Gold prices have fallen 5 percent in the space of just over two weeks on prospects for weak global growth and inflation, and commodity experts tell CNBC that with no major catalyst to drive prices back up, gold bulls targeting $2000 an ounce by year-end are in for a major let down.

  • Adapt Now: Japan Firms Heed Message in China Dispute Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    Japanese companies, bearing the brunt of the economic fallout from a territorial dispute between China and Japan, appear to be heeding one message from the spat: adapt now or pay the price of a dispute that looks likely to rumble on for some time.

  • Myanmar's Making Investment Rules Clearer     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says that there's a lot of scope to invest in Myanmar as the country makes its investment rules clearer.

  • India’s Secret Weapon: Its Young Population Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Its youthful population that gives it a competitive edge over regional peers China and Japan and setting it apart from countries across the world.

  • Can Japan’s Elderly Become Its Growth Engine? Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    There is a silver lining to Japan’s aging problem - the country’s elderly have emerged as big spenders, even as others tighten their purse strings.

  • China, the manufacturing hub of the world, is under threat of losing that title as its population ages fast leading to a huge labor shortfall.

  • Asia Caught Off Guard by Its Aging Population Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Asia's populations are graying very rapidly and the continent looks ill-prepared to face the challenges, writes an expert.

  • Eight Ways to Invest in Aging Asia Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Asia, home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies, is also aging fast. The region is undergoing a major demographic change that presents both challenges and opportunities.

  • Governments in Asia are stepping in to organize matchmaking events in a desperate attempt to stem falling birth rates.

  • Weak US Earnings Cast Shadow Over Risk Appetite Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    A slew of weak U.S. corporate earnings results have bought concerns about the global economic outlook back to the fore with a vengeance, threatening to end a four-month long rally in world stock markets and other risk assets.

  • A 40 mile stretch of a toll road between Austin and San Antonio, Texas will allow drivers to go 85 miles per hour — the highest speed limit on any highway in the U.S.

  • Is Spain Facing Japan-Style Stagnation? Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 5:57 AM ET

    The credit crisis has led to the U.S., the U.K. and even the entire euro zone being dubbed the "new Japan" – with the Asian country synonymous with a particular kind of extended stagnation.

  • Asian Stocks’ Dream Run to Continue, Say Experts Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 3:20 AM ET

    Asian equities have had a dream run over the past three months with some markets in the region seeing double-digit gains, and strategists expect bullish sentiment to spill into next year.

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