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  • This Is What Could Spur More Rate Cuts From India Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    India's current account deficit is likely to reach a record high in the fiscal year that ends in March, its central bank governor warned.

  • New US Iran Sanctions for China Businessman Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    The United States on Monday announced new sanctions on a Chinese businessman and several companies for selling to Iran items banned under U.S. laws aimed at curbing that country's missile program.

  • Can US Companies' Chinese Results Be Trusted? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    Concern is growing about risks to U.S.-based multinationals in a country where American audit regulators are locked out by the Chinese government and bribery and fraud are routine.

  • Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple’s Cool Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    The South Korean manufacturer's Galaxy S III smartphone is the first device to run neck and neck with Apple's iPhone in sales. The NYT Reports.

  • Currency War? Here's How to Hedge It With Gold Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    As leaders from around the world meet this week to discuss fears of competitive currency devaluations, analysts told CNBC the currency war could lead to a sharp rise in gold prices in the second half of this year, after a falloff in the first half.

  • BOJ Should Set 2-Year Target for Inflation Goal: ADB Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda said two years was an appropriate time frame for the Bank of Japan to meet its new inflation goal, but declined to comment on whether he was in the running to take over at the central bank next month.

  • At Least 36 Dead in Stampede at Indian Festival Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    A stampede at a railway station in northern India killed at least 36 Hindu pilgrims on Sunday, the busiest day of the world's largest religious festival at which some 30 million had gathered to wash away their sins in the sacred Ganges river.

  • Australia Banks Slash Mortgage Rates Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    Australia's banks are cutting the cost of fixed-rate mortgages to their lowest in over two decades as a marked fall in funding costs and fierce competition combine to offer a glimpse of light.

  • Two Infected With Bird Flu in Southwest China Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Two people in southwest China have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus and are critically ill, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

  • Apple and Samsung, Frenemies for Life Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:11 AM ET
    An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.

  • Emerging Markets: The Big Story of 2013? Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    As fears recede about a dreaded hard landing in China, investors have been pouring money back into emerging markets exchange traded funds in the past few months.

  • Renault Recalling Over 60,000 Cars in China: Report Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    French carmaker Renault has started recalling over 60,000 cars exported to China due to problems with their fuel level sensors, state news agency Xinhua reported.

  • Decadence doesn't come cheap. And for whatever the reason, these liquors command prices you wouldn't believe.

  • India in a 'Horror Show' as Growth Slumps Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:29 AM ET

    India's growth estimates for the current fiscal year came as a shock to many who were hoping for a turnaround in Asia's third largest economy, with one expert calling the likely 5 percent annual expansion a "horror show".

  • China's Data Watch: Is Inflation Creeping Back? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    China's central bank says the country needs to pay more attention to consumer prices. That's reason enough to see why inflation numbers are likely to be the highlight of Friday's data releases from the world's second biggest economy.

  • Year of the Snake: Good for Banks, Bad for Oil? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.

  • Are Markets Becoming Too Complacent? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:46 PM ET

    As investors push equities and other risk assets to multi-year highs, one question being raised by analysts is whether or not upbeat markets are becoming too complacent.

  • India Considers Further Curbs on Gold Imports Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:21 PM ET

    India's central bank could limit gold imports by banks in "extreme circumstances," it said on Wednesday, as it put forward measures to help the world's biggest consumer of gold rein in purchases and battle a record-high current account deficit.

  • Japan's core machinery orders surged unexpectedly in December, up for a third straight month and firms expect more improvement in the first quarter, taking heart from recent yen weakness on the back of Japan's aggressive monetary easing stance.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 photo, budget airlines' passenger jets, Malaysia's AirAsia, top, Indonesia's Badavia Air, third from bottom and bottom, and Indonesia's Lion Air, second bottom, are parked on the tarmac with Indonesian planes of domestic airline Merpati Nusantara, second top, and the flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. From almost none a decade ago, Asia now has more than 50 low cost carriers.

    Indonesia's economic boom should be a bonanza for airlines clamoring for a slice of the world's fourth-most populous country. But the bankruptcy of its No. 4 airline, Batavia Air, shows how smaller operators are finding it hard to survive.

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