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  • No Medals for China’s Sportswear Firms Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:39 PM ET
    Li Ning shoes are on display

    China’s spectacular performance at the London Olympic Games while brining cheer to its fans has done little to boost the prospects of its sportswear firms back home, which have been struggling to grow their share of the $19 billion sportswear market.

  • India Needs to Take Action on Rupee: StanChart Asia CEO Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:20 PM ET
    This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

    The weak Indian rupee has impacted earning s at Standard Chartered Bank and India needs to exercise some “fiscal control” with regards to the currency, Jaspal Bindra, CEO Asia for Standard Chartered, said on Thursday.

  • Give Back Your Loaner Car — Or Else! Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    This is a story you’ll think about the next time you get a loaner car from a dealership.

  • Scenes From India's Power Outage Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    The collapse of three of India’s five electricity grids on Tuesday left more than half of India’s 1.2 billion population without power.

    The collapse of three of India’s five electricity grids left more than half the country’s 1.2 billion population without power. Click ahead to see images from the blackout.

  • China: A Shining City Upon a Hill?     Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    Ned Cloonan, Ned Cloonan Associates president & CEO, discusses how to make it big in China and why it's not for everyone, with Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow.

  • Indian children fish underneath monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Siliguri

    With a drier-than-hoped monsoon season, power outages threatening to cripple large parts of the economy, high interest rates and inflation, India’s growth story has faltered this year.

  • China PMI Data in Focus for Markets Wednesday Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET
    CHina Stocks

    July PMI data may sway the direction of trading on Wednesday.

  • Asian Banks Fill in Gap Left by Exiting Europe Lenders Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 1:24 AM ET
    Bank Metallic Sign

    As European banks continue to pull back in Asia, reeling under the debt crisis back home, regional banks are filling in the gap by buying their assets and increasing lending, say analysts.

  • Asia Pacific Banks Expanding Their Presence     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Ritesh Maheshwari, MD, Financial Services Ratings for Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor's discusses how Asia Pacific banks are expanding their presence in the region.

  • Benign Environment for Credit in Japan     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights says that the level of loan losses are low for Japanese banks but earnings are volatile due to huge bond investments.

  • Junk Stock Cleanup Effort Leaves Investors on Edge Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Concerns about a regulatory clean-up of junk stocks and doubts over whether the economy has bottomed out may continue to dog trading in China on Tuesday.

  • Samsung phone and an iPhone 4

    As Apple and Samsung Electronics head to the courts in the United States on Monday in a technology-patent trial that has a lot at stake for both firms, one intellectual property expert tells CNBC that Apple is in a stronger position than its Asian rival.

  • Increasing Interest in ASEAN Good for SGX     Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, President of the Singapore Exchange says asset classes in ASEAN have done well and increasing interest in the region is good for the SGX.

  • Viktor Hjort, Head of Fixed Income Research & Global Corporate Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley says the premium on Asian debt is shrinking but China still offers a decent spread.

  • Controversial GM Marketing Chief Quits Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Joel Ewanick, the outspoken Chief Marketing Officer of General Motors, has resigned from the auto maker effective immediately.

  • Are Fiat Currencies Headed for a Collapse? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    As the investment world eagerly awaits more stimulus, a debate on a previously unthinkable topic has started to emerge – can fiat currencies survive round after round of debasement?

  • Mario Draghi

    While European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro zone from collapse sparked a rally in global markets, one expert calls it “political posturing” which may not be matched by bold action.

  • Could Draghi Mark a Turning Point for Markets? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:42 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Bold comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi that the ECB will do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro zone from collapse is raising hopes that risk appetite could return to markets beaten down by the debt crisis, analysts told CNBC on Friday.

  • AIA CEO: Performance Is Very Strong Across Asia     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Mark Tucker, CEO, AIA says that the group is generating an enormous amount of cash and profitability and that performance has been strong across Asia.

  • 10 Disruptors You've Never Heard of...But Should Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:09 PM ET

    Not every company about to shake up (or is in the process of shaking up) its respective industry is a household name just yet, but here are 10 we think you could be familiar with in the near future.

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