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  • Your Event Risks This Week  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 12:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah takes a look at global events that could move markets this week.

  • New ‘Powerful Force’ to Underpin Stock Rally Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    A wave of new money coming into equity markets is a "powerful force" to reckon with and means that risks such as the U.S. budget cuts and uncertainty in Italy are unlikely to derail a stellar rally in the markets, one expert told CNBC.

  • Oil Prices Vulnerable Ahead of US Jobs Report Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    Benchmark oil prices may be vulnerable to further selling pressure with some predicting U.S. crude futures may drop below $90 a barrel this week though a positive jobs report on Friday may help contain the losses.

  • Maersk Warns of Over-Capacity Risk in 2013 Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 11:03 PM ET

    Over-capacity in the global container ship market will continue to provide a drain on profit growth in 2013, according to Maersk CEO of North Asia, Tim Smith

  • China's Young Lose Interest in Communist Party Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 9:43 PM ET
    Harrods, London

    Even as Communist Party chief Xi Jinping takes over as China's new president this week, the nation's young explain their attitude towards the ruling party, and why it doesn't mean much to them. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • China's Landmark Shift in Currency Policy Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 8:11 PM ET
    People's Bank of China in Beijing, China

    China is set to use swelling offshore holdings of its tightly-managed currency worth around 1 trillion yuan ($160 billion) to justify a landmark shift in tactics to relax capital controls.

  • Kuroda Signals Aggressive Monetary Policy Coming Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 8:08 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, Japan's BOJ Governor

    Huge purchases of longer-dated Japanese government bonds is a natural way to ease monetary policy, but central bankers must monitor the side-effects, Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday.

  • South Korean inflation unexpectedly slowed in February on weak domestic demand even as a private survey of manufacturers showed a pickup in activity.

  • Patron Taps China for Affordable Luxury  Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    John McDonnell, COO at Patron Spirits, says demand for tequila in the Asia Pacific remains strong, as the company taps into the region's insatiable demand for luxury products.

  • Investing Again After the 'Shock and Awe' of Losses Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 4:14 PM ET

    This asset manager says he's met with three new clients with over $1 million each but the "shock and awe" of 2008 still looms large in their psyche.

  • A Push for Change in China as New Leaders Take Over Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 5:53 AM ET

    Communist Party chief Xi Jinping takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of parliament beginning on Tuesday and bridging the widening income gap in the vast nation is one of his foremost challenges.

  • Square to Push Beyond Payments: CEO Jack Dorsey Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Payments were just the beginning for Square. The young company has big plans to cash in on the entire commerce experience.

  • Apple's $1 Billion Award Slashed in Samsung Case Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:02 PM ET

    A judge threw out part of the $1 billion verdict for Apple in its patent battle with Samsung and ordered a new trial.

  • Why Japanese Stocks Could Rally 60%: Strategist Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Equities have already surged in Japan as the yen falls, but with monetary easing looking increasingly likely, stocks are set to receive a further boost, according to one financial advisor.

  • Fitch: We're 'More Than Likely' to Downgrade India Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Despite Finance Minister P Chidambaram's promise to put India's fiscal house in order in his latest budget plan, ratings agency Fitch said the country's credit rating – which is teetering on the brink of 'junk' status – will more than likely be downgraded.

  • Here's How Japan Can Bring Down the Aussie Dollar Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    The recent weakness in the resilient Australian dollar, which is down from its multi-month highs, is not due to talk of a rate cut or worries over China's patchy economic recovery. The drop is thanks to Japanese investors.

  • China's Natural Gas Drive May Cut Back Oil Demand Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:41 PM ET

    China's drive to fuel more vehicles with cleaner-burning natural gas could reduce oil demand by nearly a tenth - equivalent to Turkey's total oil consumption.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Golden Agri-Resources  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60' segment and looks at shares of Golden Agri-Resources, which hit a five-week low after the palm-oil producer reported a 93 percent drop in fourth-quarter net profit.

  • Japan Consumer Prices Dip for Second Month Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, down for a second straight month.

  • Bankers Fear Chinese Push to Head ADB Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:48 PM ET

    Now that Haruhiko Kuroda will leave the Asian Development Bank, bankers are braced for the Chinese to launch efforts to install one of their own as Kuroda's successor.

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