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  • Jim Rogers

    Even as markets cheered the agreement by European leaders to allow the direct use of the bloc’s bailout funds to recapitalize struggling banks, well-known investor Jim Rogers told CNBC the move does nothing to help solve the region’s biggest problem, which is its high debt levels.

  • Day traders at a local brokerage in Hong Kong

    Sentiment is very fragile in the Chinese market after the seventh down day in a row, wiping out all of 2012’s gains.

  • Is It Time to Cash Out of Global Luxury Stocks? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Global luxury stocks have surged in the first-half of the year, driven by investor optimism over company earnings, but  growing concerns over a further slowdown in global growth, particularly in the world's second-largest consumer of luxury products China, is putting into question whether the gains can be sustained. 

  • Mongolia's Growth Prospects Off The Charts     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Jim Dwyer, Executive Director, Business Council of Mongolia says from 2013-2020 the IMF projects 20 % growth in Mongolia.

  • Buy Investment Grade Corporate Bonds: Pro     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Yonghao Pu, Regional Chief Investment Officer of APAC, UBS Wealth Management advises investors to be overweight on investment grade corporate bonds that have a 5 percent return.

  • China Stocks Seen in Tight Range After 6th Straight Loss Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    The Chinese market may trade in a narrow range after shares fell for the sixth day in a row — the longest downturn seen this year.

  • America Sets a New Record for Old Cars Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 7:30 AM ET
    Mechanic Harrison Garcia works on a Ford Mustang at Brake and Wheel Service Center in San Francisco, California.

    Feel like you’re driving an old car? You’re not alone. In fact, the average age of vehicles in the U.S. has hit a new all-time high.

  • Hong Kong-listed jewelers have been battered in recent months by concerns over a slowdown in sales growth in the mainland along with rising risk aversion among investors.

  • Why Mumbai’s Real Estate Market Is Still Red Hot Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    Mumbai, India skyline.

    A 28th floor apartment in south Mumbai, facing the Arabian Sea, sold for a record-setting 390 million rupees ($6.8 million) this month, underscoring the dichotomy in India’s property market where prices remain stubbornly high, even as the economy falters and the currency nosedives.

  • Back to Traditional Ways of Investing     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    John Hailer, President & CEO, Natixis Global Asset Management says investors have gone back to traditional ways of investing as events in the last few years have scared them.

  • China Stocks Look Set to Snap Long Losing Streak Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:13 AM ET

    Chinese shares are due for a technical rebound after the longest losing streak seen this year.

  • ‘Generation N’ is Steering Clear of Auto Showrooms Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Millennials, and other young people have become so neutral about driving, they are a factor behind auto sales not growing at a faster pace.

  • The unresolved euro zone crisis, slowing growth prospects and currency depreciations have created a risk-off environment that makes investors think twice about emerging markets, Pablo Goldberg, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”.

  • The American Dream Is Now a Myth: Joseph Stiglitz Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:33 AM ET
    Joseph Stiglitz

    Once seen as the land of opportunity, the U.S. today is grappling with rising inequality and a political system that benefits the rich at the expense of others, resulting in lower growth and risking the death of the American dream, according to Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Expats in China Grapple With Surging Costs Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:31 AM ET

    While China’s major business centers, Shanghai and Beijing are known to be among the most expensive cities for expats in Asia, the cost of living in other, less well-known Chinese cities is now surging.

  • Shanghai street scene

    Economic growth in Asia, which has been slowing in recent months, is set to recover in the second-half of the year, on the back of a rebound in China, say economists at HSBC.

  • Cyclical Plays Look Attractive: Pro     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:20 PM ET

    Investors typically flock to defensive stocks during bouts of volatility, but Joshua Crabb, Director and Portfolio Manager, Blackrock's Asian Equities team said a number of cyclical stocks are starting to look attractive as well.

  • The Equity Market Is Leaking Oil: Asset Manager Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 10:30 PM ET
    NY Stock Exchange Traders

    With U.S. stocks extending losses on Monday, one asset manager says the stock market is like a car that is leaking oil, adding that the lack of strong policy action by politicians in Europe is likely to lead to more volatility and further declines in equities.

  • China Market’s 4th Straight Loss Dents Confidence Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:06 AM ET
    Traffic is seen on Dianmen Street in Beijing, China.

    Confidence is weakening in the Chinese market after the fourth straight session of losses on Monday.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    The flight deck of Emirates Airbus A380

    The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to “bet” that the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner, the Financial Times reports.

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