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  • How South Korea Became a Consumer Product Juggernaut Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Samsung Electronics flag and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.

    The economy is dominated by companies that are now household names such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors, and Kia Motors.

  • South Korea's economy and its stock market are dominated by dozens of financially complex, family-run, multinational conglomerates that have been central to the nation's rise on the global stage.

  • Investing in an 'Asian Tiger'? Expect Volatility Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    South Korea's resilient economy has earned it a rank among the so-called Asian tigers. But, its export-driven industries are volatile, even as it's grown to global prominence.

  • Are Mileage Lawsuits Picking Up Speed? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    Recent cases may be just the start of a new period where consumers take automakers to court over mileage claims.

  • China Market Sentiment Near ‘Freezing Point’ Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Market sentiment has reached what's described in Chinese media as "freezing point" on a combination of concerns about neverending initial public offerings, an upcoming over-the-counter market, and disappointing corporate scorecards.

  • The World's Best International Airlines 2012 Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    As more people decide to fly, there are some airlines that have a distinctive edge over their rivals when it comes to providing the best service.

  • Beijing Hopes to Cash In Taiwanese Public Support Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:58 AM ET

    China is finding that it may not need to threaten or invade this diplomatically isolated island, which it considers a rogue province. It’s doing just fine buying influence from the inside out, the Global Post reports.

  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    News that Sun Hung Kai’s billionaire co-chairmen have been charged for bribery has cast a pall over the stock and prompted a downgrade from Barclays on Monday, as investors continue to weigh the extent of the fallout from the scandal on Asia's largest developer.

  • Tax Cuts Perpetuate Inequality, Should End: Summers Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 11:52 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    The United States should not extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans even as the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ looms because it will perpetuate income inequality, says Larry Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary. Instead, these revenues should go towards strengthening public education and ensuring that low-income students are presented with equal opportunities as their wealthy counterparts so that they can participate in the economy.

  • Macau’s Wheel of Fortune Turns Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 8:58 PM ET

    Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was in a buoyant mood on a visit to his new project in Macau three months ago. The 5,800-room Sands Cotai Central, scheduled for completion next year, had already cost $4.4billion by then – “but who’s counting?” he said. The FT reports.

  • China Eases Taxes for Foreign Companies Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    China will cut taxes on the profits that foreign companies take out of the country by up to 50 percent after rules on withholding taxes were relaxed to encourage more overseas investment. The FT reports.

  • China Traders to Shift Focus to Earnings This Week Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 12:28 PM ET
    China

    Attention turns to earnings after last week's June data showed the Chinese  economy slowed in line with expectations.

  • Lagarde: Need More Than Lip-Service From Greece Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde

    In high-stakes deals on the Street, the side with the leverage usually demands "show me the money first, then we'll talk." But in the rarefied and much higher-stakes world of desperate sovereign borrowers and multilateral lenders of last resort like the International Monetary Fund, it's the other way around -- "show me the goods first, then you get the money." In the case of Greece, Christine Lagarde says "implementation must happen, more than lip-service."

  • The pre-requisites for Peru to establish a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund are in place but the mineral rich country wants to see stabilization in global commodity markets before it can finalize its plans, Luis Miguel Castilla, Peru's Finance Minister told CNBC on Friday.

  • Dentsu Shares Drops on Acquisition of Aegis Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:22 PM ET

    Dentsu dropped 6.3 percent to 2,162 yen as investors judged its purchase of British marketing group Aegis for 3.2 billion pounds ($5 billion) as overpriced.

  • China to Rebound in H2     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice-President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC says that China bank lending is picking up and that that will spur growth.

  • China Needs To Prop up Investment     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, Managing Director & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says that China needs to support investment as the country's GDP growth continues to decelerate.

  • No Sign of a China Hard-Landing: Rattner Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    The Chinese economy is still strong despite fears about a hard-landing, Steven Rattner , Chairman of Willets Advisors, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday.

  • Don’t Expect Big China Stimulus: Strategist Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    The market is naïve to expect a big stimulus boost in China, Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan’s chief Asian and emerging market equity strategist, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Thursday.

  • New Free Trade Pact Will Boost Economy: FedEx Exec Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 12:32 PM ET

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide a boost of confidence to the seesawing global economy, create more jobs, and speed access to lucrative markets for American goods and services, says FedEx exec Michael Ducker.

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