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  • Indian Reforms Face Test With Parliament Vote Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 7:22 PM ET

    India's economic reform program faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign retailers set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.

  • Delta in Talks for Virgin Atlantic Stake Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines has held recent talks to buy a 49 percent stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic that is currently held by Singapore Airlines, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • After the Fed’s 'Twist' Comes the Hard Turn Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    The Fed's "operation twist" is supposed to end this month. A much more challenging phase of monetary policy will follow. To support a broadening expansion of demand, the Fed will have to lead the economy from crisis management to the path of noninflationary growth. That will not be simple nor easy.

  • Editor's Note: Changes We Hope You Don't See Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
    CNBC.com team works to launch new CNBC content management system.

    We made some behind the scenes changes at CNBC.com. They're aimed at letting us work more efficiently.

  • North Korean Rocket Launch 'Provocative': US Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 4:46 AM ET

    North Korea said it would carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 as its youthful leader Kim Jong-un flexes his muscles a year after his father's death, in a move that South Korea and the United States swiftly condemned as a provocation.

  • Seeing Big Profits in Asia's Middle-Class Boom Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    London-based Prudential PLC is riding the wave of demographic change occurring in emerging Asia, says CEO Tidjane Thiam.

  • Forget the 'Fiscal Cliff,' Look at These Cliffs Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    While politicians try to avoid the "fiscal cliff," CNBC.com remembers some legendary cliffs from pop culture.

  • Apple's iPhone 5 will be available for sale in China on Dec. 14.

  • Newly middle-class Chinese are replacing the toddlers' traditional split pants with disposable diapers.

  • Tokyo Faces Weak Yen and High Bond Yields Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Regulators in Japan recently counseled regional banks that hold massive amounts of Japanese government bonds to shorten the maturity of their holdings to reduce their interest rate risk. The FT reports.

  • One of China's Richest Men Squares Off With Obama Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:36 PM ET

    One of China’s richest men is challenging Obama's refusal to let him build a wind farm in the US.

  • China's Latest Diplomatic Train Wreck Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:32 PM ET
    Chinese soldiers marching in front of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

    Beijing's new passports claim the entire South China Sea. That hasn't exactly gone over well.

  • Is China Coming to a City Near You? Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    As more wealthy mainland China tourists flood Hong Kong looking to shop, its way of life is being challenged. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Renewed Mideast Instability a Game-Changer for Oil? Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 3:44 AM ET

    A new phase of instability in the Middle East will keep worries about oil supplies from the region intact putting upward pressure on prices, analysts said.

  • Sri Lanka Monks Get 'Healthy' Menu For Alms Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 1:47 AM ET

    Sri Lanka's government is putting the island nation's Buddhist monks on a diet.

  • The pacifist nation of Japan is trying to raise its profile in a new way, offering military aid for the first time in decades and displaying its own armed forces in an effort to build regional alliances. The NYT reports.

  • Asia’s Pension Plans Face a Big Black Hole Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    There is a yawning gap between what’s currently in state pension coffers in Asia and what’s needed to cover the elderly in retirement.

  • Home Sales Up by 30%, Says Consultancy Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 8:12 PM ET

    New home sales across major cities in China jumped by 30 percent in November, according Centaline Group Research Center, a Shanghai-based real estate consultancy. Caixin reports.

  • China is certain to hit the government's economic growth target of 7.5 percent for 2012 and could even exceed it, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said on Wednesday.

  • China Rethinks One-Child Policy as It Ages Rapidly Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 1:48 AM ET

    China is mulling changes to its one-child policy with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly aging society.

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