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  • Why Chinese Investors Fear the Stock Market Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is half way across the world from brokerages in Beijing, but small time investor Zhao Qiang is monitoring the American market regulator's moves.

  • Judge Rejects Apple Injunction Bid Versus Samsung Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    A U.S. judge on Monday denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung's smartphones.

  • BOJ to Mull 2% Inflation Target as Abe Turns Up Heat Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 1:58 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters seen from an opposite building in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Bank of Japan will consider no later than January whether to adopt a 2 percent inflation target, in response to calls from next Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for stronger efforts to beat deflation.

  • China's Robust Recovery May Need Help Next Year Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 1:23 AM ET

    China's burgeoning economic recovery may need central bank easing to spur it along next year, as foreign investors scale back spending commitments in the face of a gloomy external outlook.

  • Crime, corruption and tax evasion have cost the developing world nearly $6 trillion over the past decade, and illicit funds keep growing, led by China, a financial watchdog group said in a new report.

  • What Will It Take for India to Cut Rates? Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 1:11 AM ET

    India's central bank kept its powder dry at its latest monetary policy meeting, prompting the question - what will it take for policymakers to move on interest rates?

  • Mobile Phones Souring Africa's Image of China Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Legitimate as well as dodgy businesses have flooded East Africa with millions of low-cost Chinese-made handhelds, for good and bad. Caixin reports.

  • China November Home Prices Fall 0.7% On-Year Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 8:49 PM ET
    Residential buildings in Shanghai, China.

    Average new home prices in China's 70 major cities fell 0.7 percent from a year earlier, according to Reuters calculations based on official data published on Tuesday, a ninth straight month of year-on-year decline.

  • Nikkei Rally to Run Into Resistance Soon: Chart Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    The Nikkei index has two resistance levels that cap the current rally breakout.

  • Auckland, New Zealand

    New Zealand's government said it would maintain its tough spending controls in 20 years as it downgraded its economic growth outlook on Tuesday, pledging to return the strained budget to a small surplus by 2015.

  • Asia's 'Value' Stocks Could Surge 20% in 2013: HSBC Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 8:00 PM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    With global growth expected to remain modest in 2013, investors should look at so-called "value" stocks in Asia, which have a potential upside of as much as 20 percent, says HSBC.

  • Australia's central bank said it decided to cut interest rates this month rather than wait because it saw further evidence that a peak in the mining investment boom was near, while the non-resource sector showed no signs of picking up.

  • South Korea Vote Will Change Policy Toward North Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 7:12 PM ET

    No matter who wins South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday, the end is near for the hard-line policy on North Korea promoted by the departing president: the two top candidates both agree on a more moderate approach.

  • A record month of redemption from equity mutual funds invested in Southeast Asia suggests a boom in these markets could be over as money managers look elsewhere for value with their sights set on China and India.

  • 'Obscene' Stimulus Will Trigger Japan Crisis: Pro Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Consistent with the theme of his latest book, John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics believes Japan is rapidly approaching the end of the road paved with government bonds and a strong currency.

  • Apple Bears May Need a New Thesis Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 5:15 AM ET

    On Sunday night, Apple announced that it sold two million iPhone 5s over launch weekend in China. Two reasons this is significant, writes CNBC's John Fortt.

  • How to Trade the Japanese Election Result Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 4:48 AM ET

    The Japanese people have handed Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party the chance to kick-start the country's moribund economy – but which companies could benefit from the LDP's plans?

  • Indonesia's Clogged Ports Strain Growth Prospects Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 2:59 AM ET

    The inefficiency at Indonesian ports makes it is cheaper to send goods to China from Jakarta than to the edge of the archipelago.

  • Li Ning shoes are on display

    Sportswear firm Li Ning warned it will post a substantial 2012 loss as it racks up as much as $288 million in expenses under a plan to buy back inventory from distributors, one of the thorniest problems facing retailers in China.

  • India lowered its official growth forecast to between 5.7 and 5.9 percent for this fiscal year, the finance ministry's mid-year economic review said on Monday, but said it was on track to meet a fiscal deficit target of 5.3 percent.

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