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  • Commodity Prices: Asia's Inflation Wildcard?     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura says a swing in commodity prices could heavily impact inflation in Asia. He adds that Southeast Asian countries and India are most exposed to a run-up in commodity prices.

  • Tackling high inflation remains the top priority for India’s central bank and it is the government’s responsibility to do more to spur growth in the weakening economy, Subir Gokarn, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tells CNBC.

  • Stressful Time for Insurance Companies     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Kurt Karl, Chief Economist, Swiss Re says that investment arms of insurance companies are facing a tough time as they can't guarantee the yields that they were able to before the crisis.

  • Domestic Demand Will Be Key Driver of Growth     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, Asia Pacific and India Economist, Morgan Stanley says investors should look at countries that are creating domestic demand on a sustainable basis because that will be the key to growth over the longer term.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • Be Careful of Chinese Stocks     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research, ISI Group says to be careful of investing in Chinese stocks even if Beijing unleashes more stimulus, cut interest rates and the RRR.

  • Focus on Asia as Economy Rebounds     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Nick Maroutsos, Founder and Managing Director, Kapstream Capital says that portfolios should be focused on Asia as the region starts to rebound.

  • What Next for the PBOC?     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Raymond Yeung, Senior Economist for Greater China at ANZ says the PBOC will continue to adopt a very accommodative policy.

  • Pharmaceuticals are Singapore's Bright Spot     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that pharmaceuticals are helping Singapore's manufacturing sector.

  • China's Gu Might Not Get a Death Sentence     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    For the murder of British national Neil Heywood, Gu Kailai might see her sentence reduced to a life imprisonment instead, says Haiyan Wang, Managing Partner, China India Institute.

  • All-Asia Stimulus Ahead: Strategist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Malaysia skyline

    Think Asian currencies are primed to rise? Think again.

  • China Rate Cut, More Easing, Look Imminent: Strategist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Chinese policymakers are likely to cut interest rate and reserve ratio requirements this quarter, JPMorgan’s Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, Adrian Mowat, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • China’s Slowdown Is So Bad, the Market Is Cheering Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 5:55 AM ET

    Data released on Thursday showed the slowdown that’s been underway since late last year is accelerating. But rather than being glum, investors are betting on still more stimulus.

  • More China Stimulus?     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy, Nomura says that inflation in China is not a major constraint on short term policy stimulus.

  • Chinese Equities Look Cheap     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Andrew Pease, Investment Strategist at Russell Investment Group says that Chinese shares look like one of the "better value" picks right now.

  • Driving Business in Beijing     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    "I think the rumors of China's death are exaggerated, they're probably going to grow eight percent for the year," says John Rutledge, Safand chief investment strategist, discussing what's driving China's GDP, with Dambisa Moyo, "Winner Take All" author.

  • China Will Fare Better in Second Half     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank expects China's economy to improve slightly in the second half with Beijing implementing stimulus measures.

  • China Stocks May Take Breather Ahead of July Data Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    The Chinese market is likely to consolidate on Wednesday ahead of of a batch of July data Thursday and after three days of gains.

  • Audi Sees Big 'Upside' in US: CEO Scott Keogh Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    For the first time in years, the German brand looks like it's finally going to make an extended run at joining BMW, Mercedes and Lexus as a leading luxury auto line here in the states.

  • Market Confidence Grows in China After Two-Day Rally Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Confidence is strengthening in the Chinese market after two days of gains of more than 1 percent.

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