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  • Philippines Needs More Investment     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 8:47 PM ET

    Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays says that the Philippines needs more fiscal space in order to boost investment sentiment.

  • Asia Business Leaders Still Confident?     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners says that Asia is no longer leading the world in terms of confidence.

  • China Automaker, Defense Stocks May Get a Boost Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
    A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    China stocks may stabilize on Thursday after sharp losses a day earlier, with automaker and defense stocks in focus.

  • Countries With the Highest Income Tax Rates Monday, 7 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    Rising public debt and elections in Europe and the U.S. have once again raised the debate over taxes.Europe’s debt crisis is forcing some countries to raise taxes. Spain, for example, raised its personal tax rate by 2 percentage points to 45 percent last year and France’s Socialist Party is also proposing hiking taxes on the rich.In the U.S., President Obama has proposed the Buffett rule, aimed at ensuring households who earn more than $1 million a year pay more in taxes than middle class famili

    Despite all the debate about the Buffett rule, the U.S. ranked 23rd in terms of the top marginal tax rate in 2011. Find out which 10 countries have the world's highest income tax rates.

  • Never Mind Europe. Worry About India Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 11:40 PM ET
    Bombay Traffic

    The economic slowdown in India is one of the world’s biggest economic stories, but it is commanding only a modicum of attention in the United States.

  • Auto Stocks Stuck in Neutral Friday, 4 May 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    NYSE traders floor

    Call it prosperity without a whole lot of pull, at least when it comes to investors. This is the new reality of the auto industry. Business is booming, profits are strong, investors are indifferent.

  • China Agrees to Measures to Ease Trade Friday, 4 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Chinese and U.S. leaders said Friday that they had made important progress on a range of economic issues, with China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao saying the agreement had included “some important breakthroughs.”

  • In Europe, Parallels to Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:35 PM ET

    Parallels are being drawn between Europe’s current debt crisis and Japan’s so-called Lost Decade, when the Asian country’s economy imploded in the 1990s. The NYT reports.

  • More Appetite for M&A in Southeast Asia     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Harsha Basnayake, Singapore and Asean Leader for Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Solutions, says mergers and acquisitions activity is still healthy in Southeast Asia.

  • China Facing Deflating EU Demand     Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 8:10 PM ET

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC expects a lower China trade surplus with weakening demand in Europe.

  • Paul: The High Cost of Our Addiction to China Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    Too many Americans are addicted to cheap credit and to artificially cheap Chinese imports at big box stores

  • Commercial Real Estate Turnaround?     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 8:19 PM ET

    Stuart Crow, Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants says commercial property will turn around in the second half of the year after a big drop in transactions because of worries about the euro debt crisis.

  • Chen Case Could Bring Political Change     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 8:11 PM ET

    Sitao Xu, Director, Economist Intelligence Unit says that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's case could bring about positive change to China's political front.

  • Virgin Atlantic Serves Richard Branson On Ice Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Richard Branson Ice Cubes

    The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?

  • Bulls Bet on Indian Stocks, Despite Economic Gloom Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    A man walks past the bronze bull statue outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumba, India.

    Despite gloomy economic news out of India in recent months, foreign investors have continued to bet on Indian stocks with the benchmark Sensex rising more than 12 percent since the start of the year. Analysts tell CNBC the momentum is likely to continue with stocks set to gain double-digits over the next year.

  • Charting Asia | Nymex Oil Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:46 PM ET
  • Op-Ed: After the Bonfire of the Verities Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 9:28 PM ET
    Journalists accused of writing in support of Greece's austerity measures have recently become targeted by protesters.

    What is the future of central banks? It will be busy, because they are now expected to deliver both monetary and financial stability, writes Martin Wolf. The FT reports.

  • April Auto Sales Show Toyota Revving Up Business Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    Toyota RAV4s

    As expected, Toyota is revving up sales and showing once again why the Japanese automaker is making good on a plan to win back sales “lost” last year.

  • The Dodge Dart Marks Chrysler's Renaissance Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
    2013 Dodge Dart

    With a new car and new digs in downtown Detroit, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is engineering a spring renaissance for his company.

  • Starbucks: Breaking into Booze?     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the coffee giant's earnings forecast and its attempt to perk up profits by venturing into wine and beer, with Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst.

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