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  • Weak economic growth, oversupply and measures to keep a lid on house prices suggest that Asia’s priciest property markets, Singapore and Hong Kong, now face a ‘day of reckoning’ after several years of robust gains, Nomura analysts warn.

  • Liu Xianping, 72, was discovered by accident and has turned his granddaughter's online fashion business into a worldwide hit. The Global Post reports.

  • Japanese Investment in China Falls Sharply Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    Japanese investment in China recorded a steep drop in October, amid friction between Asia’s two largest economies over a chain of islets in the East China Sea. The FT reports.

  • 10 Cars You Have to Wait For Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

    Nobody likes to wait, especially for some sexy new product with mouthwatering ad campaigns, like cars. Read ahead to see a list of 10 cars that you can’t buy yet.

  • Investors in a ‘State of Shock’: Blackrock Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    A new report suggests that five years of gloomy headlines and negative sentiment have combined to create a collective “state of shock” among investors.

  • Muddy Waters Claims Against Singapore Firm Baffle Pros Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    The latest apparent target of Muddy Waters – Olam International – saw its stock plummet after the short-seller was quoted in media reports questioning the accounting practices of the Singapore-based commodity trading firm.  But the revelation has left many market analysts scratching their heads.

  • In a week where U.S. President Barack Obama has made Southeast Asia the center of his first post-election trip overseas, upbeat economic news highlights another reason why the region is gaining in prominence globally.

  • Risk Is Back—French Downgrade Can't Dent Sentiment Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Financial markets are back in risk mode amid optimism that a deal will be done to avert a U.S. “fiscal cliff” of looming tax hikes and spending cuts. Even news of France being stripped of its much-coveted triple-A credit rating is unlikely to put a dent in stock market gains, analysts told CNBC.

  • Japanese Politics Looks for ‘Third Force’ Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    A week is a long time in politics, as the old cliché has it, but for Japan’s Sunrise party four days was a whole lifetime. The FT reports.

  • Obama's visit to Cambodia, like his trip to Myanmar, brings the issues of human rights and democracy to the diplomatic fore. The Global Post reports.

  • Gurdeep Singh Chadha was one of India’s most powerful businessmen, a liquor and real estate baron whose influence was intertwined with his money. Known as Ponty, he was a mysterious figure, described in the media as an “invisible man,” even as his political influence protected him. The New York Times reports.

  • China's Strong Hand in Myanmar Under Threat? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    President Barack Obama flew into Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first U.S. head of state to visit the country - a former pariah state that has taken the world by surprise with speedy political and economic reforms in the past year after five decades of military rule.

  • Obama to Spearhead Southeast Asia Push Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    Barack Obama will arrive in Bangkok on Sunday, the first leg of a three country tour that will include bilateral talks with Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the first visit by a sitting US president to Myanmar. The FT reports.

  • Two Years After IPO, GM Still Is Looking For Love Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 12:33 PM ET

    I’ve talked with more than a few veteran auto analysts who think GM shares should move higher strictly on fundamentals. At the same time, they point out GM is not seen as a typical stock.

  • The Great One Still Sees Hockey in 2012 Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    Let's be honest. Has ANYONE in the history of sport had a career like Wayne Gretzky? Here's what the prince of the puckheads thinks of the lockout, which is threatening to scuttle an entire season.

  • Global Markets Update     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including

  • Why the Worst Is Over for Singapore's Economy Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    Yet another change of leadership in Japan and the prospect of more aggressive monetary easing have sent the safe haven yen tumbling to a six-month low and currency strategists tell CNBC the days of a strong yen may finally be over.

  • Singapore skyline

    Singapore’s property cooling measures may have impacted home sales, which have plummeted in the Southeast Asian city-state, but analysts say don’t expect prices to follow suit.

  • Few industries matter more to China’s 1.3 billion population than real estate. Will the new leadership make a difference?

  • India's Electric Vehicle Drive     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors at the Mahindra Group talks about the challenges and opportunities in India's electric vehicle space.

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