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  • Asia Pacific Banks Expanding Their Presence     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Ritesh Maheshwari, MD, Financial Services Ratings for Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor's discusses how Asia Pacific banks are expanding their presence in the region.

  • Benign Environment for Credit in Japan     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights says that the level of loan losses are low for Japanese banks but earnings are volatile due to huge bond investments.

  • Junk Stock Cleanup Effort Leaves Investors on Edge Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Concerns about a regulatory clean-up of junk stocks and doubts over whether the economy has bottomed out may continue to dog trading in China on Tuesday.

  • Samsung phone and an iPhone 4

    As Apple and Samsung Electronics head to the courts in the United States on Monday in a technology-patent trial that has a lot at stake for both firms, one intellectual property expert tells CNBC that Apple is in a stronger position than its Asian rival.

  • Increasing Interest in ASEAN Good for SGX     Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, President of the Singapore Exchange says asset classes in ASEAN have done well and increasing interest in the region is good for the SGX.

  • Viktor Hjort, Head of Fixed Income Research & Global Corporate Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley says the premium on Asian debt is shrinking but China still offers a decent spread.

  • Controversial GM Marketing Chief Quits Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Joel Ewanick, the outspoken Chief Marketing Officer of General Motors, has resigned from the auto maker effective immediately.

  • Are Fiat Currencies Headed for a Collapse? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    As the investment world eagerly awaits more stimulus, a debate on a previously unthinkable topic has started to emerge – can fiat currencies survive round after round of debasement?

  • Mario Draghi

    While European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s pledge to do what it takes to protect the euro zone from collapse sparked a rally in global markets, one expert calls it “political posturing” which may not be matched by bold action.

  • Could Draghi Mark a Turning Point for Markets? Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 2:42 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Bold comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi that the ECB will do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro zone from collapse is raising hopes that risk appetite could return to markets beaten down by the debt crisis, analysts told CNBC on Friday.

  • AIA CEO: Performance Is Very Strong Across Asia     Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Mark Tucker, CEO, AIA says that the group is generating an enormous amount of cash and profitability and that performance has been strong across Asia.

  • 10 Disruptors You've Never Heard of...But Should Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:09 PM ET

    Not every company about to shake up (or is in the process of shaking up) its respective industry is a household name just yet, but here are 10 we think you could be familiar with in the near future.

  • Stocks That Will Ride China's Power Demand Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    Growing demand for electricity in China is going to increase power generation beyond the resource-rich Northern and Western regions of the mainland, benefiting independent producers, upstream gas players and copper companies, according to Macquarie Securities.

  • Even as China keeps a tight rein on the property sector, an expected boost in consumer spending is making the retail space especially attractive to investors, say market observers.

  • Asia a Key Driver for Credit Card Firms     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:50 PM ET

    Oliver Rust, MD, Hong Kong at Nielsen discusses the key opportunities and trends for credit card companies in Asia Pacific.

  • Pork and Chicken Set to Join Luxury List Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:31 PM ET
    Packaged minced pork sold in supermarkets

    Pork and chicken will join beef on the menu of expensive meats as drought and US ethanol policy combine in a corn “disaster”, the head of the world’s largest pork producer has said. The FT reports.

  • Spanish Bond Yields Where They Should Be: Mark Mobius Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:14 PM ET
    Mark Mobius, chairman of Templeton Asset Management Ltd., speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Malaysia's stocks are not as cheap as other emerging markets and dividend yields are lower, Mobius said. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Spain’s high government bond yields are right where they should be given the country’s inflation outlook, Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman at Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Nick Axford, Head of Research, Asia Pacific at CBRE says that Beijing's trying to encourage developers to build more mass-market homes, while clamping down on speculation in the high-end segment.

  • Indonesia Must Not Put Good Fortune to the Test Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 7:37 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    When Jakarta-based Saratoga Capital sought to raise $400 million for its new private equity fund in recent months, investors generously offered $1.3 billion instead. Brazil has slowed dramatically, China continues to look weak despite interest rate and reserve requirement cuts, India’s growth has fallen to multiyear lows and Russia remains dependent on volatile oil prices for its prosperity.

  • Global Firms in China Upbeat on Hiring: Hudson Survey Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 5:34 AM ET

    This may not be the best time to look for a job, but in China employment prospects seem bright with multinational corporations (MNCs) looking to increase staff even as the global economic uncertainty forces firms across Asia to hold back, says a survey published Tuesday.

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