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  • Singapore Inquest Rules US Engineer Killed Himself Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:50 AM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    A coroner's inquiry in the city-state concluded on Monday that American engineer Shane Todd had committed suicide, a verdict at odds with his family's belief that he was murdered.

  • Small Businesses: Asia's Engine of Growth     Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    Described as the engines of growth for Asia's economies, small-and-medium businesses are giving the region a turbo boost.

  • Headwinds Ahead for Hong Kong     Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 7:21 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, lists the most prominent headwinds investors in Hong Kong and China should be keeping an eye out for.

  • Ace Is the Place With the Afghan Hardware Man Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    An Ace Hardware store under construction in Afghanistan.

    Ace Hardware has become the first U.S. business to announce a partnership to open a franchise in the war-torn country. It means more than a mere business opportunity.

  • Global Markets: Europe Shares Higher     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors look ahead to U.S. jobs data today.

  • UBS's investing strategy for the ultrarich     Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Simon Smiles, chief investment officer of the ultrahigh net worth segment at UBS Wealth Management, highlights investment trends in light of the diverging stance in global central banks.

  • Singapore Wealth Fund Size Soars to Record High Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 5:35 AM ET
    Singapore's business district skyline at dusk

    Singapore's Temasek Holdings says the size of its portfolio soared to a record high in the financial year ending March 2013.

  • Playing the Lackluster Hong Kong Market     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:34 PM ET

    Hong Kong IPOs have recently been unprofitable. Philippe Espinasse, Author of "IPO: A Global Guide", explains the factors impacting the deteriorating situation

  • Guide to Stress Testing Asian Countries     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:02 PM ET

    Mirza Baig, Head of Exchange and Interest Rate Strategy at BNP Paribas, discusses a financial gap calculator to find out which countries would be able to hold out a complete freeze in credit markets.

  • Global Markets: Europe Stocks Lower     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investor sentiment is curbed by fears of a banking crisis in Portugal and political unrest.

  • Olympus Bosses Avoid Jail Time for $1.7 Billion Fraud Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 6:07 AM ET
    President Tsuyoshi Kikukawa admitted guilt Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 in the cover-up scandal. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

    The executives involved in the scandal surrounding Japanese camera maker Olympus have been given suspended sentences for their role in the accounting fraud.

  • Beware Emerging Markets     Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:42 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, Managing Director and Head Strategist Fixed Income and Currencies, Macquarie Bank, explains why emerging markets have been unable to claw back losses.

  • Chinese Banks are Deceptively Cheap: Pro     Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:08 PM ET

    As policy makers keep liquidity tight in China, Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered explains where investors can still find rewards.

  • Nikkei to Reach 16,000: Pro Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 6:39 AM ET

    Japanese stocks will outperform the global market and the Nikkei could reach 16,000 by the end of 2013, according to Lothar Mentel, the CIO of Paradigm Group.

  • Global Markets Update: Europe Shares Lower     Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stock-specific news weighed down individual indexes.

  • The Case for Rate Cuts in Asia Just Got Stronger Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 3:44 AM ET

    Manufacturing surveys released this week are a worry for Asia as it would only point to signs of weakness and cement the case for further monetary stimulus, economists say.

  • Propaganda authorities have told local media to tone down their reporting to help stabilize financial markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • China Slowdown 'Still Underestimated'     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, warns that markets still have not fully factored in a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

  • Japan's 'Abenomics' Will Fail: Ex-Olympus CEO Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Japan's multi-pronged attempts to stave off prolonged stagnation in the country will ultimately fail, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus told CNBC on Monday.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Turn Higher     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as key economic data helped push stocks to the upside.

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