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  • Navigating the Volatility in Asia     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:38 AM ET

    Lee Porter, Head of Asia Pacific at Liquidnet thinks trading volumes in Asia will increase despite the volatility. Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments weighs in.

  • Global Protests in the Spotlight     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Simon Baptist, Regional Director, Asia at EIU discusses the impact of geopolitical crises on South East Asia.

  • Masao Yoshida, Chief at Fukushima Plant, Dies at 58 Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    Masao Yoshida, a nuclear engineer who took charge of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant two years ago as multiple reactors spiraled out of control after a tsunami, died on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Global Markets: Europe Trades Lower     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the S&P downgrades Italy to just two notches above junk.

  • Why Thailand Rates Remained Steady     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Rahul Bajoria, regional economist at Barclays, discusses the Bank of Thailand's decision to keep interest rates steady at 2.5%, but explains that a change next year is very likely.

  • Chinese Leader's First 100 Days: How Did He Fare? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:41 PM ET

    Before his formal assumption of China's presidency, many hoped Xi would take steps to move China forward in areas on human rights and political reforms. The Global Post reports.

  • It's All About 'Equality' for STOXX     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:36 PM ET

    Hartmut Graf, CEO of STOXX explains how the new China A-50 index gives smaller companies the same weighting as the larger ones.

  • More Downside Risks for China: Analyst     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:22 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at the Bank of Singapore says that there's more downside risks in China due to past over- investment.

  • Global Markets: Europe Shares 'Firmer'     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as shares were lifted on better-than-expected inflation data out of China.

  • China Smog Cuts Life Expectancy by Over 5 Years Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    Taken through a glass window, buildings are obscured by haze in Beijing, China.

    China's air pollution has cut life expectancy by an average of 5.5 years and caused higher rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The Financial Times reports.

  • Egypt needs a technocratic government to steer the country through its next phase of transition,according to the chairman and founder of Africa's largest private equity group, Citadel Capital.

  • Global Markets: Europe Shares Higher     Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await a decision from euro zone ministers as to whether Greece will receive the last substantial tranche of its bailout program.

  • 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

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