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  • Singapore Air Pollution Reaches All-Time High Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:54 PM ET
    Singapore city skyline filled with smog. The Pollution Standard Index (PSI) hit a record high of 400 on Friday, in the hazardous range.

    The Singapore haze, a thick smog caused by crop burning in Indonesia, has reached a record hazardous level on Friday.

  • Melissa Otto, Director of Asset Management discusses Sony's investment opportunity and untapped financial value on the horizon.

  • Is the PBOC Powerless to China's Big Banks?     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:16 PM ET

    As the economy begins to slow for the worlds most populated country, are we beginning to find the weak link the the Chinese financial market? Mike Werner, Senior Equity Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co weighs in on the latest out of China.

  • Time to Get Into Small Caps     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 10:50 PM ET

    Jake Lynch, Head of Asian Emerging Leaders at Macquarie Securities, gives his call on companies around Asia which will be making investors money.

  • Brutal Developments for Asian FX     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 10:40 PM ET

    It's not all about the Fed, when it comes to soft Asian currencies. Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research at HSBC weighs in on the latest developments.

  • US Yield Spike Bad for Asia Stocks: Expert     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management says markets are concerned with the speed of the rise in U.S. treasury yields.

  • The Fed Is Taking Calculated Risks: Pro     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:34 PM ET

    Claudio Piron, Head of Emerging Asia Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research deconstructs what is weighing on EM currencies and backs the Fed saying their policy decision is based on economic data and resilient growth.

  • Daniel Morris, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, comments on markets' volatility following Bernanke's speech and says that when the Fed tapers, equities will recover better than gold.

  • China Is Dealing With an Addiction Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:33 PM ET

    After the 2008 financial crisis, China kept the credit taps open. The companies and local governments that got accustomed to lots of cash now find themselves cut off.

  • Gold Falls to Near Three-Year Low as Investors Bail Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Gold took another beating on Wednesday, falling close to a three-year low after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on Wednesday that bond buying could be slowed later this year.

  • Global Markets: Asia Equities Get Hammered     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on all the market moving events from Asia, as possible unwinding of monetary easing in the U.S. and weak economic figures from China send stocks in retreat.

  • Global Markets Feel the Sting of Fed's Tapering Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Markets sold off sharply in Asia on Thursday, after the U.S. Fed suggested it could start to unwind its monetary stimulus program later this year.

  • Russia Must Engage With World: McGraw Hill     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:32 AM ET

    Harold "Terry" McGraw, Chairman, President and CEO of McGraw Hill says President Putin needs to reintroduce Russia to the rest of the world.

  • China Focusing on Quality of Growth     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:12 AM ET

    Pruksa Iamthongthong, Investment Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited says she's not worried about slowing growth in China because the authorities are focusing on quality of growth. John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank joins in the conversation.

  • Asian Markets Re-Pricing on Fed Announcement     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank says positions are unwinding in Asian markets due to the Fed's announcement on tapering, but he's not worried about it.

  • Global Markets: Europe Higher in Choppy Trade     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await the Fed's policy statement following its two-day meeting.

  • Diving Rupee—Here's How Bad It Can Get for India Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    The slump in the Indian rupee, which is hovering near lifetime lows, poses a threat to the recovery in Asia's third largest economy that is already on fragile footing.

  • Global Fish Prices Leap to All-Time High Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:29 PM ET

    Global fish prices have leapt to all-time highs as China's growing appetite for high-end species runs up against lower catches. The Financial Times reports.

  • Why Silver Could Outperform Gold     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    The poor man¿s gold ¿ silver ¿ could outperform the bullion, according to Simon Mikhailovich, Co-Founder at Tocqueville Bullion Reserve. Here's why.

  • What the BOJ Can Learn From the Fed     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:52 PM ET

    Stuart Oakley , Managing Director of Asian Currency Trading at Nomura warns that investors remain skeptical of Abe's policies and recommends that the BOJ manages volatility like the Fed does.

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