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  • Why Ex-CIA's Flight to Hong Kong Is a Brilliant Move Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    There are many reasons why Snowden's decision to come to Hong Kong could be foolish. But there is at least one reason it could be incredibly shrewd. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Robert Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics says economies will need to look at fundamentals for future growth as the Fed withdraws its monetary easing.

  • Gordon: Upside to Slowing Growth In China     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Discussing the reality of expectations that China's economy will slow down, with David Gordon, Eurasia Group.

  • Global Markets Update     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe. It was a modestly higher day, after good auto sales data from Germany and in spite of disappointing economic data from China.

  • Europeans Learn Chinese but Firms Say Don’t Bother Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:12 AM ET

    Europeans are increasingly learning Chinese to boost their career prospects, but recruitment firms warn difficulties mastering the language, plus the insularity of European business, means those efforts may be misdirected.

  • Why China Doesn't Need a Rate Cut     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Zhu Haibin, Chief China Economist and Head of Greater China Economic Research at J.P. Morgan says monetary easing may not be effective to address the structural problems facing China's economy at this moment. PK Basu, MD & Head of Asia Research & Economics at Maybank Kim Eng joins in the conversation.

  • Are North Korea Firms Stashing Cash in Tax Havens? Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 10:39 PM ET
    Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    Ghost companies set up in international tax havens could be sheltering the North Korean regime's fortune, an investigation by South Korean journalists report. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Mark Konyn, CEO at Cathay Conning Asset Management (CCAM), discusses JGB market volatility, and whether it will spill over into international markets.

  • Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura warns about the rising crescent of chaos in the Middle East, and flags the upcoming Iranian elections as a risk event.

  • Myanmar Struggles in Push for Free Press     Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 8:39 PM ET

    Meet Thaung Su Nyein, a new breed of Burmese, young, liberal, Western educated with a rare opportunity to pull his backward country into the modern age.

  • Japan's Abe Unveils Plans to Cut Taxes Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday the government would decide on tax cuts in autumn to encourage companies to boost capital expenditure as part of sweeping reforms to revive the economy.

  • China Data: Latest Figures Fuel Weakness Fears Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 3:48 AM ET

    China's growth could slow further after data released on Sunday showed subdued activity right across the economy in May in the face of sustained global weakness, raising the possibility of interest rate cuts.

  • Cybersecurity Talks: Obama, Xi Cover Thorny Issues Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 7:31 AM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping launched straight into discussing hard issues at an informal summit, and may delve deeper when they meet again on Saturday.

  • China Trade Data Raise Growth Fears Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    A container port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.

    China's exports posted their lowest growth rate in almost a year in May while imports unexpectedly fell, underlining concerns about slowing growth in the world's second largest economy.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Mixed     Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets await the release of crucial monthly U.S. jobs data.

  • Emerging Markets See Biggest Exodus Since 2011 Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:53 AM ET

    Emerging market equity funds witnessed their biggest exodus in almost two years on concerns over Fed tapering.

  • Why Money Hasn't Left Japan Yet     Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor at Reuters Breakingviews, says that the fact that money hasn't left Japan yet is "a paradox" but expects a slow gradual move out of JGBs and Japan in general.

  • Hog Stock: Inside China's Strategic Pork Reserve Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    A Chinese vendor carries a slaughtered pig to his motorcycle at an abattoir, as he heads back to his stall at a market in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.

  • SEC Alleges Insider Trading on Smithfield Deal Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 12:13 PM ET

    U.S. securities regulators froze the assets of a Thailand-based trader, alleging he reaped illegal profit ahead of Smithfield Foods acquisition by a Chinese company.

  • China's Top Butcher Tries to Sell US on Takeover Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    China's top hog butcher is taking on a daunting new job persuading Americans to allow him to complete China's biggest takeover of a U.S. company.

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