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  • Northeast Japan Jolted by Earthquake Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 4:29 AM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

  • Global Markets Update: Europe Drifts Higher     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks shifted higher despite weak economic data from the U.S. yesterday.

  • Moller-Maersk CEO: No New Orders This Year     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    Nils Smedegaard Andersen, CEO of Moller Maersk, discusses quarterly earnings, global shipping trends, and why companies need to be "careful on ordering".

  • STMicro CEO: We Need to Be Prudent     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics, says he is "encouraged" by stronger demand but questions whether that's sustainable and says the company must remain prudent.

  • Is This City the World's Next Fashion Hub?     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    As fashion houses look to Asia, CNBC investigates the latest designs at Singapore's fashion week.

  • Roof Collapse at Cambodian Shoe Plant Kills Three Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:44 AM ET
    Factory in Cambodia

    Three people were killed when the ceiling of a warehouse fell in at a shoe factory in Cambodia, adding to concerns about safety standards at Asian factories.

  • Managing Risks of a Slowdown     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Brad Adams, Senior Director and Head of Research at CEB says slowdown worries continue to be the biggest risk in Asia. He talks about ways companies can navigate regional risks.

  • Hedge Fund Billionaire Loeb: Sony Reminds Me of Yahoo Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb said Sony reminds him of Yahoo before he waged a bitter proxy fight that triggered a boardroom shake-out at the Internet company.

  • Why Investors Are Turning to Asia     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Massimo Tosato, executive vice chairman at Schroders, says that a poll on sentiment reveals that investors are increasingly looking at Asia to diversify as it offers the best growth potential

  • China Hard Landing Fears Return for Fund Managers Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:04 AM ET

    More fund managers believe "a hard landing" for China is among the biggest tail risks facing markets, a survey shows.

  • Japan in a Bull Market     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:15 AM ET

    Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN says Japan is in a bull market and he would buy anything out of Japan.

  • Yen to Weaken to 120 by Next Year: Economist Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The dollar-yen trade could reach 120 by the end of 2014, according to economists at Capital Economics, who said the yen's downward drive will persist throughout this year and next.

  • Central Banks Are Repeating Greenspan’s Mistake Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Central banks around the world are repeating the mistakes of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan by flooding markets with cheap money, according to Brunel University's Moorad Choudhry.

  • Shelly Painter, Regional Managing Director of Vanguard Asia says Vanguard's first ETF in Asia, the Asia ex-Japan index ETF, offers a cost of entry that is about half the industry average.

  • Sharp to Tap Samsung, Banks in Bid to Survive Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Japanese display maker Sharp will aim to boost sales to the iPhone maker's rival Samsung Electronics under a three-year rehabilitation roadmap.

  • Poland to Grow Ireland-Style as Crisis Heads East Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:30 AM ET

    Poland is forecast to grow in line with crisis-mired Ireland this year, as euro zone woes hit Eastern Europe.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Lower     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as worse-than-expected confidence data for Germany curbed market sentiment.

  • Australia Delays Budget Surplus as Election Looms Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:39 AM ET
    Sydney, Australia.

    Australia's Labor government on Tuesday used the last budget before national elections to delay a long-promised return to surplus, blaming a stubbornly high Australian dollar and lower commodity prices for a dramatic fall in revenues.

  • India's headline inflation, which eased to its lowest level since 2009 in April, was cheered by economists who believe the doors are now open for greater support by the country's central bank.

  • How Nutrition Impacts Developing Markets     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Jamie Cooper-Hohn, president and CEO of CIFF, explains the impact poor nutrition has on economic growth and estimates an 11% GDP loss for Africa and south-East Asia due to under-nutrition.

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