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  • 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.

  • Bumpy Road for Trophy Cars Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

    A new willingness to spend among the growing affluent class in India has lured high-end automakers to India. But driving supercars there can be a challenge.The New York Times reports.

  • Hedge Fund Manager Loeb Targets Sony for a Breakup Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    American hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb, known for starting big fights, has called for a breakup of Sony. The New York Times reports.

  • Will Oil Get Stuck in a Bearish Market?     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Victor Shum, VP of IHS Energy Insight gives his advice on how to play the oil market in the coming year.

  • American Found Dead in Singapore Surfed Suicide Sites Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:12 PM ET

    A young U.S. engineer found dead in his Singapore flat last year had accessed several websites on suicide and depression, a lawyer for the city state said. The Financial Times reports.

  • Japan's Taking the World Down With Them: Pro     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, says the Bank of Japan's monetary easing policy is so aggressive they are forcing other central banks to cut rates.

  • David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says there is still room for the RBA to cut rates further. He also deconstructs Treasurer of Australia Wayne Swan's comments and the budget expectations stating that mining boom will continue while jobs remain the key focus.

  • Bangladesh Building Collapse Aftermath     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Bangladesh's foreign minister will meet U.S. Secretary of State Kerry on Friday in DC, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Cashin: Bond Vigilantes Coming Back?     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services, says bond vigilantes may be coming back.

  • China Shaping Up for a Disappointing Quarter Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese economic data for April has cast further doubt over the recovery in the world's second largest economy.

  • Why Interest for Airlines Is Accelerating     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    James Halstead, senior associate at Aviation Economics, discusses the growing interest in airlines as the sector's consolidation is supportive of future price increases.

  • China Industrial Output Up 9.3%, Misses Forecast Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    China's annual industrial output growth quickened to 9.3 percent in April, recovering from a seven-month low hit in March but still missing market expectations, data showed on Monday.

  • Carson Block: Why We Are Betting Against StanChart Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Standard Chartered's asset quality is deteriorating and investors are miscalculating risk in the loan book of the British lender, according to Carson Block, founder of U.S.-based short seller Muddy Waters.

  • Carson Block, Founder of Muddy Waters Research, discusses why he believes the market is underestimating the risk in Standard Chartered's loan book.

  • DME CEO: Asia Needs its Own Crude Benchmark     Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:20 PM ET

    Christopher Fix, CEO of Dubai Mercantile Exchange says Asia has come to recognize the need to have a pricing center closer to the region's source of crude oil supplies.

  • Yen's Weakness is Nothing too Exciting: Pro     Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald the Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services says the Japanese currency's decline over the past 6 months is just a retracement of what happened in 2008-2009.

  • Contemporary Art Sales Could Top 'Old Masters' Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    The world's largest auction houses will host "blockbuster" sales of contemporary art this week, as buyers' tastes shift away from pre-19th century "Old Masters", a fine art expert told CNBC.

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