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  • Bank of Korea Cuts Interest Rates in Surprise Move Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:11 PM ET
    Bank of Korea headquarters in Seoul

    South Korea's central bank cut interest rates for the first time in seven months on Thursday, confounding the expectations of most market analysts that it would leave rates unchanged.

  • The Hunt for Yield     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura says global central banks are punishing the consumers for being stingy. He also states his reasons for recommending investors to be short U.S. Dollar & long Chinese yuan.

  • Did China Fix Its Trade Data? Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Shipping containers are transported in a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province.

    Trade numbers for China showed an unexpected increase in imports and exports, leading analysts to question whether the numbers were "misleading."

  • Global Markets: European Rally Resumes     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 6:08 AM ET

    Sir Alex Ferguson, legendary manager of Manchester United will retire after the club's final match on Sunday, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • Trevor Stirling, senior research analyst for European beverages at Sanford Bernstein, describes the big trends likely to impact brewers over the next few years.

  • South Korea May Jump on Rate Cutting Bandwagon Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:22 AM ET

    After three central banks moved to cut rates recently, expectations are growing that Asia's fourth largest economy - South Korea - could follow in their footsteps on Thursday with a surprise rate cut.

  • What to Take Out of Toyota's Earnings?     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, discusses Toyota's quarterly results which benefited from weaker yen and highlights strong sales in south-east Asia and the United States.

  • China Exports Beat, But Skeptics Are Unconvinced Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:49 PM ET

    China's exports rose 14.7 percent in April from a year ago, beating expectations and possibly easing some of the concerns about weakness in the country's economic recovery, though doubts remain over the strength of real demand.

  • MBA Apps See Strong Rise: GMAC CEO     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Dave Wilson, CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council, discusses the recent growth in MBA applications and says Asia is the main driver, particularly China.

  • China Not Using Our Equipment for Cyberattacks: CEO Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Akamai has a good relationship with the Chinese government and they're "not exploiting" the company's equipment there, the CEO of the online content delivery network told CNBC.

  • Companies Cooking the Books, Ernst & Young Says Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Hard-pressed company bosses across much of the world are under so much pressure to deliver on growth that many have resorted to cooking the books, Ernst & Young says in its latest Fraud Survey.

  • Global Markets Update: DAX Hits Record High     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks extend gains on better-than-expected earnings from big banks.

  • Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, comments on quarterly results and outlines the strategy for the rest of the year with M&As in Asia, regulatory headwinds in Russia and challenges in Europe.

  • Has This 'Darling' of Investors Lost Its Mojo? Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:58 AM ET

    Indonesia: Is this "darling of investors" losing its shine?

  • China Reports Four More Bird Flu Deaths, Toll at 31 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Chickens at a poultry farm in Liaocheng, China

    Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus.

  • There Is Money to Be Made in Asia     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says with the investment grade boost in Thailand and Philippines, there is money to be made in those countries and in other Asian economies.

  • China to Crack Down on Faked Export Deals Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    China has vowed to crack down on companies that have been secretly channeling cash into the country. The Financial Times reports.

  • Asia's Tryst With Ageing Population     Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:07 PM ET

    Marc Desmidt, MD & Head of Alpha Strategies at BlackRock Asia Pacific, remains positive on Asian bonds and equities He suggests how investors should brace for Asia's tryst with ageing population.

  • Australia Sells First Investor Visa     Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    Australia gives visas to those who invest $5 million in their economy, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Is Malaysian Growth Sustainable?     Monday, 6 May 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Enrico Tanuwidjaja, economist for south east Asia at RBS, talks about the Malaysian elections' result and what it means for the economy as well as what to expect from Indonesia this year.

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