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  • Investors continue to rush into Indonesia despite growing economic setbacks. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris speaks to Sandiaga Uno, the founder of one of Indonesia's largest investment firms, Saratoga Capital, and asked him about the road ahead for the economy.

  • Hong Kong's IPO Market Heats Up With 2 Huge Deals Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 3:26 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    A unit of Sinopec Group and brokerage China Galaxy Securities are launching Hong Kong IPOs on Monday seeking to raise up to $3.5 billion in total, injecting life into Asia's moribund IPO markets.

  • Malaysia's Long-Ruling Party Hangs On to Power Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Malaysia's long-governing coalition won national elections Sunday to extend its 56 years of unbroken rule, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced.

  • Bangladesh Urges No Harsh EU Measures Over Deaths Saturday, 4 May 2013 | 3:44 PM ET
    Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

    Bangladesh urged the European Union not to take tough measures against its textile industry after a factory collapse that killed 550 people.

  • Rat Meat: China Digests New Food Scandal Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country's latest food safety scandal.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Friday's market moving events from Europe, as investors await the release of nonfarm payrolls data in the U.S.

  • Still More Reforms Needed in Malaysia: Bersih     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Ambiga Sreenevasan, Co-Chairperson of Bersih says that Malaysia still lacks political reforms and there are some fundamental problems that have not been corrected.

  • Long-Term Opportunities in ASEAN     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment shares her top picks among the ASEAN markets and explains why Fidelity is underweight on Indonesia and Malaysia.

  • Asia-Pacific's Newest Destination: Mexico     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS discusses the agenda for President Obama's Mexico visit plus the nation's growing importance for Asia-Pacific countries.

  • What's the Smart China Trade?     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    China is quietly slowing down. Andrew Busch, Andrewbusch.com, and Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors, discuss how to invest there now.

  • Copper's Slip Signals Party's Over for Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await a decision on interest rates from the European Central Bank.

  • DBS Profits Are Sustainable: CEO     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Piyush Gupta, CEO at DBS, says DBS, southeast Asia's biggest bank, can sustain a large part of its profits and explains why he is not worried about a slowdown in China or euro zone troubles.

  • In Asia, China Narrows Gap in Military Might With US Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    China's growing industrial might is likely to allow it to mount an increasingly formidable challenge to the military supremacy of the United States. The New York Times reports.

  • Weaker China PMI Data Expected     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets says the weaker PMI data out of China was expected due to the fall away of external demand.

  • How to Invest in Singapore's Banking Sector     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:21 PM ET

    Roger Tan, CEO at SIAS Research advises on how to invest in Singapore's banking sector, and what to expect from the three big players DBS, UOB and OCBC.

  • North Korea Sentences American to 15 Years Hard Labor Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:06 PM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years hard labor on Thursday for committing crimes against the North.

  • China Recovery at Risk as Factory Growth Eases Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 9:49 PM ET

    China's factory-sector growth eased in April as new export orders fell for the first time this year, a private survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the euro zone recession and sluggish U.S. demand may be reining in China's recovery.

  • New Bird Flu Poses 'Serious Threat,' Scientists Say Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:54 PM ET

    A new strain of bird flu that is causing a deadly outbreak among people in China is a threat to world health and should be taken seriously.

  • As Hong Kong dock workers enter their fifth week of protests, Willy Lin, Chairman of the Hong Kong Shippers' Council evaluates the potential damage and impact arising from the strike.

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