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  • 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.

  • Global Markets: FTSE 100 Extends Gains     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports U.K. shares moved higher on positive manufacturing data; while most European markets remained closed for the May Day public holiday.

  • Where Do the World’s Happiest Consumers Live? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:52 AM ET

    The world's most optimistic consumers reside in this populous Asian country, according to a survey by Nielsen.

  • The 'Main Story' Inside China Manufacturing Report Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:17 AM ET

    China reported relatively benign manufacturing data on Wednesday, but analysts said the real story was the substantial fall in new factory orders, which they believe has the potential to trigger stimulus action from the government.

  • EU Mulls Trade Action on Bangladesh After Disaster Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:11 AM ET
    Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

    The European Union voiced strong concern over labor conditions in Bangladesh after a building collapse there killed hundreds of factory workers, and said it was considering action to encourage improvements.

  • Weak Economic Data Increases Calls for Stimulus     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Kumar Palghat, Director of Kapstream, says the latest data from China's manufacturing sector reveals the need for further support from global central banks.

  • China's Factory Activity Posts Surprise Dip in April Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    Growth in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in April as new export orders fell, raising fresh doubts about the strength of the economy after a disappointing first quarter.

  • No Need to Sweeten Offer for Sprint: Japan's SoftBank Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    SoftBank said there is no need to improve its $20.1 billion bid for 70 percent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel, which has been challenged by Dish Network.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Mixed     Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as a slew of economic data was released from the euro zone.

  • Leithen Francis, deputy Asia editor at Aviation Week, explains why Asian airlines reported "fantastic results" and says the region's aviation industry should consolidate over the next two years.

  • Conflicting Japan Data: What Are They Telling Us? Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    A slew of economic data out of Japan on Tuesday gives conflicting signals on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical revival plan is working or not.

  • Positive Outlook for Japan     Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth says they have upgraded their growth outlook for Japan considering the aggressive BoJ stimulus measures.

  • What Japan's Data Deluge Means For Equities     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, talks to Cash Flow about Japan's retail data, and the long term direction for Japanese equities.

  • Plenty of Opportunity in China: Infiniti     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Johan De Nysschen, President at Infiniti Motor Company says the firm is looking to establish China as a second volume hub.

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