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  • HK Dock Workers' Standoff Drags On     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Johnson Leung, Head of Regional Transport, Jefferies and Paul Tsui, Chairman at Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding & Logistics look at the competitiveness of Hong Kong's port as the dock worker standoff drags on.

  • The FED's QE Promise     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management says that the FED should stay the course of their bond buying.

  • Anoop Singh, Director, Asia Pacific at the IMF says Japan needs to implement the other two steps of Prime Minister Abe's economic policies, fiscal sustainability and a growth strategy, in order to exit deflation.

  • Honda Motor Recalls Nearly 46,000 Fit Sports Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    Honda is recalling nearly 46,000 Fit Sport small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the electronic stability control system.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on Monday's market moving events from Europe, as Italy's new government prepared to announce its economic plan.

  • These ‘Growth Stars’ Could Shine as China Slows Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:33 AM ET

    Falling commodity prices coupled with China's structural slowdown will help create a new generation of emerging market "growth stars" across Europe and Asia, according to economists at independent research firm Capital Economics.

  • How China's Policy Direction Hurt Factory Profits Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    But analysts say China's fall in industrial profit growth could be temporary as companies hold off on big decisions until the new government clarifies its policy direction.

  • Is the BOJ Backtracking on Its Inflation Pledge? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:32 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan

    The central bank's suggestion that it's likely to achieve its 2 percent inflation target later rather than sooner is a dose of realism that is good for its credibility, analysts say.

  • 3 Reasons Why Gold Won't Fall Through the Floor Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    Large swings in the price of gold over the past two weeks have cast major doubts over the fate of the precious metal, however one bank suggests the worst may be over for bullion this year.

  • China Data: A Double-Edged Sword     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Stan Shamu, Market Strategist at IG Markets says commodities are bearing the brunt of the weaker than expected data coming out of China.

  • IMF Warns of 'Middle-Income Trap' in Emerging Asia Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 11:16 PM ET

    Middle-income Asian economies must improve government institutions and liberalize rigid labor and product markets if they wish to reach the level of developed countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday.

  • China's Luxury Car Market Set for Growth     Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 9:30 PM ET

    Hans Helmuth Hennig, Group Managing Director of Jebsen says that despite an initial slowdown, China's luxury car market will continue to grow.

  • Andrew Economos, Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management explains why markets will become less tolerant of Abe and Kuroda when it comes to aggressive easing.

  • Bangladesh Factory Owner Arrested at Border Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Fire broke out on Sunday in a garment factory that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, complicating attempts to find any survivors that has already killed 377 people.

  • Indian Hedge Funds Dare Where Others Fear to Tread Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    Indian hedge fund manager Kalpesh Kinariwala is so sure of his equity strategies in a country that has stumped foreign rivals that he sends a daily e-mail tracker of his performance - including to competitors.

  • Detained American Tourist to Face Trial in North Korea Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 5:44 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea said on Saturday a Korean-American tourist, jailed by the reclusive state since late last year, will face trial for "committing crimes" against the North, a move that could further stoke tensions with the United States.

  • China Factory Profit Surge Signals Recovery Is On Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:57 PM ET

    China's industrial profits grew 12.1 percent in the first quarter this year from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, signaling that China's economic recovery is stabilizing.

  • Big Brands Face Scrutiny Over Factory Safety Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    Rescue workers look for trapped garment workers in the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar.

    As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of workers in a building collapse, global retailers' refusal to pay for strict, nationwide factory inspections is again focusing scrutiny on the industry.

  • China's Credit Bubble: Where Did All the Money Go? Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:09 AM ET

    After China's first quarter growth numbers disappointed markets, two analysts say China is failing to benefit from its brisk credit growth.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Lower     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on Friday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks shifted lower ahead of first quarter GDP data from the U.S.

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