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  • Why Are Japanese Still Dumping Foreign Bonds? Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:08 PM ET

    There are great expectations that Japanese companies flooded with liquidity will pour some of it into foreign bond markets, but latest capital flow data published on Thursday tell a different story.

  • Seoul Warns North Korea of 'Grave Measure' Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:53 PM ET
    South Korean cars arrive from the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea

    South Korea is warning of a "grave measure" if North Korea rejects a call for talks on a jointly run factory park that has been shut down for nearly a month.

  • Bird Flu Curbs China Soybean Demand, Hits Poultry Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    A dropoff in Chinese demand for soybeans used to feed poultry and livestock could last for months, as consumers lose their appetite for poultry in response to the bird flu virus outbreak.

  • Should the UK Quit Austerity? Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:06 PM ET
    London, England

    Several experts have all criticized the U.K. government's austerity plan. Yet, finance minister George Osborne is sticking to the controversial policy. Do you think it's time the U.K. finally quits its austerity program?

  • Bangladesh Factory Building Collapse Kills Over 100 Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, Bangladesh, India.

    The number of people killed by the collapse of a building in Bangladesh's capital rose to 147 overnight and the death toll could climb further because many people are still trapped inside, Dhaka's district police chief told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Off Session Highs     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Wednesday's market moving events from Europe, as German business sentiment data came in worse-than-expected.

  • CCTV Script 24/04/2013 Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on April 24, Wednesday.

  • Why Hype Over Dollar-Yen at 100 Is Overdone Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET

    The significance of move in the dollar to 100 yen should not be overdone, some analysts say.

  • Rate Cut Talk in Australia: Yes, the Buzz Is Back Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:09 AM ET
    Shopper in Sydney's David Jones store

    Data on Wednesday showing that inflation in Australia is well under control has created a buzz in markets about more interest rate cuts, with some analysts hoping for a move as early as next month.

  • Yen to Gradually Weaken Further     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 12:22 AM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist at Coutts says to expect the Japanese yen to weaken further, but in a more gradual manner. He is bearish on the Euro and believes the Chinese Yuan will strengthen.

  • For Suppliers, Good Apple Earnings Aren't Enough Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    Apple's disappointing forward guidance spells trouble for its Asian suppliers, analysts say.

  • Apple Is Like Sony 20 Years Ago: Stock Bear Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:49 PM ET

    Apple, which has just reported its first quarterly profits decline in a decade, is headed the same way as Japan's Sony which fell out of favor with consumers 20 years ago, says one commentator who expects Apple shares to fall 20 percent.

  • Sterling: The Currency That's Most Like 'Rocky'? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:42 PM ET
    Actor Sylvester Stallone who plays the lead role as a boxer Rocky Balboa in the popular U.S. film series.

    It gets knocked down and then it gets back up again: recent trade in sterling is much like the performance of underdog boxer Rocky in the popular U.S. film series.

  • Oracle: Changing Face of Technology     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Adrian Jones, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan at Oracle Corporation, highlights the innovations the tech company is focusing on in light of threats of global cyber attacks.

  • Bird Flu Fears Arise in China     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports how bird flu fears are impacting Chinese businesses and economy.

  • Global Markets: European Markets Higher     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as shares moved higher on better-than-expected PMI data from France.

  • Is a Key Pillar of India's Economy in Jeopardy? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Private consumption, the bedrock of India's economy, shows signs of weakening. And that poses a threat to the country's fledgling recovery, economists say.

  • US Is Recovering: Investor AB CEO     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    Borje Ekholm, CEO of Swedish investment company, Investor AB, tells CNBC that Europe remains in very poor economic conditions and uncertainty in Asia is profound.

  • CCTV Script 23/04/2013 Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:16 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on April 23, Tuesday.

  • Watch Out, 13% Slide Ahead for Copper: Pro Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Copper prices could fall a further 13 percent to $6,000 per metric ton in the third quarter, on weakening China demand, one analyst says.

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