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While losses in commodity currencies have remained relatively limited amid the recent rout in physical prices and resources-related stocks, investors could be in for a "rude shock."
China's former foreign minister championed peace during an interview with CNBC in Moscow, asking CNBC what it had done to help peace talks resume in North Korea and Washington.
Asian stocks closed at session lows on Thursday with most major indices losing over 1 percent as technology and resource plays were sold off on concerns of sluggish economic growth.
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As the death toll from a deadly strain of bird flu in China rises to 17, markets are closely monitoring Beijing's handling of the outbreak although officials appear to have learned a trick or two from the SARS crisis a decade ago.
The euro stabilized on Thursday after suffering its biggest one-day fall in almost a year, as prominent ECB official Jens Weidmann hinted of a possible euro zone rate cut. Analysts say there's plenty of reason to take him seriously.
Thomas Murphy, Managing Partner at Family Office Research & Management (FORM) is overweight emerging markets especially China. He says China's GDP growth will be in the 7.5% to 8% range this year.
As worries over the outlook for the global economy resurface, analysts tell CNBC that Asia can take comfort from one fact – the sharp fall in oil prices.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon talks with Jin Liqun, chairman of China Investment Corporation, about investing in the U.S. and the outlook on growth in China.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets were dragged lower by miners in morning trading.
Sandro Pierri, CEO at Pioneer Investments sees a positive growth trend in China, U.S. and Europe. He expects growth-sensitive assets to outperform, starting from equities.
China's economy will grow at sustainable levels and there's no need for panic about the level of growth, said Jin Liqun, chairman of China's sovereign wealth fund.
Growing investor bullishness over Japan's economy is being met by evaporating optimism for China, a survey of fund managers shows.
Two more people in China have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 16 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus.
The Singapore Exchange is confident the number of companies looking to go public will increase this year, SGX President Muthukrishnan Ramaswami told CNBC.
The International Monetary Fund says it is not concerned in a "major way" about a hard landing in China, which has seen an unprecedented expansion in credit in recent years.
Consumers of high-end diamond jewelry want the real thing and are willing to pay up, even though the lab-made variety are free of the 'blood diamonds' stigma.
The third fatal victim of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings was a Chinese citizen whose identity was not being made public at the request of the victim's family.
At least five people were killed and hundreds of houses destroyed in Pakistan on Tuesday when the region was struck by tremors from an earthquake centered in neighboring Iran.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares drifted lower as worries about the global outlook; a heavy sell-off in commodities; and two explosions at the Boston Marathon prompted investors to avoid risk.
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Simon Grose-hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, remains overweight on developed markets as the U.S. and Europe are showing signs of recovery.
Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, expects U.S. firms to report 8 percent growth for 2014, but warns of risks from the recent winter freeze.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, expects the Bank of Japan to unleash more stimulus ahead, which will spur further yen weakness.