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  • 'Rude Shock' Ahead for Commodity Currencies: Pro Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    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 Minister Urges CNBC to Do More on Korea Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Li Zhaoxing

    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.

  • Techs, Resources Hurt Asia on Growth Fears Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    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.

  • CCTV Script 18/04/13 Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 3:54 AM ET

    This is the script for CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on Thursday, 18 April.

  • Could China's Bird Flu Be the Next SARS? Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    A technician conducts tests for the H7N9 bird flu virus in Kunming, China.

    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.

  • ECB Rate Cut Talk Suggests 'Sense of Urgency' Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:07 AM ET
    ECB Governing Council member and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank Jens Weidmann

    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.

  • China Still an Attractive Investment Option     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Growth Worries? Thankfully, Oil Is Tumbling Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    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.

  • CIC: No Need to Panic Over China Growth     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 6:16 AM ET

    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.

  • Global Markets: European Stocks Decline     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets were dragged lower by miners in morning trading.

  • Global Economy Recovering, Get Into Equities     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    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.

  • No Need for China Panic: Sovereign Wealth Fund Chief Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    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.

  • Fund Managers Say Goodbye China, Hello Japan Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:12 AM ET

    Growing investor bullishness over Japan's economy is being met by evaporating optimism for China, a survey of fund managers shows.

  • China's Bird Flu Death Toll at 16 Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Singapore Exchange Expects IPO Pipeline to 'Step Up' Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    The Singapore Exchange is confident the number of companies looking to go public will increase this year, SGX President Muthukrishnan Ramaswami told CNBC.

  • Not Concerned About Hard Landing in China: IMF Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Would You Buy a 'Man-Made' Diamond? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Chinese Citizen Died in Boston Marathon Bombings Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:22 PM ET

    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.

  • Pakistan Bears Brunt of Iran Earthquake, 13 Killed Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:08 AM ET
    Pakistanis are pictured outside after evacuating nearby buildings following tremors in Karachi on April 16, 2013.

    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.

  • Global Markets: Europe Extends Losses     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    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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