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  • 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.

  • How Gold's Fall Will Affect World's Biggest Consumer Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:53 AM ET

    The recent plunge in gold prices could be a silver lining for this Asian country, which is the largest consumer of the precious metal. Find out why.

  • Japan Leads Gains as Asia Ends Mixed Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    Japan and Australia led gains as Asian indices ended mixed on Wednesday.

  • China Eyes Iceland in Race for Arctic Resources Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 2:02 AM ET

    It is clear why Iceland is interested in China: the Arctic nation’s prime minister is currently in Beijing to sign a free trade agreement that will boost Icelandic fish exports more than somewhat.

  • Poll: Will Gold Will Fall to $1,200? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:25 PM ET

    Gold prices have fallen sharply and quickly, slumping 15 percent within the space of a few days as bearish sentiment towards the precious metal grows. The question now is just how far can gold prices slide?

  • How to Play Volatile Markets     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:20 PM ET

    Aadil Ebrahim, Managing Director at Bowen Asia gives us his predictions on the trades which stand out, and discusses what Chinese companies to invest in.

  • North Korea Losing Credibility?     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Richard Tanter, Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, says North Korea's provocative approach is hindering the process of negotiating peace in the region.

  • Boston Marathon Explosion & the Markets     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Managing Director of IHS, speaks about the state of the global economy and what impact the Boston marathon bombings along with weak data from U.S. & China will have on investor sentiment.

  • Kim Jung-Un

    North Korea issued new threats against South Korea on Tuesday, vowing "sledge-hammer blows" of retaliation if South Korea did not apologize for anti-North Korean protests.

  • Gartman on Gold: We’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Gold prices continued to plummet Monday on Cyprus selling concerns, Dennis Gartman, editor of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets moved lower by an unexpected slowdown in China. And, CNBC's Eunice Yoon breaks down the disappointing data on China's gross domestic product, which grew an annual 7.7 percent in the first quarter, below the expected 8 percent level.

  • Is India's Inflation Headache Finally Over? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    India's key inflation gauge eased to below 6 percent in March for the first time since 2009, a sign that the days of stubborn inflationary pressures may finally be behind Asia's third largest economy, said economists.

  • Asia Pares Losses Following Sell-Off Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian stock markets pared back some of their losses on Tuesday, after they were initially hurt by a sharp sell-off in commodities and concerns about the outlook for growth in the world's biggest two economies.

  • Has China's Economy Hit a ‘Dead End’? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:41 AM ET

    China's disappointing first quarter economic growth is leading to a loss of confidence in the outlook for the world's second largest economy.

  • North Korea Could Be 'Re-Calculating' Moves     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

  • Malaysia Needs to End Cronyism: Anwar Ibrahim Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    Malaysia needs put an end to cronyism and support market reforms, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told CNBC on Monday.

  • Credit Growth in China Not Sustainable     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners says credit growth in China is simply too high to be sustainable.

  • Time to Get Back Into Diversified Miners: Pro     Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Philip Parker, CIO at Parker Asset Management says this is a good time for investors to start getting back into the diversified miners. He says their exposure to Asian growth is a big draw and he prefers BHP Billiton over Rio Tinto.

  • World Bank Cuts China Growth Estimate Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 11:06 PM ET
    Beijing, China

    The World Bank on Monday scaled back slightly its 2013 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and warned about possible over-heating in the region's larger economies.

  • US, China Data Set Negative Tone for Oil Prices Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    Easing growth in China and pessimism about the U.S. recovery after a surprise 0.4 percent contraction in retail sales last month are likely to push oil prices lower, according to CNBC's latest survey.

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