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  • China Inflation Data Show 'Recovery Not Secured' Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    Easing inflation in China, which slowed at a faster-than-expected rate in March, is raising doubts over the health of the recovery in the world's second largest economy.

  • A red bowl with a lotus pattern broke the world record for Chinese Kangxi ceramics on Monday, fetching over $9 million after a bidding war won by a Hong Kong ceramics dealer.

  • Bird Flu Afflicts China's Top Producer of Animal Feed Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    New Hope Group, China's largest producer of animal feed, said its business has been hit by the bird flu outbreak as poultry consumption has declined in the country.

  • North Korea Pulls Workers From Kaesong Complex Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:31 PM ET
    Kim Jong-Il (C), accompanied by senior officials of the Workers' Party of Korea and Korean People's Army officials

    North Korean laborers did not show up for work on Tuesday at a factory complex operated with South Korea, effectively shutting down the zone for the first time since it began shipments in 2004.

  • A Backroom Battle Delays China's One-Child Reforms Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:26 PM ET

    Two retired senior Chinese officials are engaged in a battle with one another to sway Beijing's new leadership over the future of the one-child policy, exposing divisions that have impeded progress in a crucial area of reform.

  • ADB Warns of Asset Bubbles in Developing Asia Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 10:44 PM ET

    Growth in developing Asia is seen gaining momentum this year, but authorities need to ward off risks of inflation and asset bubbles arising from strong capital inflows, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

  • Sundance Ends Deal With Hanlong, Shares Plunge Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Iron ore mine in Africa

    Shares in Australia's Sundance Resources plunged 53 percent to a four-year low after the Africa-focused miner terminated a $1.4 billion takeover by private Chinese firm Hanlong Group.

  • China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping (R) talks with former President Hu Jintao (L) during the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    Unprecedented Chinese criticism of North Korea is unlikely to mean tough new action against Pyongyang because if China pushes too hard the result would be disastrous for Beijing.

  • This is the Treasury Secretary's second international trip, reports CNBC's Kelly Evans, as European shares rebound and investors look ahead to a week of high profile meetings between European leaders and officials.

  • China's Bird Flu Outbreak Not Cause for Panic: WHO Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:57 AM ET

    A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is not a cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, even as the number of people infected rose to 21, with six deaths.

  • Seoul Denies North Korea Nuclear Test Coming Soon Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.

  • Yen's Safe-Haven Status Called Into Question Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:16 AM ET

    The safe-haven status of the Japanese yen is being called into question after it hit fresh multi-year lows on Monday.

  • Bollywood is branching out from its traditional song-and-dance dramas and slapstick comedies with its first zombie films which filmmakers hope will entice younger crowds back to Indian films from Hollywood's living dead.

  • CCTV Script 08/04/13 Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on April 8, Monday.

  • Bird Flu Fears: New Headwind for China Stocks? Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    Fears over a bird flu outbreak in China sent markets tumbling to multi-month lows on Monday, casting doubt over whether 2013 could still be the breakout year for Chinese equities.

  • Uh-Oh, China Could Ruffle Vietnam by Doing This Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    China will this month start allowing tourists to visit the Paracel Islands, one of a group of disputed islets and reefs in the South China Sea, a move likely to irk rival claimant Vietnam. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Global Economy Is Back on the Slippery Slope Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:13 AM ET

    Three months in, and already there is a nagging sense that 2013, like last year and the one before, will produce another disappointing vintage for the world economy.

  • Japan's Largest Lender Adds to US Assets Arsenal Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:40 PM ET

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan's largest lender by assets, is in advanced talks to buy U.S. commercial property loans from Deutsche Bank worth about $3.7 billion.

  • Will Asian Currencies Forever Disappoint? Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:14 PM ET

    Most Asian currencies have found it impossible to carve out any sort of trend, regardless of a country's underlying fundamentals. A forex manager looks at the result.

  • No Reason to Fight the BOJ: Pro     Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank says the time is ripe to get back into Japanese equities as the central bank pulls out all stops to get the economy moving.

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