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  • Global Markets: Europe Awaits Rate Decisions     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.

  • North Korea Army Says Gets Approval for US Nuke Strike Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. The Global Post reports.

  • BOJ Throws In Kitchen Sink in War With Deflation Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:07 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan unveiled sweeping changes to its monetary policy, making clear that it will do all it can to achieve a 2 percent inflation target. But is that enough?

  • Is Momentum More Powerful Than Data?     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Michael O'Sullivan, UK research and global portfolio analysis managing director at Credit Suisse Private Bank, discusses the power of momentum in investing at a time when economic data in Europe and Asia remains weak.

  • El Bulli chef Ferran Adria

    One Asian bidder dropped big bucks to dine with famed chef Ferran Adria of the elBulli restaurant.

  • Brace for More Market Tremors From North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:04 AM ET

    While the latest ratcheting up in tensions between North and South Korea is starting to make investors jittery, markets may be underestimating the risk of a potential conflict on the Korean peninsula, analysts say.

  • Bank of Japan Unveils Aggressive Monetary Policy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.

  • North Korea Threatens to Shut $2 Billion Complex Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea barred entry to a joint industrial complex it shares with the South for a second day, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, and demanded extended notice of when hundreds of South Korean workers planned to leave.

  • For North Korea, Producing More Bombs Is Years Away Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:01 PM ET

    North Korea can probably restart a mothballed plutonium-producing reactor in six months if it is determined to do so and the site has suffered no major structural damage.

  • Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor, Political Science at Singapore Management University (SMU) says that Malaysia's opposition parties have a fighting chance of winning the country's general elections.

  • New Bird Flu Cases Rise in China, Three Deaths Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:21 PM ET

    China has found two more cases of a new strain of bird flu and one of the victims has died, bringing to nine the number of confirmed human infections from the previously unknown flu type.

  • Japan's 2% Inflation Target Achievable?     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities, and Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG, argue whether there is value in Japan equities.

  • Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares are trading lower on Wednesday as political uncertainty in Italy continues to shake stocks.

  • South Korea Top Exporters Already Hit by Weak Yen Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    South Korea's leading manufacturers are seeing their exports and profits undermined by the yen's decline and want more government help to deal with the problem, a survey by their lobby group showed.

  • China Services PMI: Not as Good as It Looks? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:46 AM ET

    While growth in China's services sector touched a multi-month high in March, economists tell CNBC why this March reading does not look so attractive after all.

  • North Korea Takes Out Anger on $2 Billion Factory Zone Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET
    South Korean trucks return back after they were banned access to Kaesong joint industrial park in North Korea.

    North Korea on Wednesday closed access to a joint factory zone that earns $2 billion a year in trade for the impoverished state but will allow hundreds of South Koreans to return home, allaying fears they could have been held hostage.

  • Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says North Korea restarting the uranium enrichment plant could lead to collaboration with Iran.

  • Malaysia's PM Calls Election, Close Race Likely Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 11:46 PM ET
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced he will dissolve parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for a long-anticipated general election late this month.

  • China Housing Curbs Kick In, So Why Are Stocks Up? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    Mainland shares of property developers continued their two-day rally sharply higher on Tuesday despite the announcement over the weekend that Beijing and Shanghai will enforce the property curbs announced in early March.

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