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  • Investors Shrug Off Singapore Property Curbs Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:28 AM ET
    Singapore, a scene of the street

    Despite multiple rounds of curbs by the Singapore government to cool the red-hot real estate sector, investors remain unfazed with some buyers purchasing multiple homes, believing that prices will still head higher.

  • How Closely Is Kuroda Emulating Bernanke? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    Bank of Japan's new governor Haruhiko Kuroda

    Expectations are running high as the Bank of Japan meets for the first time under its new head Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday, with investors hoping Kuroda will take a page out of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman's book.

  • India: Asia's Biggest Risk     Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets says slowing growth and rising inflation in India makes it the biggest risk in Asia. He expects an extreme cooling of growth in the country.

  • US Deploys Warship Off South Korean Coast Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:07 PM ET
    The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is deployed off the Korean coast.

    The United States has positioned a warship off the Korean coast as a shield against ballistic missile attack as South Korea's new president vowed swift retaliation against a North Korean strike.

  • US Markets Are Expensive: Pro     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 9:10 PM ET

    Mebane Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management explains why he is not looking for a steep correction in the U.S. markets. He further says that he is fairly underweight on Asia.

  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, says that monetary policy in Australia is hitting the bull's eye in terms of the government's desired targets. He also describes why China's growth story is showing no signs of losing steam as he expects growth to touch north of 8%.

  • From Seoul: Pyongyang’s ‘Propaganda’     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 9:20 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest from Soeul, South Korea. and tries to explain all the saber rattling from the North.

  • CCTV Script 01/04/13 Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:01 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on April 1, Monday.

  • Why Are Japan's Manufacturers So Bearish? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:26 AM ET
    Nissan Plant, Japan

    The results of a closely watched business confidence survey in Japan defying the optimism reflected in a soaring stock market.

  • South Korea Vows Fast Response If North Strikes Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    South Korea will strike back if the North stages any attack on its territory, the new president warned, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill rhetoric from Pyongyang and the U.S. deployment of radar-evading fighters.

  • China March PMIs Rebound, Domestic Demand Shines Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:24 AM ET

    Stronger domestic demand helped China's factory activity to rebound in March, with new orders up sharply in a sign that the underlying economic recovery is strong enough to weather any risks from patchy export performance.

  • Decoding Chinese PMI—Watch Key Thresholds Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    To gauge the strength of the recovery in the "workshop of the world," there are three key thresholds investors should monitor, says one economist.

  • Tokyo Bar Offers Cocktail of Booze and Buddhism Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    At the "Vowz Bar" in Tokyo, Buddhist chants replace karaoke songs and sermons are served alongside drinks.

  • Global Economic Concerns Still Linger: Pro     Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET

    Thomas Byrne, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group explains why weak global economic growth is a key concern for the global economy.

  • China Deaths Spark Fresh Bird Flu Fears Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 9:27 PM ET

    Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died this month after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before.

  • American Stealth Jets Join South Korea Drills Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 7:08 PM ET

    The U.S. has sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea to join military drills aimed in the face of intensifying threats from North Korea.

  • Three Major Chinese Cities Slap New Property Curbs Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 3:42 AM ET

    Beijing and Shanghai will implement strict property cooling measures as part of a central government crackdown on the overheated property market, Xinhua said on Saturday.

  • North Korea to Enter 'State of War' With South Korea Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 10:29 PM ET
    A missile unit of Korean People's Army (KPA) (F) saluting during a grand military parad

    North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea in a continuing escalation of tough rhetoric against Seoul and Washington.

  • First Quarter Scorecard: How Asia Markets Fared Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Stock indexes in the U.S. have repeatedly hit fresh highs in the first quarter of 2013 providing stiff competition to Asian equity markets, which have had a disappointing year so far, in comparison.

  • How Distant Is Japan's 2% Inflation Target? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:29 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Falling consumer prices highlighted how challenging it could be for Japan to achieve the 2 percent inflation target, which analysts say is unlikely anytime soon.

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