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  • Japan Parliament Approves Kuroda as BOJ Governor Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:11 PM ET

    Japan's parliament approved Haruhiko Kuroda as the Bank of Japan's next governor on Friday, setting the stage for the central bank to embark on more vigorous monetary easing once the new chief takes over next week.

  • Prudential Taps Asia's Growth Potential     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Barry Stowe, CEO, Asia at Prudential talks about the company's growth strategy in Asia. He says the regional markets are growing so quickly that penetration rates fall sometimes.

  • China Bowing to Public Outcry Over Pollution: Advocate Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Rapid development at the expense of China's natural environment has become a major cause for discontent in the world's second largest economy, but now the government is finally bowing to public outcry, says a leading environmentalist.

  • Global Markets Update     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    European shares traded higher on Thursday, ahead of a gathering of European Union leaders for a summit in Brussels, reports CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • Will Xi Be Able to Deliver on People’s High Hopes? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:04 AM ET
    Chinese Communist Party President Xi Jinping.

    Despite Xi Jinping's signal to reform, many experts are skeptical if the son of a revolutionary hero will be able to push for radical change.

  • CCTV Script 14/03/13 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 3:26 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on March 14, Thursday.

  • Emerging Markets Being Left Out of Global Rally Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    Emerging markets appear to be losing out as investors pile into developed markets on hopes of better economic conditions.

  • China's Colossal Credit Bubble a Big Risk: Marc Faber Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:21 AM ET
    A woman sits at a securities exchange in Huaibei, central China's Anhui province.

    The next major risk for investors is China's "colossal credit bubble, " Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report told CNBC on Thursday.

  • In China, New Leadership Brings New Set of Problems Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    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.

    Xi Jinping is officially China's new president, ending a once-in-a-decade transition of power that began last November. Much has happened since then, highlighting the challenges the new leadership team now face.

  • Philippines Is Running Out of Monetary Bullets Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:08 AM ET

    The Philippine central bank has cleaned out its coffers over the past year, spending billions of pesos to shield its currency and economy from the impact of large inflows of foreign money.

  • McDonald's Gives Away a Million McMuffins in China Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    McDonald's will give away more than a million breakfast McMuffins across China on Monday, a few days after Chinese state television airs its annual expose on corporate malpractice to mark World Consumer Rights Day.

  • China Formally Elects Xi Jinping as President Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:41 PM ET
    Chinese Communist Party President Xi Jinping.

    China's parliament formally elected Xi Jinping as the country's new president on Thursday, putting the final seal of approval on a generational transition of power.

  • Air Cargo Showing a Marked Pickup: Cathay CEO Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:01 PM ET
    Cathay Pacific Airways Chief Executive John Slosar speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Cathay said its first half earnings will be disappointing because of the cloudy global economic outlook and high fuel prices, forcing it to cut costs and reduce flights on some long-haul routes. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    After a lackluster few years for the air cargo industry, the CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways told CNBC he expects a recovery in global demand to rejuvenate the flagging sector.

  • China's First Lady Gets In on Charm Offensive Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 9:47 PM ET

    US presidents have long deployed their wives to broaden their appeal. Now Xi Jinping, China's incoming head of state, is getting in on the act. The Financial Times reports.

  • Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment sees Asia which has so far underperformed US markets year to date playing catch up soon as flows are seen shifting from the west to the east. Plus she says China's new leaders have economic growth, inflation on their mind and they will follow prudent policies to strike a balance.

  • China On the Same Track As Japan?     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains how China's tryst with aging population is starkly similar to the situation in Japan or South Korea.

  • China Central Bank Warns on Inflation, Pledges Reform Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 9:11 AM ET

    China must stabilize inflation expectations, the head of the People's Bank of China said on Wednesday, vowing to vigilantly manage the risks of rising prices.

  • European Shares Lower Ahead of Italy Bond Auction     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports global markets paused for a breath after hitting multi-year highs in recent days.

  • CCTV Script 13/03/13 Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:06 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on March 13, Wednesday.

  • Noodle-Making Moves From China to UK on Weak Pound Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    An employee monitors instant noodles along the production line

    Years of inflation in Chinese wages and freight costs have chased several US manufacturers back home from China. Now a British food producer is delivering arguably the ultimate blow to the one-time factory of the world. The FT reports.

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