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  • Silicon Valley to Bash India Over Market Access Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:27 PM ET

    A lobby group representing US technology companies is set to attack India for its domestic procurement policies at a congressional hearing Wednesday, in a sign of growing concern among multinationals about market access in the south Asian nation. The Financial Times reports.

  • BHP Faces Questions Over Olympics Hospitality Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    BHP Billiton Ltd said authorities had asked it about its sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and said it had complied with all applicable laws, after media reported it was facing an investigation.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Flat     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets opened flat on Tuesday, ahead of bond auctions from both Spain and Italy.

  • Can a Pawn Shop Revive Hong Kong's IPO Market? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    Could the successful listing of a Hong Kong pawn shop, whose shares surged over 30 percent on their debut Tuesday, be the catalyst that injects life back into the city's lackluster IPO market?

  • CCTV Script 12/03/13 Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:23 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on March 12, Tuesday.

  • Has India's Economy Turned a Corner? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:16 AM ET

    India's industrial output expanded for the first time in three months in January, an early sign that Asia's third largest economy may have turned a corner but it likely won't prevent the central bank from easing monetary policy further.

  • Mexico Telecoms Shake-Up Threatens Billionaire Slim Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:56 AM ET

    Mexico's government has threatened the country's telecommunications giants with forced asset sales, unveiling a plan to loosen billionaire Carlos Slim's hold on the telephone market and curb broadcaster Televisa's dominance of the airwaves.

  • Another Investigation Into HP's Autonomy Allegations Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:38 AM ET
    HP Spectre laptop

    Britain's Serious Fraud Office has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in opening an investigation into Hewlett-Packard's allegations that it was misled when it bought British software maker Autonomy for $11.5 billion.

  • I'm Not Confident About US Markets: Goldman's O'Neill Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:46 PM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    As the Dow Jones hits another record closing high, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management turns cautious on equities.

  • 2013 Picks: Dollar & Asian Currencies     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:42 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered tells CNBC why the U.S. dollar and Asian currencies are his trading picks in 2013.

  • Why the Bank of Korea Could Cut Rates Soon Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:13 PM ET

    South Korea's central bank is expected to hold fire, keeping its policy rate steady for a fifth straight month, while the odds of at least one more cut this year have increased as the local economy struggles to gain momentum.

  • Less Is More: The Message China Must Heed Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:08 PM ET

    It is likely to be tough, but China's new leadership needs to do less and not more if it wants an economy driven by consumption rather than investment and exports.

  • China Politics Keep Central Bank Hawks at Bay Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Fierce lobbying by central government agencies and debt-laden local governments is keeping the hawks at China's central bank in check for now.

  • Yum China Sales Rise Unexpectedly in February Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:07 PM ET

    KFC parent Yum Brands Inc reported an unexpected 2 percent rise in February sales at established restaurants in China, boosted by Chinese New Year and easing worries about a food safety scare that drove away customers.

  • 5% Market Correction Ideal Entry Point: Pro     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, warns that volatility should be expected going forward and a correction of 5% would be ideal entry point into the markets.

  • Alibaba Group Picks Jonathan Lu as Next CEO Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    Alibaba.com Headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Alibaba Group has chosen Jonathan Lu, its Chief Data Officer who has more than a decade of experience in executive roles, to lead China's largest e-commerce company as it prepares to launch an initial public offering.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets traded lower on Monday as investors reacted to Italy's credit rating downgrade.

  • CCTV Script 11/03/13 Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:49 AM ET

    This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on March 11, Monday.

  • Pedestrians walk on a roadside past a power sub-station in the outskirts of Kolkata.

    Electricity shortages are emerging as one of the biggest brakes on India's ambitions to rise up the ranks of the world's major economies, and match regional rival China as a manufacturing powerhouse.

  • 'Good News' Driving Dollar Bull Run, at Last Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:43 AM ET

    Strong U.S. jobs data have given the dollar a leg up in the forex market, suggesting that an improving outlook for the world's largest economy is taking over as the main driving force for dollar gains.

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