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  • Thai coup leader gets royal endorsement Monday, 26 May 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Anti-coup protesters hold banners in front of portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a demonstration at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said he had been formally endorsed by the king, and warned he would use force if protests flared up again.

  • Why you shouldn’t scoop up Thailand stocks Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    Bargain hunters sharpening their knives in hopes Thailand’s coup will bring buying opportunities should put the silverware away, Goldman said.

  • Thai coup adds to challenges for economy Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Thai army soldiers secure the grounds of the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday in Bangkok, a few hours before the army chief announced armed forces were seizing power.

    Thailand's economy was already struggling before the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup Thursday, saying it needed to restore order after six months of protests aimed at ousting the elected government.

  • Thailand's escalating crisis: In pictures Friday, 23 May 2014 | 1:49 AM ET

    Take a look at this month's images from Thailand's political crisis.

  • Thai army led government into trap: Ex minister Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 7:35 PM ET
    A protester holds up a sign during a city center anti-coup rally.

    The Thai army lured the former government by arranging peace talks between political heavyweights then seizing power in a coup, an ex minister said.

  • Are emerging market equities finally catching up? Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 8:11 PM ET
    Group of Sikh pilgrims walking by the Golden Temple

    Investors may have fallen out of love with emerging markets (EM) but some say the tide is turning as EM stocks catch up with developed market peers.

  • Hopes are high for a Modi-fied India Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    As Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia gets set for takeoff in India, CEO Tony Fernandes says there couldn't have been a better time to launch a new business in the country.

  • Toyota recalls 50,220 SUVs for seat belt problem Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Toyota is recalling an estimated 50,220 Highlander sport utility vehicles globally for a software problem that could result in the front passenger seat belt not working properly.

  • China’s leader builds new military superpower Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Driven by ambitions to make China a great power, President Xi Jinping is staking his political authority on a huge task: overhauling the Chinese military. The New York Times reports.

  • If ECB pumps, we buy: China wealth fund Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    The chairman of China's massive sovereign wealth fund has said that monetary easing in the euro zone would be "good news" and open up market opportunities.

  • Thailand's troubles: What you need to know Friday, 23 May 2014 | 1:45 AM ET
    A Thai Army soldier stands guard at Government House, where the anti-government protesters had setup their main camp in Bangkok on May 23, 2014 a day after Thai military seized power.

    Thailand's army has seized control of power to restore order after months of political turmoil. Here's the low-down on the crisis.

  • A man carries a sack on his head as he walks past an advertisement for condominium residences in the Makati district of Manila, the Philippines.

    The Philippines' record-low interest rates have raised fears over potential asset bubbles. The country says the risks are under control.

  • Why Thailand’s latest coup is different this time Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Thai army soldiers secure the grounds of the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday in Bangkok, a few hours before the army chief announced armed forces were seizing power.

    Thailand's latest military coup comes in a drastically changed political milieu and its economy's Teflon status is already showing scratches.

  • JD.com shares soar nearly 10% in market debut Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Richard Liu Qiangdong, founder and chairman of JD.com, center, gestures during an IPO ceremony with Robert 'Bob' Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., center right, at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

    Shares in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com opened Thursday, with heavy demand that may foreshadow investor appetite for larger peer Alibaba.

  • Why Australia’s AAA rating is not really at risk Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Australia's much-coveted AAA credit rating has been in the spotlight this week after a local media report that S&P could review the rating.

  • Thai army soldiers at the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on May 22 in Bangkok following the announcement of a coup.

    Thai army leaders ordered ousted PM Yingluck to a meeting, a day after the army chief seized power in a coup and said he wanted to restore order.

  • Will emerging markets throw a tightening tantrum? Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    Policymakers at the WEF in Manila this week say capital outflows from emerging markets are likely once the Fed signals rate hikes, but any selling should be limited.

  • Why the Russia-China gas deal matters Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and CNPC General manager Zhou Jiping shake hands as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping look on, Shanghai, May 21, 2014.

    The gas deal signals changes for several key global issues, and it will give Putin bragging rights in the face of recent Western sanctions.

  • Lenovo: China no longer our most lucrative market Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:57 PM ET
    A woman exits past an advertisement for Lenovo Group Ltd. at a computer market in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Lenovo Group Ltd., China's biggest maker of personal computers, is expected to announce third-quarter earnings today.

    Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, is intent on becoming a global brand as it shifts its focus away from China, the firm's CFO told CNBC.

  • Indonesia to suffer outflows again: Fin Min Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:35 AM ET
    Indonesia Finance Minister Chatib Basri Speaks At OECD Forum

    One year on from last year's taper tantrum, Indonesia's Finance Minister told CNBC they are not safe from another bout of capital outflows.

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