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  • Why BOJ Deputy Role as Important as Kuroda's     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains why Kikuo Iwata's role as Deputy BOJ will be just as crucial as Kuroda's.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Pare Gains     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports yields on Italian bonds reached their highest levels since October 2012 at an auction of five and ten-year debt.

  • India Looks to Restore Credibility With Budget Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 4:31 AM ET

    The Indian government is expected to opt for prudence over populism in its national annual budget due out on Thursday, but will it be enough to finally put an end to talk of a ratings downgrade?

  • How Should Investors Play the Italian Panic? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:47 AM ET

    Over the past week, risk appetite has soured following a political stalemate in Rome and anxiety over the upcoming U.S. "sequester" spending cuts, but strategists told CNBC that there is a way to trade this panic.

  • Dennis Rodman

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman appears to have mixed up his Koreas on a visit to Pyongyang, tweeting that he expected to run into South Korean rapper Psy on his trip to the North.

  • AirAsia Ready to Take on India Challenge: CEO Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:33 PM ET
    AirAsia founder and chief executive officer Tony Fernandes

    Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia, said it was "confident" about entering the Indian aviation space - a market that has been challenged by intense price competition and exorbitant operating costs.

  • Warning! Market Volatility Ahead: Pro     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, warns that equity markets are set for a choppy ride in the coming months.

  • Why Yen's Rebound Signals Trouble Ahead     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 6:30 PM ET

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, tells CNBC why he fears continued strength in the Japanese currency may be a sign of dark days ahead.

  • AIA: Asia Still Under-Insured     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Mark Tucker, CEO & President of AIA Group, talks to CNBC after the insurance giant posted an 89% rise in full-year net profit, explaining how growth over the past three years has doubled.

  • 'Really Good Pre-Orders' for Sony's High-End Xperia Z Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:13 PM ET
    Sony's Xperia Z

    Sales of Sony's Xperia Z high-end smartphone have got off to a good start since its launch in several leading European markets on Monday, said the head of Xperia marketing.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares traded sharply lower, with Italian stocks the worst performers as political deadlock gripped the euro zone's third-largest economy.

  • Sony CEO: Why the Yen Decline Isn't Helping Us Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:55 AM ET

    The weakness in the Japanese yen - which has depreciated 12 percent against the U.S. dollar in the past three months - has had almost no impact on Sony's businesses thus far, according to, Kazuo Hirai, CEO of the electronics giant.

  • China Is Still Our Best Market: Yum Executive Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:31 AM ET

    China still remains global fast food operator Yum! Brands' most important market despite the recent controversy over a chicken safety scare.

  • Singapore Budget: Are the Leaders Finally Listening? Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:56 AM ET

    Singapore's government, which has faced growing resentment over a widening wealth gap and rising cost of living, announced a slew of measures in its latest budget to appease its disgruntled citizens.

  • Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30 Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The Financial Time reports.

  • Euro Rally: Was It Just Too Good to Be True? Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:33 PM ET

    An inconclusive election result in Italy that raises the specter of policy deadlock in the euro zone's third largest economy, appears to have stopped a stellar euro rally and could mark a turnaround in the currency's recent good fortunes, analysts said.

  • Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management discusses the implications of Singapore's budget on its economy.

  • John Borghetti, CEO of Virgin Australia tells CNBC how the airline's yield performance outperformed competitors despite a high amount of capacity flooding the domestic market.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Rise     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports global markets are keeping an eye on Italian election results, as Moody's downgrades UK's credit rating from AAA to AA1.

  • CCTV Script 25/2/13 Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 2:19 AM ET

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