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  • Aggressive Bank of Japan? Sooner Than You Think Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:02 PM ET

    The early departure of the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) governor can only mean one thing: aggressive monetary easing from Japan's central bank could now come sooner rather than later.

  • Oliver Rust, Managing Director, Hong Kong at Nielsen says that at least 50% of the Chinese population spend half their income on food, making rising food prices a key concern for consumers.

  • Soccer: Singapore Joins Probe Into Match-Fixing Scam Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:58 PM ET

    Singapore, which European investigators say is the source for hundreds of soccer matches being fixed in a global betting scam, promised on Tuesday to aid the probe but some in the game said many of the revelations were nothing new.

  • Southeast Asia's Biggest Lender Misses in Earnings Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:19 PM ET

    DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia's biggest lender, posted an 11 percent rise in core fourth-quarter net profit on Wednesday after a drop in bad debt charges but missed expectations due to weak margins.

  • KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said time, not ad spending, is the cure for a steep sales decline in China that was sparked by a food safety scare.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as a series of earnings releases helped stocks recover from losses on Monday.

  • Indonesia Defies Weak Exports to Post Robust Growth Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    Indonesia reported marginally lower-than-expected economic growth of 6.23 percent in 2012, a year in which robust domestic demand and investment outweighed declining exports and a trade deficit that put pressure on the country's currency.

  • Watch the Dollar—It Could Trigger the Next Crisis Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:17 AM ET

    Expectations of an end to ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy are likely to set in during the second-half of 2013, triggering a bull run in the dollar, says independent economist Andy Xie. And this, he argues, could lead to a “crisis” in emerging markets as hot money inflows unwind.

  • Activity in India's service sector expanded at the fastest pace in a year last month, driven by rising foreign orders, but businesses were a little less optimistic about the future, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Oil Bulls Remain in Charge for Now Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 11:17 PM ET

    Benchmark oil prices are poised to make fresh multi-month highs this week amid improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest survey of market sentiment. However, a minority of the trade are questioning the rally, arguing the move higher is overdone and Monday's pullback in prices may deepen.

  • Are We Headed Back to the Risk-Off Trade? Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:54 PM ET

    A sharp sell-off in equity markets and other risk assets on renewed jitters over Europe has investors scurrying for safe-haven assets once more. But don't bet on this being the start of a big "risk off" trade, analysts say.

  • Australia Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged at 3% Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:36 PM ET

    Australia's central bank held its main cash rate at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, as expected, but left the door wide open for further easing if necessary to support the economy.

  • Videos are the way forward as China's younger generation "gives up" on TV, the CEO of Sohu.com, which runs one of the country's most popular online video site, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • China HSBC Services PMI Rises to Four-Month High Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 9:27 PM ET

    Growth in China's services sector hit a four-month high in January, a private survey showed, as a better business climate increased deal-making and lifted corporate confidence to an eight-month peak.

  • DOJ Needs a Smoking Bazooka to Win S&P Case     Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer at Trend Macro says that the DOJ needs media help to get a jury to convict S&P.

  • Boeing Asks FAA to Allow Dreamliner Test Flights Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    CNBC has learned Boeing has formally filed a request with the FAA to allow the company to resume test flights of 787 Dreamliners.

  • Baidu Posts Slowest Profit Growth Since 2009 Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 6:49 PM ET

    Baidu, China's largest search engine company, reported its slowest profit growth since 2009, as competition in the sector heats up and more users switch to mobile search.

  • Workers distribute packs at an express company in November  in Wuhan, China. Tmall.com and Taobao.com are China's biggest online shopping sites of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding.

    Chinese entrepreneur went around government suspension on IPO by offering his shares through a shopping website and pulled in a total of 1.2 million yuan ($192,700)

  • Probe Finds Suspected Fixing in Soccer Matches Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Director of Europol Rob Wainwright.

    Criminal organizations have infiltrated the highest levels of soccer, threatening the integrity of the sport, law enforcement officials said Monday.

  • Electric Cars Head Toward Another Dead End Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:43 AM ET
    Vice chairman of Toyota Motor, Takeshi Uchiyamada (R), introduces the company's new compact electric vehicle called the 'eQ', at the company's showroom in Tokyo on September 24, 2012.

    Are electric cars running out of juice again? Recent moves by Japan's two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time.

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