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  • 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.

  • In Case You Missed This: Vietnam Stocks Up 17% Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 3:35 AM ET

    While Asia's major equity markets have delivered strong gains since the start of 2013, one frontier market has been quietly outperforming - rising 17 percent - making it the best performer in the region.

  • China's PMI Numbers Indicate Recovery     Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Phillip Chan, Director at Shenyin Wanguo Securities says the recovery in China is heading in the right direction.

  • US Pension Funds Allege BlackRock 'Looted' iShares Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 11:13 PM ET

    Two U.S. pension funds filed a lawsuit against BlackRock, alleging that the world's biggest asset manager had "looted" securities-lending revenues from iShares exchange-traded funds investors, and breached its fiduciary duties.

  • Rising Bond Yields Stoke Concerns Over Impact Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 10:58 PM ET

    A rough couple of months in the U.S. bond market has lifted interest rates off record lows and now could impede a slow economic recovery heavily dependent on cheap money to keep going.

  • Will Australia Deliver a Surprise Rate Cut? Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 10:26 PM ET
    Syndney, Australia

    Australia's central bank, which holds its first policy meeting of the year on Tuesday, could use the opportunity to deliver a surprise interest-rate cut to underpin the economy and dent the appeal of the robust Aussie dollar, strategists told CNBC.

  • China Markets Extremely Cheap at the Moment     Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Thomas Murphy, Managing Partner at Family Office Research & Management tells CNBC's CashFlow which sectors are worth looking into.

  • Markets to See Differentiated Performances     Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Emerson Yip, Greater China Investment Manager at JP Morgan Asset Management says that there will be differentiated performances in the markets as companies start reporting full year results for 2012.

  • Can the Nikkei Retest Its Previous High?     Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says that bear markets like the Nikkei can touch new highs, once a recovery is in place.

  • Panasonic Shares Soar After Impressive Earnings Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    Shares of Panasonic jumped 14 percent in early trade on Monday, hitting a 7-month high after the consumer electronics maker rebounded to a quarterly profit and stuck with its full-year earnings forecast.

  • China's Recovery Still Modest, Services Index Shows Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 9:37 PM ET

    Growth in China's increasingly important services sector ticked up slightly in January, the fourth straight monthly rise, adding to evidence that the recovery in the world's second-largest economy is a modest one.

  • Symantec to NYT: Chinese Hack Not Our Fault Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    Symantec begs to differ with The New York Times' suggestion that it might be partially to blame for a security lapse that missed most of the intrusions from China.

  • Peter Ma

    China approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, completing the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.

  • Japan's Autos Are Finally Shrugging Off China Blues Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 3:20 AM ET

    Japanese automobile giant Honda disappointed markets with a trimmed forecast for 2013 this week, but the negative number masks signs of a recovery for the automaker and the rest of the nation's battered sector, said analysts.

  • In China, Any US Degree Just Won't Do Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 1:32 AM ET

    More Chinese students are enrolled at American colleges than ever before, but US degrees that are not from Harvard aren't widely valued at home. The Christian Science Monitor reports

  • China's Shaky Start to the Year of the Snake Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

    The pullback in activity in China's key manufacturing sector highlights the fragility of the recovery in the world's second largest economy, experts told CNBC, following the release of the official manufacturing PMI.

  • Copper in China     Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    Ivan Szpakowski, Metal Analyst, Credit Suisse Commodities Research talks about the shift in copper demand and supply in China.

  • Modest Growth in China     Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group, Nikko Asset Management says although there are divergent readings between China's official readings and the HSBC PMI, both are above 50 which indicates modest acceleration in growth.

  • Why Talk of a ‘Great Rotation’ May Be Overblown Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    Talk of a "Great Rotation" into equities from bonds this year as risk appetite returns is overblown, say analysts, adding that a big shift in market positioning is unlikely to come until stronger signs emerge that the global economy has turned a corner.

  • Is Samsung Closing the Image Gap With Apple? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:13 PM ET

    Millions of smartphone users around the world who are now viewing Samsung's mobile devices in a new light and opting for them over Apple's devices.

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