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  • 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.

  • Thai army takes power in coup after talks fail Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Thailand's army chief took control of the government in a coup on Thursday saying the army had to restore order and push through reforms.

  • China Xinjiang blast kills 31 people Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:14 PM ET

    Explosives hurled from two vehicles which rammed an open market in China's Xinjiang killed and wounded an unknown number of people on Thursday.

  • Sony sets restructuring, profit targets Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Sony chief executive said the company would complete a stepped-up restructuring drive and forecast a tripling in operating profit.

  • China trust product defaults - expect more Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:51 AM ET
    Li Daokui, former adviser to the People's Bank of China.

    Parts of China's banking sector should be monitored carefully and more trust product defaults are likely this year, said a former advisor to the PBOC.

  • Vietnam considering legal action against China Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 8:33 PM ET
    Protesters wave flags and hold placards on a street outside a factory building in Binh Duong.

    Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung said he was considering "defense options" against China following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig to disputed waters.

  • China factory activity has best showing in 5 months Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:53 PM ET

    China's factory activity turned in its best performance in five months in May, a private survey showed on Thursday.

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  • The rise in Thai shares on Monday shows that markets view former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's impeachment as a "side show" and the country's political situation remains fairly stable, says Paul Gambles, Co-Founder of MBMG Group.

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