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  • Increased talk of a double dip for the world’s biggest economy triggered a precipitous decline on Wall Street Thursday. However, Jim Paulsen of Capital Management says fears of a recession are overblown and that the Federal Reserve may have been over-bearish in its assessment of the U.S. economy.

  • Korea Stock Exchange in Seoul

    Ajay Kapur from Deutsche Bank suggests that Asia’s recent selloff is actually an indication that economic growth in the region is slowing down.

  • US Banks Face Worst Revenue Decade Since Depression: Pro Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:17 AM ET

    American lenders are facing the worst decade in terms of sales growth since the great depression, CLSA’s Mike Mayo told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Is This a Great Time for Estate Planning?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    With interest rates and asset values at historic lows, is this the perfect opportunity to transfer wealth? Joanne Johnson, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, lays out a plan.

  • Worry About a New Wave of Layoffs Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    Not again. That is the plea of many Americans fearful about their jobs as the economy falters.

  • Oil prices languished near three-week lows on Tuesday, as worries about Europe's debt crisis fueled fears about the demand outlook for oil. But one analyst believes oil prices are headed higher, with markets already pricing in the worst case for the global economy.

  • US Stocks to See Significant Upside: Fund Manager Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 2:23 AM ET

    The recent gyrations in global stock markets are just the beginning, says U.S.-based economist and author Harry Dent, who believes the Dow will fall below 10,000 in the near term before crashing to around 3,000 in 2013.

  • Buy M1, Starhub Over SingTel: Analyst Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 2:52 AM ET

    In times of financial market volatility, utilities such as telecom firms are generally perceived as safe haven plays for investors. This has been true for the sector in Singapore, where all three telecom service providers have outperformed the broader market.

  • Dow Could Crash to 3,000 in 2013: Author Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 12:58 AM ET

    The recent gyrations in global stock markets are just the beginning, says U.S.-based economist and author Harry Dent, who believes the Dow will fall below 10,000 in the near term before crashing to around 3,000 in 2013.

  • Financial strategist Alec Young has been bearish on stock markets since June this year, but like many other market commentators, he’s turned bullish in recent days.

  • Singapore Vulnerable If US Falls Into Recession Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 3:42 AM ET
    Three laboratory technicians using microscope

    Singapore’s economy could get a shock if the U.S. falls into recession, warned both ratings agency Fitch and investment bank, Daiwa Capital Markets.

  • Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    Meet the members of what might be called Generation Limbo: Highly educated 20-somethings, whose careers are stuck in neutral, coping with dead-end jobs and listless prospects.

  • 'Leaner and Stronger' Eastern Europe a Buy: Analyst Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    A tramway pass in the center of Warsaw on June 8, 2011. Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

    In 2008, Eastern Europe was in the throes of a major financial crisis. Burdened with public and private debt, Hungary, Latvia and Romania had to be bailed out by the IMF; they faced severe austerity measures and high unemployment. Fast forward three years and Eastern Europe seems in much better shape, while the West faces the most serious financial challenge since the establishment of the European Union.

  • Financial Advisors: Changes in 401k     Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 10:33 AM ET

    A look at how big changes in your 401k could impact you and your retirement, with Scott Holsopple, Smart401k president/CEO.

  • Buy Gold Before Fed Announces Further Easing: Expert Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Warren Gillman of CEF Holdings says now is the time to buy gold and gold equities ahead of the September U.S Federal Reserve meeting.

    Gold prices have stalled in recent days as investors have turned away from safe-havens and towards risk assets.

  • Vietnam Stocks Trump Indonesia: Strategist Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 11:31 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Indonesia’s low debt levels and strong growth potential has made the country a choice destination for investors, prompting financial firms like Deutsche Bank to compare the economy to Brazil’s in the 1990s.

  • Bet on Big US Firms with Exposure to Asia: Analyst Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    The wild swings in the stock market may have many investors running for the exits. But for those who can stomach volatility, Richard Martin, Managing Director at financial consultancy IMA Asia, recommends buying stocks selectively.

  • Silver Offers Greater Upside Than Gold: Experts Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 1:16 AM ET

    In what could be a precursor to much higher margins at the CME, MF Global today has raised its margins on one contract of silver from $14,513 to $25,397, or an increase of 75%.

  • Asia Sees Volatile Session After US Selloff Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:01 AM ET

    There was a selloff in Asian stocks on Friday with Japan's Nikkei falling 2.5  percent and Korea's Kospi, which has been highly volatile to recent market swings, dropping 6 percent.

  • Asia’s CEOs Confident, Despite External Threats Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    The historic U.S. credit downgrade and the ongoing European debt crisis may have spooked Asian markets, but CEOs of companies ranging from finance to telecommunications told CNBC that they were confident about their business prospects.

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