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  • 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.

  • Bet on Defensive European Stocks: Strategist Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 1:26 AM ET

    The Benchmark FTSEEurofirst 300 Index has fallen 14 percent over the past quarter on deepening European debt woes, but one strategist still finds defensive plays with strong cash flows a good place to invest.

  • Three Sectors to Bet On in Asia: S&P Analyst Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:41 AM ET

    As fears of a global recession mount, one analyst recommends taking shelter in select Asian banks, utilities and energy plays.

  • Going for the Gold?  Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 9:05 PM ET

    What you need to know if you're selling your gold jewelry. Viewers ask if they can afford a set of 1951 Topps Boxing Cards, Bikram Yoga membership.

  • Going for the Gold?  Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 9:04 PM ET

    What you need to know if you're selling your gold jewelry.

  • Can I Afford It?  Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 9:02 PM ET

    Jeremy, 40, wants to know if he can affrord a boxing card set.

  • How Am I Doing?  Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 9:01 PM ET

    Penny quit her job 8 years ago to stay home with her children. At the time she and her husband didn't worry about saving for retirement, but now Penny is concerned that her decision to stay home has jeopardized their future financial security.

  • As Asia Tumbles Again, Experts Warn of More Pain Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:28 PM ET
    A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Asian stocks dropped on Tuesday, with the Kospi amongst the worst performers. A number of experts told CNBC the selling was likely to continue, but some pointed to the first silver linings.

  • Thai employees monitor their screens at a private trading floor in Bangkok.

    Asian markets pared losses on Thursday after early setbacks, but major benchmarks in the region are now near bear market territory, marked by a decline of about 20%. Despite those drops, experts are warning against rushing in to bargain hunt.

  • Suze Orman: This Market Is a Gift to Investors Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
    Suze Orman

    Investors should stay on course and avoid panicking, Suze Orman says.

  • Some Basics About Investing in This Kind of Market Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    The market is going down, up, down again ... and maybe sideways for a little while. What should you do? It depends on who you are.

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