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  • Biggest Danger Right Now Is Not Being Invested: Pro Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    Not being invested in equities right now is one of the “most dangerous” things to do, according to Jack Bouroudjian, CEO of Bull and Bear Partners, who believes U.S. companies will beat Wall Street’s estimates for second-quarter earnings.

  • China’s latest inflation numbers suggest the economy is cooling faster than economists expected, but the drop in producer prices by a steeper-than-expected 2.1 percent in June could provide a boost for corporate margins according to experts.

  • The first half of this year may have ended on a somber note for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and it was no different for Asia. Deal volumes were down almost 30 percent on year across the region. But according to one analyst that doesn't mean there aren't good investment options for companies out there.

  • Asian Banks Better Positioned Than Western Ones: Pro Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:04 AM ET

    The absence of an Asian name in the list of financial institutions, which saw their credit ratings cut by Moody’s on Thursday, highlights the strength of the region’s banking sector, says one analyst.

  • Don't Tinker With Dollar Peg, Experts Warn Hong Kong Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:26 AM ET
    Hong Kong Dollar bills featuring an image of the Bank of China Building. There are growing calls for an end to the peg with the U.S. dollar.

    The suggestion overnight by the former head of Hong Kong's central bank that the city state should review its peg to the U.S. dollar and instead think of linking it to the yuan, has not been applauded in the city's financial circles.

  • Looking to Add European Assets: First Eastern Chairman Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    Victor Chu, the Chairman of Hong Kong based private equity firm, First Eastern Investment Group said he’s looking to add more European assets that may be trading at fire-sale prices because of the region’s debt crisis.

  • Apple Stock at $1,000? Analysts Say Within Two Years Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 9:55 AM ET
    Apple

    Apple's stock will top $1,000 within a two-year timeframe, driven by the possible launches of iPhone 5 and an Apple TV before Christmas, as well the tech giant's relationship with China Mobile to sell devices in the world's largest mobile-phone market, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Italian fashion house Prada’s shares surged on Friday after profit doubled in the first quarter but one expert says investors should be cautious after a 40 percent jump in the stock this year.

  • Japan Stocks Cheaper Than US, but Strategists Are Wary Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 3:47 AM ET
    Tokyo Stock Exchange

    Japan stocks, which have over the past five years been more expensive than American stocks, are now trading at lower price-to-earnings (PE) ratio than the S&P 500. The country’s economy is also growing faster than the U.S., yet strategists are not suggesting investors snap up Japanese equities.

  • Tap China Consumer Growth via Prada, Apple: Pro   Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 5:02 AM ET
    Man and woman with shopping bags in mall

    Investors hoping to cash in on the growth in the Chinese consumer sector should look at China-focused companies that are not listed in the mainland, says one expert.

  • Could Evernote Be Acquired? Founder & CEO Says No Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:11 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 3Gs

    Evernote, a U.S. mobile startup whose shareholders include NTT DoCoMo and Sequoia Capital, has no intention of being acquired and its owners have "no exit strategy", according to founder and CEO Phil Libin.

  • Alibaba Needs 'Cash Coffer' to Compete in China: Pro Monday, 21 May 2012 | 5:15 AM ET
    The office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co.

    As Alibaba Group's buyback of half of Yahoo's stake paves the way for a possible public listing for the Chinese internet giant, one strategist tells CNBC if the company wants to stay competitive in the domestic market it needs to expand, for which it must raise a lot of capital.

  • Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    China's home prices recorded their seventh consecutive monthly fall in April, with one expert expecting up to 15 percent more downside in the near-term, putting property stocks under pressure.

  • Japan in a ‘Sweet Spot’ as Growth Beats US, Europe Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 3:59 AM ET
    Ginza district in Tokyo, Japan

    Japan, the country synonymous with debt and deflation in recent years, posted the best growth rate among major industrialized nations in the first quarter and some analysts are predicting more upside for the economy from domestic demand.  

  • Oil Rig

    Benchmark crude oil prices will extend losses this week as risk aversion stoked by lingering political uncertainty in Europe continues to haunt markets, CNBC's weekly survey of market sentiment showed.

  • Delivering on Surplus Promise Daunting Task for Australia Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 12:42 AM ET
    Australian Flag

    The Australian government has promised to return the nation’s budget to a surplus of A$1.5 billion ($1.53 billion) as early as the next financial year, but a ratings agency, an analyst, and the opposition party told CNBC on Wednesday that it may not be easy for it to keep its word.

  • Hang Seng Bank a Better Bet Than Parent HSBC: Pro Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    The HSBC logo is displayed on the exterior of an HSBC bank branch March 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. After taking a financial hit with sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, HSBC Holdings PLC reported that due to a 70 percent drop in 2008 net profits it plans to slash 6,100 jobs and close its consumer loan business in the U.S.

    Even as HSBC beat expectations with its first quarter results on Tuesday, one strategist says its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Hang Seng Bank is a better bet for investors given its more attractive return on equity and lower cost base.

  • Junk Rating for India a Done Deal Monday, 7 May 2012 | 6:29 AM ET
    BOMBAY, INDIA: A sign board 'Mumbai' is placed near the Taj hotel at the famous landmark the Gateway in Bombay, 13 May 2005. Since independence in 1947, regional advocates in India have called for a change in many place names to reflect the wide linguistic and ethnic variations in the country of one-billion-plus people that spans the Himalayans in the north to the meeting of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea in the south. AFP PHOTO/Sebastian D'SOUZA. (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AF

    The cut in India’s credit rating outlook to negative by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has prompted market watchers to say that it is only a matter of time before India gets downgraded to junk status given its poor record in managing fiscal problems.

  • Stephen Roach, senior executive with Morgan Stanley

    The U.S. fixation on China's currency is "old" and it is time the debate moved on to more important issues such as trade and market access, said Stephen Roach, the former Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The greenback and the U.S. bond market are headed for a collapse as the Federal Reserve loses the ability to service the nation’s debt with “artificially low” interest rates, Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital told CNBC on Wednesday.

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  • Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming and co-anchors Squawk Box Asia.