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  • Asian Fund Managers Hoard Cash as Stocks Get Cheaper Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 4:22 AM ET
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    Emerging markets in Asia are off to a rocky start this year. Fears of rising inflation and further monetary tightening have led to an outflow of foreign funds. Yet so far, fund managers in Asia are playing a game of wait and see.

  • Bali Ha'i Calling Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 3:23 PM ET

    If Brazil is too crowded a trade, try Asia's "Baby Brazil."

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • Goldman’s Wordsmith Coins 2011 ‘Year of USA’ Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.

  • Russia's Kamchatka Volcanoes Spew Giant Ash Clouds Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 3:18 AM ET

    Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash.

  • Villagers shelter at a destroyed house at Taparaboat village in the Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, on October 28, 2010 after a 7.7-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that hit the area. The death toll from a tsunami that pummelled remote Indonesian islands soared to 343 on October 28 as questions mounted over whether an elaborate warning system had failed.

    Fresh volcanic eruptions raised fear of more damage as bad weather and rough terrain left thousands of tsunami victims stranded, the New York Times reports.

  • "I'm Still Lucky" by I Nyoman Masriadi

    The value of Indonesia's contemporary art market has tumbled 50 percent since the global financial crisis. Experts are now recommending that investors look for bargains in what some has described as Southeast Asia's "best" and "most-neglected" art market.

  • Emerging Market Bonds Land High Returns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
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    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.

  • Asian Economies Hot Again — And So Are Stock Markets Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 5:08 PM ET
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    South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.

  • Global Stocks: Asia Emerges Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 10:39 PM ET

    With money managers increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for global economic growth, more are looking for emerging markets in Asia to outperform.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • US Dollar's Strength is Waning: Charts Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 7:05 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar's strength appears to be waning as the focus turns from Europe's debt worries to China's possible appreciation of its currency, Chris Zwermann, global strategist and technical analyst at Zwermann Financial said Tuesday.

  • China Traders

    Emerging markets still will provide value to investors but not necessarily through their stock markets, strategists at Barclays Wealth Management said Wednesday.

  • Asia’s Inflation Genie Leaps Out of the Bottle Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 7:37 AM ET
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    As the rest of the world worries about economic growth, angry complaints from consumers such as these Indian bloggers have turned Asian policymakers’ minds to a different problem: rapidly rising inflation, the Financial Times reported.

  • China’s Economic Power Unsettles the Neighbors Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    China has long claimed to be just another developing nation, even as its economic power far outstripped that of any other emerging country. Now, it is finding it harder to cast itself as a friendly alternative to an imperious American superpower. For many in Asia, it is the new colossus.

  • Indonesia to Return to 7-8% Growth: Analyst Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 3:59 AM ET

    Indonesia's economy will eventually return to an annual growth of 7-8%, the rate it has managed before the onset of the Asian financial crisis, Tim Condon, head of research, Asia at ING Financial Markets, told CNBC.

  • Indonesia Central Bank Chief Tackles Inflation Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 10:46 PM ET

    Indonesia's central bank governor said he would "do whatever it takes" to bring annual inflation below 10 percent in 2009, from 11.9 percent in July, as elections next year will ensure strong economic growth.

  • Maybank Shares Up on BII News, But Worries Ahead Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 9:38 PM ET

    Shares of Malaysia's top lender, Maybank, raced higher on Wednesday after the central bank blocked its plan for a costly Indonesian purchase, but analysts said the move could hurt growth in the long run.

  • Fuel Subsidies Overseas Take a Toll on U.S. Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:59 AM ET
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    In most countries that do not subsidize fuel, high prices have caused oil demand to stagnate or fall, as economic theory says they should. But in countries with subsidies, demand is still rising steeply, threatening to outstrip the growth in global supplies.

  • Coal Firm Adaro Surges in Indonesia's Biggest IPO Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:29 PM ET

    Shares in Indonesian coal firm PT Adaro Energy jumped as high as 56.4 percent in their market debut on Wednesday after the company raised $1.3 billion in the country's largest ever initial public offering.