Here’s how much it costs to rent a 1-bed apartment in 10 Asian cities

Here’s the median price to rent a 1-bedroom across 10 cities in Asia.  Fraser Hall | The Image Bank | Getty Images Renting a place is a big financial decision, especially when choosing to live in a major city where price tags are particularly hefty. The general rule of thumb is to spend no more … Read more

Regional bank failures may be ahead, Former FDIC head Bair warns

Regional bank earnings may expose critical weaknesses, according to Sheila Bair, former chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Their quarterly numbers begin hitting Wall Street this week. “I’m worried about a handful of them,” Bair told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Tuesday. “I think some of them are still overly reliant on industry deposits, … Read more

RealPage antitrust lawsuits allege collusion among corporate landlords

A group of renters in the U.S. say their landlords are using software to deliver inflated rent hikes. “We’ve been told as tenants by employees of Equity that the software takes empathy out of the equation. So they can charge whatever the software tells them to charge,” said Kevin Weller, a tenant at Portside Towers … Read more

Stock market to ‘nowhere?’ Experts see more trouble ahead in China

China may have trouble attracting investors again this year. ETF Action’s Mike Akins sees challenges tied to the country’s ability to generate stock market returns. “It’s kind of the old cliché. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” the firm’s founding partner told CNBC’s ETF Edge this week. “You’ve got … Read more