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  • Coming near you: 6M Chinese tourists next week Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 11:13 PM ET
    BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 17: A Chinese traveler sleeps as others read and relax as they wait to leave for the Spring Festival at a local railway station on February 17, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    The Chinese economy may be slowing but that's not stopping a record number of tourists from traveling over Lunar New Year.

  • Why Japan's trading houses are getting hit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:38 PM ET
    Japan Trading Houses

    Seijiro Takeshita from University of Shizuoka explains the impact of the commodities rout on Japan's trading houses.

  • 'China Jan FX reserves data won't be positive' Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:33 PM ET
    China Currencies

    Investors are still adjusting to China's recent currency reform, says Steve Brice from Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group.

  • TOKYO, Feb 5- Asian equities were subdued on Friday and the dollar wobbled ahead of the closely watched U.S. jobs report, which could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. Shanghai shares crept up 0.1 percent, South Korea's KOSPI shed 0.1 percent and Australian shares lost 0.7 percent. "The biggest concern for the Japanese market now is...

  • How much trouble are Japan's trading houses in? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:48 PM ET
    Japan's troubled trading houses

    Japan's trading houses' have cut about 12.5 percent of the assets accumulated in the last six and a half years, says Pham Thanh Ha, Japan equity analyst from Jefferies.

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index up 0.1 pct. TOKYO, Feb 5- Asian equities edged up on Friday, taking early inspiration from an overnight rise on Wall Street, while the dollar wobbled ahead of the closely watched U.S. jobs report. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan crept up 0.1 percent.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.. PARIS— French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi reports 2015 earnings. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- China's economy can avoid a "hard landing" and shift to a lower, more sustainable growth rate if Beijing pursues reforms to state enterprises and sticks to a more market-driven and well-communicated exchange rate policy, the International Monetary Fund's chief said on Thursday. "China is going through that massive, multi-faceted transition...

  • Finance chiefs of the G20 bloc of big world economies will meet on Feb. 26-27 in Shanghai against the backdrop of apparent policymaker helplessness to calm markets, which have suffered one of the worst ever starts to a year. Oil's collapse, capital outflows from China and the prospect of yuan devaluation are all stoking fears of a global recession.

  • *Graphic on UK inflation, rate: FRANKFURT, Feb 4- The world's top central banks have all but given up hope of returning to conventional monetary policy soon with many touting rate cuts, raising the risk of competitive currency devaluations and doubts they can meet their mandates. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England had expected to...

  • FOREX-No traction for dollar after Fed rates collapse Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:24 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 4- The dollar was back on the defensive in early trade in Europe after a collapse in expectations of a further rise in U.S. interest rates this year drove its biggest daily fall in over two months on Wednesday. Another warning by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi that the bank would not hesitate in doing what was necessary to get inflation back to...

  • *BOJ board members told of negative rate plan days before meeting. TOKYO, Feb 4- Just days before the Bank of Japan stunned financial markets with its radical adoption of negative interest rates, members of the central bank's own policy board had also been taken by surprise by the move. That would be in keeping with the single-minded style of central bank Governor...

  • We believe in Asia: Credit Suisse CEO Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:51 AM ET
    We believe in Asia: Credit Suisse CEO

    Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Credit Suisse,says a doubling profits in Asia by 2018 is 'absolutely' achievable.

  • HONG KONG— Most Asian stocks jumped Thursday, leading world markets higher as oil prices bounced back and weak U.S. economic data fueled investor hopes that the Fed would slow the pace of rate hikes this year. Britain's FTSE 100 percent rallied 1.5 percent to 5,921.69 and Germany's DAX climbed 0.7 percent to 9,504.25. France's CAC 40 gained 0.6 percent to...

  • This is what bond markets are saying Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 12:44 AM ET
    Cautious on Asian Markets

    Markets indicate that there won't be another Fed hike this year, explains Manpreet Gill from Standard Chartered Wealth Management.

  • Oil jumps on dollar weakness, OPEC rumors Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:44 PM ET
    Iranian workers walk at a unit of South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran November 19, 2015.

    Oil prices are up sharply in Asian hours as the dollar index hit a seven-week low and on rumors about a possible supply deal.

  • Japan benchmark bond flirts with negative yield Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:27 PM ET

    Japan is teetering on the brink of a negative yield on its benchmark 10-year bond, but analysts aren't necessarily worried.

  • Sharp to accept Foxconn's over $5.9B offer : NHK Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:21 PM ET
    A Sharp Corp. logo is displayed on a door at the entrance to the company's plant in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

    Sharp board members have decided to give Hon Hai Precision Industry preferred negotiating rights, a source familiar with the move said on Thursday.

  • Toshiba says FY loss forecast may rise Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:36 PM ET

    Toshiba is examining whether to deepen its full-year loss forecast when it reports quarterly earnings later on Thursday.

  • This is the key risk in markets Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:35 PM ET
    Weak Sentiment a key risk for asia

    Market fundamentals have not changed but investors sentiment remains a key risk, says Medha Samant from Fidelity International.

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