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  • Gap to open 40 stores in India Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Mannequins wearing Gap Inc. track pants stand in a window display at a Gap store in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    Gap raised its full-year profit forecast, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

  • Thai junta upbeat on economy, but not out of the woods Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET
    General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected Thailand's Prime Minister on 21 August 2014.

    Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.

  • Severe staffing crunch hits Japanese firms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    Japanese firms are finding it difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and eating into profits.

  • China to double domestic spending on tourism Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    A general view of the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing, China.

    China aims to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020 by offering financial and other support, as it seeks to spur economic growth.

  • Linc Energy CEO: Singapore listing was strategic Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Workers working on an oil and gas processing deck.

    The CEO of Australian oil and gas producer Linc Energy said the firm does not regret switching its share market listing from Sydney to Singapore.

  • 'Sharing economy': Is Asia ready? Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    It's a concept that's catching on globally. Sharing economy has rejuvenated sectors from transportation to hospitality and is making its way to Asia.

  • Why property is Hong Kong's national sport Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    A man walks through a residential estate in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong ranks among the world's most expensive property markets. A series of policy decisions shows why it was headed down this path from the start.

  • Japan has fallen victim to the Keynesian scam Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    The Japanese economy has fallen victim to the scam called Keynesian economics. The US should take heed, says Michael Pento.

  • Awash with cash, world economies take turn for worse Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    In a world preoccupied by crises, the global economy has taken something of a back seat. But there are signs it is in trouble despite being awash with cash from low interest rates.

  • Japan carmakers mull Philippines production shift Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its plan to rebuild its car manufacturing industry.

  • India markets go from fragile to fabulous Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:25 PM ET

    Watching the rise of India's stock markets, one can be forgiven for forgetting that a year ago, the asset class was a poster child of emerging market bashing.

  • Fortescue pays down debt as profit jumps Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:17 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on Monday, July 25, 2011

    Fortescue said it has made further headway in paying down $12 billion in debt it amassed building the world's fourth-biggest iron ore mining company.

  • Indonesia faces weak diesel imports for years to come Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:24 PM ET
    A station attendant refuels a car at a fuel station in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Indonesia is expected to take a third less of the fuel this year as demand from mining falters and biodiesel use in transport and industry grows.

  • Modi seeks to replace Soviet-style planning Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:03 PM ET

    PM Modi sought suggestions to help re-fashion the Soviet-inspired central Planning Commission that is in line with a new, open style of governance.

  • Japan's polarizing PM Abe learns the long game Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Shinzo Abe is one of Japan's most polarizing prime ministers in decades. He may also have a good shot at becoming that rarity in Japanese politics.

  • Japan exports rise shows overseas demand improving Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    Japan exports rose 3.9 percent in July from the year ago period, data showed on Wednesday, compared with a Reuters forecast for a gain of 3.8 percent.

  • Why manufacturing PMI still matters for China Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Come Thursday, markets will be digesting a new round of manufacturing data from China, when HSBC releases the flash estimate of the PMI for August.

  • BHP Billiton spins off assets, shares fall Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    BHP Billiton on Tuesday said it planned to create a new global metals and mining company based on a selection of its aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets.

  • PetroChina reviews push to produce LNG: Sources Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    A Petrochina gas station in Hong Kong, China.

    PetroChina is reviewing its multi-billion-dollar push to produce liquefied natural gas(LNG) to fuel trucks and ships in place of diesel.

  • Australian farmers hamstrung by scotching weather Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and keep the remainder alive.

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