Japan's storied trading houses face billions of dollars in impairments from an emerging markets downturn and the commodities rout.
As Asia kicks off a new lunar year on Monday, we used Kensho to look for the best Chinese New Year trades over the past decade.
China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows.
Worried that a shortage of male teachers is feminizing boys, Chinese educators are reinforcing traditional gender roles and values, the NYT reports.
The president of Sinochem Group, China's energy and chemicals conglomerates, is under investigation for discipline violations, authorities said.
The global economy seems trapped in a "death spiral" that could lead to further weakness in oil prices, recession and a serious equity bear market, Citi has warned.
Alibaba has denied that its security system was to blame for an incident that saw hackers attempt to access over 20 million accounts on Taobao.
Just days before the Bank of Japan stunned financial markets, members of the central bank's own policy board had also been taken by surprise.
The surge in emerging market lending has come to a halt and may now give way to financial market turmoil and a global economic downturn, BIS warns. The FT reports.
Christine Lagarde said China's slowdown would pressure oil and commodity exporters around the globe, increasing demands for IMF aid.
The brother of a disgraced Communist official is believed to be the most valuable Chinese defector to the US, the Financial Times reports.
China will not approve any new coal production capacity over the next three years, said China's cabinet on Friday.
A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
Paris prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether Malaysia's PM was paid bribes in a $1.2B arms deal, the FT reports.
The Chinese economy may be slowing but that's not stopping a record number of tourists from traveling over Lunar New Year.
China has struggled to shore up the yuan amid hefty capital outflows. Reserves data over the weekend may offer a glimpse of the challenge's severity.
Goldman Sachs called a bottom for zinc, the industrial metal used in batteries and paints, but said a wider metals rally was unsustainable.
The European Commission said lower growth in world's second largest economy could affect growth in Europe.
World food prices fell to almost a seven-year low at the start of the year on the back of sharp declines in commodities, particularly sugar.
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