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  • This fashion sector has a huge market gap Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but despite their growing spending power, businesses are failing to tap into one key aspect of the Islamic economy: fashion.

  • Asia’s focus this week: Japan, Fed meeting Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo, Japan.

    After a slump in global stocks last week, data from Japan and China will likely top traders' watchlist this week as they seek more cues on the state of the global economy.

  • New James Bond script exposed by Sony hack: Report Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The hackers who perpetrated a cyberattack on Sony have stolen an early script of the upcoming James Bond film, a report said.

  • Shinzo Abe secures fresh mandate in Japan election Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    Shinzo Abe won his snap election on Sunday and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner maintained a supermajority, according to media exit polls

  • China growth may slow to 7.1%: Central bank report Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 11:16 PM ET

    China's economic growth could slow to 7.1 percent in 2015 from an expected 7.4 percent this year, held back by a sagging property sector, the central bank said in research report.

  • Sony hack forces production shutdown: Report Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    Sony has reportedly shutting down production on several films, citing an inability to process payments, according to a report.

  • UN talks agree building blocks for 2015 climate deal Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 11:28 PM ET
    COP20 President and Peruvian Minister of Environment Manuel Pulgar slams his mallet on December 14, 2014, to approve and close the discussion on a proposed compromise document handed out during the marathon UN talks in Lima

    About 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a deal to combat climate change in 2015 amid warnings that far tougher action would be needed to cut rising world greenhouse gas emissions.

  • New China free trade zones to lift growth Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 1:32 AM ET
    Gate to Shanghai free trade zone

    China will create three new free trade zones modeled on one established a year ago in Shanghai as the government tries to boost slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.

  • China's Tencent wins approval for banking business Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    Tencent Holdings has been given approval to start its banking operations, China's banking regulator said, making the internet firm the first of five recently approved private banks to open its doors to clients.

  • India's November inflation at record low of 4.38% Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    India's annual consumer price inflation eased for a fourth straight month in November to 4.38 percent

  • Chinese mystery of vanishing foreign brides Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:52 PM ET

    Police in central China have launched an investigation into the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women who married local bachelors and had been living in villages around the city of Handan.

  • China factory output, retail sales send mixed signal Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Chinese industrial production and retail sales data for November were mixed, exacerbating concerns about slowing growth amid the recent trend of below-view indicators.

  • Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race to Asia Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone

    A co-founder of GrabTaxi remarked that safety is so central to the business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment.

  • Tokyo’s poor: Abe will win, what choice do we have? Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    A tax-hike-induced recession has shaken confidence in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but voters in one of Tokyo’s poorest neighborhoods feel there’s no alternative option as elections approach.

  • Priciest Asian city for expats: Not what you think Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:37 PM ET
    Namdaenum Market, Seoul

    South Korea's capital eclipsed Tokyo to become Asia's most expensive city for expatriates, according to a new survey.

  • Did RBA’s Stevens break the central banker code? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.

  • China to banks: We need your help Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    China has told its banks to lend more and lower loan-to-deposit ratios, as Beijing prepares to release data that confirms a slower economy.

  • What if Abe’s election gamble doesn't pay off? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Supporters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) at a rally as Prime Minister and ruling LDP leader Shinzo Abe delivers a campaign speech at Omiya, suburban Tokyo on December 9, 2014

    Japan Prime Minister Abe's election gamble is expected to end in a respectable, if not landslide, victory, but some are concerned the bid may fail.

  • Japan elections: 5 things you need to know Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    The world's third-largest economy will hold a general election this Sunday. Here are a few important factors to keep in mind before the big day.

  • Wal-Mart's China stores inflated profits: Report Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:52 PM ET
    A shopper checks out at a register at a Walmart in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart's retail business in China has been fraught with questionable accounting and unauthorized sales practices, according to Bloomberg.

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