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  • What China's Battered Stock Market Is Telling Us Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:54 AM ET

    China's battered stock market has taken another tumble this week – a sign perhaps that the country's investors are bracing for a faster-than-anticipated slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

  • China Factories Remain Entrenched in Deflation Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    The deflationary spiral in China's producer prices that has plagued factories for 16 consecutive months highlights its weakening growth momentum.

  • Could This Be the Week Aussie Breaks Below $0.90? Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    This could be "a make or break week" for the Australian dollar with three major factors - the FOMC minutes, Chinese and Australian economic data - set to determine its fate.

  • Billionaires in Singapore Fan Inequality Concerns Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:33 PM ET

    The trappings of wealth have been increasingly visible in Singapore as the number of sports cars roaring down its streets has increased. The Financial Times reports.

  • People's Bank of China in Beijing, China

    The dearth of bank credit available to China's millions of small to mid-sized companies is expected to tighten as authorities seek to rebalance the world's second-biggest economy.

  • China Smog Cuts Life Expectancy by Over 5 Years Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    Taken through a glass window, buildings are obscured by haze in Beijing, China.

    China's air pollution has cut life expectancy by an average of 5.5 years and caused higher rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Risk That Markets Aren’t Fully Bracing For Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Markets are not fully factoring in what weakness in China's economy means for the rest of the globe, analysts say.

  • Milestone: China Is General Motors' Biggest Market Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Despite signs of a slowdown in China's economy, General Motors posted record first-half sales there. The company's sales in China now exceed the total number of vehicles it sells in the U.S.

  • China Fears to Weigh on Europe’s Earnings Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    Analysts flagged China’s slowdown as a key risk to second quarter earnings season in Europe, as markets await numbers from U.S. bellweather Alcoa.

  • India's Tumbling Currency Matters, and Here's Why Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    The Indian rupee has been plunging for more than a month, spreading fear of a crisis. The key issue now is whether Indian equities will see major outflows as well, analysts say.

  • Samsung Still Asia’s Most Popular Brand Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:52 AM ET
    People interact with the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    South Korean tech giant Samsung holds on to the title of Asia's top brand out of 1,000 competitors for a second year in a row, beating key rivals such as Apple.

  • China Remains Stuck in Decline, Data Will Show Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:52 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    June inflation and trade numbers data out on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, are expected to confirm China's sluggish momentum.

  • Man Dubbed 'Godfather of Heroin' Dies in Myanmar Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:23 AM ET
    A heroin user prepares his syringe.

    A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" and slapped with sanctions for allegedly helping prop up Myanmar's brutal former military junta through illegal business dealings died.

  • Citi Sees Big Comeback for Emerging Market Stocks Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:56 AM ET

    Emerging market equities have taken quite a beating in the last few months, but Citi says investors are too bearish on the asset class and they're predicting a big turnaround.

  • Singapore Inquest Rules US Engineer Killed Himself Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:50 AM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    A coroner's inquiry in the city-state concluded on Monday that American engineer Shane Todd had committed suicide, a verdict at odds with his family's belief that he was murdered.

  • Hong Kong Sees No Shelter From Housing Storm Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:15 AM ET

    Slowing demand, higher interest rates and tight restrictions present a perfect storm for one of Asia's hottest property markets.

  • Chinese Shell Out Big Bucks for Imported Baby Goods Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 10:11 PM ET

    Chinese authorities are investigating a possible price-fixing for infant formula milk, as consumers pay premiums for imported products on fears that local ones may be contaminated.

  • A Busy Week for Asia’s Central Banks Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:32 PM ET

    It’s the turn of Asia’s central banks to take center stage this week after central banks in Europe hogged the market spotlight last week.

  • Japanese Bank Lending Hits Four-Year Highs Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Japanese bank lending marked its biggest annual increase in June, suggesting the BOJ's monetary stimulus and economic prospects are spurring fund demand for fresh investment.

  • Japan's Softbank Clears Final Hurdle to Buy Sprint Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.

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