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  • Philippines Grows at Faster-Than-Expected Pace Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:18 PM ET

    The Philippine economy grew 2.2 percent in the March quarter from the previous three months, beating market forecasts, helped by strong domestic demand which offset weak exports.

  • South Korea Output Sets First Rise in 4 Months Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:27 PM ET
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    South Korea's industrial output in April expanded on monthly terms for the first time in four months though the modest rate of expansion suggested that momentum remains subdued.

  • Lot of Pork: Smithfield Sold to China Meat Producer Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Smithfield Foods Inc. bacon sits on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

    Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.

  • Disrupting the World, One Device at a Time: Citi Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:07 PM ET
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    Citigroup recently cataloged a clutch of new technologies, including mobile payments and energy production, that are disrupting markets and sparking innovation.

  • Myanmar to Quadruple Economy by 2030: McKinsey Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

    Asia's frontier market Myanmar is poised for huge economic growth in the years ahead, according to a new study by the McKinsey, that forecasts the economy could quadruple by 2030.

  • The Sun Will Rise: Why Investors Still Love Japan Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    A businessman walks in front of a digital share prices display board in Tokyo, Japan.

    Investors in Japanese and U.S. stocks may end up nursing the same hangover in 2014, but for now they probably won't let a little lull spoil the party.

  • Behind Apple's Bold and Risky New Hire Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to join Apple Inc.

    The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference was his latest big hire.

  • News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    As News Corp. prepares to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets, the publishing company's new chief executive said there are "relentless" cost cuts in store.

  • What Weak Yen Can Do for Japan Autos Overseas Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Will the depreciating yen become a game changer for Japanese automakers that have grappled with a strong currency for several years now? Yes, says Nomura.

  • Sprint, SoftBank Reach Deal on Chinese Espionage Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel Corp and Japan's SoftBank Corp have reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of the Japanese firm's pending $20.1 billion deal to win control of the U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Why the IMF Might Be Wrong on China Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that China should deliver fiscal stimulus if growth falls below 7.75 percent this year, but analysts think that may not be the right prescription for the world's second biggest economy.

  • The 'Great Rotation'—Is It Finally Happening? Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    The sell-off in U.S. Treasurys on Tuesday, which took yields to their highest levels in over a year, and record high equities have once again given rise to talk that the "great rotation" may finally be here.

  • Has a New Era Dawned for the Greenback? Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Signs of strength in the U.S. economy, a stock market boom and the prospect of the U.S. becoming a net oil exporter suggest the tide may be turning for the dollar.

  • Singapore to Regulate Yahoo, Other Online News Sites Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:20 PM ET

    Websites that regularly report on Singapore will have to get a license from June 1, in a move seen by some as a bid to rein in free-wheeling Internet news.

  • IMF Cuts China Growth Outlook, Urges Reforms Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:36 PM ET

    The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for China this year to 7.75 percent from a previous 8 percent, citing a weak world economy and exports.

  • Why People Get So Emotional About Gold Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    Why are so many people so upset with me for trying to explain the reason for the fall in gold prices? Asks this expert.

  • Japan Beverage Unit on Verge of $5 Billion IPO Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.'s Kuro Oolong tea

    Suntory Holdings is set to receive Tokyo Stock Exchange approval as soon as Wednesday to list its food and non-alcoholic beverage unit, a source close the process told Reuters.

  • Kuroda Urges Flexible Approach to Capital Controls Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:30 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Global policymakers must allow some emerging countries to set capital controls to mitigate the impact from financial crises, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday.

  • Brent Could Break $100 as Supply Weighs Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Benchmark oil prices will likely extend losses this week - with some forecasters predicting Brent crude may breach $100 a barrel - as U.S. fuel supplies build and demand stays soft, according to CNBC's latest oil sentiment survey.

  • Aussie Dollar Is Now the World's 'Weakest Currency' Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:57 PM ET

    The Australian dollar tumbled to its lowest level since October 2011 in early Asia trade on Wednesday, extending this month's sharp slide against a broadly-stronger U.S. currency.

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