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  • A Philippine cove once opposed a major naval base, fearing it would bring bars and brothels, but fear of China means locals now approve.

  • Japan trading firms to cut investments, sell assets Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:28 PM ET

    Japan's big trading houses, stung by writedowns, plan to step up asset sales and cut investment spending by up to $10 billion over the next three years.

  • Fashion startups getting a fillip here Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:07 PM ET
    Seoul Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015

    New fashion labels from Asia are rapidly emerging on the global stage as governments in the region bet on creative industries as new growth drivers.

  • Is Japan about to lose its cool? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Hundreds of yukata-clad people participate in an annual summer event to cool off as Tokyo's temperatures soar over 35 degree Celsius (95 F).

    Japan is willing to spend millions and millions to let the world know how cool it is, but the official stamp of approval can have its own pitfalls.

  • Johnny Depp's dogs face deportation—or death Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:27 AM ET
    Johnny Depp

    Australian authorities are threatening to put down two dogs belonging to Johnny Depp unless the actor returns them to the U.S.

  • Sharp secures a $1.7 billion bank bailout Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:56 AM ET

    Japan's loss-making Sharp said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years.

  • Has Asia's luxury home market peaked? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:06 AM ET
    The Alila Bangalore Hotel and Apartments

    Cities in the Asia Pacific are currently experiencing the strongest growth in luxury residential prices globally, but experts say the results pale in comparison with recent years.

  • China clears last muni bond hurdle Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    China has removed the last hurdles on a massive local government debt swap that should jump start the growth of a municipal bond market.

  • Kerry talks tough with China over sea row Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:10 AM ET
    File photo: Secretary of State John Kerry.

    John Kerry will leave China "in absolutely no doubt" about US's commitment to ensuring freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea.

  • China may delay maiden flight of homegrown jet Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    The maiden flight of China's homegrown commercial jet, the Comac C919, is behind schedule and delivery may be delayed as much as two years, sources said.

  • Modi wants China to 'Make in India' Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi

    Indian PM Narendra Modi is expected to bang the drum for his "Make in India" campaign during his China visit, but will firms from the "world's factory floor" bite?

  • The new EM trade: Short rupee? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    The rupee is no longer the darling of emerging market currencies as policy disputes, oil's rebound and the central bank threaten to reverse gains.

  • This Asian country has the world’s best students Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    Asian countries topped the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s ranking of school performance in 76 countries.

  • Samsung’s challenge to the Apple Watch revealed Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:55 AM ET

    Samsung's upcoming smartwatch will have a round face surrounded by a rotating bezel, images released in the developers kit showed.

  • Was this N Korea minister executed for dozing? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspects the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, January 13, 2015.

    North Korea defense minister has been executed, Seoul's intelligence agency has claimed, the Financial Times reports.

  • Search for missing US helicopter in Nepal Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Search for missing US helicopter in Nepal

    Hundreds of troops are searching for a missing U.S. Marine helicopter in Nepal. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.

  • IMF: This is the most important risk for Singapore Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:22 PM ET

    A "protracted period of slower growth" in the global economy is the most important short-term risk to Singapore's trade-oriented economy.

  • China imposes $160bn municipal-bonds-for-debt swap Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:25 AM ET

    Beijing wants to limit debt servicing costs for municipalities by obliging banks to switch out loans in return for municipal bonds.

  • Toyota to recall about 5M cars over Takata airbags Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET
    The 2014 Toyota Corolla

    Toyota it would recall just under 5 million Corolla, Vitz and other models worldwide to replace potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators.

  • Nissan forecasts 14.5% rise in operating profit Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    Nissan Motor forecast a 14.5 percent rise in annual operating profit on Wednesday, after robust growth in the past financial year thanks to a weaker yen and strong sales growth in North America.

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