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  • Taiwan stocks flat; HTC limit-down after Q3 net Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 9- Taiwan stocks traded flat after a fall at the opening on Tuesday, while HTC. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.113 to trade at T $29.289. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • PRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 9:01 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 9- Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Tuesday. --China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd denied a report that it plans to list on a U.S. stock exchange soon. --Lu Thai Textile Co Ltd said it had bought back 31.92 million B-shares in China as of Oct. 8.

  • Hong Kong shares set for flat open or slight rise Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 9:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 9- Hong Kong shares were set for a flat to slightly higher open on Tuesday with investors focused on China's domestic markets for direction, after the International Monetary Fund said China's growth was expected to weaken to 7.8 percent this year.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday on a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:34 PM ET

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, oil falter on view on China economy. STOCK TO WATCH- ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP INC. Shares of conglomerate Alliance Global, which have risen sharply over the past month, could reverse, technical charts suggest.

  • *Japan's hefty holding of overseas assets offsets weak exports. TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's current account surplus unexpectedly rose i n August from a year earlier due to an increase in earnings on overseas investments, but sagging exports due to the faltering Chinese economy and Europe's debt crisis still cloud the outlook.

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:32 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 9- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. REUTERS HEADLINES> Taiwan exports return to growth in Sept. >Intel's McAfee security plans layoffs.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 9- Australian business conditions weakened in September as retailers and wholesalers suffered from slack demand, while inflationary pressures remained very subdued, adding to the case for further cuts in interest rates.

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday but were capped by concerns over global growth prospects, especially in the world's second-biggest economy China, and expected weak U.S. corporate earnings.

  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:24 PM ET

    SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat amid global concerns; Jakarta off record STOCKS TO WATCH-- DBS GROUP HOLDINGS LTD. -Southeast Asia's largest bank DBS said on Monday this year it will be holding its board meeting in Taiwan for the first time, in a move aimed at underscoring the importance of the market to the bank.

  • Are Huawei and ZTE a US Security Threat? Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET
    Are Huawei and ZTE a US Security Threat?

    Ajay Sunder, Senior Director - Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan says that the bigger picture behind the Huawei and ZTE case is whether the firms are controlled by the Chinese government.

  • IMF offers bleak assessment of stalled recovery Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:19 PM ET

    TOKYO-- Plagued by uncertainty and fresh setbacks, the world economy has weakened further and will grow more slowly over the next year, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast. Conditions could worsen if the United States doesn't deal with its budget crisis soon, the IMF said.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Department store operator Lifestyle International Holidngs Ltd said on Tuesday it is exploring the possibility of a separate listing for its Hong Kong and China property businesses on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

  • India WIll Deliver on Reforms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:10 PM ET
    India WIll Deliver on Reforms

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group says that India is likely to deliver on its reform agenda but the time horizon for the changes remains uncertain.

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell at Tuesday's open on growing concern that companies will slash full-year earnings forecasts when they announce quarterly earnings, after the World Bank warned China's slowdown could be more protracted than thought. lost 0.5 percent to 8,817.32, while the broader Topix. lost 0.4 percent to 734.44.

  • Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news which could have an influence on the local market.

  • Re-elected Chavez faces likely economic reckoning Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:59 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela-- During his re-election campaign, President Hugo Chavez promised to deepen the "21st century socialism" that has meant an ever-greater state role in the economy. Chavez faces immediate economic time bombs beginning with a rapidly expanding public debt, one of Latin America's highest inflation rates and a weakening currency.

  • China Unlikely to See a Hard Landing: Morgan Stanley

    Helen Qiao, Chief Economist, Greater China, Morgan Stanley expects China to grow 7.5% in 2012 and 7.9% in 2013. She adds that as the country's new leaders step in, their new policies will help growth remain at a stable level.

  • New Report: China Tech Giants Pose US Security Threat

    The House Intelligence Committee issued a warning today that American companies should avoid doing any business with China's two leading technology firms: Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Retired General and NBC Military analyst Barry McCaffrey, provides perspective.

  • SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korean stocks are expected to extend losses on Tuesday, taking a cue from Wall Street, as investors brace themselves for disappointing corporate earnings and a slowing world economy.