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  • Taiwan stocks open up; biotech shares gain Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 9:08 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 8- Taiwan stocks rose 0.23 percent on Monday, with biotech and healthcare counters. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.118 to trade at T $29.25. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • SYDNEY, Oct 8- Australian shares slipped 0.1 percent in early trade on Monday, with mining stocks losing ground while banks gained, and traders were looking for new momentum drivers as the market consolidated last week's rise to 14- month highs.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 8 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:52 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 8- Following are some market news which could have an impact on the local market. INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1460.93 -0.03 -0.470 USD/JPY 78.7 0.06 0.050 10- YR US TSY YLD 1.7428-- 0.000 SPOT GOLD 1778.6 -0.11 -1.880 US CRUDE 89.66 -0.24 -0.220 DOW JONES 13610.15 0.26 34.79 ASIA ADRS 120.65 -0.45 -0.55.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 8- Hong Kong shares are set to extend a five-session gaining streak on Monday helped by a higher open in Chinese markets that resume trading after a week-long holiday.

  • China-Japan Tensions Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET
    China-Japan Tensions

    Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight says that Chinese jobs could be at stake if Japanese firms move their factories elsewhere.

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 8 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:29 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 8- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. >Huawei, ZTE should be kept from US: Congress. >Taiwan Sept CPI dips, rate view seen unchanged.

  • Luxury Brands Doing Better in Brazil Than in China Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET
    Luxury Brands Doing Better in Brazil Than in China

    Mykolas Rambus, Chief Executive Officer, Wealth-X says that some high-end brands are growing faster in Brazil than in China. He sheds more light on this.

  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 8 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    -Singapore on Friday set a maximum tenure of 35 years for all new residential property loans as part of new measures to cool its housing market.

  • US panel: China tech giants pose security threat Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- American companies should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday.

  • China's Falling Demand for Luxury Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    China's Falling Demand for Luxury

    Khiem Do, Head of Asian Multi-Asset, Baring Asset Management (Hong Kong) discusses the retail sales data from the Golden Week holiday. He also tells CNBC what to expect as China comes back from holiday.

  • Australia shares ease as Wall St dips Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 8- Australian shares slipped 0.1 percent in early trade on Monday, in line with a dip on Wall Street where a surprise drop in the U.S. unemployment rate was overshadowed by investor concern about the coming earnings season.

  • Diary - Hong Kong - to October 15, 2012 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    *1130 Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. EGM in Zhaoyuan City, China. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9++ COMPANY RESULTS++-# Hang Seng Bank Ltd third interim dividend.++ AGM/SGM/EGM++.

  • SEOUL, Oct 7- South Korea believes the won will be in an "extraordinarily" balanced state for a considerable period and is determined not to intervene to weaken it to boost exports, top policymakers told Reuters.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- U.S. crude eased towards $89 a barrel on Monday, as concerns over the global economy and Europe's debt crisis offset support from an unexpected drop in U.S. unemployment.

  • Australia shares seen steady around 14-month high Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 5:58 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 8- Australian shares are expected to open roughly unchanged on Monday, buoyed by a surprise drop in the U.S. unemployment rate, with the market set to consolidate gains that took the benchmark index to a 14- month high last week.

  • BEIJING, Oct 8- China risks economic malaise, deepening unrest and ultimately even a crisis that could shake the Communist Party's grip on power unless its next leader, Xi Jinping, pushes through stalled reforms, experts close to the government have warned.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Indonesia is buying submarines from South Korea and coastal radar systems from China and the United States. Vietnam is getting submarines and combat jets from Russia, while Singapore- the world's fifth-largest weapons importer- is adding to its sophisticated arsenal.

  • BEIJING, Oct 8- China is spending $14 billion on pilot projects to turn coal in remote parts of the country into natural gas, a risky bet that could help meet the country's surging demand for the cleaner fuel.

  • BEIJING, Oct 7- China's retail sales growth slowed during the Golden Week holiday, local media said on Sunday, providing a snapshot of increasingly important sources of demand in the world's second-largest economy.

  • *Canada expects Indian companies will make oil sands deals. *Chinese bid for oil producer Nexen makes waves in Canada. To some political consternation in Canada, China is rapidly buying up assets in the tar sands of northern Alberta, one of the world's biggest crude oil deposits.