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  • US Fears Grow Over Catching Japan Economy Slowdown Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 8:57 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    American policy makers have long been confident, even during the darkest days of the current financial crisis, that the United States could avoid the fate of Japan and its two lost decades. But that has changed, reports the New York Times.

  • Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
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    A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower. The New York Times reports.

  • In India, Workers Find Humor in ‘Outsourced’ Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 8:16 AM ET
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  • Japan Goes From Dynamic to Disheartened Sunday, 17 Oct 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
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    Like many members of Japan’s middle class, Masato Y. enjoyed a level of affluence two decades ago that was the envy of the world. Masato, a small-business owner, bought a $500,000 condominium, vacationed in Hawaii and drove a late-model Mercedes.

  • China Weighs Tighter Controls on Rare Elements Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
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    China is planning to tighten its control over its rare earth minerals by allowing just a handful of state companies to oversee the mining of the scarce elements, which are vital to some of the world’s greenest technologies. The NYT reports.

  • Europe’s Debt Crisis Is Casting a Shadow Over China Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
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    The pain of the European debt crisis is spreading, with the plummeting euro making Chinese companies less competitive in Europe, their largest market, and complicating any move to break the Chinese currency’s peg to the dollar.

  • Foreign Companies Chafe at China’s Restrictions Sunday, 16 May 2010 | 5:14 PM ET
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    Foreign companies doing business in China are increasingly feeling as if the deck is stacked against them. The New York Times explains.

  • Yuan Policy Change May Be Announced in Days Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:47 AM ET
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    The Chinese government is very close to announcing a revision of its currency policy in the coming days that will allow greater variation in the value of its currency combined with a small but immediate jump in its value against the dollar, the New York Times reported.

  • Market Defies Fear of Real Estate Bubble in China Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 10:10 AM ET
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    Everyone agrees China is in the middle of a spectacular real estate boom. The question is whether it is in the middle of a rapidly growing real estate bubble. The New York Times reports.

  • Charting Asia: The Dow's Stress Test Rally Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 1:42 AM ET
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    The debate rages on — Is this a new bull market or just a bear market rally? Have we bottomed out? Are the markets turning for real? Let's see what the charts have to say.

  • Asian Stocks Overcome Gloom to Swing Back to Black Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks edged up Monday, holding near a six-month peak struck last week and withstanding an early bout of profit-taking as investors eyed a slew of corporate earnings reports around the world this week.

  • Asian Markets Waver on Mixed Signs of Recovery Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday and the yen slipped, after upbeat results from JPMorgan and Google kept a revival of risk taking alive, with shares outside Japan on track for a sixth week of gains.

  • Chinese GDP Figures Weigh on Asian Markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:26 AM ET

    Asian stocks pulled back from a six-month high Thursday, while the safe-haven yen gained after China posted its slowest ever quarterly growth in a signal of the frailty of the global economy.

  • Asian Markets Retreat, Chinese Hopes Limit Downside Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 5:38 AM ET

    Asian markets pulled back from six-month highs Wednesday but held up after the drop on Wall Street, with hopes for more Chinese stimulus spending helping offset reports of weak first-quarter growth.

  • Asian Markets Waver in Thin Holiday Trade Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 5:36 AM ET

    Asian markets bounced back and forth in a narrow trading band Monday. Trading was quiet after most major overseas centers were closed on Friday due to the long Easter weekend.

  • Asian Markets Are Mixed, But Financials Edge Higher Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 8:25 PM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after Goldman Sachs' stronger-than-expected profit signaled the worst could be behind for U.S. banks, emboldening investors to chase after riskier assets.

  • Japan, South Korea End the Week on a High Note Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 8:19 PM ET

    Tokyo stocks closed at a three-month high while Seoul shares rose to their highest in six months Friday. Trading was limited around the region with the Australian, Hong Kong and Singapore markets closed for the Good Friday holiday.

  • Tech Shares Give Asia a Boost, Bond Yields Rise Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 6:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks pushed back towards a six-month high Thursday as technology shares resumed their rally, while Japan's surprisingly big stimulus spending and signs of stabilizing economic activity drove up government bond yields.

  • Corporate Result Fears Weigh Heavily on Asia Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks slid for a second day Wednesday while the U.S. dollar climbed, with investors fleeing to the sidelines to await companies' business outlooks as what is expected to be a grim results season begins.

  • Asian Markets Wobble as Bank Worries Resurface Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 5:11 AM ET

    Asian stocks teetered Tuesday, snuffing a five-day rally as uncertainty about U.S. banks pushed dealers to take profits on recent gains, while investors' reduced willingness to take risks lifted the U.S. dollar and yen.