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  • Sarkozy Touts for Deals in China Debut Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 11:58 PM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits China next week, hoping to capture billions of dollars in energy and aviation deals while taking a tough stand on global currency turmoil.

  • Asian Stocks Close Lower on US Concerns Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 5:13 AM ET

    After a volatile trading session, Asian markets ended mostly lower as caution prevailed amid worries about the health of the U.S. economy -- the region's top export destination.

  • ArcelorMittal Buys Control of Chinese Steel Mill Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 11:57 PM ET

    Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel maker, has raised its stake in China Oriental Group to over 73 percent, becoming the first foreign firm to take control of a Chinese steel maker.

  • Dubai's DIC Mulls Stakes in Asia Firms: Report Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:51 PM ET

    Dubai International Capital (DIC) plans to buy stakes in large Asian listed companies such as Singapore Telecommunications and DBS Group Holdings, a Singapore newspaper reported.

  • Asian Stocks Close Lower on US Worries Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 7:29 PM ET
    A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Oil prices spiked to a record high just shy of $100 a barrel  lifting the shares of energy firms, but financial stocks sank Asian markets. Japan closed 2.4 percent lower whilst South Korea shed 3.5 percent.

  • Asian Stocks Close Mixed, Volatile Trading Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 5:08 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Trading proved volatile in the afternoon Asia session Tuesday with markets see-sawing and in out of the black.  Australia and South Korea ended lower, but a late turnaround pushed Japanese stocks out of the red with the Nikkei closing 1.1 percent higher.

  • Stocks Weaker On Lowe's Guidance, Citi's Downgrade Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

    Stocks a bit weaker this morning as Lowe's joins JC Penney, Kohl's, and Ann Taylor in lowering guidance...down 4% pre-open, and Goldman downgrades Citi to a sell, saying it may have to write off $15 billion in debt losses over the next two quarters. With all that has happened to Citi, traders griping this is a little late, down 4% pre-open.

  • Asian Markets Close Lower on US Economic Fears Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 5:55 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mostly lower Monday with investors selling stocks on U.S. economic concerns amid a lack of market-moving factors. Japan and South Korea both finished lower after initial gains during the morning session.

  • China Key in Race for Cleaner Cars Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 4:19 PM ET

    Automakers racing to find affordable ways to make cars environmentally friendly are zeroing in on polluted, fuel-scarce China to help them take clean car concepts from the laboratory to the market.

  • Retailers Showing Q4 A Mixed Bag So Far Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

    The fourth quarter is now half over, and fourth quarter earnings estimates have been coming down quickly for financials and retailers. Both Kohl's and Ann Taylor lowered their guidance. Ann Taylor noted that "Traffic trends were particularly soft in the month of October," though they improved in November

  • Asian Markets Fall on Credit Worries Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 5:32 AM ET

    Asian markets closed sharply down Friday, amid renewed worries about the health of the U.S. economy and the effects of the credit crunch on the broader global economy. Japan, South Korea and Australia all declined.

  • China Says Food Price Jump Not From Shortages Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:28 PM ET

    China's surging food prices reflect international price rises and evolving domestic demand, senior agricultural officials said, denying risks of absolute shortages to feed a nation of over 1.3 billion.

  • Asian Markets Slide Ahead of US Data Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 6:44 AM ET

    Asian markets closed lower Thursday, with investors selling ahead of key U.S. October consumer inflation data due later today. Japan, South Korea and Australia all finished lower despite trading higher throughout most of the session.

  • World Bank Jacks Up East Asia Growth Forecasts Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:03 AM ET

    The World Bank on Thursday lifted its economic growth estimate for East Asia this year by a full percentage point after an unexpected strong spurt in China's growth in the first half of 2007.

  • Asian Markets Rebound as Investors Pick Up Financials Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian markets rebounded after four straight sessions of losses, with some markets climbing nearly 5 percent as investors picked up financials and other battered stocks.

  • Yahoo Settles Case Over Chinese Dissident E-Mails Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 6:40 PM ET
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    Yahoo has settled a lawsuit alleging it aided China's prosecution of several dissidents, in a case that prompted criticism of the company for cooperating with an authoritarian government.

  • Weak Dollar Won't Spark Treasurys Exodus Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 4:09 PM ET

    The dollar’s steep decline has dented overseas demand for U.S. securities, but a dramatic exodus from dollar assets is unlikely, analysts say.

  • Visas To Vistas Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    Visiting China is a lot easier than it used to be but there's still plenty for visitors to consider. Here's some tips on visas, vaccinations and other practical matters.

  • Beijing Readies New Airport Terminal Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    The 986,000 square meter terminal is a crucial addition to the overstrained airport ahead of the Beijing Olympics next August. The airport has a design capacity of 35 million passengers but last year handled 48.7 million.

  • Beijing 2008: Hotels Building A Big Presence In China Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    Major companies such as Chicago-based Marriott International, the Intercontinental Group of Britain, Accor of France and Shangri-La of Hong Kong, have built networks and are expanding aggressively through the country.