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  • Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co..

  • Asian stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.

  • *Stocks inch ahead in Asia as EU banking worries fade. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent, with Seoul putting on 0.4 percent.

  • *Bank of Korea cuts GDP, CPI forecasts; recovery seen on track. As expected, the Bank of Korea left its policy interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent for the 14th straight month and trimmed its economic forecasts to reflect recent softness, but its governor maintained the view that Asia's fourth-largest economy was still on a recovery track.

  • S.Korea restarts nuclear reactor shut in June Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:33 PM ET

    SEOUL, July 10- A South Korean nuclear reactor has restarted after a month-long closure due to a control rod problem, a spokesman at state-run atomic operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd said on Thursday.

  • China's yuan global ambition faces payments hurdle Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    BEIJING/ HONG KONG, July 9- China's quest to turn its yuan into a full-fledged global currency has hit a road-block as the planned roll-out of a worldwide payments superhighway looks certain to get delayed because of policy snags and technology challenges.

  • FACTBOX-Development of China's yuan payment systems Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Below are key facts and a timeline concerning development of China's yuan payments system. NOVEMBER 2005- China's central bank announces the expansion of the yuan banking business in Hong Kong.

  • BEIJING, July 8- The United States will press China to resume cooperation on fighting cyber espionage to ensure an orderly cyber environment, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday ahead of annual talks between the world's two largest economies this week.

  • SEOUL, July 4- China and South Korea's vow to wrap up talks on a trade deal by year-end may prove optimistic, as differences over opening markets for petrochemicals, steel and agriculture could delay a deal, a senior South Korean trade ministry source said on Friday. China is the world's largest exporter and South Korea the seventh.

  • *Hong Kong retailers suffer after data disappoints. HONG KONG, July 4- China shares slipped from two-week highs early Friday as investors took profit on recent outperformers, though a stronger property sector helped limited losses.

  • Sean King, Vice President at Park Strategies, says Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea isn't about North Korea but rather, it is an "anti-Japan and U.S. play."

  • Korea will do better than Japan in 2014: OECD     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    South Korea will benefit from a pickup in world trade while Japan remains a "question mark" with a weak yen failing to bolster exports, says Randall Jones, Head of Japan & Korea Desk at OECD.

  • BEIJING, July 3- Access to online services such as messaging app Line and photo-sharing site Flickr was disrupted in China this week, a step that anti-censorship groups said was carried out by the government to block information about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

  • BEIJING, July 3- Access to online services such as messaging app Line and photo-sharing site Flickr was disrupted in China this week, a step anti-censorship groups said was carried out by the government to block information about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

  • One week after U.S. authorities confirmed a ruling easing a 40- year ban on shipping lightly processed oil abroad, Enterprise Product Partners has sold its first cargo to a Japanese trading house and was seeking more buyers in Latin America, according to trading sources.

  • Why you should buy China and South Korea stocks     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Low valuations and potential for earnings growth make Chinese and South Korean markets very attractive, says David Ruff, Portfolio Manager at Forward Management.

  • North Korea to be on Xi's agenda in Seoul: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Victor Cha, Senior Adviser & Korea Chair at Center for Strategic & International Studies, outlines the issues that will likely be discussed during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea.

  • July 2- Enterprise Product Partners has sold a cargo of U.S. condensate to an Asian trader, in what appears to be the first export deal agreed to a week after the U.S. Commerce Department cracked open the door for limited oil exports, two traders said on Wednesday.

  • HONG KONG/ SEOUL, July 2- Investment bankers are jostling to win plum roles from the founding Lee family of Samsung Group, South Korea's top fee-payer, as it prepares to hand the baton to the next generation in a restructuring that could land more than $100 million in advisory fees alone.

  • HONG KONG/ SEOUL, July 2- Investment bankers are jostling to win plum roles from the founding Lee family of Samsung Group, South Korea's top fee-payer, as it prepares to hand the baton to the next generation in a restructuring that could land more than $100 million in advisory fees alone.