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  • North Koreans Unveil Vast New Plant for Nuclear Use Sunday, 21 Nov 2010 | 10:26 AM ET
    Commune group brought to bow to Great Leader on Grand Monument, Pyongyang, North Korea, Asia

    North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist earlier this month a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its nuclear arsenal or build a far more powerful type of atomic bomb, the New York Times reports.

  • 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

    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
    Kobe, Japan

    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.

  • Malaysia PM Says Economy Poised for Robust Growth Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 12:18 AM ET

    Malaysia's economy is poised for robust growth this year with the nation's gross domestic product set to rise at least 6 percent, the country's prime minister Najib Razak told CNBC.

  • Asian Economies Hot Again — And So Are Stock Markets Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.

  • China Weighs Tighter Controls on Rare Elements Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Chinese miner

    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.

  • MAS to Grow Capacity "Very Modestly" in 2010: CEO Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 4:37 AM ET

    2010 will be a better year than 2009 but competitive challenges remain, observed Azmil Zahruddin, CEO and managing director of Malaysia Airlines.

  • The market won't retest its March lows, but it will turn choppy around January or February, said Joe Quinlan, chief market strategist at Bank of America.

  • Maxis to Raise $2 Billion in Malaysian IPO: Reports Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 11:43 PM ET

    Maxis, Malaysia's biggest telecom firm plans to list on the stock market by mid-November, media reports said.

  • China the Key to Preventing ‘Lost Decade?’ Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 6:32 AM ET

    Many market experts and economists are saying that the world has avoided the next Great Depression, but concerns still abound about how long negative or slow economic growth will continue.

  • The Best Place to Ride Out the Recession Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 1:33 PM ET

    As the buzz about economic recovery grows louder, a new survey reveals the best place in the world to ride out the rest of the recession, which could be one of the first stops on the recovery train.

  • Najib Razak was sworn in as Malaysia's sixth prime minister on Friday, taking the reins of an economy grappling with a sharp slowdown and a growing racial and religious divide.

  • Incoming Malaysia PM Faces Uphill Reform Drive Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 2:11 AM ET

    Incoming Malaysian premier Najib Razak looks set to initiate aggressive political and economic reforms, but change could be slow and difficult as the country faces one of its toughest tests.

  • Asian Stocks End Mostly Higher Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 5:16 AM ET

    Sydney and Tokyo led Asian bourses higher in what was a mixed day for the region marked by thin trade as investors stayed on the sidelines in the wake of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.

  • Asia Rallies for 5th Day After China Rate Cut Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | 5:34 AM ET

    Asian market rose for a fifth day Thursday, helped by hopes that policymakers' efforts will ultimately prevail after a surprise and aggressive rate cut from China, though U.S. data ominously reflected a deep recession.

  • Asian Stocks Mostly Higher, Growth Fears Linger Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 5:02 AM ET

    Stocks in Japan and Australia fell Wednesday after a report showed the U.S. economy shrank by the most since 2001, underscoring sharply slowing global demand, while South Korean shares were boosted by steelmakers after BHP Billiton killed its bid for Rio Tinto.

  • Asia Rallies on Citi Rescue, Risks Remain Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian markets rose Tuesday and so-called safe haven assets such as bonds fell after the U.S. government rescued banking giant Citigroup to prevent further damage to the ailing global financial system.

  • Asian Markets Slump on Citigroup Concerns Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 6:36 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Monday, with bank stocks leading the drop, and so-called safe-haven assets like the yen gained as investors digested the latest news on U.S. measures to prop up Citigroup.