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  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • Look to Japan for Bond Clues: Pimco CEO     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    There's good reason to look to what's happening in Japan for an idea of what the bond market will do, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian says.

  • Walls Around Stock Research Are Crumbling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.

  • Samsung Unveils Midtier Galaxy S4 Miniphone Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Samsung unveils a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, aiming to grab a bigger share in the midtier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.

  • Japan Public Pension Mulls Shift in Stock Ownership Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

  • Goldman: Carry On Buying Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.

  • Guess Which Country Is Growing Faster Than China? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:26 AM ET

    Southeast Asia's "rising star", the Philippines, stunned investors with first quarter growth numbers that outpaced that of even economic powerhouse China.

  • Can Japanese Investors Resist 2% Yields in US? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

    For months Japan's domestic investors have defied expectations that they would pile cash into overseas assets in a big way. Now, with U.S. Treasury yields above 2 percent for the first time in over a year, the lure may be just too strong.

  • China Shoppers Not Spending Enough Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:59 PM ET

    Retailers and policymakers have high hopes for consumer spending in China driving profits and growth, but industry watchers say it's not getting there fast enough.

  • Will the China Investor Snap Up US Stocks? Maybe Not Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:48 PM ET

    Signals Beijing is preparing to unleash the buying power of Chinese individual investors on overseas markets may have some stock brokers salivating, but reality may be different.

  • South Korea Output Sets First Rise in 4 Months Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:27 PM ET

    South Korea's industrial output in April expanded on monthly terms for the first time in four months though the modest rate of expansion suggested that momentum remains subdued.

  • Disrupting the World, One Device at a Time: Citi Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:07 PM ET

    Citigroup recently cataloged a clutch of new technologies, including mobile payments and energy production, that are disrupting markets and sparking innovation.

  • Myanmar to Quadruple Economy by 2030: McKinsey Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

    Asia's frontier market Myanmar is poised for huge economic growth in the years ahead, according to a new study by the McKinsey, that forecasts the economy could quadruple by 2030.

  • French Palace Wine Auction: Not Just for Snobs Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    Bottles of French wine Petrus Pomerol.

    France's Elysee Palace is set to auction off more than $325,000 of wine Thursday. And while some bottles may sell for up to $3,000 a bottle, others might be yours for a mere $20.

  • The Sun Will Rise: Why Investors Still Love Japan Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    A businessman walks in front of a digital share prices display board in Tokyo, Japan.

    Investors in Japanese and U.S. stocks may end up nursing the same hangover in 2014, but for now they probably won't let a little lull spoil the party.

  • Netflix Is 'Really Best Independent': CEO Hastings Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

    Despite many in the market who would like to see an acquisition of Netflix, its co-founder and CEO said the company is better off remaining independent.

  • Behind Apple's Bold and Risky New Hire Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to join Apple Inc.

    The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference was his latest big hire.

  • Secret's Out! Swiss Banks Can Now Reveal Clients Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:52 AM ET

    The Swiss government says banks can sidestep secrecy laws to disclose clients' names in a move intended to help resolve a long-running tax dispute with the U.S.

  • Apple CEO Cook: 'Several More Game Changers in Us' Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Although Apple CEO Tim Cook did not whisper any secrets at the D11 conference, he did drop some hints that people can use to guess where Apple is heading.

  • News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    As News Corp. prepares to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets, the publishing company's new chief executive said there are "relentless" cost cuts in store.

Charting Asia with Daryl Guppy

  • Chinese stocks stormed higher in recent months, but charts indicate they may face a period of consolidation.

  • A one kilogram gold bar sits on top of silver bars.

    Gold fell on concerns that a strong dollar and improving economy could damp demand, and silver charts suggest that bullion may not regain upward momentum soon.

  • The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    Charts suggest that the downtrend in the euro/dollar is firm ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting on Thursday.