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  • Bank of Japan to Bond Markets: We Hear You Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.

  • Probe Puts Spotlight on Oil Firms' Trading Desks Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Europe's energy price manipulation probe has turned regulatory attention to secretive trading units at oil companies with huge turnover and millionaire staff with risk appetite higher than at Wall Street's biggest banks.

  • Two Global Companies Just Moved for Tax Reasons Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:41 AM ET

    Even as Apple faced a grilling from lawmakers over its tax avoidance schemes, two more companies revealed they would move jurisdictions to lighten their tax burden.

  • The World's Biggest Carry Trades Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 5:22 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan's plan to double the country's money supply over the next two years has put the spotlight back on the global carry trade. We've identified some of the biggest carry trades based on either the interest rate differential or their popularity.

  • Sony to Assess Loeb Spin-Off Plan; Cuts Targets Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:12 AM ET
    Sony's Xperia Z

    Sony cut its sales targets for digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets, but said there were "encouraging" signs of a revival in its electronics business.

  • North Korea Sends Top Kim Jong-Un Aide to Beijing Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:44 AM ET
    Chinese soldiers marching in front of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

    North Korea sent one of its top military officials as a "special envoy" from its leader Kim Jong-un to Beijing on Wednesday, in what appeared to be a bid to mend frayed relations.

  • Are Reluctant Consumers Australia's Next Headwind? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:27 AM ET

    On top of a slowdown in Australia's lucrative mining sector, consumer sentiment in the country appears to have deteriorated sharply, posing a challenge to the central bank.

  • Can Bernanke Rein in Those Dollar Bulls? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:13 AM ET

    The Fed Chairman could give the dollar bulls reason to pause, ending its rally on rumors of the central bank unwinding its aggressive monetary stimulus program.

  • Forget the Headlines: Chinese Buying Big in US Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    China Construction of America has successfully bid for state-level and municipal projects in the United  States, such as the $407 million Alexander Hamilton Bridge rehabilitation, seen here.

    Despite all the negative headlines, Chinese investment in the US hit an all-time record in 2012: $6.5 billion. It will likely surpass that level in 2013.

  • Hershey's Bites Into China, Without the Chocolate Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 10:22 PM ET

    North America's largest chocolate manufacturer Hershey's is veering away from tradition to bite into the world's fastest growing candy market with the launch of a new milk candy made especially for China.

  • Gold Rallied for Years on 'Misunderstanding' Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    According to this expert the rally in gold over several years was based on a misunderstanding, which is only now getting cleared.

  • No Sign of Stopping for China's Property Boom Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    New house prices in 70 major cities rose by an average of 4.3 percent in April from a year earlier, accelerating from 3.1 percent in March. The Financial Times reports.

  • Japan Exports Disappoint, Yen Benefits Yet to Show Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Exports rose less than expected in April from a year earlier due to weak demand, underscoring the limitations of a weak yen in bolstering the trade sector.

  • China's Bird Flu Outbreak Cost $6.5 Billion Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:48 PM ET
    Chickens at a poultry farm in Liaocheng, China

    The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some $6.5 billion in losses to the economyy.

  • JPMorgan Averts CEO/Chair Split, Bolstering Dimon Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    A proposal to cleave the roles of chairman and CEO at banking giant JPMorgan Chase was defeated in a narrow shareholder vote on Tuesday.

  • Cook: We Pay 'Every Single Dollar' in Taxes Owed Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Tim Cook is sworn in at a Senate hearing about the company's offshore profit shifting and tax avoidance.

    Apple's CEO is disputing assertions that the company evades billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates.

  • Economists Put Cash on the Line With Twitter Bet Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    Two economists have decided to put their money where their mouth is, betting on whether inflation will rise once the U.K. economy recovers.

  • When to Tell the Kids They're Rich Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Bernie Ecclestone is seen at his motorhome with his daughters Tamara Ecclestone (L) and Petra Ecclestone (R).

    A new study from U.S. Trust suggests that millionaire parents often don't tell their children how rich they are until well into adulthood. In fact, most believed their kids should little about the family's wealth before the age of 25.

  • Oklahoma Tornado Damage Could Hit $2 Billion: Expert Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Cars are piled up after a devastating tornado hits Moore, Oklahoma are marked with with spray paint after they were searched for victims.

    Rescuers desperately search for survivors in the rubble of flattened communities a day after a 2-mile-wide tornado carved a path of destruction in Oklahoma.

  • BlackRock Buys MGPA, Creating $25 Billion Fund Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    BlackRock Inc. headquarters in New York City.

    BlackRock has bought private-equity real estate fund MGPA in a deal that boosts its presence in Asia and continental Europe.

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