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  • Toyota Regains Top Spot in Car Sales, Toppling GM Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 1:06 AM ET

    Toyota Motors regained the crown as the world's top selling automaker in 2012, posting record-high sales and beating rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.

  • Japan Leader Urges Swift Action From Central Bank Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowing to overcome what he called an economic crisis facing the nation, urged the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Monday to hit its inflation target as soon as possible, keeping up pressure on the central bank to make good its promise of bolder action to overcome deflation.

  • Trial of China's Bo Not Being Held Monday Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 11:02 PM ET
    Bo Xilai

    The trial of disgraced senior Chinese leader Bo Xilai, the central figure in the country's biggest political scandal in decades, will not be held on Monday as some media had reported, a court official in the southern Chinese city of Guiyang said.

  • Shares of China COSCO Holdings fell more than 7 percent in Hong Kong after the shipping conglomerate warned it would post a second straight year of losses in 2012 due to low freight rates and a weak dry bulk market.

  • This Is What Could Knock Euphoric Global Markets Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 9:38 PM ET

    Growing optimism about the economic outlook and a string of upbeat earnings has put global equity markets on a strong footing at the start of the year.But hold on, say strategists, pointing to a risk that investors are underestimating: a U.S. budget sequester.

  • China's central bank is signaling it is abandoning its traditional role in the domestic currency market as the ready supplier of liquidity, forcing corporations to bear more risk so that they learn how to cope with a more volatile yuan.

  • China’s Brokerages Turn Shadow Banks Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    Investors make trades on computer terminals at a securities exchange in Shanghai, China.

    Chinese securities brokerages have emerged as a crucial new link in the country's shadow banking industry, a development that underscores how financial risks are spreading more widely in China. The Financial Times reports.

  • A range of F&N's soft drinks

    Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore's prime minister and chairman of Fraser and Neave (F&N), will enter a new chapter in his corporate life - and could well leave F&N - as the group looks set to be taken over by Thailand's third-richest man.

  • Troubled Miner Bumi to Revamp Name: Board Source Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 7:22 PM ET

    Indonesia-focused miner Bumi will announce plans for a smaller board and a new company name as it seeks to break with two years of damaging battles between investors, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • For all the doomsayers predicting an end to its mining boom, Australia is pumping out more metal, coal and gas thanks to a investment bonanza that will peak this year, boosting exports needed to extend a jaw-dropping 21-year run of economic growth.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    Apple iconic iPhone is losing some of its luster among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success.

  • Singapore Traders May Have Manipulated Forex Rates Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    Bank probes find manipulation in Singapore's offshore FX market - source Internal reviews by banks in Singapore have found evidence that traders colluded to manipulate rates in the offshore foreign exchange market, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiries.

  • China December Industrial Profits Up 17% on Year Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    Labors work at a factory's workshop in Huaying, Sichuan province of China.

    Profits earned by China's industrial companies rose 17.3 percent in December from a year earlier to 895.2 billion yuan ($143.91 billion), official data showed on Sunday, as a fourth-quarter recovery helped offset poorer corporate results in the third.

  • Singapore Ruling Party Rebuked in By-Election Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 11:16 PM ET

    Singapore's long-dominant People's Action Party (PAP) lost heavily in a single-seat by-election on Saturday, a barometer of how the government is dealing with discontent in the wealthy Asian country over immigration and the high cost of living.

  • Japan's Yen Policy Under Fire Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Japan's economy minister rejected criticism on Saturday that his country's extraordinary fiscal and monetary stimulus program was aimed at weakening the yen and undermined central bank independence.

  • China and Japan Attempt to Ease Tensions Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 2:54 AM ET
    Disputed set of islands in East China Sea, referred to as Senkaku or Diaoyu islands.

    China and Japan have taken the first diplomatic step in easing tensions over a bitter territorial dispute that has damaged trade between the two countries and threatened to spill over into military conflict.

  • ANA Cancels Another 379 Dreamliner Flights Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    All Nippon Airways, which has the biggest fleet of Dreamliner jets, on Saturday cancelled 379 flights scheduled for Feb. 1-18, almost doubling the number of its cancellations since one of the planes made an emergency landing.

  • Analysts Wait for a Reason to Love Apple Again Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:18 PM ET
    Apple Store NYC

    Wall Street's love affair with Apple is clearly waning as the stock swoons, but some Apple analysts are just waiting for new reasons to love the stock again.

  • Homes of Pop Stars Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:56 PM ET
    Britney Spears speaks at a taping of We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston on October 11, 2012

    Some stars’ real estate purchases and sales are infrequent, and with other entertainers, the hits keep on coming.

  • China Tells Its Own Officials to Avoid Sex Scandals Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    The official news agency of the Chinese government has published an editorial urging Chinese government officials to avoid sex scandals and be "superheroes" when it comes to fighting corruption.

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.