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  • Why the Hang Seng Could Face Big Losses Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 8:45 PM ET

    As with a number of regional markets its important to recognize that the Hang Seng's decline started before the Japanese earthquake. Charting Asia's Daryl Guppy believes the market is set for further downsides.

  • Charting Asia | Hang Seng Index Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 8:23 PM ET
  • Crises in Japan Ripple Across Global Economy Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    80-year-old Sumi Abe is rescued from her destroyed house nine days after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 20, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.

    In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.

  • Markets: Not As Bad As Lehman, Far Better Than 1987 Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Despite serious worries stemming from the deteriorating situation in Japan, the futures aren't predicting U.S. equities to react as violently as they did to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.

  • A Warning as Markets Cool in Asia Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    Bangladeshi police look on as a crowd of investors shout slogans during a protest in front of The Dhaka Stock Exchange in Dhaka.

    Stock markets in India and a handful of other, smaller Asian countries, which surged last year as foreign investors bet on their fast growth, are starting to remind investors of the risks involved. The NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Is Hong Kong building to another property bubble? Virtually everyone in the city wants to know. It’s the topic of top-level governmental discussion as well as chatter over dim sum at lunch.

  • 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
    Mumbai, India

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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.

  • 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.

  • Europe’s Debt Crisis Is Casting a Shadow Over China Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The pain of the European debt crisis is spreading, with the plummeting euro making Chinese companies less competitive in Europe, their largest market, and complicating any move to break the Chinese currency’s peg to the dollar.

  • Foreign Companies Chafe at China’s Restrictions Sunday, 16 May 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

    Foreign companies doing business in China are increasingly feeling as if the deck is stacked against them. The New York Times explains.

  • Yuan Policy Change May Be Announced in Days Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:47 AM ET
    Yuan

    The Chinese government is very close to announcing a revision of its currency policy in the coming days that will allow greater variation in the value of its currency combined with a small but immediate jump in its value against the dollar, the New York Times reported.

  • Market Defies Fear of Real Estate Bubble in China Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 10:10 AM ET
    Apartments in China

    Everyone agrees China is in the middle of a spectacular real estate boom. The question is whether it is in the middle of a rapidly growing real estate bubble. The New York Times reports.

  • Charting Asia: The Dow's Stress Test Rally Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 1:42 AM ET

    The debate rages on — Is this a new bull market or just a bear market rally? Have we bottomed out? Are the markets turning for real? Let's see what the charts have to say.

  • Asian Stocks Overcome Gloom to Swing Back to Black Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks edged up Monday, holding near a six-month peak struck last week and withstanding an early bout of profit-taking as investors eyed a slew of corporate earnings reports around the world this week.

  • Asian Markets Waver on Mixed Signs of Recovery Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday and the yen slipped, after upbeat results from JPMorgan and Google kept a revival of risk taking alive, with shares outside Japan on track for a sixth week of gains.

  • Chinese GDP Figures Weigh on Asian Markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:26 AM ET

    Asian stocks pulled back from a six-month high Thursday, while the safe-haven yen gained after China posted its slowest ever quarterly growth in a signal of the frailty of the global economy.