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  • Indonesia grows protective of gas-rich islands Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 PM ET
    A view of rock formations at the popular Alif Stone Park tourist destination in Natuna Ranai, Indonesia.

    Indonesia is growing protective of Natuna - a scattering of 157 mostly uninhabited islands - amid regional tensions in the South China Sea.

  • Euro stumbles on Draghi dovishness Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank.

  • Is China about to step on stimulus pedal again? Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 11:50 PM ET

    As China's recovery loses momentum, expectations are growing that Beijing will unleash fresh stimulus to ensure delivery on its growth target.

  • Burger King in merger talks with Tim Hortons Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    Burger King is in talks to combine with Tim Hortons in a deal that would create a powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • Australia's BlueScope Steel profit misses forecasts Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 8:29 PM ET
    A worker leaves the BlueScope Steel refinery in Port Kembla near Sydney, Australia.

    Australian steel maker BlueScope Steel reported a sharp recovery in annual earnings on Monday but missed market forecasts for earnings and core profit.

  • Gap to open 40 stores in India Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Mannequins wearing Gap Inc. track pants stand in a window display at a Gap store in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    Gap raised its full-year profit forecast, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

  • Severe staffing crunch hits Japanese firms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    Japanese firms are finding it difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and eating into profits.

  • Thai junta leader Prayuth voted prime minister Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:52 PM ET
    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha (R).

    Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.

  • Awash with cash, world economies take turn for worse Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    In a world preoccupied by crises, the global economy has taken something of a back seat. But there are signs it is in trouble despite being awash with cash from low interest rates.

  • Japan carmakers mull Philippines production shift Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its plan to rebuild its car manufacturing industry.

  • Indonesia faces weak diesel imports for years to come Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:24 PM ET
    A station attendant refuels a car at a fuel station in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Indonesia is expected to take a third less of the fuel this year as demand from mining falters and biodiesel use in transport and industry grows.

  • Gold ends around $1,297 as dollar, equities rally Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Gold ended lower on buoyant equities and as the dollar strengthened after upbeat US data, while the market continued to eye geopolitical tensions.

  • US oil hammered to 7-month trough under $95 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, Calif.

    Crude hit multi-month lows on Monday, as weak demand and easing concerns over risks to supply offset fears about geopolitical risk.

  • PetroChina reviews push to produce LNG: Sources Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    A Petrochina gas station in Hong Kong, China.

    PetroChina is reviewing its multi-billion-dollar push to produce liquefied natural gas(LNG) to fuel trucks and ships in place of diesel.

  • China's carbon plans: oversupply darken outlook Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:22 PM ET
    Smoke is seen rising from a chimmny in the northern port city of Tianjin, China.

    As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, it risks repeating mistakes made by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.

  • Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed ageing nation Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    A customer shops in a Seiyu GK supermarket, a discount chain owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Tokyo-based company sees a new opportunity opening up in rapidly ageing Japan as parents who brought kids up on Kewpie approach their sunset years.

  • Asian labor activists team up to press wage claims Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Cambodian garment workers standing on a truck as they travel along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Labor leaders in Cambodia knew they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighboring countries.

  • Dollar gets no safe-haven love from Ukraine drama Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    The dollar failed to get a safe-haven boost despite news that the Ukraine-Russia conflict had entered a potentially dangerous phase.

  • Global tourist spend falls: Russia, China to blame? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    Spending on tax free shopping fell for the first time in the second quarter, data from duty free shopping group Global Blue showed this week.

  • Top metals user China taps Singapore Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Chinese metals traders have opened offices in Singapore, aiming to capture opportunities created by the exit of a string of Western banks.