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  • Singapore's leader vows to address voter discontent Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:54 PM ET

    Singapore's PM promised a "strategic shift" in his country's approach to "nation building" as he laid out plans to address widening income disparity and other threats. The FT reports.

  • China's brokerage faces punishment over glitch Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Everbright Securities faces tough sanctions as it apologized for a glitch in its computer systems that caused a spike of more than 5 percent in domestic stock indexes last week.

  • China's Bo Xilai to stand trial Thursday Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:19 PM ET
    Former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai

    The trial of senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start on Thursday, he will face charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power.

  • UK economy 'needs full-blown rebalancing' Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    One of the U.K.'s top business lobbying organizations has raised its growth forecasts for the U.K. this year and next after a better-than-expected round of economic data, but warned that unemployment will be "sticky".

  • Egypt: A graveyard of Islamist ambitions for power Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 4:19 PM ET
    A young boy accompanies activists of the student wing of Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) as they march during a protest rally in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in Karachi on August 18, 2013.

    As the army crushes the Muslim Brotherhood on the streets of Cairo, having swept away its elected president, Egypt is being portrayed as the graveyard of the Arab Spring.

  • Egypt stocks tumble 3.9 percent after bloodshed Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    A young boy accompanies activists of the student wing of Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) as they march during a protest rally in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in Karachi on August 18, 2013.

    Egypt's bourse suffered its largest one-day drop in four months on Sunday after hundreds of people were killed in a crackdown by the army-backed government on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Short ETFs: Bears perk up as market alarms sound Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    If you think the Dow's rise this year is unsustainable and a pullback is inevitable, there are ways for bears to bet on a bust. One is the short ETF.

  • Glencore to take up to $7 billion hit on Xstrata Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    Glencore in Baar, Switzerland.

    Mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to write down the value of assets inherited from Xstrata by as much as $7 billion, when it reports first-half earnings on Tuesday.

  • Too big to merge? Big Oil avoids acquisitions Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    A derrick hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    With record U.S. oil production, one could assume large oil companies have an urge to make a deal by snapping up smaller, more nimble producers, but analysts say it wouldn't be a good idea.

  • Egypt stocks slide on political bloodshed Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 5:28 AM ET
    A woman protestor chants slogans in front of a poster of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration condemning the recent deadly military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo Saturday.

    Egypt's stock market fell sharply on Sunday as it resumed trading after hundreds of people were killed in a crackdown by the army-backed government on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Fat mortgages still rampant in pockets of Europe Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Remember the days when you could take a mortgage big enough to buy a house and furnish it, a car to park outside and a holiday to celebrate? Those days haven't gone away in parts of Europe.

  • JPMorgan hit by bribery probe over Chinese hiring Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    Authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win business, the New York Times reports.

  • Can ETFs really cause the next stock market crash? Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Those exchange-traded funds that use leverage and benefit double and triple on stock market moves could cause the next big market crash, according to the Fed.

  • Honda wants to save America's endangered drive-ins Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The Japanese car company has launched Project Drive-In, an effort to rescue at least some of the remaining theaters that continue to operate once the sun goes down.

  • CEOs and public firing: A double standard Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    The stoning scene from Monty Python's "Life of Brian."

    "You shouldn't fire someone in public" seemed to be on everyone's lips this week, thanks to an episode at AOL. Of course when a CEO gets fired, it's always very public.

  • Ferry sinks in Philippines killing 28, over 200 missing Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 3:44 AM ET

    A ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday killing at least 28 people after colliding with a cargo vessel owned by a company involved in the world's worst peacetime maritime disaster nearly 30 years ago.

  • Muslim Brotherhood calls for more rallies Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
    Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi throw stones as they clash with security officers in Cairo's Ramses Square on Friday.

    Egyptian authorities rounded up more than 1,000 Islamists as the Muslim Brotherhood leadership defiantly called a week of nationwide protests starting on Saturday after a day of carnage.

  • Dovish or hawkish? Fed could make markets fly Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:23 PM ET
    Dove and Hawk

    The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.

  • Yahoo makes Webb permanent chairman Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 8:31 PM ET

    Yahoo named former eBay executive Maynard Webb as its permanent chairman. The move comes as CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround effort hits the one-year mark.

  • UTX admits error in Dreamliner assembly Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    United Technologies said one of its units was responsible for a problem with fire-fighting systems discovered in some Boeing Dreamliner jets.

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