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  • Dollar soars to five-year high versus yen Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:11 AM ET
    US one dollar bill showing the portrait of first US President, George Washington.

    The U.S. dollar hit a five-year high against the yen on Friday amid talk that the Fed could start tapering as soon as next week’s policy meeting.

  • Place your bets: China or Japan? Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:23 PM ET

    After this year's stellar rally in Japan's once-lethargic shares, is it time to start shifting bets to the region's other sleeping giant, China?

  • Another reason why Australians are lucky Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 9:21 PM ET

    On average, Australians enjoy the highest inheritance payouts worldwide at roughly half a million dollars per person, HSBC has found.

  • China: A liberalized superpower within a decade? Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 4:03 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the People's Bank of China in Beijing, China

    China's still relatively closed financial system could become fully liberalized over the next decade, the Bank of England said.

  • Art auction to test India's demand for luxury Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 5:44 PM ET

    After raising $25 million at its inaugural auction in China earlier this year, Christie's will tackle another first next week: an auction in India.

  • China goes after Qualcomm on antitrust Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    China has "substantial evidence" against chipmaker Qualcomm in an antitrust probe, state media on Thursday quoted a senior official at the price regulator as saying.

  • Get ready for China's next IPO tidal wave Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    The window is set to open again on Greater China, the world's largest IPO market. Market reforms have some 760 companies lined up to go public next month.

  • Dating in China to heat up? Tinder’s on the way Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    The CEO of mobile dating app Tinder has revealed plans to expand into China within a year -- a move that would involve a significant shift in strategy.

  • Asia-Pacific beats Europe in M&A space Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    The Asia-Pacific region has overtaken Europe when it comes to mergers and acquisition, taking second place this year to North America.

  • 8.6% China growth? What's Deutsche 'smoking'? Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:03 AM ET
    Pedestrians on Nanjing Donglu shopping street.

    Markets are underestimating China's 2014 growth potential, say analysts at Deutsche Bank, whose forecast is far above consensus expectations.

  • As winter nears, China is blanketed in green Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:46 AM ET
    A man sells cabbages at a market in Linyi, China.

    The stockpiling of cabbage is a vestigial impulse that speaks to an era of scarcity that still haunts Chinese of a certain age. The NYT reports.

  • Year winds down, but Hong Kong IPOs just ramping up Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:20 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on October 11, 2013.

    Hong Kong's market for initial public offerings (IPOs) looks like it's kicking into gear, just as the year winds down.

  • In the land of the holy cow, fury over beef exports Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    India's rioters were incensed over the eating of beef, which the country's majority Hindus have considered sacrilegious for at least a thousand years.

  • Quiet rally takes this Asian market to record highs Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    Malaysia’s stock market has outperformed Southeast Asian peers this year, with the benchmark index hitting a record, but can its rise continue?

  • iPhone market share quadruples in China Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:08 AM ET

    Apple's share in China's smartphone market leapt in October, making the iPhone maker the third-largest smartphone player in the mainland.

  • Trade settlement in yuan to grow by 50% in 2014 Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 3:36 AM ET

    The use of the yuan in cross-border trade settlements is set to grow by 50 percent to 6 trillion yuan in 2014, according to Deutsche Bank.

  • Deaths of Chinese laborers raised questions about long working hours and harsh working conditions at manufacturing company, Pegatron. The NYT reports.

  • China's hot messaging app may be good news for censors Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 6:25 PM ET
    People use their mobile phones as they sit inside a shopping mall in Beijing, November 27 2013.

    WeChat now has 272 million global monthly active users, quickly becoming the news source of choice for savvy mobile users in China.

  • Chinese IPOs: Hot, hot, hot! Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Chinese IPOs heat up...again! Massive growth potential, dissipated transparency issues, and a batch of positive deals have all helped.

  • Breakthrough rally for Chinese stocks (finally) Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 2:24 AM ET

    With the new year in sight, a number of themes are set to grip Asia in 2014 including housing prices, the Chinese stock market and social unrest.

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