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  • Weak Japan Data Bolster Abe's Hand on Stimulus Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:32 AM ET

    Poor Japanese manufacturing data on Friday gave new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe more ammunition to push for big spending and easy money to salvage the world's third largest economy from decades of deflation and its fourth recession since 2000.

  • Bharti Infratel, backed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, fell as much as 12.7 percent in its trading debut after raising about $760 million in India's biggest IPO in two years, weighed down by a cautious outlook for mobile tower operators.

  • Singapore's Temasek Raises Stake in Olam to 19% Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:37 PM ET

    Olam International, which has been battling short-seller Muddy Waters, said on Friday that Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings had raised its stake in the commodities firm to 19 percent from 18 percent.

  • China Gets Tough With New Food Safety Laws Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 8:42 PM ET

    Beijing will introduce tough new laws to punish firms that flout food safety laws, the official Xinhua news agency reported, a significant move in China's struggle to get its abysmal food safety record under control.

  • Your Stock Tips for the New Year     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management recommends diversifying portfolio to hedge risks and maximizing returns in 2013.

  • Which Asian Market Will Outperform in 2013?     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management believes South Korea is set to perform well in coming years however Japan too has potential if reforms come through.

  • South Korea Factory Output Up for 3rd Straight Month Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:54 PM ET

    South Korean industrial output grew for a third consecutive month in November from October and at a much faster pace than expected, data showed on Friday, offering fresh evidence that Asia's fourth-largest economy is starting to pick up.

  • INR to Hit 51.50 Against USD: Expert     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says he likes the Indian currency as New Delhi doesn't mind a stronger currency. He expects the rupee to hit 51.50 against the USD.

  • Yen To Hit 88-87 Level in 2013     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says the Japanese currency will hit 88-87 levels by the end of next year but there will be a pull back in the very near term.

  • Sector Picks: Techs, Home Builders & Financials     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners likes tech stocks as there's a lot of capital expenditure on the sidelines. He also explains why he likes home builders and financials.

  • Market Confidence Is Getting Hurt: Pro     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says market confidence is at a very very low level despite the global growth story being still intact.

  • Toshiba to Sell 16% Stake in Westinghouse: Report Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    Japan's Toshiba is in talks with three parties to sell a portion of its stake in its nuclear power unit Westinghouse, according to media reports.

  • Indian PM Singh Says 8% Growth Target 'Ambitious' Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 3:02 AM ET
    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh struck a downbeat note on the challenges facing the Indian economy on Thursday, dubbing a five-year plan for average growth of 8 percent "ambitious."

  • Japan Finmin Seeks to Reassure Markets on Bond Issuance Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    Japan's new finance minister on Thursday sought to quell concern about the country's weak finances, saying the government will not rely solely on debt to fund economic stimulus and will try to limit new debt issuance next fiscal year.

  • Seoul, South Korea

    South Korea warned on Thursday of only a modest recovery in the economy next year while its central bank promised to focus on supporting growth for the time being, both bolstering expectations for more fiscal and monetary stimulus.

  • China Construction Bank Investigates Product Dispute Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    China Construction Bank said on Thursday that it is investigating allegations by investors that a clerk at the country's second-biggest lender misled them into buying a wealth management product that underperformed.

  • Profits at China's Factories Jump as Economy Recovers Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 9:56 PM ET
    Labors work at a factory's workshop in Huaying, Sichuan province of China.

    Annual growth of China's industrial profits quickened to 22.8 percent in November from October's 20.5 percent, official data showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs of a steady economic recovery thanks to pro-growth policies.

  • Mapping Key Global Risks For 2013     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Andrew Gilholm, Head of Analysis - Asia Pacific, Control Risks sheds light about the geopolitical risks facing the new regimes in Japan, South Korea and China.

  • Be Invested in Markets: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that diversification is key for your portfolio as it protects you from global uncertainties.

  • Why Chinese Firms Are Seeking Hong Kong Listings     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that mainland listed companies are looking to list in Hong Kong as a way to attract international investors.

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