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  • Blasts fail to deter a rally in India Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 10:36 PM ET
    People seen rushing after six serial bomb blasts took place at the venue of Narendra Modi's Hunkar rally near Gandhi Maidan on October 27, 2013 in Patna, India.

    A series of low-intensity bombs exploded in Patna, targeting a rally featuring the opposition leader Narendra Modi. The NYT reports.

  • A central-bank week for Asian markets Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 7:32 PM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    Asian markets have plenty this week with Fed, BOJ and RBI due to hold policy meetings and economic data from the region's biggest economies.

  • Earnings growth slow at China's number two bank Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    China Construction Bank reported its slowest third-quarter earnings growth in more than five years as increased loan-loss provisions eroded profits.

  • Disney to open massive Shanghai store Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 8:49 AM ET
    File photo: Entertainers perform during the ground breaking ceremony for the Walt Disney Co. Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China.

    Walt Disney Co. announced plans to open a retail store in central Shanghai in 2015, representing the first move for the company into mainland China.

  • Japan scrambles fighter jets against Chinese planes Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo.

  • Japan Fukushima nuclear plant undamaged after quake Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 4:10 AM ET
    A satellite image of the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor following concerns over a build-up of radioactive ground water.

    Japanese authorities warned of an imminent tsunami just over 3 feet high for the Fukushima region after a major earthquake off the country's coast.

  • China leader promises 'unprecedented' reforms Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    A policeman patrols under a giant communist emblem on the Tiananmen Square on June 28, 2011 in Beijing, China.

    A top Chinese leader has promised "unprecedented" economic and societal reforms at the Communist Party's plenum meeting next month, state media reported on Saturday.

  • Is Samsung losing its earnings momentum? Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    As competition at the top end of the smartphone sector heats up, analysts warn Samsung Electronics could be starting to lose its earnings momentum.

  • Wal-Mart cozies up to China as it shelves India Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Wal-mart's decision to suspend expansion plans in India is a reminder it has a way to go before it becomes an attractive investment destination.

  • Is Samsung focusing on a rival to Google Glass? Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Samsung could be readying itself to release a product in direct competition to Google's Glass device, according to a patent application posted in October.

  • Boeing gets $20.7 billion deal from China-sources Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.

    Boeing has secured commitments for around 200 of its 737 Max aircraft, the upgraded variant of its short-haul planes, from multiple Chinese customers.

  • Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila.

    The Philippines' economic "sweet spot" may protect it from the next wave of concerns over when the Fed will begin to taper its asset purchases.

  • China dumping Treasurys still a real threat: Roach Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 10:14 PM ET
    Dollars and yuan notes

    Investors are failing to factor in the very real risk of China scaling back on its U.S. government debt holdings, economist Stephen Roach told CNBC.

  • China launches new benchmark lending rate in reform push Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    China has launched a new benchmark lending rate that guides commercial banks in setting interest rates when lending to their best customers.

  • Chinese paper repeats call for reporter’s release Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 9:39 PM ET
    A woman reads the New Express newspaper that on October 23, 2013 carried a full-page editorial with headline 'Please release our man.'

    A Chinese newspaper that publicly called on police to release a detained reporter has run a second headline demanding his freedom. The FT reports.

  • Japan inflation speeds up in September Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    A rise in Japan's key inflationary gauge Friday raised hopes its deflationary demons are long gone, but analysts told CNBC there was work to be done.

  • Singapore launches probe into penny stocks crash Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 10:31 AM ET
    Singapore Stock Exchange

    Singapore's central bank and stock market operator are conducting an extensive review of recent share price volatility in three companies.

  • Why the huge write-off by China banks is positive Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 3:43 AM ET

    While the huge write-off in bad debt by China's top five banks in the first-half is being regarded as a red flag, some experts say it is positive.

  • What keeps Singapore executives up at night Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 3:06 AM ET

    Industry competition, currency volatility and labor costs are the biggest bugbears for Singaporean financial executives.

  • LG profits hit by weak phone business Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 1:57 AM ET
    LG Optimus G Pro

    LG Electronics reported its lowest quarterly profit for 2013 as its mobile business slipped due to the cost of marketing its latest smartphone.

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