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  • Central bank takes steps to curb rupee decline Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 1:17 AM ET
    Indian Rupees

    India's central bank announced measures late on Monday to curb the rupee's decline by tightening liquidity and making it costlier for banks to access funds from the central bank.

  • McDonald’s to bring Big Mac to Vietnam Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:36 AM ET

    Vietnam is finally set to get its first taste of the Big Mac after US burger chain McDonald's said it would open its first outlet early next year. The Financial Times reports.

  • Baidu to buy Chinese app store for $1.9 billion Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:04 AM ET

    Baidu, China's top search engine, plans to acquire app store 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion to strengthen its foothold in the country's highly competitive mobile computing sector.

  • Hawkish minutes won’t change Aussie’s downtrend Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:50 PM ET

    While the Aussie surged after the RBA minutes lowered expectations of further rate cuts, the longer-term downtrend in the commodity currency is still in place, says an expert.

  • A crackdown in China aimed at curbing distorted credit growth has triggered growing demand for the use of commodities as collateral to raise cash.

  • Australia moves to scrap carbon tax scheme Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:02 PM ET

    Australia's government moved on Tuesday to scrap its carbon tax and bring forward an emissions trading scheme a year earlier than planned.

  • Chinese court releases mom from prison labor camp Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:18 PM ET
    A Chinese court awarded damages Tang Hui, the mother of a rape victim, after she was sent to a labour camp for demanding her daughter's attackers be punished.

    A mom sent to a prison labor camp for speaking out against local officials has been released by a Hunan court. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Why China's slowdown spells trouble for Europe Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    Port Of Hamburg

    China's growth data may have been welcomed with a sigh of relief by markets, but it is unlikely to reassure Europe's powerhouse Germany.

  • Asiana to sue TV station over offensive fake names Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine the landing gear of Asiana Airlines flight 214 following yesterday's crash, on July 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    Asiana says it will sue a California television station that mistakenly aired fake, racially offensive names for the pilots of the flight that crashed in San Francisco.

  • Fuzzy numbers? Real China growth only half: Expert Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 7:43 AM ET
    A shopper counts Chinese yuan banknotes as he shops for fruit and vegetables at a market in Shanghai, China.

    The official economic numbers that China released Monday are dramatically over-estimating growth there, the author of "The Coming Collapse of China" tells CNBC.

  • Watch out: China's growth could fall to 4-5% by 2020 Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A traffic jam in Beijing, China

    China's economy will continue to slow, a number of high profile analysts said on Monday, forecasting that growth could fall to as low as 4-to-5 percent by the end of the decade.

  • Does Nissan risk losing business in 'Datsun' move? Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Nissan's move to drop its brand name in the cheaper car segment is garnering mixed reaction from analysts who say the carmaker could lose buyers with the unfamiliar 'Datsun' label.

  • China's economy slows for second straight quarter Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    China's economic growth in the second quarter of the year may not have slowed as much as some had feared, but a large degree of uncertainty about the outlook for the world's second biggest economy remains, strategists say.

  • China, Bernanke in focus for Asia markets Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

    For Asian markets this week, the direction of the Chinese economy and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy are likely to remain the key focal points.

  • Why aren't markets rallying over China's GDP? Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    China's highly anticipated second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data allayed some fears over a sharp growth deceleration, yet cheer was limited in Asian markets on Monday.

  • Mystery illness stalks the young in India Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:39 AM ET

    Doctors in India work to calm the convulsions and keep the children hydrated, but then have to watch helplessly as their young patients die. The New York Times reports.

  • China police say Glaxo broke law, execs detained Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 10:54 PM ET

    British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline used travel agencies and consultancies to bribe officials and doctors and illegally boosted the sales prices of its drugs sold in China.

  • Will a job market scare push Beijing to act? Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 10:47 PM ET

    A slowdown in China's job market is a major risk factor for policymakers, and economists say this could lead them to boost growth if there are further signs of deterioration.

  • Thrift trumps as Japan shoppers stick to bargains Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    "Abenomics" hinges on a pick-up in consumer spending, but eight months after its launch, it has yet to convince many Japanese to part with their thrifty ways.

  • Foreign firms in China feel sting amid slowdown Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 9:41 PM ET
    Shopping district in Beijing, China

    China's vast market for foreign goods and services, once seen by global companies as a modern-day El Dorado, is becoming a weight around their necks as its growth slows.

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