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  • Is Asia poised for a sharp slowdown? Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    Pessimism about China's economy and uncertainty about Japan's attempts to end two decades of economic stagnation are reflecting growing concerns about these Asian countries.

  • Economist Stephen Roach

    Recent bearishness surrounding China's growth is just another "false alarm" and investors are focusing on the wrong data points to assess the economy's outlook.

  • Why Glaxo’s China scandal needed to happen Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:32 AM ET

    Regardless of what narrative may ultimately prove to best explain GSK's current problems in China, doing business in the sector for multinationals will never be the same.

  • China's central bank on Tuesday did something it hasn't done in five months: it actively injected cash into local money markets, easing concerns of another credit squeeze.

  • Indian Rupees

    India's central bank left interest rates unchanged Tuesday to support a battered rupee but said it will roll back recent liquidity tightening measures when stability returns.

  • Relax - China may weather Fed tapering, after all Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Contrary to widespread belief, a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's massive monetary stimulus would not be a big risk event for China, economists say.

  • Is Japan headed for another recession? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 9:34 PM ET
    A pedestrian holding an umbrella looks at an electronic stock board displaying the closing figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan.

    Even before Japan can stage a convincing rebound, fears are already building over a sharp slowdown, with one analyst warning of a possible recession next year.

  • Apple supplier accused of hiring underaged workers Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    One of Apple's big suppliers employed underage workers and pressured employees to work illegal overtime, according to a Chinese workers' rights group. The Financial Times reports.

  • China appears in danger of following Japan into the same kind of economic coma that Japan has been trying to wake up from 20 years later.

  • Abenomics setback? Japan industrial output falls Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output fell by a worst-than-expected margin in June, sparking concerns whether the government's radical economic revival plans are having enough of an impact.

  • Forget growth, China is contracting, experts say Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on June 24, 2013 in Huaibei, China.

    China's economy may be contracting, investment experts told CNBC on Monday. That's in sharp contrast to China's official growth assessment of 7.5 percent in the second quarter.

  • China's 260 million new spenders may save economy Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    Steps that encourage China's 260 million migrant workers to settle into cities should help turn them into urban spenders and underpin growth amid worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second biggest economy, a new report from HSBC suggests.

  • What might China’s government debt audit reveal? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

    China's audit of local government debt may find that borrowings have ballooned to 17.5 trillion yuan ($2.85 trillion) from 10.7 trillion at the end of 2010.

  • Credit squeeze in Asia worst since financial crisis Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:12 AM ET

    Bank lending conditions in emerging Asia have tightened the most since the global financial crisis, according to the latest survey from the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

  • Japan faces most crucial earnings season in a decade Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:02 AM ET

    Japan is gearing up for its most important reporting season in over a decade with key industry bellwethers due to report their earnings for the April to June quarter this week.

  • China, EU reach deal on solar prices Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:53 AM ET
    The boat's top deck is covered in 5,554 square feet solar panelling.

    China and the European Union defused their biggest trade dispute on Saturday with a deal to regulate Chinese solar panel imports and avoid a wider war in goods from wine to steel.

  • Oil may crack further if China data show slowdown Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 11:22 PM ET

    Benchmark oil prices may soften further this week if official data confirm China's manufacturing slowed to its slowest in 11 months, implying lower demand for primary inputs.

  • Volatility exacerbates market suspicion in Japan Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    The wild ride in Japanese equities this year has been driven by the hopes and fears accompanying the bold economic policies of PM Shinzo Abe. The New York Times reports.

  • Cambodia's ruling party wins general election Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 8:44 PM ET
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shows his stained finger after voting during the Cambodian general elections in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Cambodia's ruling party won Sunday's general election but with a much-reduced majority, a result that will be seen as a setback for authoritarian leader Hun Sen.

  • Company in crisis? Here's how Samsung stays on top Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    As margins shrink on tablets and smartphones, Samsung attempts to reinvent itself through disruption — again. The GloalPost reports.

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