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  • Is nuclear disaster looming in Japan? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members in radiation protection suits in Fukushima

    As the world watches Syria amid concerns of a U.S.-led military intervention, halfway across the globe a nuclear disaster could be unfolding with the potential for years of repercussions in Japan.

  • Are Singapore home prices about to ease, finally ? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    Singapore's government issued another round of cooling measures for its real estate sector, this time targeting the subsidized public housing market.

  • Is the Aussie dollar finally finding a floor? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    The Aussie dollar has been swathed in bearish sentiment in recent months, but the tide could be turning for the battered currency as analysts find reasons to be optimistic.

  • For China inflation hawks, it's time to watch pigs Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    The rapid rise in pork prices is developing as the main threat to currently subdued inflation in China, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Across China, skyscrapers brush the heavens Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:47 AM ET
    The Shanghai Tower (L), China's tallest building.

    China is planning to erect the world's tallest building this winter, and in record time. But the project's scale and speed have set off a burst of national introspection about whether leaders and developers have gone too far in their manic reach for the skies. The New York Times reports.

  • China expands inquiry on graft to oil industry Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:36 AM ET
    PetroChina workers at the site of an oil well in Xinjiang, China.

    China's drive against corruption moved into the oil sector, as authorities announced that executives of China National Petroleum Corporation were under investigation. The NYT reports.

  • Indian rupee plunges to another lifetime low Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    Indian artists call for help to save the sliding rupee.

    The Indian rupee fell more than 3.5 percent to hit a fresh record low of 68.75 to the dollar on Wednesday.

  • Syria casts 'big black cloud' on emerging markets Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:37 AM ET

    As tensions surrounding Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons intensified this week, emerging markets have taken a further pounding, dousing hopes for an end to the rout.

  • Chinese medicine viewed as poison in the West Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:29 AM ET

    Caution should be used with a number of traditional Chinese medicines because they could contain dangerously high levels of toxins. The Caixin Online reports.

  • Samsung's biggest fear? Becoming 'too full' of itself Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:18 PM ET
    The Samsung Galaxy Experience at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2013 in Chicago City.

    Samsung, with its lineup of Android smartphones has been overtaking rival Apple. But the boss of the company's electronics division says his biggest fear is to become complacent.

  • Son of Chinese general faces rape trial Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 7:56 PM ET
    Picture taken on August 20, 2013 shows Meng Ge (C), mother of Li Tianyi, the son of a Chinese general charged with rape, according to state media, outside Haidian court in Beijing.

    The son of a prominent Chinese general goes on trial suspected of involvement in a gang rape in a case that has inflamed public anger at spoilt offsprings of the elites.

  • Rupee's collapse confounds India Inc. Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 7:32 PM ET
    A man counts Indian rupee notes near the Bombay Stock Exchange building.

    Indian companies say the fast-falling rupee is driving up the cost of imports, forcing them to raise prices even as consumer spending plummets.

  • Nissan to build self-driven cars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Nissan, the sixth-largest automaker in the United States, announced Tuesday it will sell a self-driven car by 2020.

  • Samsung 'Galaxy Gear' may ignite smartwatch wars Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    The Samsung Galaxy Experience at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2013 in Chicago City.

    The next year or two will be a battleground for the new device everyone's talking about—the smartwatch. And Samsung is hoping to get a jump on the competition. NBC reports.

  • Emerging market rout fuels riskier Asia bets: Citi Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    The emerging market rout is hiding funds' fickle switch into riskier sectors as the infatuation with emerging Asia's rising middle class consumption story fades, Citigroup said.

  • India's Gandhi back home from hospital Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    Congress President Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi, the president of India's ruling Congress party who is widely seen as the country's most powerful politician, was back home from hospital on Tuesday, officials said.

  • South Korea's stocks and bonds have evaded the worst of the regional market rout, but can the so-called 'land of the morning calm' keep its cool?

  • Corporate India feels heat from the slumping rupee Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    India's corporate sector is under threat as the rupee's downward spiral exacerbates the debt burden of companies already battling feeble growth and sluggish demand.

  • Adultery website makes aggressive push in Asia Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Hong Kong's newest dating site is one that promotes and facilitates adultery. It may sound like an outrageous, community inflaming concept, but it's been going strong for over a decade and offers service in 30 countries.

  • Japan debt-funding costs to hit $257 billion: Report Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:16 AM ET

    Japan expects to spend a record $257 billion to service its debt during the next fiscal year, underscoring the huge burden created by the government's borrowings.

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