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  • China Downturn Could Be 'Most Drawn-Out' Since '90s Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 11:25 PM ET

    The downturn in the world's second largest economy, China, could be the most drawn-out since the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, said a new report.

  • Are North Korea Firms Stashing Cash in Tax Havens? Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 10:39 PM ET
    Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    Ghost companies set up in international tax havens could be sheltering the North Korean regime's fortune, an investigation by South Korean journalists report. The GlobalPost reports.

  • A Central Bank Heavy Week for Asian Markets Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:43 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The week ahead in Asia will see a raft of central bank meetings, starting off with Japan and followed by Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines.

  • Abenomics Success? Japan Revises Growth Upwards Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:26 PM ET
    A woman looks at cosmetics at Ameyoko market in Tokyo, Japan. The government revised annualized GDP growth for January-March to 4.1 percent from an earlier reading of 3.5 percent on Monday.

    Japan has revised annualized gross domestic product growth (GDP) for January-to-March to 4.1 percent from a preliminary reading of 3.5 percent, official data showed on Monday.

  • Two Koreas Open First Official Talks in Two Years Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 8:08 PM ET
    In this photo taken on Monday, April 23, 2012, North Korean soldiers stand guard on the demarcation line of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two halves of the Korean peninsula at Panmunjom, North Korea. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    North and South Korea opened their first official talks in two years on Sunday at a border village "without argument", building on an easing in tensions from nearly daily threats.

  • Oil to Rise as Markets Digest Payrolls, China Data Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:32 PM ET

    Crude prices are likely to extend last week's rally even as markets weigh the modest improvement in the U.S. payroll numbers against worrying economic data out of China at the weekend, a CNBC sentiment survey showed.

  • Japan's Abe Unveils Plans to Cut Taxes Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday the government would decide on tax cuts in autumn to encourage companies to boost capital expenditure as part of sweeping reforms to revive the economy.

  • US and China Remain Divided on Cyberspying Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 4:39 AM ET
    Barack Obama (R) and Xi Jinping

    After two days of talks, President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China moved closer on North Korea, but remaining sharply divided over cyberespionage, the New York Times reports.

  • China Data: Latest Figures Fuel Weakness Fears Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 3:48 AM ET

    China's growth could slow further after data released on Sunday showed subdued activity right across the economy in May in the face of sustained global weakness, raising the possibility of interest rate cuts.

  • Cybersecurity Talks: Obama, Xi Cover Thorny Issues Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 7:31 AM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping launched straight into discussing hard issues at an informal summit, and may delve deeper when they meet again on Saturday.

  • China Trade Data Raise Growth Fears Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    A container port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.

    China's exports posted their lowest growth rate in almost a year in May while imports unexpectedly fell, underlining concerns about slowing growth in the world's second largest economy.

  • SoftBank Eyes Merger With T-Mobile as 'Plan B' Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 12:25 AM ET

    SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a possible deal for T-Mobile US, as the Japanese company looks for alternatives if its $20.1 billion deal with Sprint Nextel falls apart.

  • Samsung Sheds $12 Billion on Smartphone Fears Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    Samsung lost $12 billion in market value on Friday, hit by downgrades that have underscored concerns about slowing sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone.

  • Investors Dump Japan, but Soros May Be Buying Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 3:16 AM ET
    George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management

    Even as Japan's stock index flirted with bear territory on Friday and then closed more than 6 percent lower for the week, there was some good news for the beaten-down Nikkei.

  • Japan's Neighbor Suffers Brunt of 'Abenomics' Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:22 AM ET
    Seoul, South Korea

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies to revive Japan's economy are proving to be problematic for neighboring South Korea, said the head of the country's financial regulator.

  • Fed Tapering Could Mean Instant Problems for China Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Any Fed tapering of bond buying could lead to a liquidity squeeze in the world's second largest economy.

  • Oil to Gain If Hardliner Wins ‘Pivotal’ Iran Vote Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:46 PM ET

    Benchmark crude oil prices may rise in the second half of this year if Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and frontrunner in presidential elections, wins the vote scheduled for June 14.

  • China Firm Nears Deal for James Bond Yacht Maker Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:14 PM ET
    Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group

    A Chinese firm is close to buying Britain's largest luxury yacht maker by sales, underscoring China's growing appetite for European luxury assets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Dollar-Yen Shake-Out Could Be Just the Start Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    Strategists say the wild currency moves in the dollar-yen may be far from over.

  • China Signals Willingness to Tolerate 7% Growth Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:56 PM ET
    China's new President Xi Jinping (R) talks with former President Hu Jintao (L) on March 14, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    China's new leaders have adopted a greater tolerance for a slowdown in the economy than their predecessors and are likely to allow quarterly growth to slip as far as 7 percent before triggering fresh stimulus.

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