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  • Singapore may suffer from neighbor's currency woes Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 12:52 AM ET

    Singapore, a hot spot for tourism in Asia, may begin to feel the heat of the currency turmoil afflicting neighboring economies as the cost for regional visitors skyrockets.

  • Wang Jianlin

    China's property market is unlikely to take a hit from tighter liquidity when the Fed pursues the tapering of its bond buying program.

  • Deutsche Bank in Tokyo anti-bribery probe Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:34 PM ET

    Japanese regulators are scrutinizing Deutsche Bank over concerns that its employees broke Japan's anti-bribery rules.

  • Australia business confidence hits a 2-year high Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:10 PM ET
    Office employees, Sydney

    Australian business confidence surged in August as firms hoped a Federal election would put an end to political uncertainty.

  • Here's what could stall the rise in dollar/yen Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:56 PM ET

    Forget the Hindenburg Omen as a precursor of disaster. The head and shoulder pattern is more reliable and this has developed in the dollar-yen chart.

  • Is Japan the only winner of the G20 meeting? Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:07 PM ET

    Despite all the talk about Syria at last week's G20 meeting, there are some real gems for longer-term investment strategists.

  • India's crisis a 'wake-up call': Stephen Roach Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    Stephen Roach said he was turning bearish on India, and warned that the country's recent currency crisis should prove a "wake-up call" for investors.

  • Four men found guilty in Indian gang-rape trial Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Indian policemen escort a juvenile accused in the December 2012 gang-rape of a student.

    Four men were found guilty on Tuesday of the rape of a woman on a bus in the Indian capital and her murder.

  • The Japanese city of Fukuoka

    A rebound in Japan's real estate market is driving investors to take on more risk by buying office buildings far from Tokyo's prime districts.

  • China’s coal addiction: Why it could ease by 2015 Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 8:34 AM ET

    China-driven demand for coal had seen it tipped to overtake oil as the biggest global fuel by 2030, but increasingly loud signals from Beijing suggest that its coal consumption may be close to the peak.

  • Emerging market currency crash: Who’s to blame? Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Emerging markets' currencies are crashing, and their central banks are busy tightening policy, trying to stabilize the financial markets. Who is to blame for this state of affairs?

  • Thai Airways plane skids off runway; 14 hurt Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    A Thai Airways plane carrying more than 280 people skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok's main airport, injuring 14 passengers.

  • Shanghai surprise: Upbeat data get thumbs up Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    Sentiment towards China has definitely turned a corner following the latest batch of data from the world's second-largest economy.

  • Revival of 'Olympic' proportions coming for Japan? Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    The stars appear to be realigning for Japan after winning a highly-contested race to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and posted revised second-quarter growth figures.

  • Syria’s other key ally: North Korea Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    The Obama administration's push for a military strike against Syria has highlighted the regimes that support Assad, including a distant ally: North Korea. The Global Post reports.

  • Australia's election campaign is over – signaling a boost to business confidence that could encourage the RBA to delay another interest rate cut.

  • More China data on tap this week Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 9:27 PM ET

    Economic data from China, central bank meetings in Indonesia and the Philippines, and inflation and trade numbers from India are in the lineup.

  • Japan growth revised up sharply for second quarter Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Shoppers in the shopping district of Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's economy expanded much faster than initially expected in the second quarter, heightening the case for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to proceed with a planned sales tax hike next year.

  • China's inflation data add to optimism, shares rise Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 9:39 PM ET

    China's annual consumer inflation rate rose 2.6 percent in August, official data showed on Monday, in line with market expectations and little changed from the previous month's 2.7 percent rise.

  • McLaren revs up its engines in China Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 10:49 PM ET

    British manufacturer McLaren opens its showroom doors in China as it races to catch up with rivals in the world's second-largest luxury car market.

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