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  • Bank of Korea Holds Rates Steady, as Expected Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    The Bank of Korea held interest rates steady on Thursday, possibly matching the analysts' consensus view that the cut in May was the last one for the year.

  • Shunning the American Dream to Return Home Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Asia’s economic development and a growing consumer class means the temptation to return home for those Asian entrepreneurs with a Western education is strong, experts say.

  • Fitch Upgrades India Outlook, Stuns Investors Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:00 PM ET
    Mumbai, India

    Fitch Ratings returned India's sovereign outlook back to "stable" from "negative" a year after its initial downgrade, surprising markets with a validation of the government efforts.

  • North Korea Blames South for Collapse of Talks Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 8:56 PM ET
    South Korean cars arrive from the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea

    North Korea blamed the South on Thursday for scuttling fresh dialogue that aimed to ease tensions between the rival Koreas.

  • Snowden Vows to Fight Extradition From Hong Kong Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency employee, told a Hong Kong newspaper on Wednesday that he plans to stay and fight extradition. The New York Times reports.

  • Where Has Talk of Currency Wars Gone? Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:49 PM ET

    India, Brazil and Indonesia have all intervened to boost their currencies. How much things have changed from a few months ago.

  • Look! Hot Money Is Fast Exiting Emerging Stocks Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Easy come, easy go - hot money is fast exiting emerging market equities, confirming worries over the negative consequences of ultra-loose monetary policy in the United States.

  • World's Oldest Person Dies at 116 in Japan Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:46 AM ET
    Jiroemon Kimura on his 116th birthday in April

    The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, died on Wednesday, Japanese media said.

  • Why Japan Bond Market Swings Aren't So Wild Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:18 AM ET

    Markets are disappointed with the Bank of Japan's inaction to calm a volatile bond market. Perhaps they shouldn't be, analysts say.

  • Game On: Sony Gets a Reboot at E3 Show Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Attendees try out Sony Playstation 4 at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 2013

    Sony CEO Kaz Hirai made it clear he sees the console as one of the tentpole units that will lead the company back to prosperity. Early indications are Sony plans to do that by changing the closed gate philosophy it has held for so long.

  • A Silver Lining for the Volatile Nikkei Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Despite recent volatility, Japanese companies stand out in one aspect making the Nikkei attractive.

  • South Korean Women Struggle in Workforce Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 10:53 PM ET

    South Korean women have to overcome many obstacles at work after marriage and child birth. Long hours and lack of childcare force many to leave the workforce. The FT reports.

  • India Unhappy, but Unshaken by Rupee Plunge Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:41 PM ET

    For all the worries among investors and policymakers over the rupee's sudden plunge to record lows, the Indian economy may now be in better shape to handle a depreciation.

  • Sony Sparks Price War With PS4 Priced at $399 Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    Sony unveiled its next generation console priced at $399 on Monday, undercutting its rival Xbox, which had been launched just a few hours earlier, by $100.

  • Bank of Japan Letdown for Investors Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    After a month of equity and government bond market volatility, the Bank of Japan's inaction on Tuesday came as a letdown to investors expecting a more pro-active policy stance.

  • Major Reforms in Japan Unlikely: Mr Yen Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:49 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    With elections around the corner, former vice finance minister of Japan, says he's not hopeful PM Abe will announce any ground-breaking structural reforms.

  • Dreaded R Word Catches Australia Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:26 PM ET
    Sydney, Australia

    After 21 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the risk of Australia’s economy slipping into recession may be growing, analysts say.

  • Bank of Japan Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:06 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday kept monetary policy steady and revised up its assessment of the economy, unfazed by recent market turbulence.

  • Why Ex-CIA's Flight to Hong Kong Is a Brilliant Move Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    There are many reasons why Snowden's decision to come to Hong Kong could be foolish. But there is at least one reason it could be incredibly shrewd. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Is the Best Trade of 2013 Already Over? Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:53 PM ET

    Selling the Japanese yen has been one of the hottest trades of the year, but the currency's rebound against the U.S. dollar in the past three weeks has some questioning whether the short-yen trade has now run its course.

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