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  • BlackRock Buys MGPA, Creating $25 Billion Fund Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    BlackRock Inc. headquarters in New York City.

    BlackRock has bought private-equity real estate fund MGPA in a deal that boosts its presence in Asia and continental Europe.

  • It's Back: Shadow Banking Hits Post-Crisis Highs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    What Warren Buffett once called "financial weapons of mass destruction" are firing again, with securitization and shadow banking at post-crisis highs.

  • Wait. Didn’t Yahoo Try a Deal Like This Before? Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    As investors and analysts size up Yahoo's latest $1.1 billion acquisition, it is worth reflecting on the GeoCities deal, which has many similarities, the NYT reports.

  • Come On, Give the Aussie Dollar a Break: Pros Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    Australia's dollar has received its fair share of whacking lately and perhaps it's time to give the currency a bit of a break, currency strategists say.

  • Yoshikami: Low Cost China Is Old News Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:41 AM ET

    The low-cost advantage that China once enjoyed (at least in the East Coast cities called the Gold Coast) is starting to fade.

  • What Most Entrepreneurs Get Wrong Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:17 PM ET

    Some of Asia's most successful entrepreneurs confess to their most common mistakes.

  • Copper and S&P Part Ways—Which Has It Wrong? Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:55 PM ET

    The big divergence over the past few months in the direction of the S&P 500 and copper, which historically trade in tandem, has one strategist questioning which market is getting it wrong.

  • Are Treasurys Falling Out of Favor With China? Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:38 PM ET

    Reports that China may step up the diversification of its huge foreign exchange reserves is not great news for U.S. Treasurys, already under pressure from talk about an easing in the Fed's bond-buying program.

  • RBA Defends Rate Cut, Says Growth Still Sub-Par Monday, 20 May 2013 | 9:48 PM ET

    Australia's central bank felt it needed to cut interest rates at its May meeting because the economy was still growing at a below-potential pace and inflation was not a threat, minutes showed on Tuesday.

  • Economic Recovery, Made in Bangladesh? Monday, 20 May 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Nearly every rich country has gone through a "T-shirt phase" — an economic period in which poor farmers work in textile and apparel factories. Bangladesh is at the beginning of the race. The New York Times reports.

  • What the Silver Chart Is Telling You About Gold Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:56 PM ET

    The silver chart shows that those who are wishing for a rise in the gold price will be disappointed. The silver downtrend will continue and gold will follow.

  • Obama to Meet With China's Xi in California in June Monday, 20 May 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first meeting since Xi became president in March when they sit down for a June 7-8 summit in California.

  • Yahoo to Buy Tumblr, Vows 'Not to Screw It Up' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    Yahoo said Monday it will buy blogging website Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, in a bold move to make itself more relevant amid the explosion in social media on the Internet.

  • Business lessons from the Bloomberg terminal scandal Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Bloomberg's scandal offers uncomfortable lessons in how we do business in a digital era. We're also more tolerant of leaving behind our electronic data, and not calling out missteps.

  • Korea Goes After Chinese Tourists as Yen Falls Monday, 20 May 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    Japanese tourists to South Korea, the largest group of visitors to Asia's fourth largest economy last year, fell by 25 percent in the first quarter thanks to a falling yen. But not to worry - the Chinese are here.

  • Yahoo Board Agrees to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Yahoo to purchase Tumblr for $1 billion.

    The board of Yahoo agreed on Sunday to buy the popular blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, a signal of how the company plans to reposition, the NYT reports.

  • No Love for Precious Metals—Silver Gets Slammed Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    First it was gold, and now it's silver. The metal fell victim to heavy selling on Monday on U.S. dollar strength and as investors turned more cautious.

  • HK Stocks to Double by End-2015: Morgan Stanley Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:13 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley reckons the Hong Kong's stock market is poised to more than double to 50,000 by the end of 2015.

  • Thai Economy Contracts, Raising Odds of Rate Cut Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:38 AM ET

    Thailand's economy contracted more than expected in January-March from the previous three months, which economists said raises the chances that this month will bring a rate cut..

  • Volatile Bond Market Puts Bank of Japan in a Spin Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:28 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not expected to make significant changes at this week's monetary-policy meeting, although policymakers could use the opportunity to calm fears in the bond market.

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