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  • Third time's no charm for biggest Hong Kong IPO Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:25 PM ET

    China Everbright Bank shares fell by as much as 5 percent in their debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange, as investors balked at the high issue price.

  • More pain for the Australia dollar Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:43 PM ET

    The Aussie has been hit hard this year, and if Glenn Stevens has his way, the pain is set to continue well beyond the New Year.

  • Telstra to sell Hong Kong unit for $2 billion Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:29 PM ET

    Australia's Telstra has agreed to sell its Hong Kong mobile phone business to a company controlled by billionaire Richard Li for $1.8 billion.

  • For China, Christmas is now a season to shop Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 5:46 PM ET

    It’s not quite the Lunar New Year, but with each year that passes, Christmas appears to be gaining ground as a season for shopping in China.

  • BOJ stands pat on policy, keeps economic view intact Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:44 PM ET
    Shubiya district, Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and maintained its view that the economy is recovering moderately.

  • China surpasses UK in US deal scrutiny Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    Chinese companies have overtaken U.K. firms in the number of transactions reviewed by U.S. government for national security concerns. The FT reports.

  • End of boom? Not for Australia's iron ore miners Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 2:18 AM ET

    Australian iron ore mining seems immune from the spending crunch afflicting other commodities as a slowdown in Chinese growth cools a mining boom.

  • An unpolluted China? Don't hold your breath Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    woman walks with her child on a street as schools were closed due to the heavy smog in Jilin, northeast China's Jilin province.

    Solving China's massive pollution problem means money and the will to reverse years of environmental destruction. Experts say that will take a long time.

  • Marching higher once more: China cash rates Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes.

    China’s money market rates hit their highest level on Thursday since a cash crunch in June that sent jitters through global markets.

  • China shares may be cheap, but they could get cheaper Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:32 PM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Stocks trading on the China’s mainland exchanges are looking cheap, but as Beijing’s reform agenda kicks in, they may get even cheaper.

  • Ding ding: Taper tantrum round two? Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 9:47 PM ET

    Following the Federal Reserve's decision to scale back its monetary stimulus, should investors brace for an exodus of funds out of emerging markets?

  • This will be our biggest market by far: Airbus Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:44 PM ET

    Asia is set to become the biggest market for Airbus, the company’s CEO told CNBC following a deal to supply new aircrafts to Malaysia’s AirAsiaX.

  • Bitcoin price halves as China clampdown escalates Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    The price of bitcoin has plummeted by 50 percent after reports that the People's Bank of China is clamping down on the virtual currency.

  • China funeral company soars in HK debut Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:03 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Shares of Fu Shou Yuan International Group soared as much as 66 percent in their Hong Kong trading debut, leading a pack of first-day trading gains.

  • Citi picks AIA for Asia distribution deal Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    Citigroup has picked AIA as its partner in a deal that allows the insurer's products to be sold through the U.S. bank's network. The FT reports.

  • China-focused hedge funds buck market doldrums Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    Despite another disappointing year for Chinese equities, mainland-focused hedge funds have produced solid gains, outperforming their equity indexes.

  • AirAsiaX eyes connectivity with $6bn Airbus deal Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    Malaysian long-haul budget carrier AirAsiaX announced an order for 25 Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Wednesday.

  • Time to get over your fear of Chinese stocks? Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Man looks at share prices at an electronic stock board in Shanghai, China.

    US-listed Chinese companies delivered in 2013. Time for investors to get over their fear of Chinese stocks, even given the stock scams of the past?

  • China cash rates jump on liquidity worries Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    China's interbank lending rates jumped on worries over an impending withdrawal of liquidity, even as the central bank has held off injecting funds.

  • India central bank surprises by keeping rates steady Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    Reserve Bank of India entrance in Mumbai, India

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept interest rates unchanged at 7.75 percent on Wednesday, defying expectations of a hike after the inflation rate surged in November.

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