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  • Japan's Deflation Abates, Industrial Output Picks Up Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 8:56 PM ET

    Japan's deflation abated slightly in April and factory output picked up as a weaker yen and firmer overseas demand boosted growth, boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake the economy out of stagnation.

  • Sony Board Will Review Loeb Spinoff Proposal: CEO Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:36 PM ET

    The Sony board will examine activist investor Dan Loeb's proposal to spin off part of the entertainment business, CEO Kazuo Hirai told CNBC.

  • Walls Around Stock Research Are Crumbling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.

  • China's Grab of US Hogs Stokes Interest on Capitol Hill Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, is raising eyebrows among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.

  • Samsung Unveils Midtier Galaxy S4 Miniphone Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Samsung unveils a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, aiming to grab a bigger share in the midtier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.

  • Japan Public Pension Mulls Shift in Stock Ownership Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

  • Goldman: Carry On Buying Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.

  • Guess Which Country Is Growing Faster Than China? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:26 AM ET

    Southeast Asia's "rising star", the Philippines, stunned investors with first quarter growth numbers that outpaced that of even economic powerhouse China.

  • Japan Stocks Dive in Second Bout of Heavy Selling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:21 AM ET
    Stock board flashing Tokyo's closing rate in on May 30, 2013

    The second bout of heavy selling in Japanese stocks in as many weeks is not just about a strengthening yen and pulling-back from lofty levels.

  • Can Japanese Investors Resist 2% Yields in US? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

    For months Japan's domestic investors have defied expectations that they would pile cash into overseas assets in a big way. Now, with U.S. Treasury yields above 2 percent for the first time in over a year, the lure may be just too strong.

  • If Foreigners Are Net Japan Buyers, Who's Selling? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Data Thursday showed foreign investors remained net buyers of Tokyo stocks last week – a period during which the market suffered its steepest single-day sell-off in two years. So, who is behind the selloff?

  • China Shoppers Not Spending Enough Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:59 PM ET

    Retailers and policymakers have high hopes for consumer spending in China driving profits and growth, but industry watchers say it's not getting there fast enough.

  • Philippines Grows at Faster-Than-Expected Pace Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:18 PM ET

    The Philippine economy grew 2.2 percent in the March quarter from the previous three months, beating market forecasts, helped by strong domestic demand which offset weak exports.

  • South Korea Output Sets First Rise in 4 Months Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:27 PM ET

    South Korea's industrial output in April expanded on monthly terms for the first time in four months though the modest rate of expansion suggested that momentum remains subdued.

  • Lot of Pork: Smithfield Sold to China Meat Producer Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Smithfield Foods Inc. bacon sits on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

    Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.

  • Disrupting the World, One Device at a Time: Citi Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:07 PM ET

    Citigroup recently cataloged a clutch of new technologies, including mobile payments and energy production, that are disrupting markets and sparking innovation.

  • Myanmar to Quadruple Economy by 2030: McKinsey Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

    Asia's frontier market Myanmar is poised for huge economic growth in the years ahead, according to a new study by the McKinsey, that forecasts the economy could quadruple by 2030.

  • The Sun Will Rise: Why Investors Still Love Japan Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    A businessman walks in front of a digital share prices display board in Tokyo, Japan.

    Investors in Japanese and U.S. stocks may end up nursing the same hangover in 2014, but for now they probably won't let a little lull spoil the party.

  • Behind Apple's Bold and Risky New Hire Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to join Apple Inc.

    The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference was his latest big hire.

  • News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    As News Corp. prepares to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets, the publishing company's new chief executive said there are "relentless" cost cuts in store.

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