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  • Nuclear body declares 'emergency' at Fukushima Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:24 PM ET
    One of Tokyo Electric Power's (TEPCO) nuclear power plants.

    Abe is expected to call for a stronger response to try to stop highly radioactive water leaking into the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

  • China tourism set for boom like Japan in the '80s Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:37 PM ET

    Chinese travelers make up a sizeable group of consumers and talk of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy could make countries dependent on China tourism receipts nervous.

  • LinkedIn's strategy for Asia Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:20 PM ET

    Hari Krishnan, MD of APAC & Japan, LinkedIn, identifies expanding it's member base in Asia as the networking website's top priorities this quarter.

  • Loeb to 'wait and see' after Sony nixes spin-off Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Billionaire investor Dan Loeb's Third Point is taking a "wait-and-see approach" after Sony on Monday evening rejected its plan to spin off the company's entertainment business.

  • Is China heading for a fall? Just look to the skies Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    A view of the under-construction Shanghai Tower

    The near-completion of the Shanghai Tower and the beginning of work on the world's tallest building in Changsha could be clear signs that the Chinese economy is heading for a fall.

  • Raghuram Rajan: India's next central bank governor Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    India named Raghuram Rajan, a former IMF chief economist who in 2005 predicted the global financial crisis, to lead its central bank as the country struggles to defend a rupee that hit a record low on Tuesday.

  • Why keeping up with the Joneses just got tougher Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A shopper in Shanghai

    Emerging middle class-consumers in countries such as India and China are pushing up prices for everything from food to diamonds.

  • Should Kuroda be more like Draghi? Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:25 AM ET

    Most analysts expect no change to BOJ monetary policy this week, but governor Haruhiko Kuroda's style of communication could come under scrutiny, according to one analyst.

  • Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered took a $1 billion hit on the value of its Korean business on Tuesday, pulling its first half profits down nearly 16 percent from a year ago.

  • Why the Australian dollar trade is a 'simple short' Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 3:42 AM ET

    According to technical analysis, there is simply no reason to hold the Australian dollar. Chartist Daryl Guppy explains.

  • Sony to Dan Loeb: Thanks, but no thanks Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Sony has rejected Dan Loeb's call to spin off its entertainment business, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Activity in BRICs shrinks for first time in 4 years Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:58 PM ET

    Manufacturing activity in emerging markets fell to a post-financial crisis low in July as output contracted in its four largest economies for the first time since March 2009, says HSBC.

  • A satellite image of the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor following concerns over a build-up of radioactive ground water.

    Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency," the country's nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

  • Sales tax hike will hurt Japan but must happen: IMF Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:30 PM ET

    Japan's upcoming consumption tax hike will hurt growth, but it's a necessary sacrifice, said Jerry Schiff, mission chief for Japan at the International Monetary Fund.

  • Gold miners: we aren't in ‘dire straits’ Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    The recent crash in gold prices has triggered concerns over the future of the bullion market, but mining executives in Australia insist that the industry is not in "dire straits."

  • Australia interest rates to go lower, for longer Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:44 PM ET
    Sydney, Australia

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) holds its August policy meeting on Tuesday and is considered almost certain to cut rates a quarter point to 2.5 percent.

  • HSBC shares tumble as profit disappoints Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    HSBC, one of the world's largest banks, suffered a hit to its share price on Monday morning after posting disappointing results.

  • Why emerging markets could sell off again Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    The risk that the Federal Reserve starts winding down its asset purchases sooner rather than later could spark another emerging market sell-off, analysts told CNBC, with some countries better placed to deal with higher real U.S. interest rates than others.

  • Is China starting a new era of corporate crackdown? Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    High-profile actions against Western companies in China in recent months suggest the world's second-biggest economy is starting a new era of toughness on corruption.

  • Dumex baby formula, which uses the New Zealand dairy company Fonterra as its raw material supplier, at a store in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province on August 5, 2013.

    China has halted the import of all milk powder from New Zealand and Australia, after Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter, said it had found bacteria in some products that could cause botulism, a potentially fatal disease.

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