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  • Forget the Volatility, Nikkei May Test 17,000: Chart Monday, 27 May 2013 | 9:55 PM ET

    The recent sell-off in the Nikkei is just a correction with the uptrend intact is what the charts point to.

  • China’s Millennials Face Tough Job Market Monday, 27 May 2013 | 9:39 PM ET
    Young jobseekers in China

    In the U.S., employment outlook is finally starting to look up for the millennials. In China, however, this is not the case. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Chinese Firm Behind Group Bidding for Club Med Monday, 27 May 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    That could be the future for Club Med, the French resort operator, which said Monday that it had received a $700 million buyout offer led by its two largest shareholders. The New York Times reports.

  • A survey of thousands of international employers shows one in four struggling to fill vacancies, despite soaring unemployment in Europe and beyond.

  • China, Germany Could Be 'Dream Team': Premier Li Monday, 27 May 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    China is ready to open up new sectors of its economy to Germany, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, in comments that highlight Beijing's drive for a special bilateral partnership with Berlin bypassing the EU.

  • Is It All Downhill for Commodity Currencies? Monday, 27 May 2013 | 4:21 AM ET

    The recent sell-off in commodity currencies triggered by a fall in demand for resources and the rush to buy U.S. dollar, may continue, say analysts, as the need to diversify capital dwindles.

  • The winner of England's Football League Championship will come away 120 million pounds ($181 million) richer, according to sports business analysts who called it "the biggest financial prize in football".

  • Sell-Off Is Clear ‘Warning Shot’ for Nikkei: Pro Monday, 27 May 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

    While optimism among Japan bulls appears to be largely intact since last week's sell-off, Kingsley Jones of investment advisory Jevons Global believes it's time to be "really cautious" on this market.

  • China's industrial profits growth quickened in April, though the government noted that the pickup was due mainly to a low comparative base, indicating the country still faces tough times.

  • Two Big Asian Rivals Start ‘Beautiful Friendship’ Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    One trader believes Chinese Prime Minster Li Keqiang's visit to India last week was mostly about trade.

  • Hard to See Smooth QE Exit in US, Japan: Dallara Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:21 PM ET

    It's difficult to see a smooth exit out of quantitative easing in the world's largest economy, the U.S. or Japan, said Charles Dallara, former managing director of the Institute of International Finance.

  • Reforms Critical in 'Abenomics': World Bank Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:07 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical economic policies may have instilled confidence among investors, but structural reforms will be key going forward, according to the World Bank.

  • Data to Show Signs of Life in Japan’s Economy? Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:54 PM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    A slew of economic data from Japan is likely to be in focus for Asian markets this week.

  • China Struggles to Find New Chief for Wealth Fund Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    China is struggling to find a new head for its $500 billion sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job out of fear it would prove a poisoned chalice. The Financial Times reports.

  • Stars Galore at Social Media Awards     Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    The glitterati of the social media world were recently in Singapore for the Social Star Awards.

  • Rise In Japan Bond Yields Manageable: Kuroda Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:12 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the country's financial institutions have sufficient buffers against losses they may incur from rises in bond yields.

  • Time to Talk: China, EU to Discuss Trade Disputes Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    China will hold informal talks with the European Commission on Monday to try to defuse a trade row.

  • Henrik Fisker Joins Tycoon to Salvage Car Company Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    Henrik Fisker

    Henrik Fisker is working with an investor group to salvage Fisker Automotive, the "green" car company he co-founded nearly six years ago.

  • Immigration Bill 'Could Create DMZ' Like Korea Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Immigration reform takes a big step to becoming law, but some experts worry that the emphasis on security could create a demilitarized zone.

  • This Could Devastate India’s Prized IT Sector Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

    India's prized $108 billion IT services sector is on a "knife edge" in the face of a looming vote on the U.S. immigration reform bill that threatens the very business model the industry thrives on, says Nomura.

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