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  • 'Cauldron' of Bad Luck Derails Nuclear Power Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    The North Anna Power Station, operated by Dominion Energy, in Mineral, Va.

    Everything seems to have gone wrong for the nuclear industry, which a few years ago was seen as a potential competitor to fossil fuels and was gearing up for a renaissance.

  • New Range Emerges for Gold Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    As gold faces pressure, Rich Ilczyszyn reveals the new levels that will matter to the market.

  • China Shaping Up for a Disappointing Quarter Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese economic data for April has cast further doubt over the recovery in the world's second largest economy.

  • India's April trade deficit leapt to $17.8 billion on a massive surge in imports of cheaper gold that will increase concerns about the current account deficit in Asia's third largest economy.

  • Weak Yen Remains a Wild Card for Japan's Growth Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:44 AM ET

    Even as Japan prepares to unveil first quarter GDP figures later this week, experts warn that further falls in the yen – which has been a key reason for the recent optimism in the economy – could pose a risk to future growth.

  • Is the Fed Prepping Markets for the End of QE? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:09 AM ET

    If an article in Monday's Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, the U.S. Fed is getting ready to unwind monetary stimulus. That prospect is unlikely to be as alarming for markets as feared, analysts tell CNBC.

  • China Industrial Output Up 9.3%, Misses Forecast Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    China's annual industrial output growth quickened to 9.3 percent in April, recovering from a seven-month low hit in March but still missing market expectations, data showed on Monday.

  • Carson Block: Why We Are Betting Against StanChart Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    Standard Chartered's asset quality is deteriorating and investors are miscalculating risk in the loan book of the British lender, according to Carson Block, founder of U.S.-based short seller Muddy Waters.

  • Bloomberg Reporters Admit to Terminal Snooping Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    The company said at least one reporter gained access to data on Goldman Sachs after complaints were made. The NYT reports.

  • AirAsia's Long Haul Unit Eyes $300 Million IPO Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:15 AM ET
    Air Asia

    Long-haul carrier AirAsia X, founded by entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, began meeting investors on Monday to gauge interest for an initial public offering in Malaysia Worth up to $300 million.

  • Feeling the Pain—Aussie Dollar Slips Below Parity Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 11:14 PM ET

    What goes up must come down. This is finally holding true for the resilient Australian dollar that has begun to show weakness against the greenback.

  • Taiwan's Tech Sector Runs Into Serious Trouble Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 10:03 PM ET
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Fostering innovation has become a mantra among corporate leaders and government officials alike in Taiwan this year this year because the island's huge consumer electronics industry has run into serious trouble. The New York Times reports.

  • China Sets Tone in Busy Week for Asia Markets Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:58 PM ET

    A slew of Chinese economic data on Monday will kick off another busy week for Asian markets as investors try to assess the state of play in the economic giant.

  • Coming Soon: Multi-Billion Dollars in Malaysia IPOs Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    The return to power of Malaysia's ruling political coalition is set to unleash up to $2.6 billion in initial public offerings over the next six months. The Financial Times reports.

  • Sharif Poised to Return as Pakistan Prime Minister Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    Nawaz Sharif, leader of political party Pakistan Muslim League-N

    Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government.

  • Indonesian Consumers Yield Growth for Investors Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    A shopper picks up two boxes of PT Indofood at a supermarket in Jakarta.

    Slower economic growth is dulling the outlook for equities, but consumer sector stays appealing in the long term.

  • Indian Companies at Center of Global Cyber Heist Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Two companies with major operations in India were the weak links that opened the door to a $45 million global cyber heist brought to light by U.S. authorities this week.

  • Coming Soon: Chinese Cars on American Roads Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 12:04 AM ET

    Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent of domestic automakers and their suppliers. The New York Times reports.

  • This Could Drive Platinum Higher, Very Soon Friday, 10 May 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    Platinum bars

    The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa's strategic mining sector may curb output, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal.

  • Lew Says Japan Must Respect Rules on Yen Friday, 10 May 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said Japan must stay within the bounds of an international agreement not to target exchange rates, after the dollar-yen broke through 100 and continued to extend gains on Friday.

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