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  • Why Are Japan's Manufacturers So Bearish? Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:26 AM ET
    Nissan Plant, Japan

    The results of a closely watched business confidence survey in Japan defying the optimism reflected in a soaring stock market.

  • South Korea Vows Fast Response If North Strikes Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    South Korea will strike back if the North stages any attack on its territory, the new president warned, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill rhetoric from Pyongyang and the U.S. deployment of radar-evading fighters.

  • China Home Prices Up for 10th Month, Survey Shows Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    Average home prices in China's 100 biggest cities rose for the tenth straight month in March, challenging policymakers who are trying to cool record home prices with mixed results.

  • China March PMIs Rebound, Domestic Demand Shines Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:24 AM ET

    Stronger domestic demand helped China's factory activity to rebound in March, with new orders up sharply in a sign that the underlying economic recovery is strong enough to weather any risks from patchy export performance.

  • Decoding Chinese PMI—Watch Key Thresholds Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    To gauge the strength of the recovery in the "workshop of the world," there are three key thresholds investors should monitor, says one economist.

  • Singapore Property Prices Cool in the First Quarter Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 12:14 AM ET

    Private property prices in Singapore rose at a much slower rate in the first three months of this year compared to the quarter before, as government property curbs announced in January to cool the market dampened demand.

  • Panasonic Unit in US Bribery Investigation: Report Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 10:48 PM ET

    A unit of Japan's Panasonic is under investigation by U.S. authorities looking at whether the company paid bribes overseas to airline employees or government officials to help land business.

  • China Deaths Spark Fresh Bird Flu Fears Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 9:27 PM ET

    Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died this month after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before.

  • China Financials Still a Slow Boat for Reforms Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 9:12 PM ET

    China's financial reform campaign has indeed chalked up considerable victories, but it appears more time will be needed before additional and necessary reform measures take root. The Caixin reports.

  • Japan Sentiment Improves, but Reading Misses Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 7:54 PM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers improved for the first time in three quarters, according to the Bank of Japan's key economic indicator, the Tankan survey.

  • American Stealth Jets Join South Korea Drills Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 7:08 PM ET

    The U.S. has sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea to join military drills aimed in the face of intensifying threats from North Korea.

  • Japan Just Might Be Set to Open a New Chapter Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:57 PM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    If the Bank of Japan meets expectations and embarks this week on a radical policy shift to crush deflation, the meeting will go down as historic.

  • Three Major Chinese Cities Slap New Property Curbs Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 3:42 AM ET

    Beijing and Shanghai will implement strict property cooling measures as part of a central government crackdown on the overheated property market, Xinhua said on Saturday.

  • China's Urbanization Leaves Migrant Workers in the Cold Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Cheap neighborhoods in China are being cleared as part of a "urbanization" campaign. But in an ironic twist, the clearance of these "villages within cities" removes cheap housing for the very people targeted to fuel that migration.

  • North Korea to Enter 'State of War' With South Korea Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 10:29 PM ET
    A missile unit of Korean People's Army (KPA) (F) saluting during a grand military parad

    North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea in a continuing escalation of tough rhetoric against Seoul and Washington.

  • First Quarter Scorecard: How Asia Markets Fared Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Stock indexes in the U.S. have repeatedly hit fresh highs in the first quarter of 2013 providing stiff competition to Asian equity markets, which have had a disappointing year so far, in comparison.

  • How Distant Is Japan's 2% Inflation Target? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:29 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Falling consumer prices highlighted how challenging it could be for Japan to achieve the 2 percent inflation target, which analysts say is unlikely anytime soon.

  • Lessons From China's Rooftops Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:41 PM ET

    Environmentalist Terry Tamminen argues companies do better when government uses its considerable buying power to help make the sustainable product market.

  • China Factory Profits Up 17% as Recovery Picks Up Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:38 PM ET
    A welder works at Sulzer AG's factory in Shanghai, China.

    China's industrial profits grew 17.2 percent in the first two months of this year from a year ago, official data showed on Thursday, adding to signs that a burgeoning macro economic recovery is being felt.

  • Japan Factory Dip Surprises, Prices Sliding Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 8:30 PM ET

    Japan's factory output unexpectedly dipped in February and a fourth consecutive drop in core consumer prices underscored the challenges the central bank faces in engineering economic recovery and achieving inflation target.

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