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  • 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.

  • Trade Pacts: Not Too Exciting, but This One May Be Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    Free-trade agreements are usually not the sort of thing that get markets excited, so should the Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated be any different? If you're Japan, then perhaps the answer is yes.

  • North Readies Rockets; US Flies Bombers Over South Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    North Korea put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula.

  • A day after the Philippines got its first investment grade rating from Fitch, the Southeast Asian country's central bank governor told CNBC the upgrade was a "seal of good housekeeping."

  • China Bank Stocks Dumped on Tighter Regulations Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    China's financial stocks slumped on Thursday after Beijing's banking regulator unveiled new restrictions on wealth management products (WMPs) on Wednesday in order to reduce risk taking.

  • BOJ's Kuroda: Asset Purchase Limit Already Broken Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    The Bank of Japan will not bankroll government spending, but it has already exceeded self-imposed limits on asset purchases and will continue to do so, in a signal intended to deliver on promises of overhauling policy.

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