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  • New BOJ Head Poised to Lead Regime Change Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:09 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Haruhiko Kuroda has long been frustrated with Japan's poor economic performance. Now, as the Bank of Japan's new governor, he can do something about it.

  • Samsung Gets a Head Start on Apple With SmartTVs Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Kim Hyun Suk, vice president of Visual Display at Samsung Electronics Corp., pose with company's F8000 series smart television in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea.

    Samsung recently introduced a new line of smart TVs that will make the TV interface more like a mobile device.

  • North Korea Eyed After South Korea Hack Attack Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed Wednesday, prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea.

  • Fortescue CEO Refutes $70 Call on Iron Ore Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    Extreme bearish forecasts for iron ore prices to drop to as low as $70 a metric ton are an overreaction to the oversupply situation in the sector, said the CEO of the world's fourth largest iron ore producer.

  • India Reassures on Reforms After Key Ally Quits Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:19 AM ET

    The Indian government said on Wednesday it was still able to pass reform legislation in parliament, a day after its biggest ally abruptly quit the ruling coalition.

  • BlackRock's Fink Sees Hope in Japan's New Policies Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:07 AM ET

    Japanese government policies to help kickstart its economy and ease the burden of long-term deflation are "on the right path," BlackRock Chairman and Chief Executive Laurence Fink said.

  • Fears of a China Hard Landing Make a Comeback Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:31 AM ET

    The biggest threat of last year - a hard landing in China - seems to have resurfaced with several banks highlighting the dangers that could still derail China's economy.

  • Singapore 2013 Growth Seen at 2.8%: Central Bank Poll Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:01 AM ET

    Singapore's economy is expected to grow 2.8 percent in 2013, according to a quarterly survey by the country's central bank released on Wednesday, higher than an earlier forecast of 2.7 percent.

  • Warning! China Stocks May See Double-Digit Drop Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:46 PM ET

    Chinese stocks are headed for a correction of up to 15 percent in the next two months, one technical analyst says.

  • ANA Wants Cash, Not Discounts, for 787 Grounding Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:37 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    All Nippon Airways, the biggest customer for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, wants the planemaker to compensate it in cash, rather than discounts on future purchases, for losses racked up since the aircraft was grounded worldwide in mid-January.

  • How China's New Premier Climbed Rungs of Power Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 10:58 PM ET
    China's new premier Li Keqiang

    Li's course has taken him from the grassroots to the center, from the head of the agricultural province of Henan, to the industrial province of Liaoning, and eventually to the very top of Chinese leadership. CaiXin Online reports.

  • North Koreans Evade Sanctions in Lavish Purchases Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 10:29 PM ET

    North Koreans appear to be having little trouble taking home the latest cameras, flat-screen TVs and other items from China despite U.N. sanctions.

  • Up Next in Global Stock Rally: Emerging Markets Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    The breakneck ascent of developed world stocks this year is probably over, but major emerging markets should gain strongly from here after a poor start, a Reuters poll shows.

  • Aussie Dollar Stages Quiet Rally, Thanks to This Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:04 PM ET

    Australia likes to think of its LNG projects as its very own Apollo Moon program, which is appropriate as they are likely to keep the country's currency in orbit for years to come.

  • Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site: Report Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.

  • Changing Teams: Adobe Tech Chief Headed to Apple Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Adobe Systems Inc. signage is displayed outside of the company's office in San Francisco, California, U.S.

    Amid a cold war between Apple and Adobe over Flash, a key player is changing teams: Adobe's chief technology officer is heading to Apple.

  • Commonly faked collectibles Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    No marketplace can filter out every fraudulent product from sellers who are unscrupulous or simply unaware. Here’s a roundup of commonly faked items in popular categories of collecting.

  • Some Manufacturers Say 'Adios' China, 'Hola' Mexico Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    An employee works on the production line at a Volkswagen assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico.

    With the yuan strong, some manufacturing companies are moving out of China and closer to the United States—to Mexico. USA Today reports.

  • Samsung Working on Wristwatch to Rival Apple Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    A watch phone? Sounds like something TV private eye Maxwell Smart would have. But as smartphone sales slow, both Samsung and Apple are said to be working on them.

  • Power Still Out at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    Four fuel storage pools at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have been without fresh cooling water for more than 15 hours due to a power outage.

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