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  • Why Japan Bond Market Swings Aren't So Wild Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:18 AM ET

    Markets are disappointed with the Bank of Japan's inaction to calm a volatile bond market. Perhaps they shouldn't be, analysts say.

  • Game On: Sony Gets a Reboot at E3 Show Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Attendees try out Sony Playstation 4 at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 2013

    Sony CEO Kaz Hirai made it clear he sees the console as one of the tentpole units that will lead the company back to prosperity. Early indications are Sony plans to do that by changing the closed gate philosophy it has held for so long.

  • A Silver Lining for the Volatile Nikkei Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Despite recent volatility, Japanese companies stand out in one aspect making the Nikkei attractive.

  • South Korean Women Struggle in Workforce Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 10:53 PM ET

    South Korean women have to overcome many obstacles at work after marriage and child birth. Long hours and lack of childcare force many to leave the workforce. The FT reports.

  • India Unhappy, but Unshaken by Rupee Plunge Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:41 PM ET

    For all the worries among investors and policymakers over the rupee's sudden plunge to record lows, the Indian economy may now be in better shape to handle a depreciation.

  • Sony Sparks Price War With PS4 Priced at $399 Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    Sony unveiled its next generation console priced at $399 on Monday, undercutting its rival Xbox, which had been launched just a few hours earlier, by $100.

  • Bank of Japan Letdown for Investors Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    After a month of equity and government bond market volatility, the Bank of Japan's inaction on Tuesday came as a letdown to investors expecting a more pro-active policy stance.

  • Major Reforms in Japan Unlikely: Mr Yen Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:49 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    With elections around the corner, former vice finance minister of Japan, says he's not hopeful PM Abe will announce any ground-breaking structural reforms.

  • Dreaded R Word Catches Australia Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:26 PM ET
    Sydney, Australia

    After 21 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the risk of Australia’s economy slipping into recession may be growing, analysts say.

  • Bank of Japan Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:06 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday kept monetary policy steady and revised up its assessment of the economy, unfazed by recent market turbulence.

  • Why Ex-CIA's Flight to Hong Kong Is a Brilliant Move Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    There are many reasons why Snowden's decision to come to Hong Kong could be foolish. But there is at least one reason it could be incredibly shrewd. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Is the Best Trade of 2013 Already Over? Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:53 PM ET

    Selling the Japanese yen has been one of the hottest trades of the year, but the currency's rebound against the U.S. dollar in the past three weeks has some questioning whether the short-yen trade has now run its course.

  • Nikkei Bull Run Over, Looking at 11,500 Now: Chart Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:46 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    How far can the Nikkei fall? It could well be to 11,500 and any rebound will encounter resistance.

  • SoftBank Raises Sprint Nextel Offer to $21.6 Billion Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    Japan's SoftBank said on Tuesday that it has agreed with Sprint Nextel to raise its offer for the U.S. wireless operator to $21.6 billion.

  • Lawsuit Against Baidu and China Revisited in US Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    Baidu headquarters, Beijing, China

    A U.S. judge has revisited a censorship lawsuit by pro-democracy activists against Baidu and China, even after China invoked its authority as a sovereign nation to block the case.

  • Top 3 Tech Stocks Are in China: Pro Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    The top technology plays around aren't in the United States, Light Street Capital Founder Glen Kacher says.

  • Gold’s Secret Enemy: The Yen Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Why the yen could be gold's single biggest driver.

  • In Hong Kong, Ex-CIA Man May Not Escape US Reach Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden's decision to flee to Hong Kong as he prepared to expose the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs may not save him from prosecution.

  • Are Markets Pricing In Hard Landing for Smartphones? Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    Samsung's stock fell victim to heavy selling on Friday that wiped out $12 billion of the company's market value on concerns smartphone sales may underperform market expectations.

  • An End in Sight for Japan’s Turbulent Markets? Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    After weeks of heavy selling in Japan's equity market and volatility in government bonds, a degree of stability is now expected to return with stronger-than-expected data.

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