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  • The Risk That Markets Aren’t Fully Bracing For Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Markets are not fully factoring in what weakness in China's economy means for the rest of the globe, analysts say.

  • Milestone: China Is General Motors' Biggest Market Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Despite signs of a slowdown in China's economy, General Motors posted record first-half sales there. The company's sales in China now exceed the total number of vehicles it sells in the U.S.

  • China Fears to Weigh on Europe’s Earnings Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    Analysts flagged China’s slowdown as a key risk to second quarter earnings season in Europe, as markets await numbers from U.S. bellweather Alcoa.

  • India's Tumbling Currency Matters, and Here's Why Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    The Indian rupee has been plunging for more than a month, spreading fear of a crisis. The key issue now is whether Indian equities will see major outflows as well, analysts say.

  • Samsung Still Asia’s Most Popular Brand Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:52 AM ET
    People interact with the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    South Korean tech giant Samsung holds on to the title of Asia's top brand out of 1,000 competitors for a second year in a row, beating key rivals such as Apple.

  • China Remains Stuck in Decline, Data Will Show Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:52 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    June inflation and trade numbers data out on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, are expected to confirm China's sluggish momentum.

  • Man Dubbed 'Godfather of Heroin' Dies in Myanmar Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:23 AM ET
    A heroin user prepares his syringe.

    A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" and slapped with sanctions for allegedly helping prop up Myanmar's brutal former military junta through illegal business dealings died.

  • Citi Sees Big Comeback for Emerging Market Stocks Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:56 AM ET

    Emerging market equities have taken quite a beating in the last few months, but Citi says investors are too bearish on the asset class and they're predicting a big turnaround.

  • Singapore Inquest Rules US Engineer Killed Himself Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:50 AM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    A coroner's inquiry in the city-state concluded on Monday that American engineer Shane Todd had committed suicide, a verdict at odds with his family's belief that he was murdered.

  • Hong Kong Sees No Shelter From Housing Storm Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:15 AM ET

    Slowing demand, higher interest rates and tight restrictions present a perfect storm for one of Asia's hottest property markets.

  • Chinese Shell Out Big Bucks for Imported Baby Goods Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 10:11 PM ET

    Chinese authorities are investigating a possible price-fixing for infant formula milk, as consumers pay premiums for imported products on fears that local ones may be contaminated.

  • A Busy Week for Asia’s Central Banks Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:32 PM ET

    It’s the turn of Asia’s central banks to take center stage this week after central banks in Europe hogged the market spotlight last week.

  • Japanese Bank Lending Hits Four-Year Highs Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Japanese bank lending marked its biggest annual increase in June, suggesting the BOJ's monetary stimulus and economic prospects are spurring fund demand for fresh investment.

  • Japan's Softbank Clears Final Hurdle to Buy Sprint Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.

  • Smartphone 'Saturation' Fears for Apple, Samsung Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Visitors look at new Samsung devices during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013.

    Depressing numbers from Samsung and HTC on Friday flagged concerns that the market for smartphone makers, including Apple, could be reaching saturation.

  • Funds Out of Asia? We See Capital Coming In: ADB Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    Concerns abound over fund outflows from Asia’s emerging markets on the prospect of Fed QE tapering, but the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says it is seeing capital inflows.

  • What Happened to Unstoppable Samsung? Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 1:39 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    Shares of South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung fell almost 4 percent on Friday as the company's second quarter earnings estimate did not meet analysts' expectations.

  • The Central Bank That Likes YouTube Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:42 AM ET
    Bank of Korea headquarters in Seoul

    The Bank of Korea (BOK) said Thursday it has opened a social media site on YouTube, marking the first time the central bank has joined a social network service (SNS).

  • Fed Tapering Won't Push 'Asia Off a Cliff' Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 11:03 PM ET

    The possibility of the U.S. tapering QE has resulted in big fund flows out of Asia, but the CEO of Southeast Asia's biggest lender, DBS, says its impact on the region is overstated.

  • Peter Chan Chun-chuen Appears In Court on July 4

    A Hong Kong jury found the lover of the late billionaire tycoon Nina Wang guilty on Thursday of forging a will naming him the sole beneficiary of her estate.

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