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  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:21 AM ET

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed in 2011.

  • Foreign currency bonds no panacea for India deficit Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    India, running out of options to avoid a currency crisis, may resort to selling a foreign-currency sovereign bond to raise foreign capital and finance a current account gap.

  • Is India moving closer to a ratings downgrade? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    The plunging rupee has intensified concerns over India's dreary economy and raised the question whether its sovereign credit rating may be downgraded to "junk" status.

  • Mobius: India not yet a buying opportunity Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:58 PM ET
    Mark Mobius

    Valuations in India's equity markets are cheap but need to fall further to represent a buying opportunity.

  • Wall street banks woo children of Chinese leaders Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:26 PM ET

    Wall Street banks have hired children of Chinese officials in the hopes that they can open doors and secure deals in the world's fastest-growing economy.

  • BOJ: We won't hesitate to ease policy again Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:19 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Haruhiko Kuroda has said he will not hesitate to adjust quantitative easing if downside risks from a planned sales tax or overseas economies increased.

  • Asia's miracle shows signs of wear Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    The sell-off gripping emerging foreign exchange and equity markets this week has exposed an Asia that has once again become susceptible to the rapid reversal of capital inflows.

  • Why this unloved market is due for a bounce Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    A sharp sell-off in India's equity market, hit by bearish sentiment towards emerging markets, now provides an opportunity to snap up shares in Asia's third largest economy.

  • Emerging market meltdown: what's happening? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:49 PM ET
    India's rupee has plunged to a record lows against the dollar.

    Emerging economies are facing several problems: stimulus is expiring, low commodity prices are likely to remain, and higher yields making it harder to borrow.

  • For Indians abroad, rupee's plunge is great news Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:54 AM ET
    Men wait at a currency exchange counter in Old Delhi. Indians working abroad are capitalizing on the weak rupee to send more money back home.

    While the free-fall in the rupee threatens to worsen India's economic fundamentals, the country's citizens living overseas aren't sweating it.

  • First India, then Indonesia... who is next? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    India and Indonesia were left the most severely battered in the selloff among emerging markets. Now analysts are concerned of a domino effect that could spread to the rest of the region.

  • Which emerging market stocks have it the worst? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:54 PM ET

    There's been no let-up in the 'taper tantrum' that has crushed emerging market stocks in recent months, a trend that could continue as investors turn cold on the asset class.

  • Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    China still doesn't have a truly mammoth, global brand. No Apple. No Samsung. No Ikea.

  • Territorial disputes – can Japan afford them? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:56 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Since border disputes with China and South Korea flared up, net exports had cut the growth of Japan's aggregate demand by almost a percentage point.

  • Several businesses have suggested that reports of the death of Australian manufacturing - battling a strong local currency, rising costs and cheap imports - are exaggerated.

  • Secret memo to Chinese party warns of Western ideas Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:54 PM ET
    China's congress

    Power could escape from the grip of the Communist Party, unless they eradicate seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society. The New York Times reports.

  • China crash risks ‘overblown’: Stephen Roach Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 6:37 PM ET
    China crash risks 'overblown': Stephen Roach

    Don't bet against China, former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman Stephen Roach says.

  • China's shift may mean coal's days are numbered Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    China's renewal of its carbon reduction targets, as well as reports that it is clamping down on coal production, has led analysts to turn bearish on the outlook for coal.

  • Indonesia is latest emerging market whipping boy Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    The country's benchmark stock index dropped 5.6% on Monday, its worst sell-off since September 2011 and the rupiah weakened to a more than four-year low against the dollar.

  • Distant bright spot for India's battered rupee? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    India's rupee has plunged to a record lows against the dollar.

    The battered rupee hit another fresh record low on Monday, and although most analysts see further weakness in the coming months, they say the currency's woes are set to ease.

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