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  • US, China disagree over handling of Snowden Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sharply disagreed on Thursday over China's handling of fugitive Edward Snowden, who was allowed to leave Hong Kong last month.

  • Singapore Growth Soars 15.2% in Second Quarter Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    Singapore's business district skyline at dusk

    Singapore's economy grew a much stronger-than-expected annualized 15.2 percent in the second quarter from the first, its strongest showing in more than two years, data showed.

  • China Swaps Fireworks for Frugality at National Games Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:02 PM ET
    Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing, China.

    Fireworks are out and frugality is in at China's national games as edicts require officials to tighten their belts as the economy slows. The Financial Times reports.

  • Smog-Choked China Plans to Restrict Car Purchases Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Smog chokes Beijing in this photo taken June 5, 2013.

    China plans new restrictions on vehicle sales in eight more cities in hopes it can curtail its worsening smog problems as roads become choked with traffic.

  • Fish oil may raise risks of prostate cancer Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    In a recent study, fish oil proved dangerous for men who have high levels of the compounds because it raises the risk of prostate cancer.

  • China could 'shock' markets with big GDP miss Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    Weak trade data has led Lombard Street Research to warn that China could shock markets with a quarter-on-quarter contraction in GDP.

  • China Says Glaxo Executives Confess to Bribing Doctors Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations, China's security ministry said on Thursday.

  • Will China Experience a 'Hard Landing' in 2013? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:11 AM ET
    Beijing, China.

    So how do you think the Chinese economy fared in the second quarter? Cast your vote in our online poll.

  • China Slowdown: This Rival Could Be a Winner Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    As the world's second largest economy suffers a deepening slowdown, neighboring rival India could be a major benefactor from China's lackluster performance, say economists.

  • Bank of Japan Gives Markets Exactly What They Need Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:06 AM ET

    A lack of action from the Bank of Japan may not be what the markets want, but some analysts argue that a consistent central bank is exactly what the markets need right now.

  • Hedge Funds End Seven- Month Winning Streak Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Hedge funds around the world saw negative returns in June to end seven months of straight gains amid a broad pull-back in equity markets, with those in Asia ex-Japan the worst hit.

  • China's Smog - What Are the Economic Costs? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 1:39 AM ET
    Taken through a glass window, buildings are obscured by haze in Beijing, China.

    A report that increasing air pollution in China is cutting short the life span of people is yet another piece of bad news for the country struggling with decade-slow growth.

  • Who Just Unseated HP as the World's Biggest PC Maker? Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:55 PM ET

    China's Lenovo overtook U.S. tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to become the No. 1 personal computer (PC) maker in the world, according to two technology research firms Gartner and IDC.

  • JPMorgan Says It's Still Not Sold on Japan Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:36 PM ET

    When it comes to investing in the Nikkei stock index, one bank remains unconvinced by Japan's recovery story.

  • US Pork Producer Grilled Over Chinese Takeover Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:57 PM ET

    Senators sought answers from Smithfield CEO on whether the its proposed sale to China's largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and raise prices for American consumers.

  • Evacuation Began Only 90 Seconds After Asiana Crash Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Flight attendants aboard Asiana Flight 214 that still haven't been interviewed could help explain why the pilots initially told them not to evacuate the plane.

  • Gold Rout Boosts Sales of World's Largest Jeweler Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Shares in Hong Kong's Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group jumped as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after the world's largest jewelry retailer by market value reported strong revenue growth due to plummeting gold prices.

  • Why Are Chinese on a Wheat-Buying Spree? Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Rainstorms in China have sent Chinese traders on a global wheat-buying spree, providing support to global wheat prices. The Financial Times Reports.

  • US and China Talks Cyber Wars and Reform Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:57 PM ET

    U.S. appealed to China's self-interest on Wednesday with calls for deeper economic reforms including changes to the exchange rate policy and a halt to cyber theft of trade secrets.

  • Pol: US Risks Losing Pork Industry to China Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.

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