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  • ANA Investors Look Past Dreamliner's Woes Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    All Nippon Airways, Asia's top airline by revenue, has cancelled close to 850 flights over a 4-week period and rescheduled more than 82,000 passengers due to the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet with undiagnosed battery problems.

  • Lenovo Logs Record Quarterly Profit, Beats Forecasts Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    China's Lenovo Group, on track to become the world's top maker of personal computers, reported a record quarterly profit, up by a third from a year earlier, as it gained more share in the PC market and made inroads in the smartphone business.

  • Singapore’s High Cost of Living Comes at a Cost Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:32 AM ET
    The Helix Bridge and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

    As rising prices threaten high living standards, this Asian financial hub may be at risk of becoming a victim of its own success.

  • Correction Looms for Euphoric Aussie Markets Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:47 AM ET

    Investors have been reaping the benefits of a bull run on the Australian Securities Exchange, but a correction is looming and they should take heed, said analysts.

  • LG Misses Forecasts as TV Profits Tumble Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    LG Electronics fell short of consensus forecasts in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, with profits in its TV division tumbling to around one tenth of year-earlier levels as the world's No.2 TV maker bumped up promotional spending in the year-end holiday season.

  • Abenomics Overrated, Time to Underweight Japan Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:17 PM ET

    Japanese equities have soared on expectations Prime Minister Abe's leadership will be a game changer for the economy, but is there is too much optimism priced into the stocks?

  • Australia Surprises With September Election Call Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:08 PM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stunned voters on Wednesday by calling an election for September 14, eight months away, in her first major political speech for 2013.

  • Singapore Targets Population Jump as Discontent Rises Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:27 PM ET

    That is the vision for Singapore is to have more babies to build the ranks of Singaporeans and get set for a construction boom but accept heavier congestion and more foreign workers as the crowded Asian city-state grows into a global center with 30 percent more people.

  • Beijing Shuts Factories as Smog Levels Surge Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:06 PM ET
    Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Beijing temporarily shut down 103 heavily polluting factories and took 30 percent of government vehicles off roads to combat dangerously high air pollution, state media reported on Tuesday, but the capital's air remained hazardous despite the measures.

  • China Averts Local Government Defaults Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    Chinese banks have rolled over at least three-quarters of all loans to local governments that were due to mature by the end of 2012, an indication of the immense challenge facing China in working down its debt load. The Financial Times reports.

  • China's Used Car Market Outpaces New Sales Growth Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    Used car sales in China grew faster than new car sales for a second straight year in 2012, and should account for half of all sales within seven years as the world's biggest autos market matures.

  • POSCO Profit Slumps, Warns of 10% Cut in 2013 Sales Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:01 AM ET
    POSCO headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

    POSCO, the world's No.5 steelmaker by output, reported a 51 percent slump in quarterly operating profit as tepid demand and falling prices offset lower raw material costs helped by a firmer local currency.

  • World's Most Expensive City to Rent Is... Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Asia's financial capital Hong Kong retained its top spot as the world's most expensive city to rent a high-end apartment as robust demand on the island, a popular destination for employees looking to relocate overseas, and constrained supply, kept prices elevated.

  • China May End Ban on Videogames, but So What? Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:26 AM ET
    The Nintendo Wii U is a new video game console that was unveiled during Nintendo’s press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011.

    Hints at a removal of the Chinese government's decade long ban on video-gaming have excited technology investors over potential gains for the industry, but analysts have warned the impact could be muted.

  • India's Rate Cut Has Got Consumers Excited Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    The long-awaited rate cut comes as a relief for the nation's consumers, who have been hoping for cheaper financing in their next property or car purchase.

  • Triple-Digit Oil in Sight as Global Economy Heals Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 9:38 PM ET

    U.S. benchmark crude oil prices are expected to resume their march towards triple digits as stock markets respond to improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest oil market sentiment survey.

  • G20 Unlikely to Pressure Japan Over Weakening Yen Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.

  • Xi Jinping: No Reformer After All Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 6:31 PM ET
    Xi Jinping

    In China, the possibility of political reform and nationalization of the military under the new generation of leaders seems remote. Over the weekend, Beijing-based journalist Gao Yu published an analysis of a leaked speech given by President Xi Jinping during his southern tour last month that appears to throw cold water on hopes for reform. The Global Post reports.

  • The damaged battery case from a fire aboard a Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane at Logan International Airport in Boston is displayed inside an investigation lab at National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The joint investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has shifted from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system.

  • Toyota Regains Top Spot in Car Sales, Toppling GM Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 1:06 AM ET

    Toyota Motors regained the crown as the world's top selling automaker in 2012, posting record-high sales and beating rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.

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