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  • India Car Sales Growth Heads for Nine-Year Low Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    India's car sales are likely to post their weakest growth in nine years this financial year, compounding the country's gloomy economic outlook, as the automotive industry battles with high interest rates and slowing economic expansion.

  • MGM China's New Macau Casino Approved by Government Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:02 AM ET
    MGM Grand Casino in Macau.

    A $2.5 billion Macau casino planned by MGM China, the Chinese arm of U.S. gambling giant MGM Resorts International, received government approval on Wednesday, sending shares of MGM China to an 18-month high.

  • Members of a new class of affluent Asian-Americans, many of whom have benefited from booms in finance and technology, are making their mark on philanthropy in the United States. The New York Times reports.

  • Morgan Stanley Joins China Bulls Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley echoed Goldman Sachs’s buy call on Chinese stocks on Tuesday, citing China’s improved growth outlook compared to other regions.

  • Tata Motors' Shares Hit Record High Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 11:24 PM ET

    India's Tata Motors rose as much as 3.7 percent to a record high on Wednesday after Credit Suisse and CLSA upgraded their ratings on the stock, citing expectations for improving sales.

  • Apple CEO Visits China for Second Time in Past Year Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:52 PM ET
    Tim Cook on stage at the Apple event.

    Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook is meeting with partners and government officials in China on his second visit in less than a year.

  • Rising Bond Yields—This Is Just the Start Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:50 PM ET

    Brighter U.S economic prospects, a 'fiscal cliff' deal and the idea that the end is in sight for a period of ultra-easy monetary policy have sent government bond yields racing higher at the start of the year. And this is only the start, analysts say.

  • Japan's Panasonic may see its headcount fall further and may sell non-core money-making business units to raise cash, president Kazuhiro Tsuga told reporters at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

  • Australia Retail Sales Take Surprise Dip in November Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:48 PM ET

    Australian retail sales were surprisingly soft in November as spending fell on clothes and household goods, a sign lower interest rates had yet to breathe life into the long-struggling bricks and mortar shopping sector.

  • A poster at a protest against the gang rape of a 23-year-old in New Delhi, India

    Three of the men accused of raping and murdering an Indian student have asked lawyers to defend them and the lawyers have agreed to do so, even though most of the judiciary has refused to represent the suspects because of outrage over the attack.

  • People of North Korea: Happy Birthday Kim Jong Un! Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 6:47 PM ET

    Forget that millions of North Korean children are starving — it's Kim Jong Un's birthday. Candy for everyone! The Global Post reports.

  • Australian fire crews battled hundreds of wildfires, a searing heatwave and powerful, hot outback winds on Tuesday, but were hopeful they had dodged a potentially catastrophic fire day without loss of life or major damage.

  • KFC parent Yum Brands said it had stopped using chicken from suppliers in China that are now under a government investigation before the review was even announced, and analysts said they expect the company to recover from the business hit in its biggest market.

  • Is HSBC's Exit From Ping An in Jeopardy? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Peter Ma

    HSBC's sale of its $9.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the deal, sources told Reuters.

  • NTSB Investigator Mike Bauer inside the Boeing 787 under investigation at Boston's Logan Airport.

    One day after a Dreamliner caught on fire, Boeing found itself facing another 787 with problems. This at a time when the aviation company said it has traced the source of the fire to a lithium ion battery.

  • Bank of Japan to Consider Easing Again in January Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan will consider easing monetary policy again this month as it eyes doubling its inflation target, sources said.

  • Why Samsung Shares Are in for Another Bumper Year Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:17 AM ET

    Shares of the world’s largest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics are expected to surge 50 percent in 2013, on the back of a stellar performance last year.

  • Private equity firm Carlyle Group sold its remaining stake in China's No.3 insurer CPIC in a deal valued at $793 million, exiting the business with its largest dollar profit on an investment.

  • Singapore's Mount Elizabeth hospital, where the Indian gang rape victim succumbed to her injuries.

    The decision to fly the victim of a gang rape that outraged India for treatment in Singapore made little medical sense as the woman was so severely injured that her death was all but inevitable, doctors say.

  • Welcome to Macca's as McDonald's Goes Aussie Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    Looking for a McDonald's in Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead. The international fast food giant will temporarily change signs to "Macca's," the affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration of Australia Day.

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