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  • Just before election, Nikkei goes on wild ride Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    The Nikkei went on wild ride on Friday, falling sharply from a two-month peak as volatility returned to Japan's benchmark stock index just before the election on Sunday.

  • Will it be third time's a charm for dollar-yen? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    The dollar-yen has surged past 100 for the third time this year and analysts say this could be a sign that prolonged yen weakness is here to stay.

  • Taiwan in frontline of global cyberspace battle Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:12 PM ET
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, becoming a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyberattacks that have strained ties with the United States.

  • If you think NSA is bad, look at South Korea Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:13 PM ET
    Protesters shout slogans condemning South Korean National Intelligence Service involvement in the country's last presidential elections, during a demonstration outside the Seoul city hall.

    Meet South Korea’s spy service, which stands accused of using subterfuge to get a president elected. The GlobalPost reports.

  • India probes school meal scheme after 23 deaths Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:33 PM ET

    The Indian government will set up an inquiry into the quality of food in a free meal scheme after at least 23 children died in one of the deadliest outbreaks of mass poisoning.

  • China widens probe into foreign drugmakers   Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:18 PM ET

    Chinese authorities are widening their net into allegations of bribery by drugmakers when officials visited Belgian pharmaceutical giant UCB on Thursday

  • Ex-CIA Head: Huawei spied for China Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:02 PM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    Western intelligence agencies believe that Huawei has spied on behalf of Beijing, an incendiary claim made by one of the U.S.'s most experienced espionage officers.

  • What Sunday’s Japan election means for Abenomics Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:43 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    If Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition wins Sunday's elections, Japan's prime minister will have a clear mandate to push ahead with his radical economic agenda.

  • Keppel: Costs of doing business in Singapore   Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:42 PM ET
    Keppel: Costs of doing business in Singapore

    The CEO of one of the world's top offshore rig-makers, Singapore's Keppel Corp, will be stepping down at the end of this year. In one of his final interviews as CEO, Choo Chiau Beng describes the challenges for the rest of the year.

  • The possibility of Chinese deflation could pose a greater risk to global markets than Fed tapering, according to Societe Generale's Albert Edwards.

  • Nokia misses estimates; sales to China halve Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Finnish mobile maker Nokia shipped fewer phones than forecast in the second quarter, despite a 32 percent rise in sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone.

  • China seen overtaking US as global superpower Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    A majority of people across the globe believes China will eventually eclipse the United States as the world's leading economy, a new survey released on Thursday showed, although America is still widely seen as holding on to the top spot.

  • China slowdown weighs on tech giant SAP Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Slowing growth in China - the world's second largest economy - has hit second-quarter earnings for several technology firms with German firm SAP indicating that it has cut its outlook for its software revenue this year.

  • Well over half a billion Chinese are now online Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:39 AM ET

    China's booming netizen population has reached 591 million according to official data, led by growth in users accessing the internet through their mobile phones.

  • IMF keeps bullish forecast for China intact Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:11 PM ET

    The IMF is sticking to its forecast for China to grow 7.75 percent this year, but warned that policy makers must address imbalances in the economy to avoid future shocks.

  • GSK case highlights China's corruption crackdown   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:33 PM ET
    GSK case highlights China's corruption crackdown

    China is raising the pressure on British drugmaker Glaxosmithkline in a very high-profile fight against corruption. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has this report.

  • US blames China for breakdown in trade talks Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:06 PM ET
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    The United States blamed China on Wednesday for a breakdown in trade talks aimed at eliminating tariffs on a new generation of technology products and everyday consumer electronics.

  • Contaminated school lunch kills 25 children in India Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:00 PM ET
    Grief-stricken family members react over the bodies of their children who died after consuming a free mid day meal at a school in India's Bihar state.

    At least 25 children died and dozens needed hospital treatment after apparently being poisoned by a school meal, sparking violent protests and angry allegations of blame.

  • Record output by BHP masks pain felt by next tier peers Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:58 PM ET

    BHP Billiton appears to be shrugging off worries about a China slowdown and declining commodity prices, but analysts warn that the next tier of iron ore producers could get stung.

  • China home prices rise for sixth straight month Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:53 PM ET

    The pace of China's year-on year home price rise were the strongest this year in June, although month-on-month gains edged down slightly for a third straight month.

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