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  • Microsoft About to Reverse Course on Windows 8 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system, the FT reports.

  • Has This 'Darling' of Investors Lost Its Mojo? Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:58 AM ET

    Indonesia: Is this "darling of investors" losing its shine?

  • China Reports Four More Bird Flu Deaths, Toll at 31 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Chickens at a poultry farm in Liaocheng, China

    Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus.

  • Soros Rumor Underpins Turning Tide Against Aussie Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:51 PM ET
    George Soros

    Rumors that George Soros was planning shorts on the Australia dollar has taken the wind out of the robust currency, fueling bearish sentiment on the Aussie.

  • Nikkei Tops 14,000, Highest Since Lehman Crisis Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:14 PM ET

    Nikkei stock index is back on a tear. The index surged past the 14,000 level for the first time in nearly five years on Tuesday, boosted by weakness in the yen.

  • Watch Out Euro Bulls, Draghi Is Watching You Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:04 PM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi's latest comments that further monetary easing in the euro area is possible is making euro bulls think twice, say currency analysts.

  • Australian Exports to China Hit Record High Monday, 6 May 2013 | 10:58 PM ET

    Australian exports to China jumped to a record high in March as miners shipped a lot more iron ore, a sign of resilient demand in the Asian giant.

  • US Crude May Hit $100 on Payrolls, Geo-Politics Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:14 PM ET

    Benchmark U.S. crude prices may test $100 a barrel this week boosted by forecast-beating job numbers and as renewed tensions in the Middle East stoke fears of supply disruptions.

  • China Seeks to Eliminate a Key World Bank Report Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:49 PM ET
    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

    China is leading an effort to water down the World Bank's most popular research report, where the country scored low rankings for its bureaucracy and tax system, in a test of the institution's new president. The FT reports.

  • China to Crack Down on Faked Export Deals Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    China has vowed to crack down on companies that have been secretly channeling cash into the country. The Financial Times reports.

  • China Is Waging Cyberattacks: Pentagon Monday, 6 May 2013 | 3:27 PM ET
    A building in a Shanghai suburb that is reportedly a center of cyberespionage.

    The Pentagon has accused the Chinese government and military of conducting computer-based sabotage, including efforts to steal information from federal agencies.

  • Countries Woo Rich Chinese With Foreign Visas Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    Wealthy Chinese are on a global shopping spree. Along with handbags, art and condos, they're also buying foreign visas.

  • Small businesses you can’t believe exist Monday, 6 May 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.

  • More Retail Investors Own Apple Than Ever: TD Monday, 6 May 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Retail investors loaded up on Apple last month. So much so that the stock now has more ownership than ever in the history of TD Ameritrade.

  • New Tech That Could Change Everything Monday, 6 May 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    A MakerBot 3-D printer prints Nokia cellphone cases.

    There's little doubt that the 20th century was full of breakthroughs that changed history. But the 21st century could go a step further, according to Citi.

  • Yum? China Probes Mutton Supplier in New Food Scare Monday, 6 May 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Chinese lamb stew hot pot

    Shanghai authorities are testing mislabeled mutton from a wholesaler that supplies a chain of hot pot restaurants run by U.S. fast food firm Yum Brands.

  • May Could Be Month Dollar-Yen Finally Breaks 100 Monday, 6 May 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    April just wasn't meant to be the month for the dollar to push decisively above 100 yen. Perhaps May will be.

  • Malaysia Vote Puts This Currency Back in Play Monday, 6 May 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    After Malaysia's ruling coalition won a tightly-fought election on Monday, analysts are turning bullish on the country's currency, expecting the ringgit to strengthen.

  • Growth in China's services sector slowed sharply in April to its lowest point since August 2011, a private sector survey showed on Monday.

  • Should Australia Cut Rates? Markets Are Split Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 10:28 PM ET

    A Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting on Tuesday is expected to be one of the main highlights for Asian markets this week, with traders split as to whether the central bank will deliver an interest rate cut to boost economic growth.

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