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  • 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.

  • Japan Leader Urges Swift Action From Central Bank Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowing to overcome what he called an economic crisis facing the nation, urged the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Monday to hit its inflation target as soon as possible, keeping up pressure on the central bank to make good its promise of bolder action to overcome deflation.

  • Trial of China's Bo Not Being Held Monday Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 11:02 PM ET
    Bo Xilai

    The trial of disgraced senior Chinese leader Bo Xilai, the central figure in the country's biggest political scandal in decades, will not be held on Monday as some media had reported, a court official in the southern Chinese city of Guiyang said.

  • A range of F&N's soft drinks

    Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore's prime minister and chairman of Fraser and Neave (F&N), will enter a new chapter in his corporate life - and could well leave F&N - as the group looks set to be taken over by Thailand's third-richest man.

  • Troubled Miner Bumi to Revamp Name: Board Source Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 7:22 PM ET

    Indonesia-focused miner Bumi will announce plans for a smaller board and a new company name as it seeks to break with two years of damaging battles between investors, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • For all the doomsayers predicting an end to its mining boom, Australia is pumping out more metal, coal and gas thanks to a investment bonanza that will peak this year, boosting exports needed to extend a jaw-dropping 21-year run of economic growth.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    Apple iconic iPhone is losing some of its luster among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success.

  • Singapore Traders May Have Manipulated Forex Rates Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    Bank probes find manipulation in Singapore's offshore FX market - source Internal reviews by banks in Singapore have found evidence that traders colluded to manipulate rates in the offshore foreign exchange market, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiries.

  • China December Industrial Profits Up 17% on Year Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    Labors work at a factory's workshop in Huaying, Sichuan province of China.

    Profits earned by China's industrial companies rose 17.3 percent in December from a year earlier to 895.2 billion yuan ($143.91 billion), official data showed on Sunday, as a fourth-quarter recovery helped offset poorer corporate results in the third.

  • Japan's Yen Policy Under Fire Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Japan's economy minister rejected criticism on Saturday that his country's extraordinary fiscal and monetary stimulus program was aimed at weakening the yen and undermined central bank independence.

  • Pressure Piles on Bank of Japan as Inflation Slips Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Japan's core consumer prices slipped for a second straight month in the year to December, signaling the economy was still in deflation and piling more pressure on the central bank to adopt further stimulus steps to achieve its new inflation target.

  • Samsung Follows Apple Results With Record Profit Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    Samsung reported a record quarterly profit of $8.3 billion and kept its 2013 investment plans at the previous year's level, defying expectations.

  • Apple Needs China, Now More Than Ever Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    Apple's third straight disappointing quarter signals an urgent need for the global technology leader to drum up new revenue - and China may provide the answer.

  • Mitsubishi Recalls 14,700 Electric Cars Over Brakes Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:04 AM ET
    Mitsubishi's electric vehicle i-miev have been used in the wrecked cities in northeastern Japan not because of any special ability to claw their way over mountains of debris, but because they were able to “refuel” at common electrical outlets.

    Mitsubishi Motors said it is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles globally due to a brake problem unique to the electric-powered cars in one of the biggest callbacks involving the new generation of eco-friendly cars.

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