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  • German luxury carmaker Porsche saw record sales in China last year and the recent clampdown on gift-giving and luxury goods in the country won't have a major impact going forward.

  • High-Frequency Traders Face Speed Limits Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    High-frequency traders are facing "speed limits" on a major trading platform, which is being touted as a template for a regulatory clampdown on computer-driven activity, the FT reports.

  • Has the Yen Hit Bottom Against the Dollar Already? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET
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    Just last week, the yen looked set to weaken beyond 100 per dollar, now analysts say the currency's fall may have bottomed out.

  • What Are Asian Entrepreneurs Afraid of? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

    Asia is home to some of the world's largest economies and has a stable growth outlook, yet this does not seem to be enough to tickle an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • 3 Reasons Why Gold Won't Fall Through the Floor Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    Large swings in the price of gold over the past two weeks have cast major doubts over the fate of the precious metal, however one bank suggests the worst may be over for bullion this year.

  • Abe Hopes Russia Summit Will Ease Island Row Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 11:26 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday will revive efforts to end a territorial dispute that has prevented the nations signing a treaty to end World War Two.

  • IMF Warns of 'Middle-Income Trap' in Emerging Asia Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 11:16 PM ET
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    Middle-income Asian economies must improve government institutions and liberalize rigid labor and product markets if they wish to reach the level of developed countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday.

  • Is China on a ‘German-Style’ Growth Plan? Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.

  • Modest Wages of China Execs Still Too High Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 9:17 PM ET

    Chinese executives at state-owned groups have long been among the lowest paid of their global peers, but even their apparently meager pay is generating controversy. The Financial Times reports.

  • China's Growth in Question as PMI Data Loom Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 8:53 PM ET

    The latest snapshot of manufacturing activity in China could be a key focus for Asian markets this week as talk grows that China's economy has lost steam.

  • Bangladesh Factory Owner Arrested at Border Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    Fatal Fire in Bangladesh Highlights the Dangers Facing Garment Workers

    Fire broke out on Sunday in a garment factory that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, complicating attempts to find any survivors that has already killed 377 people.

  • Indian Hedge Funds Dare Where Others Fear to Tread Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 6:39 PM ET
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    Indian hedge fund manager Kalpesh Kinariwala is so sure of his equity strategies in a country that has stumped foreign rivals that he sends a daily e-mail tracker of his performance - including to competitors.

  • In the Apple-Samsung Fight, ‘Arms Dealers’ Win Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    Qualcomm Inc., Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs.

    Forget Apple or Samsung. As the smartphone market continues to expand, the arms dealers that supply chips to the industry should win out.

  • Japan's ANA Takes Its First 787 Flight Since Grounding Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 11:33 PM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    All Nippon Airways, the Japanese launch customer for Boeing Co's 787, flew its first Dreamliner in more than three months on Sunday to test reinforced batteries installed by the U.S. aircraft maker.

  • China's Big Dilemma: Yuan Liberalization Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 10:40 PM ET
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    China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.

  • Detained American Tourist to Face Trial in North Korea Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 5:44 AM ET
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    North Korea said on Saturday a Korean-American tourist, jailed by the reclusive state since late last year, will face trial for "committing crimes" against the North, a move that could further stoke tensions with the United States.

  • Will Microsoft's Xbox Win More Gamers? Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer speaks during the Microsoft Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Galen Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles.

    On Wednesday, Microsoft confirmed the worst-kept secret in the video game world: It plans to unveil its next generation console on May 21.

  • Boom, Bust and Rebound: China's 'Red Obsession' Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    No other group of consumers has transformed the Bordeaux market quite like China's new rich, a theme explored in a film, "Red Obsession." What now after the bursting of the bubble?

  • China Factory Profit Surge Signals Recovery Is On Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:57 PM ET
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    China's industrial profits grew 12.1 percent in the first quarter this year from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, signaling that China's economic recovery is stabilizing.

  • Big Brands Face Scrutiny Over Factory Safety Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    Rescue workers look for trapped garment workers in the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar.

    As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of workers in a building collapse, global retailers' refusal to pay for strict, nationwide factory inspections is again focusing scrutiny on the industry.

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