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  • Where Other Asian Countries See the Yen Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:14 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Almost none of Japan's neighbors think there is a fundamental case for a weaker dollar against the yen, this expert says.

  • Probe Finds Suspected Fixing in Soccer Matches Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Director of Europol Rob Wainwright.

    Criminal organizations have infiltrated the highest levels of soccer, threatening the integrity of the sport, law enforcement officials said Monday.

  • Will Australia Deliver a Surprise Rate Cut? Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 10:26 PM ET
    Syndney, Australia

    Australia's central bank, which holds its first policy meeting of the year on Tuesday, could use the opportunity to deliver a surprise interest-rate cut to underpin the economy and dent the appeal of the robust Aussie dollar, strategists told CNBC.

  • Australia's Aquila Resources has put its A$7.4 billion ($7.7 billion) West Pilbara iron ore project on ice at least through June due to funding difficulties, sending its shares down nearly 10 percent.

  • Malaysia's MISC Rises on Petronas Buyout Offer Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 8:53 PM ET
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Shares of Malaysia's MISC rose as much as 17 percent after the shipping firm's major shareholder Petroliam Nasional made an 8.8 billion Malaysian ringgit ($2.8 billion) buyout offer, equal to 5.30 ringgit per share.

  • Panasonic Shares Soar After Impressive Earnings Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    Shares of Panasonic jumped 14 percent in early trade on Monday, hitting a 7-month high after the consumer electronics maker rebounded to a quarterly profit and stuck with its full-year earnings forecast.

  • Risk of War Prompts China, Japan to Reduce Tensions Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 6:22 PM ET
    Disputed set of islands in East China Sea, referred to as Senkaku or Diaoyu islands.

    A long-simmering row over the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, has in recent months escalated to the point where both have scrambled fighter jets while patrol ships shadow each other in nearby seas.

  • China's Recovery Still Modest, Services Index Shows Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 9:37 PM ET

    Growth in China's increasingly important services sector ticked up slightly in January, the fourth straight monthly rise, adding to evidence that the recovery in the world's second-largest economy is a modest one.

  • Weak Yen Yet to Reach Corporate Japan's Bottom Line Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Currency hedging cost Japanese companies such as Honda Motor the chance to fully cash in on a weak yen last quarter, raising the risk that investor expectations could outrun earnings.

  • Could This Bring the Indian Government Down? Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 1:24 AM ET

    A sharp rise in the cost of onions – a vegetable of volatile price that is credited with toppling two Indian governments since 1980 – has sent jitters through the Congress-led coalition government of Manmohan Singh, the prime minister. FT reports.

  • Peter Ma

    China approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, completing the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.

  • Profit at India's top mobile network operator Bharti Airtel fell for the twelfth successive quarter, with higher costs dragging its results well below market expectations.

  • Korea Becomes the Red Flag for Asia's Currency War Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:57 PM ET

    South Korea's threat to impose a broad tax on financial transactions is the first sign of deepening concern in Asia that speculation of competitive currency devaluations is prompting investors to head for the exit.

  • China's official purchasing managers' index (PMI) eased to 50.4 in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, missing market expectations and underscoring that the economy is making only a mild recovery from its weakest year since 1999.

  • Beijing's Housing Market Surges in January Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 7:55 PM ET

    Some 11,156 homes were sold in the capital from the beginning of the year to January 28, a 570 percent increase compared to the same period in 2012, a property agency says. However, supply could become a problem. CaiXin Online reports.

  • P. Chidambaram, India's Finance Minister

    India's finance minister is putting welfare, defense and road projects on the chopping block in a last-ditch attempt to hit a tough fiscal deficit target by March, risking short-term economic growth and angering cabinet colleagues.

  • Can a Rimless Blackberry Avoid Extinction? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    Thorsten Heins, CEO, Research In Motion

    Even after Canada-based Blackberry launched it's anticipated line-up of revamped smartphones and their surprise name change, investors were unimpressed as its stock slumped 12 percent.

  • Hong Kong, Where Parking Is Free… Almost Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Hong Kong residents are obsessed with property, and I'm no exception. But I never thought my dank, dark car park space in the building where I live would turn out to be my best investment ever. I bought it four years ago for $90,000. Recent deals indicate it's now worth $167,000, an 85 percent increase.

  • Gold or Platinum—Which Will Get to $2,000 First? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    Gold and platinum have been locked in a tight race for the past month, with both trading currently around $1,680 an ounce, prompting the question – which precious metal will win the race to $2,000?

  • Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. The New York Times reports.

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