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  • Myanmar: A Christmas Crash and the Tourism Effect Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:55 PM ET
    The Air Bagan passenger plane after it crashed near Heho airport in Myanmar's eastern Shan state on December 25, 2012.

    Want to travel across Myanmar, the poor, isolated nation that's becoming a tourism hot spot practically overnight? You're probably going to end up boarding an aging airplane regulated by a government with dubious credibility.

  • Profits at China's Factories Jump as Economy Recovers Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 9:56 PM ET
    Labors work at a factory's workshop in Huaying, Sichuan province of China.

    Annual growth of China's industrial profits quickened to 22.8 percent in November from October's 20.5 percent, official data showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs of a steady economic recovery thanks to pro-growth policies.

  • Toyota Motor plans to spend $1.1 billion to resolve sweeping U.S. class-action litigation over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally, as the Japanese automaker looks to turn the page on the biggest safety crisis in its history.

  • Cheonggyecheon Stream runs through an urban park in Seoul.

    Economic data on Thursday revealed South Korea's economy may turning around. Manufacturing outlook rose to a six month high while combined November sales at South Korea's top department stores logged their fastest growth since December 2011.

  • Betting on Yen to Fall Further? Think Again Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    The yen fell to a two-year low on Thursday, continuing its rapid downtrend that started in the middle of last month. But analysts warn that the yen could end up firmer by the end of 2013 as the Federal Reserve will stay ahead of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) in monetary easing, which means the dollar will fall at a more rapid pace.

  • Sagging Yen Is Likely to Keep Dragging: Pro Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    The Japanese currency's recent slide is just the beginning of a larger move, this pro says.

  • China May Tighten Grip on Internet Regulation Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    China may require Internet users to register with their real names when signing up to network providers.

  • Shinzo Abe Gets Second Chance at Japan's Top Job Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 3:24 AM ET

    New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a cabinet stacked with close allies on Wednesday, kicking off a second administration committed to battling deflation and coping with the challenge of a rising China.

  • China Eyes Modest Recovery, Rising Risks: Vice FinMin Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 2:24 AM ET

    China faces rising risks in its banking sector and pressure on government revenue in 2013 while economic recovery could be hampered by weak external demand and domestic constraints, says Vice Finance Minister Li Yong.

  • Floating market in Damneom Saduak, Thailand.

    Thai exports in November rose nearly 27 percent from a year earlier, as expected due to flooding in late 2011, and global demand remains soft, which means the country's policy rate is likely to stay low to help the export-driven economy.

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Shares in Malaysian commodity firm Tradewinds (M) Bhd jumped to a five-month high on Wednesday following a 1.5 billion ringgit ($489.40 million) buyout offer by Malaysia's seventh richest man Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary.

  • Samsung Seeks US Sales Ban on Ericsson Products Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 9:37 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it had filed a complaint against Ericsson with the U.S. International Trade Commission, requesting a U.S. import ban and sales ban on some of the Swedish telecoms equipment maker's products.

  • BOJ Debated Buying Assets in November: Minutes Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Bank of Japan

    Bank of Japan policymakers debated various options, such as an open-ended commitment to buy assets, as early as in November, minutes of the bank's rate review showed, a sign they were already leaning toward action back then on the worsening economic outlook.

  • Why Japan's Nikkei Could Rally 30% Next Year: CEO Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:53 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei stock average could rally nearly 30 percent in 2013 due to an aggressive push to reflate the economy under the country's new premier, the chief executive of Daiwa Securities Group told Reuters.

  • Consumer Sentiment in South Korea Steadies Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:07 PM ET
    Namdaemun Market in Seoul, Korea

    South Korea's key consumer sentiment index held steady in December from November and stood below the neutral point for a fifth consecutive month, the central bank said on Wednesday, dashing hopes of a quick economic rebound.

  • Sony Says China Business Has Recovered Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 1:02 AM ET

    Sony's business in China has "more or less" returned to levels seen before recent protests against Japan's actions over a group of disputed islands, the Japanese company's China chief, Nobuki Kurita, told reporters on Tuesday.

  • Toyota Sees 2013 Output at 8.7 Million Vehicles Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Toyota Motor expects its global production to hit 8.7 million vehicles in 2013, nearly the same as the 8.74 million vehicles it expects to have produced in 2012, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday.

  • Asia’s Big Banks Set for More Gains in 2013 Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    The negative sentiment that overshadowed China's banks earlier this year is fading and the sector is poised for strong gains in 2013, while brighter economic prospects should fuel a rally in Japanese bank shares.

  • Japan's Abe: No Reform Unless Deflation Is Defeated Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 11:51 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe

    Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated calls for the Bank of Japan to conduct bold monetary easing to beat deflation by setting an inflation target of 2 percent.

  • China plans to change the law to crackdown on "malicious" trademark registrations, state media said on Monday, after a series of cases in which well-know international brands and individuals have had their names or copyright misused.

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