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  • China Sets Tone in Busy Week for Asia Markets Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:58 PM ET

    A slew of Chinese economic data on Monday will kick off another busy week for Asian markets as investors try to assess the state of play in the economic giant.

  • Coming Soon: Multi-Billion Dollars in Malaysia IPOs Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    The return to power of Malaysia's ruling political coalition is set to unleash up to $2.6 billion in initial public offerings over the next six months. The Financial Times reports.

  • Sharif Poised to Return as Pakistan Prime Minister Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    Nawaz Sharif, leader of political party Pakistan Muslim League-N

    Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government.

  • Indonesian Consumers Yield Growth for Investors Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    A shopper picks up two boxes of PT Indofood at a supermarket in Jakarta.

    Slower economic growth is dulling the outlook for equities, but consumer sector stays appealing in the long term.

  • Indian Companies at Center of Global Cyber Heist Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 4:23 AM ET
    5 ways to fall victim to credit card fraud

    Two companies with major operations in India were the weak links that opened the door to a $45 million global cyber heist brought to light by U.S. authorities this week.

  • Coming Soon: Chinese Cars on American Roads Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 12:04 AM ET

    Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent of domestic automakers and their suppliers. The New York Times reports.

  • This Could Drive Platinum Higher, Very Soon Friday, 10 May 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    Platinum bars

    The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa's strategic mining sector may curb output, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal.

  • Lew Says Japan Must Respect Rules on Yen Friday, 10 May 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said Japan must stay within the bounds of an international agreement not to target exchange rates, after the dollar-yen broke through 100 and continued to extend gains on Friday.

  • China's Secret Ambition for the Yuan Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:54 AM ET

    Secretly and steadily China has made the yuan a world currency, just that we haven't noticed it, writes this expert.

  • China as World’s Biggest Economy? Not So Fast Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    China's fast-growing economy has been forecast to overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest economy as early as 2016, but economists now say this is unlikely to happen.

  • Asia's Mobile Revolution Turns Business on Its Head Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:18 AM ET

    Is it possible that Asia will be the first region to build a truly mobile business environment? I would be surprised if this doesn't happen, says this expert.

  • Asia's Richest Entrepreneurs Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    We look at Asia's 10 richest first-generation businessmen. Find out who these self-made billionaires are and how they made their money.

  • Not Our 'Currency War': New Zealand Finance Minister Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand dismissed claims on Friday that his country is taking part in a global currency war, despite recent steps to temper strength in its domestic currency.

  • Chinese Filmmaker Probed for Fathering 7 Children Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:56 PM ET
    Chinese film director Zhang Yimou

    Family planning officials are examining a Chinese filmmaker that has fathered up to seven children with four women. If found guilty, he could be fined nearly $27 million. The New York Times reports.

  • Capital Flight From Japan: Yen Downfall Just the Start? Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:41 PM ET

    Data showing Japanese investors are looking for higher yields elsewhere is not good news for the yen.

  • Gangnam’s Estate Agents Desperate for New Tune Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:28 PM ET
    Gangnam Style

    Eumhouse, a real estate agency in Seoul's wealthy Gangnam district, has seen a recent uptick in inquiries after two years of slow business. But the outlook remains downbeat. The Financial Times reports.

  • Dan Loeb Sees a 'Huge Game Change' in Japan Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 9:05 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Aggressive fiscal and monetary policy present huge investment opportunities in Japan, says hedge fund manager Dan Loeb.

  • G7 Looks to Central Banks to Prop Up Growth Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Many of the world's most powerful finance chiefs will meet on Friday to discuss if central banks can do more to bolster a fragile global recovery.

  • Investors Continue to Move From Gold to Equities Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    Despite gold prices bouncing off their April lows, investors continue to pull money out of gold and plow it into equity funds as the stock market keeps climbing to new highs.

  • Dollar Hits 4-Year High, Piercing Key 100-Yen Mark Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    The dollar crossed the key 100-yen mark for the first time in four years Thursday and is expected to keep rising, with a year-end target of 105.

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