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  • At Least 36 Dead in Stampede at Indian Festival Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    A stampede at a railway station in northern India killed at least 36 Hindu pilgrims on Sunday, the busiest day of the world's largest religious festival at which some 30 million had gathered to wash away their sins in the sacred Ganges river.

  • Australia Banks Slash Mortgage Rates Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    Australia's banks are cutting the cost of fixed-rate mortgages to their lowest in over two decades as a marked fall in funding costs and fierce competition combine to offer a glimpse of light.

  • Two Infected With Bird Flu in Southwest China Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Two people in southwest China have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus and are critically ill, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

  • Apple and Samsung, Frenemies for Life Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:11 AM ET
    An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.

  • Emerging Markets: The Big Story of 2013? Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    As fears recede about a dreaded hard landing in China, investors have been pouring money back into emerging markets exchange traded funds in the past few months.

  • Renault Recalling Over 60,000 Cars in China: Report Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    French carmaker Renault has started recalling over 60,000 cars exported to China due to problems with their fuel level sensors, state news agency Xinhua reported.

  • Decadence doesn't come cheap. And for whatever the reason, these liquors command prices you wouldn't believe.

  • India in a 'Horror Show' as Growth Slumps Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:29 AM ET

    India's growth estimates for the current fiscal year came as a shock to many who were hoping for a turnaround in Asia's third largest economy, with one expert calling the likely 5 percent annual expansion a "horror show".

  • China's Data Watch: Is Inflation Creeping Back? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    China's central bank says the country needs to pay more attention to consumer prices. That's reason enough to see why inflation numbers are likely to be the highlight of Friday's data releases from the world's second biggest economy.

  • Year of the Snake: Good for Banks, Bad for Oil? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.

  • Are Markets Becoming Too Complacent? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:46 PM ET

    As investors push equities and other risk assets to multi-year highs, one question being raised by analysts is whether or not upbeat markets are becoming too complacent.

  • India Considers Further Curbs on Gold Imports Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:21 PM ET

    India's central bank could limit gold imports by banks in "extreme circumstances," it said on Wednesday, as it put forward measures to help the world's biggest consumer of gold rein in purchases and battle a record-high current account deficit.

  • Japan's core machinery orders surged unexpectedly in December, up for a third straight month and firms expect more improvement in the first quarter, taking heart from recent yen weakness on the back of Japan's aggressive monetary easing stance.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 photo, budget airlines' passenger jets, Malaysia's AirAsia, top, Indonesia's Badavia Air, third from bottom and bottom, and Indonesia's Lion Air, second bottom, are parked on the tarmac with Indonesian planes of domestic airline Merpati Nusantara, second top, and the flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. From almost none a decade ago, Asia now has more than 50 low cost carriers.

    Indonesia's economic boom should be a bonanza for airlines clamoring for a slice of the world's fourth-most populous country. But the bankruptcy of its No. 4 airline, Batavia Air, shows how smaller operators are finding it hard to survive.

  • Silence on Match-Fixing Probe Puts Singapore at Risk Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:59 PM ET

    Singapore is working with European authorities investigating the fixing of soccer matches on a global scale but its silence on any action being taken against local suspects risks damaging the reputation of the wealthy, tightly regulated Asian country.

  • Bond Frenzy Stokes Bubble Fears in China's Real Estate Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Chinese property companies are rushing to the dollar bond market, almost matching last year's sales in the first month of 2013 alone, in a frenzy that could inflate the sector's gearing and the broader risk of a housing price bubble.

  • The Chinese Consumer Could Define Year of Snake Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:53 AM ET

    Pineapple tarts, red paper lanterns and delicacies such as abalone – just some examples of the traditional goods that China's shoppers snap up ahead of the Chinese New Year.

  • Macau Gaming Stocks Slide on Fears of Crackdown Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    Macau gambling stocks such as Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group fell on Wednesday after a media report said Beijing may crack down on junket operators that bring in Chinese VIP high-rollers, arrange credit and collect debts.

  • Australia's Run of Retail Weakness Extremely Rare Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 9:57 PM ET

    Australian retail sales fell for a third straight month in December, an extremely rare run of weakness that strengthened the case for further cut in interest rates and knocked the local dollar lower.

  • Pyongyang Threatens to Go Beyond Nuclear Test Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on Tuesday, threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.

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