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  • China retailer offers baby milk insurance to customers Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China.

  • China's nat gas demand seen tripling by 2040 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    Workers tend to a drill well at an exploration site in the Longgang gas field in Lishan, in southwest China's Sichuan province.

    China is letting U.S. firms play a bigger role in the industry in exchange for their U.S. expertise, says Oilprice.com.

  • Is Singapore driving away property investors? Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:57 PM ET

    Property plays are near and dear to Singapore's heart, but one manager doesn't think the city-state is particularly friendly to real-estate investors.

  • The Jakarta Composite surged to a fresh 15-month high after Joko Widodo was confirmed as president of the world's third-largest democracy.

  • Gap to open 40 stores in India Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Mannequins wearing Gap Inc. track pants stand in a window display at a Gap store in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    Gap raised its full-year profit forecast, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

  • China juices liquidity, and risk, at OTC exchange Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Chinese brokerages will start making markets next week on China's New Third Board, its leading over-the-counter (OTC) exchange but one long derided as a dead-end market.

  • Thai junta upbeat on economy, but not out of the woods Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET
    General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected Thailand's Prime Minister on 21 August 2014.

    Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.

  • Severe staffing crunch hits Japanese firms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    Japanese firms are finding it difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and eating into profits.

  • Why property is Hong Kong's national sport Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    A man walks through a residential estate in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong ranks among the world's most expensive property markets. A series of policy decisions shows why it was headed down this path from the start.

  • Forget Japan's shrinking growth: Property looks hot Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Despite weak data spurring doubts over whether Japan's economy is really recovering, property investors remain keen on the market.

  • 'Sharing economy': Is Asia ready? Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    It's a concept that's catching on globally. Sharing economy has rejuvenated sectors from transportation to hospitality and is making its way to Asia.

  • China to double domestic spending on tourism Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    A general view of the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing, China.

    China aims to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020 by offering financial and other support, as it seeks to spur economic growth.

  • Japan has fallen victim to the Keynesian scam Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    The Japanese economy has fallen victim to the scam called Keynesian economics. The US should take heed, says Michael Pento.

  • China bitcoin firms warn New York on regulation Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:35 AM ET

    Three of the biggest bitcoin exchanges in China teamed up on Thursday to release a joint letter addressed to New York regulators.

  • Singaporeans among most sleep deprived worldwide Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    Asian cities are renowned for their grueling work schedules and a recent study has confirmed that Singaporeans are among the most sleep deprived.

  • Thai junta leader Prayuth voted prime minister Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:52 PM ET
    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha (R).

    Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.

  • China's factory activity falls to 3-month low Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    China's factory activity fell to a three-month in August, a private survey showed on Thursday, signaling continued weakness in the sector despite a burst of stimulus from the government.

  • Indian firms tool up for defense orders Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET
    Indian army personnel perform Skirmish Order Fire Demo for the 68th Independence Day in Hyderabad, India.

    India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.

  • Japan carmakers mull Philippines production shift Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its plan to rebuild its car manufacturing industry.

  • Should yield chasers worry about Singapore REITs? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Singapore's REITs have steadily advanced this year as predictions of higher interest rates went awry, but will yield-chasers stick with the shares?

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