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  • More worrying Japan data: Machinery orders miss Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose 8.8 percent on month in June government data showed on Thursday.

  • China's July data points to further softness Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    Textile factory

    China's economy showed signs of softening, suggesting more policy support may be needed to keep growth on track as a property downturn worsens.

  • Ebola panic may give these stocks a fillip Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Shares of Malaysia's latex glove makers have had a tough year so far, but some analysts expect panic over Africa's Ebola outbreak may spur gains.

  • India retail investors no longer shunning stocks Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Men looks up at an electronic screen displaying stock figures at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai, India.

    After turning their back on domestic equities for five years, Indian retail investors have finally begun to dip their toes back into the market, a trend that could help sustain the bumper rally seen over the past year, say strategists.

  • Chinese most likely to lie about their vacations Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:02 AM ET
    Chinese tourists have their pictures taken outside Buckingham Palace on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

    Chinese travelers are the most likely to exaggerate their holiday experience upon returning home, a global survey by Hotels.com found.

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha ahead of iPhone 6 launch Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha, in a warning shot to Apple ahead of the U.S. firm's rumored iPhone 6 launch.

  • Weak Chinese data show patchy economic recovery Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:32 AM ET

    A flurry of economic data on Wednesday showed China's recovery remains patchy despite several rounds of targeted easing by the government in recent months, triggering talk that more support measures may be in the pipeline.

  • Cathay Pacific first-half profit surges Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:59 AM ET
    A Cathay Pacific passenger aircraft (Boeing 747-412) taxis toward the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California.

    Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said its net profit rocketed in the first half as it launched new services and operated fuel-efficient jets.

  • Commonwealth Bank's cash profit hits record high Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:25 PM ET
    Customers use the automated teller machines (ATM) at a Commonwealth Bank of Australia branch in Sydney, Australia.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) said its full-year cash profit grew about 12 percent on strong growth in loans and lower bad debt provisions.

  • Japan growth collapses but investors aren't giving up Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:48 AM ET

    Japan's economic growth may have collapsed in the second quarter but investors aren't giving up on the market.

  • China TV series on Deng stirs questions Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:18 PM ET

    China's television is airing a serial on late leader Deng Xiaoping, a sign the Communist Party is easing its grip on officials' sensitive legacies.

  • Topshop and Miss Selfridge to push into China Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:47 PM ET
    Topshop's front row at London Fashion Week

    Sir Philip Green's Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands are to push into China with an agreement to launch on the ShangPin.com fashion retail website.

  • Donald Trump plans investment in India Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Donald J Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump with Donald J Trump Jr, Executive Vice President and Abhishek Lodha, MD of Lodha Group at the launch of Trump Tower on August 12, 2014 in Mumbai, India.

    American real estate mogul Donald Trump is planning "substantial investments" in the Indian property and hotel sectors, betting on PM Modi's efforts.

  • Japan shows sharp contraction in second quarter Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    Japan's economy contracted sharply in the second quarter, data on Wednesday showed, as a nationwide consumption tax that took effect in April dragged on its recovery.

  • Silver lining to Asia's rising household debt Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Southeast Asia's high household debt may have a silver lining: policy makers won't need to tighten policy much to control rising inflation, ANZ said.

  • Will this be a breakout year for Chinese stocks? Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    Chinese stocks have stormed higher in recent months on the back of stronger economic data, easy monetary conditions and supportive policies.

  • Why this carry trade remains 'best in the world' Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Sentiment towards the Australian dollar has dampened recently, but one analyst told CNBC investors shouldn't give up faith.

  • Over 150 Chinese 'economic fugitives' at large in US Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    More than 150 economic fugitives, many of whom are corrupt officials or suspected of graft in China, are at large in the United States.

  • The future looks tasty for Domino’s in Japan Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:52 PM ET

    After reporting blowout profits Domino's Pizza Enterprises told CNBC its venture into Japan was providing a large slice of its success.

  • Tata Motors shares jump on strong earnings Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 1:54 AM ET
    Luxury Jaguar XK and F-type automobiles, produced by Jaguar Land Rover Plc, a unit of Tata Motors Ltd., travel along the production line at the company's assembly plant in Castle Bromwich, U.K.

    Shares of Tata Motors jumped 7.7 percent after strong sales of its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles helped triple the company's 1Q net profit.

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