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  • What happened to Japan's yen-driven export boom? Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    When Japan's PM Shinzo Abe came to power, he hoped a weaker yen would give exporters a boost and spur the inflation needed to revive Japan's economy.

  • For Asia, BOJ and China data in driver's seat Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    A central bank decision in Japan and second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) from China will be the key events in Asia this week.

  • Ex-Macau partner suing Las Vegas Sands for $5B Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:37 PM ET
    Las Vegas Sands casino sits behind the Fishermans Wharf in Macau, in this Feb. 7, 2006 file photo.

    A former Macau business partner of Las Vegas Sands is suing Sands for at least $5 billion in profits that it says are owed.

  • Does Asia face Portugal-style debt risks? Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    Rising Asia corporate debt levels may make investors nervous after missed debt payments by a Portugal conglomerate spurred renewed default fears.

  • Why the party isn't over for India stocks Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    Traders work on the trading floor of the Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. office in Mumbai, India.

    Record levels in India's stock markets amid continued post-election euphoria have raised concerns over whether a correction is due, but analysts say the bulls'rein will continue for some time.

  • TV anchor detained in China graft crackdown Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    The CCTV Tower, designed by Rem Koolhaas, in Beijing

    An anchor at China's state broadcaster has been detained in an anti-corruption campaign, the Financial Times reports.

  • Alibaba outlines board plans, sets value at $130B Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 5:52 AM ET
    Members of staff walk past a security guard at the headquarters of the Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China.

    Chinese e-commerce company's board can be expanded to 11 members after Alibaba's New York IPO this year.

  • Alibaba races to hit August IPO date Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:07 AM ET
    Alibaba.com's headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Alibaba is racing to complete its landmark initial public offering within the next month, according to several people familiar with its plans.

  • China stimulus raises housing risk concerns Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:44 AM ET

    Chinese authorities' use of targeted stimulus measures deepened risks in the housing market, according to Societe Generale.

  • Infosys profit up 21.6 percent, retains forecast Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:25 AM ET
    Employees walk past an Infosys Ltd. logo at the company's campus in Electronics City in Bangalore, India.

    Infosys beat estimates with a 21.6 percent rise in quarterly net profit and retained sales growth outlook on demand for outsourcing services.

  • Malaysia's central bank hikes rates to help debt Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:31 PM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Bank Negara Malaysia headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Malaysia's central bank raised its key interest rate as expected, to help temper inflation and rising consumer debt.

  • Modi's maiden budget: Did he deliver? Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    The Indian government's debut budget is encouraging, but lacks details on how it will turn its aspirations into reality, say economists.

  • India's Jaitley: I need time to resolve subsidies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    After India's budget fell short on measures to rein in the subsidy bill, Finance Minister Jaitley said he needs more time to overhaul the system.

  • Malaysia banks in mega-merger talks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:35 PM ET
    The headquarters of CIMB Bank (left) and OCBC Bank stand in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Three of Malaysia's largest financial institutions are in talks to combine, which would create one of southeast Asia's biggest lenders by assets.

  • Chinese hackers break into US agency systems Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    China hackers broke into networks that house information of federal employees, targeting employees who applied for top-secret security clearances.

  • Japan firms near crisis as labor shortage deepens Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:18 PM ET
    Workers sort through rocks at a construction site in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's labor shortage is nearing crisis in some industries, curbing operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a recovery in the economy.

  • China agrees to reduce FX intervention Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:57 PM ET
    Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC).

    China will lower its intervention in the currency market, reaching an understanding on an issue that has hurt ties between the U.S. and China for years.

  • Are investors losing patience with the BOJ? Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    Investors poured funds into Japan stocks last year on hopes of more Bank of Japan easing, but it looks like next week's meeting will disappoint again.

  • Is the Singapore REIT rally on its last legs? Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    Singapore's real-estate trusts have recovered to around the highest levels since last year's "taper tantrum," but Nomura says the rally may end soon.

  • China to become 2nd largest equity market by 2030 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Shanghai stock exchange

    China will overtake the U.K. and Japan to become the second-largest global equity market by 2030, a report by investment bank Credit Suisse says.

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