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  • Sands China CEO: Anti-graft drive doesn't worry us Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:35 AM ET
    Edward Tracy, chief executive officer of Sands China

    Following blow-out first-half earnings, Sands China's CEO brushed off concerns about any negative impacts from the government's anti-graft campaign.

  • Mercedes guilty of price manipulation: China media Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 AM ET
    Mercedes-Benz launches their new S-Class series

    Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Thailand skirts recession in second quarter Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 10:57 PM ET
    Tourists in Bangkok, Thailand

    Thailand's economy avoided recession in the second quarter, data from the state planning agency showed on Monday, even as the Southeast Asian nation grapples with a political crisis that has hit consumption, confidence and tourism.

  • Singapore July exports down; sales to US, China up Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 10:17 PM ET
    Stacks of containers pile up at the Keppel port terminal in Singapore.

    Singapore's July exports fell less than expected, suggesting the manufacturing sector may have bottomed out on the back of an improving economy.

  • China’s state-owned airlines hit turbulence Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    China’s state-owned airlines have had a turbulent year and are warning of first-half earnings to match when they report later this month.

  • Australia's top lender posts rise in quarterly profit Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    National Australia Bank posted a 7 percent rise in third-quarter unaudited cash profit, led by higher mortgage growth and lower bad debt charges.

  • China's carbon plans: oversupply darken outlook Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:22 PM ET
    Smoke is seen rising from a chimmny in the northern port city of Tianjin, China.

    As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, it risks repeating mistakes made by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.

  • Halal tourism takes off in Japan Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    A barbecue restaurant which serves Halal certified food in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's courting of Muslim tourists has led to a wave of Halal food and Muslim-friendly amenities sprouting in the land of the rising sun.

  • Asia week ahead: Japan trade, China flash PMI Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    A scene of Chinese workers assembling machinery parts in a factory.

    Investors will be looking at data due from Japan and China in the week ahead, for further cues on the health of Asia's two largest economies.

  • Time to drop your bets on Macau? Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    A croupier deals a card on a blackjack table inside the Venetian Macao resort and casino, operated by Sands China, in Macau, China.

    Investors wondering if it's time to cash out on their investments in Macau would be best advised to take their chips off the table.

  • Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed ageing nation Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    A customer shops in a Seiyu GK supermarket, a discount chain owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Tokyo-based company sees a new opportunity opening up in rapidly ageing Japan as parents who brought kids up on Kewpie approach their sunset years.

  • Asian labor activists team up to press wage claims Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Cambodian garment workers standing on a truck as they travel along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Labor leaders in Cambodia knew they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighboring countries.

  • Thousands join anti-Occupy rally in Hong Kong Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:11 AM ET
    A anti-Occupy Central supporter carry a Chinese national flag during the march on August 17, 2014 in Hong Kong.

    Tens of thousands gather to protest against a pro-democracy campaign that has threatened to shut down the city's financial district.

  • Pope Francis urges affluent to hear 'cry of the poor' Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 5:27 AM ET
    Pope Francis, in a white car, passes a bronze statue of King Sejong, the 15th-century Korean King, as he arrives to attend a beatification mass at Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul.

    Pope denounces the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, urging people to listen to 'the cry of the poor'.

  • Malaysia tops growth forecasts in second quarter Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    Malaysia's economy expanded at a faster than expected pace in the second quarter, data showed on Friday, boosted by strong exports and robust consumption.

  • This is what China's antitrust drive is really about Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.

  • Alibaba unit halts shares amid accounting probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Alibaba.com's headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Alibaba Pictures said it had found possible non-compliant accounting and had requested that trading of its Hong Kong-listed shares be suspended.

  • Top metals user China taps Singapore Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:31 PM ET
    Copper wire. The commodity was trading at five-year lows Wednesday.

    Chinese metals traders have opened offices in Singapore, aiming to capture opportunities created by the exit of a string of Western banks.

  • China graft crackdown drives money into Australia Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET
    Prospective buyers wait in line to inspect a house for sale in the suburb of Eastwood in Sydney, Australia.

    More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market as a corruption crackdown in China gathers momentum.

  • Chinese home buyers play the waiting game Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Buyers' resistance against entering China's real estate market reflects wider fears of a looming housing bust, which many analysts have singled out as the biggest macro risk the economy currently faces.

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