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  • China tightens censorship on messaging apps Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Tencent Holdings's WeChat application icon and website on display.

    China tightened censorship on messaging apps to limit dissent, while it simultaneously emerged that some foreign chat services had been blocked.

  • US pushes plan to ease South China Sea tensions Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    China will come under pressure when the United States uses a regional security meeting this weekend to rally support for a freeze on provocative acts.

  • Chinese banks get serious about risk of bad debts Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    Chinese banks are cutting off riskier borrowers, tightening lending terms, and deploying teams of investigators to assess the risk of loan defaults.

  • Japan June current account swings to deficit Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Japan's current account swung to a deficit in June for the first time in five months, government data showed on Friday, due to a decline in earnings on overseas investments.

  • Will the Fed throw the yuan off its uptrend? Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    The yuan has rebounded amid an upswing in Chinese economy, but can continue the trajectory even as the Fed tightens the screws on monetary policy.

  • India’s Rajan sounds alarm on asset bubbles Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    The world is at risk of another financial crash following a steep rise in asset prices, according to the governor of India's central bank. The FT reports.

  • Rio Tinto profit jumps 21%, beats forecasts Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Rio Tinto reported a 21 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts as it slashed capital spending.

  • Why this BoJ meeting may not be a snoozer Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    At the Bank of Japan's policy meeting this week, the market will be keeping an ear out for any changes in Governor Kuroda's stance on the economy.

  • Li Ka-shing wins $2B battle for Envestra Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:04 PM ET
    The logo for Cheung Kong is displayed atop the Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong, China.

    Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Group will secure its A$2.2 billion takeover of Envestra after rival APA Group said it would accept the offer.

  • Australia jobless rate jumps to 12-year high Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:21 AM ET
    Jobseekers wait in line for the career counseling services offered by the Career Development Association of Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

    Australia's labor force unexpectedly shrank in July, data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed on Thursday, while unemployment rate rose more than expected to a 12-year high.

  • China seen pushing back plans to free yuan Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    China is pushing back its timetable to make the yuan freely convertible as removing capital controls could unleash damaging speculative flows.

  • Samsung, Apple to drop all lawsuits outside US Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics and Apple have agreed to drop all patent lawsuits outside of the United States, a Samsung spokesperson said on Wednesday.

  • Samsung's next reinvention challenge: itself Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S

    Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself - to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.

  • Why China's spat with neighbors won't hurt trade Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.

  • Unsold land in China signals developer uncertainty Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    People at a real estate trade fair in Beijing, China.

    For the first time lands plots up for auction in Beijing went unsold, signaling developer anxiety over continued weakness in the property market.

  • Will generic Viagra transform China? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Viagra's patent in China has expired and some analysts expect cheaper prices will bring a surge of demand for the storied erectile dysfunction drug.

  • China's offshore debt market not yet a global play Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    China's bond market is booming with record issuance and strong demand, but it has been a speculative play dominated by Chinese issuers and investors.

  • Beijing invites US to link up over Africa Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:45 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama engages in a question-and-answer session with Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo of Zimbabwe (L) during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC.

    China has invited the US to co-operate in aiding Africa, a proposal that has potential implications for future international development aid.

  • South Korean have been left out of the global market rally, but the market is back on investors’ radars following new government policies.

  • Workers pass by an advertisement at the dilapidated Ninoy Aquino international airport which has been named one of the world's worst airports on May 23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.

    The Philippines' largest conglomerate claims its plan to upgrade Manila airport won't cost the government a single peso.

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