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  • How to play China's new open market: Strategist Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Shanghai Stock Exchange

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange link is a "very big deal," strategist John Rutledge said. Here's how he'd play it.

  • Dollar-yen rally stalls: What next? Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister.

    The Japanese yen left many currency experts wrong-footed on Monday with a seemingly unstoppable depreciation coming to an abrupt halt.

  • Apple lands key partnership in China Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    A woman sets up her new iPhone 6 with the help of an Apple store employee inside an Apple store on October 17, 2014 in Beijing, China.

    The iPhone maker announced Sunday that it would add UnionPay as a payment option in its App Store for consumers in China.

  • Australia, China to sign landmark free trade deal Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:22 PM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    China and Australia will on Monday sign a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

  • Thailand trims outlook after GDP misses Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Thailand's economy grew much less than expected in the July-September quarter, forcing the authorities to cut the country's growth forecast.

  • India wants to ban porn—will it work? Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    India is trying to block access to online pornography in a move that has triggered fears over digital freedoms in the world's largest democracy.

  • China’s stock market cracks open Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect is set to begin, in a sea change that will crack open China's A-share markets to foreign investment, potentially breaking the market out of a long downturn.

  • Korea car market cracks under German luxury barrage Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 6:26 PM ET
    2015 Hyundai Genesis

    South Korea is on track to spend more on vehicle imports from Europe this year than it earns from exports the other way for the first time in 24 years.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping's crackdown on government corruption, which began almost two years ago, is hurting a specialized niche of the U.S. tourism industry.

  • Japan to hog the spotlight this week Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past an advertisement for a post-quake reconstruction project in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan will hoard the market spotlight this week with the release of the latest quarterly growth data.

  • China exempts taxes on Shanghai-HK share link Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:28 AM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    China will temporarily exempt taxes on profits made from a landmark scheme linking Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges.

  • North Korea wants to make you a suit Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
    A North Korean woman stretches a string of yarn at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile factory in North Korea. It's the country's largest textile factory with 8,500 workers.

    With China cutting carbon emissions, North Korea is already pivoting to ensure China's falling coal use doesn't hurt its economy.

  • India's wholesale inflation eases to 5-year low Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:07 AM ET

    India's wholesale price inflation eased for a fifth straight month in October to 1.77 percent, its lowest level in more than five years, government data showed on Friday.

  • Malaysia's growth slows to 5.6% in third quarter Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    Malaysia's economy grew at its slowest pace this year during the third quarter, with exports struggling against a fragile global economy.

  • Fewer Chinese graduates enrolling in US Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 PM ET

    The number of Chinese students enrolling in US graduate schools fell for the first time, according to a report. The Financial Times reports.

  • G20 leaders gather: all talk, no action? Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:51 PM ET
    Media centre ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisban

    World leaders are gathering in Australia to address the global growth challenge even as the goal of boosting collective GDP by a further 2 percentage points looks ever more distant.

  • With new team in place, Modi tightens grip on power Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Modi has drawn trusted bureaucrats into a tight embrace, with key decisions now thrashed out between his office and civil servants.

  • China protectionism threatens commodity imports Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.

  • Hedge funds poised to pile into China via 'connect' Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    When the landmark Hong Kong-Shanghai equity link debuts on Monday, hedge funds are expected to plunge into mainland shares.

  • Japan's GDP may sway sales tax hike decision Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    A slew of headlines from Japan flooded markets this week, increasing speculation that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pursue a second consumption tax hike, but experts say that Monday's growth figures remain crucial to his decision.

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