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  • Fund managers forced to rethink bet on emerging bonds Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 3:19 AM ET

    Once a source of rich returns for investors, emerging markets are hammering home a long-ignored truism: banking on currency strength to enhance stocks and bonds returns is not a sure bet.

  • A car was over turned after a oil pipeline explodes on November 22, 2013 in Qingdao, China.

    A Sinopec oil pipeline explosion killed 22 people in China on Friday, and halting the city's port, state media said.

  • North Korea marks attack anniversary with threat Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 1:53 AM ET
    Missiles displayed during a military parade in Pyongyang.

    North Korea marked the third anniversary of an artillery attack on a South Korean island with a vow to strike the South Korean presidential compound.

  • Japan's Aeon REIT surges on debut Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:02 PM ET
    Aeon shopping center

    Shares of Aeon REIT, the first Japanese Real Estate Investment Trust to contain an overseas asset, surged 8 percent on their debut on Tokyo's Stock Exchange on Friday, underscoring demand for Japan's property sector.

  • Japanese automakers left out of the China party Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:48 PM ET

    As Chinese demand for cars increased, Toyota, Honda and Nissan missed the party, crashing its combined shares of the China market. The FT reports.

  • Bank of Japan keeps hefty stimulus in place Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:03 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday kept its monetary policy unchanged and repeated its view that the economy is in recovery-mode.

  • China reforms to help boost online business Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    China has released new rules to boost spending in its fast-growing e-commerce sector as it looks to encourage greater levels of domestic demand.

  • Sony will produce fewer films as it makes a shift from motion pictures to higher-margin television production and to operating TV channels.

  • Say goodbye to the world's longest flight Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 5:43 PM ET
    Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-500 which flies the world's longest non-stop commercial flight.

    Singapore Airlines will terminate its non-stop all-business-class service to New York amid high fuel prices and subdued demand for premium travel.

  • Moët Hennessy’s Chandon: now made in India Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    This week French brand Moët Hennessy launched its first products specifically for the Indian market. The Financial Times reports.

  • The other 'taper' that could hit Treasurys Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Strategists have told CNBC there may be another threat on the horizon to Treasury yields with China starting to fall out of love with U.S. debt.

  • Samsung ordered to pay Apple another $290 million Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    An Apple Inc.iPad 2, left, and a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.

    A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.

  • Logo fatigue? Chinese now want understated luxury Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Chinese consumers are undergoing a rapid evolution in taste, ditching flashy logos for more understated luxury products, according to the heads of several global luxury brands.

  • China manufacturing activity cools in November Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 PM ET

    China's manufacturing activity expanded in November but at a slower pace than October, a survey from HSBC showed on Thursday.

  • China makes right noises on yuan, but doubts remain Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:31 PM ET

    China's central bank is making all the right noises on opening up its domestic currency, but analysts warn concrete action is still a long way off.

  • Are Japan's stocks ready to rumble on? Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 12:02 AM ET

    Japan's shares have surged around 45 percent this year, but some analysts expect the rally may continue despite concerns over the country's economy.

  • Can emerging markets offer inflation protection? Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    As major central banks implement inflationary measures, one option for investors looking to protect their yield is emerging market bond plays.

  • Singapore upgrades growth outlook for the full year Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Singapore's economy managed to eke out growth in the third quarter, defying initial estimates of a contraction.

  • Protest planned at Australian embassy in Jakarta Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 6:22 PM ET

    Australia warned travelers to Indonesia of a planned demonstration at its embassy in Jakarta as anger grows over reports of spying on Indonesians.

  • Australians invest in New York housing Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    Alan Dixon, an investor from Australia, and his investments in New York area residential real estate are a microcosm of a much bigger trend sweeping the country. The New York Times reports.

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