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  • Holy cow! #Beefban blows up on social media Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    The hashtag #beefban is blowing up on Twitter after Maharashtra imposed a jail sentence and fine for the sale or possession of the red meat.

  • Australia economy shows tepid growth, easing seen Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Customers browse inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) fashion store in Melbourne, Australia.

    Australia's economy continued to show sluggish growth in the fourth quarter, adding to the case for further stimulus in the coming months.

  • Australia orders sale of $30M Chinese bought mansion Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:49 PM ET

    Australia has ordered the Chinese owner of a A$39 million Sydney mansion to sell up, amid government attempts to cool down the property market.

  • Xi Jinping takes aim at China’s military Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    Chinese president Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is shaking the People's Liberation Army to its core, the FT reports.

  • Are the Nikkei and the yen divorcing? Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:44 PM ET

    The long-standing inverse correlation between the yen and Japanese stock prices has broken down, suggesting the Nikkei could rise even if the yen doesn't weaken further.

  • Get caught with meat here and you could go to jail Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    A cow from Peine Farms in Cannon Falls, MN.

    India's Maharashtra state, has introduced a beef ban, which includes up to five years imprisonment for the sale or possession of beef. The Financial Times reports.

  • Billionaires flock to China's top political event Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:47 PM ET
    Preparations ahead of upcoming opening sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC).

    More of China's wealthy are participating in the country's biggest annual political event, underscoring the close ties between politics and business.

  • Alibaba to provide documents to Taiwan government Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Jack Ma

    Alibaba Group Holding will provide Taiwan with the information required about its business, Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday.

  • Australia refrains from further rate cuts Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:31 PM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday held back on further monetary easing, surprising most market watchers who were expecting a second rate cut in as many months.

  • Watch out GoPro, Xiaomi’s coming for you Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:49 PM ET

    After shaking up the global smartphone industry with its low-cost handsets, Xiaomi is moving on to its next target: the action camera market.

  • This is still the world's most expensive city Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:15 PM ET

    Singapore kept its title as the world's most expensive city for the second consecutive year, the Economist Intelligence Unit said in a new survey.

  • What to expect from China's key annual meeting Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    China's economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, meeting the challenging of reforms and deflation.

  • Short sellers abstain as China opens door Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    A new scheme allowing short selling of Chinese stocks via the Hong Kong market has failed to attract a single order on its first day of operation.

  • Is this a new snag for gold demand? Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    New measures by the world's top gold consumer to reduce imports could erode global bullion demand, experts say.

  • While there were no "fireworks" in India's budget, investors approved of the various pro-growth initiatives, adding fuel to the stock market rally.

  • Has Sony got its groove back? Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:10 AM ET

    Sony has shown a "return to form", analysts told CNBC, after the Japanese electronics giant unveiled a slim tablet and mid-range smartphone.

  • It’s a big week for Australia, China Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:38 PM ET

    Key highlights this week include a batch of economic numbers, alongside a central bank decision from Australia and an annual meeting of China's parliament.

  • Australia may end hunt for missing MH370 jet soon Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    Australia's deputy prime minister said that discussions are under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt.

  • After rate cut, what's next from PBOC? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 PM ET

    The Chinese central bank's second rate cut in three months is insufficient, and more easing steps are needed, say economists.

  • Visitors pose for a photograph below signage for the City of Dreams Manila casino resort

    Michael Van Cleef Ault, owner of Pangaea nightclub in Sinapore is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw the rich through his doors.

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