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  • Japan industrial output above view in October Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Japan's industrial production and retail sales figures exceeded expectations in October, signalling a tentative recovery in demand as businesses and consumers continue to adjust to the April sales-tax hike.

  • Banking tricks blunt China's drive to increase lending Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    A number of tricks used by China's bankers will likely undercut any attempt to measure any change in lending stemming from the PBOC's rate cut.

  • Hong Kong in paradox as China advances Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    Pro-democracy protester gather in the Mong Kok district after clash with riot police on November 27

    Despite efforts to clear the protesters in Hong Kong, university students still roam the occupied areas in the city's central business districts.

  • Unease as Singapore heads for 50th birthday Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    For a tiny city-state, Singapore has for decades punched above its weight. The Financial Times reports.

  • Online grocers pick up amid India's e-commerce boom Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers turn in profits.

  • Samsung buys time with buyback, shares soar Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:56 PM ET

    Samsung's $2 billion share buyback plan will buy the struggling company time with investors as it searches for new growth drivers, say analysts.

  • Philippine growth slows sharply, misses forecasts Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:34 PM ET
    The financial district of Makati City in Manila, Philippines.

    The Philippine economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in the third quarter from the previous three months, well below economists' forecasts.

  • EU regulatory concerns curb China stock link volumes Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that the Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks.

  • China accuses West of blocking graft probe Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    Beijing's efforts to hunt down corrupt officials overseas are being hampered by western judges biased against China, according to a senior diplomat.

  • Honda recalled cars with Takata air bags in 2002 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:26 PM ET
    A man arranges airbag cushions at a plant for Japanese car parts maker Takata Corp.

    Honda Motor recalled a small number of cars equipped with Takata Corp air bags in March 2002, two years before the first known injury.

  • Light at the end of Sony’s long tunnel: Analysts Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:27 AM ET

    Sony's rigorous plan unveiled this week to turn the company's fortunes around appears to have convinced not just markets, but analysts as well.

  • Clashes break out as HK clears part of protest zone Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:01 PM ET

    Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 protesters on Tuesday after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades.

  • Will China's property market unravel in 2015? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    China's wobbly property market has kept investors on edge, but the country's recent rate cut is expected to bring stability into the sector in 2015.

  • More rate cuts for China? Let's see data first Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing.

  • China fears US Republican opposition in climate talks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions, they warned ahead of talks next week.

  • Singapore: Is disinflation here to stay? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    A slower-than-expected rise in Singapore's inflation rate could mean disinflation in one of the world's most expensive cities is here to stay, according to economists.

  • Tencent-HBO tie-up to test China censors Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Game of Thrones actress Hannah Murray

    Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.

  • India's banks face obstacles in capital raising Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    India's state-run banks face major obstacles in their plans to raise as much as $60 billion in new capital over the next few years.

  • Warning: India's recovery may have hit a wall Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    India's economic recovery hit a wall in third quarter as industrial activity and farm output lost momentum, GDP data due Friday is forecast to show.

  • BOJ's bazooka: It's all about the message Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:26 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan

    Latest minutes from the BOJ reveal the central bank's surprise move to expand its stimulus program was about sending a strong message.

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