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  • Is dollar-yen on the verge of a breakout? Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    The popular dollar-yen trade, which has fallen out of favor in the recent months, is coming back in vogue, say strategists.

  • Abenomics, Modinomics ...now Choinomics? Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    First there was Abenomics, then Modinomics. Now South Korea has coined its own package of economic policies, which economists say will lead to a period of "big bang expansionary growth."

  • Fast-food loyalty tested in China by meat scandal Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    A customer eats Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in an outlet in Shanghai on January 9, 2013. Chinese customers of KFC.

    A food safety scare in China is testing Chinese consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's and Yum Brands.

  • Sony warns on smartphones after profit surges Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:50 AM ET
    Boxes sit on display for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console at a Bic Camera Inc. electronics store.

    Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, as it reported a jump in first-quarter profit.

  • Why are market bulls sticking by Samsung? Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    An ugly earnings report from Samsung prompted a 3 percent drop in shares, but that hasn't deterred market bulls.

  • China should lower 2014 GDP target to 6.5-7%: IMF Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    China should set a GDP target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015, below its 2014 goal, and refrain from stimulus measures, the IMF said.

  • Kerry presses India on global trade deal Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:43 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks January 17, 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DC.

    John Kerry has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to world trade reforms, saying it was a test of commitment to advance economic liberalization.

  • Mark Mobius expects India stock correction Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    India stocks are headed for a correction in the near term, emerging markets guru Mark Mobius said, as the pace of reforms is likely to disappoint.

  • China shows reforms resolve in graft crackdown Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Zhou Yongkang, one of the members of the nine-seat Politburo Standing Committee, attends the closing of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 14, 2011 in Beijing, China.

    China's ongoing anti-corruption campaign claimed its biggest scalp this week, and some see its hard-line stance as a positive for the economy.

  • Samsung Elec sees tough Q2 after profit slips Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:57 PM ET

    Samsung reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and was downbeat about prospects, fueling concerns about its ability to face competition.

  • Gender wage gap in Asia set to get worse Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    Despite Asia's economic advances in the past decade, there has been little progress in improving the income discrepancy between men and women.

  • Housing bubble fears resurface in Australia Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    A sold sign is displayed outside a property in Willoughby in Sydney, Australia.

    Prices in the one of the world's most expensive housing markets are set to pick up pace, triggering renewed warnings of a potential bubble brewing.

  • Toys could save Nintendo’s gaming fortunes Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    Nintendo is struggling to keep up with the times, but interactive toys could be the Japanese company's savior, analysts told CNBC.

  • India’s Tata earmarks $35B for expansion Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 AM ET
    Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of TATA Group.

    India's Tata Group has outlined plans to invest $35 billion over the next 3 years for expansion into new areas such as retail and defense.

  • Winning over the promiscuous India consumer Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Global brands are learning to get creative with wooing the price-sensitive Indian consumer, who has a penchant for bargain-hunting and little brand loyalty.

  • China to become largest beer market by 2017 Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:53 AM ET

    China is set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest beer market in value by 2017, according to a EuroMonitor International report.

  • Time to take money off the table in Thailand? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.

  • China to probe powerful ex-security tsar for graft Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 PM ET
    Zhou Yongkang, China's former security chief.

    The most senior official to face corruption charges in modern China is under investigation, after he and his family members were detained.

  • Japan's output falls its fastest since 2011 quake Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:35 PM ET
    A factory worker assembles Nissan's VQ engine on the line at the Iwaki engine plant in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's June industrial output fell its fastest since the quake in March 2011 as companies slowed production to offset a build-up in inventories.

  • Is China’s low-cost airline sector set for takeoff? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    A plane flies above the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

    Following last year's unprecedented policy change, China's budget carriers may now hold the key to the future of aviation in the mainland.

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