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  • China to overhaul grains import quota system Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    China plans to revamp the scheme it uses to allocate quotas for agricultural imports, as part of efforts to stamp out corruption and to rein in record state grain stockpiles.

  • Hike or cut? 2015 predictions for Asia central banks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Asian central bankers are confronted with a balancing act of supporting growth whilst guarding against volatility from a normalization of U.S. rates.

  • Why you shouldn't sweat 5-6% China growth Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Growth in the world's second largest economy could slow to as little as 5 percent in the near-term, but that's no cause for concern, one analyst said.

  • Correction coming for HK home prices Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    Home prices in Hong Kong, one of the world's most expensive property markets, could see double-digit declines next year, forecasts from major banks show.

  • China wants to build the world a railway Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    A construction site of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit system in Nigeria.

    With its domestic economy cooling, China is investing heavily outside its borders in multibillion dollar infrastructure projects.

  • PayPal merchants bet on China sales this Christmas Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    PayPal's latest survey says merchants are looking outside the U.S. for sales opportunities

  • Show of Love: Public kissing the rage in India Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:24 PM ET
    People protest during the Kiss Of Love, a Facebook campaign, near Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office at Jhandewalan near the Metro station in New Delhi, India.

    Indian protesters who gather to kiss have been arrested, tear-gassed and assaulted with rods. Still, they keep kissing. The Global Post reports.

  • Darling of EMs about to get more love Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    Indian stocks have stolen the show this year as decisive leader Narendra Modi won the confidence of investors, but will the love continue into 2015?

  • Why RBA's move to cool housing could backfire Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:32 PM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) attempts to cool the country's housing market could significantly hurt consumer demand, according to research from Moody's Analytics.

  • China's factory activity stalls in November Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:50 PM ET

    China's factory activity stalled in November as output shrank for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday.

  • Japan exports rise at fastest pace in 8 months Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    Japan's exports rose at their fastest pace in eight months in October, an encouraging sign that global demand is picking up.

  • China's rush to green vehicles fuels bubble concerns Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    China's electric vehicle sales surged five-fold in the first 10 months of 2014, raising concerns over potential over-investment from from local governments.

  • Deregulation at heart of Japan's robotics revolution Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Japan, with the world's largest robot population, is awakening to a crisis as its lead in robotics comes under threat from better-coordinated efforts abroad.

  • Signs of a floor in China's property market Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Even as China's home prices suffered their biggest annual fall in nearly four years in October, there are signs the worst might have passed.

  • Is HK's Umbrella Revolution coming to an end? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Hong Kong authorities this week moved to clear parts of pro-democracy campsites, raising questions of whether the movement is near its end.

  • Next big thing in government bonds: China? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    A Chinese boy stands next to Shanghai's charging bull statue

    Forget those fears about China's holdings of U.S. Treasurys. Now, some managers are pointing to buying China's government bonds as the next big play.

  • Did China just grant one-of-a-kind trade status? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye during a meeting in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

    A new free trade agreement may give companies from South Korea a serious leg up—in China.

  • EU to Japan: Drink more beer Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    A group of Tokyo businessmen and businesswomen toast with mugs of beer at a beer garden in Tokyo.

    With the global economy slowing, countries around the world are looking for ways to ease trade barriers and spur growth.

  • Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014.

    Vladimir Putin called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of Kim Jong Un.

  • Nikkei to crack the 20,000 level: Strategists Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 share index is set to push through 20,000 points thanks to ultra-easy monetary policy, a raft of equity experts told CNBC on Wednesday.

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