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  • Thai junta upbeat on economy, but not out of the woods Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET
    General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected Thailand's Prime Minister on 21 August 2014.

    Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.

  • Why property is Hong Kong's national sport Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    A man walks through a residential estate in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong ranks among the world's most expensive property markets. A series of policy decisions shows why it was headed down this path from the start.

  • Forget Japan's shrinking growth: Property looks hot Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Despite weak data spurring doubts over whether Japan's economy is really recovering, property investors remain keen on the market.

  • 'Sharing economy': Is Asia ready? Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    It's a concept that's catching on globally. Sharing economy has rejuvenated sectors from transportation to hospitality and is making its way to Asia.

  • China to double domestic spending on tourism Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    A general view of the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing, China.

    China aims to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020 by offering financial and other support, as it seeks to spur economic growth.

  • Japan has fallen victim to the Keynesian scam Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    The Japanese economy has fallen victim to the scam called Keynesian economics. The US should take heed, says Michael Pento.

  • China bitcoin firms warn New York on regulation Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:35 AM ET

    Three of the biggest bitcoin exchanges in China teamed up on Thursday to release a joint letter addressed to New York regulators.

  • Singaporeans among most sleep deprived worldwide Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    Asian cities are renowned for their grueling work schedules and a recent study has confirmed that Singaporeans are among the most sleep deprived.

  • Thai junta leader Prayuth voted prime minister Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:52 PM ET
    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha (R).

    Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.

  • China's factory activity falls to 3-month low Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    China's factory activity fell to a three-month in August, a private survey showed on Thursday, signaling continued weakness in the sector despite a burst of stimulus from the government.

  • Indian firms tool up for defense orders Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET
    Indian army personnel perform Skirmish Order Fire Demo for the 68th Independence Day in Hyderabad, India.

    India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.

  • Japan carmakers mull Philippines production shift Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Top Japanese automakers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its plan to rebuild its car manufacturing industry.

  • Should yield chasers worry about Singapore REITs? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Singapore's REITs have steadily advanced this year as predictions of higher interest rates went awry, but will yield-chasers stick with the shares?

  • Amazon joins free trade zone in China: Report Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    An electric bike used by Amazon.com in Beijing.

    Amazon to open an office in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media says, allowing the firm to sell a wider range of products in the country.

  • Growing trend? Using tablets to make calls Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    Have you ever been tempted to make a call on your tablet? If the trend in Asia is anything to go by, many of us could be doing so soon.

  • India markets go from fragile to fabulous Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:25 PM ET

    Watching the rise of India's stock markets, one can be forgiven for forgetting that a year ago, the asset class was a poster child of emerging market bashing.

  • Cruising’s new frontier: Chinese tourists Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    The cruise industry is seeking a bigger slice of the growing Chinese tourist pie, with Beijing putting its heft behind expansion efforts.

  • Landslides hit Hiroshima killing 18 people Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    This aerial view shows policemen and rescue workers looking for survivors at a landslide site after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan.

    At least eighteen people were killed in Japan on Wednesday when landslides touched off by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of Hiroshima.

  • Fortescue pays down debt as profit jumps Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:17 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on Monday, July 25, 2011

    Fortescue said it has made further headway in paying down $12 billion in debt it amassed building the world's fourth-biggest iron ore mining company.

  • Japan exports rise shows overseas demand improving Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    Japan exports rose 3.9 percent in July from the year ago period, data showed on Wednesday, compared with a Reuters forecast for a gain of 3.8 percent.

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