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  • Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    South Korean singer Psy

    As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

  • China property launches to deepen inventory Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    Property launches in China are set to surge with developers sticking to their schedules despite mounting inventories, spelling trouble for the market.

  • IPO to rekindle 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Jack Ma Yun.

    Son's nose for an investment has turned Alibaba into a stake worth $50 billion as the Chinese e-commerce giant heads for the biggest U.S. tech IPO.

  • Kim Dotcom: a threat to the kiwi dollar? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    Kim Dotcom's Internet Mana party could prove to be a wildcard at New Zealand's general election next month.

  • Qantas posts record full-year loss; Shares jump Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 PM ET

    Struggling Australian airline Qantas posted a FY14 statutory loss after tax of A$2.84 billion on Thursday, the deepest loss in its history as a public company.

  • UK, Germany battle to be Chinese yuan trading hubs Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    Use of the Chinese yuan in Germany and the U.K. has doubled over the last year, as London and Frankfurt fight to become trading hubs.

  • China foreign investment pattern changes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:25 PM ET
    Workers sew blue jeans in Yilin textile factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.

    China's foreign investment mix is changing, with portfolio investors buying more stocks but foreign direct investment falling to a two-year low.

  • Japan data to turn up heat on BOJ debate Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:21 PM ET

    A deluge of Japanese economic data on Friday is set to influence expectations on whether the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will top up its stimulus program.

  • Tepco to pay compensation for suicide Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:50 PM ET
    Plaintiff Mikio Watanabe (C) and his supporters enter the Fukushima district court on August 26, 2014.

    A court on Tuesday ordered Tokyo Electric Power to pay nearly half a million dollars as compensation in a lawsuit related to a woman's suicide.

  • Five reasons Indonesia may hike fuel prices Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    High fuel subsidies, long the albatross of Indonesia's finances, may get cut sooner than expected if the lame-duck president pre-empts his successor.

  • In Thailand’s surrogacy industry, a moral quagmire Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 PM ET
    Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua poses with baby Gammy at the Samitivej Hospital on August 6, 2014 in Chonburi province in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Carrying babies for foreigners, mainly couples from wealthier Asian nations, have became a lucrative cottage industry in the farming communities.

  • India’s growth engine set to rev up Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    After two consecutive years of sub-5 percent growth, India's economy looks to have snapped out of its funk in the April-June quarter.

  • Chinese developers offer hefty home discounts Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:56 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    China Vanke Co is offering discounts of up to $325,000 to home buyers who shop on Alibaba's Taobao, an e-commerce platform.

  • In India, the big salaries are back Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    After a lull in years, India’s labor market is enjoying a burst of activity, a new government, a booming stock market and improved business sentiment.

  • Mozilla taps India market with $33 smartphone Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Mozilla has launched its first smartphone in India running its Firefox operating system (OS) for 1,999 rupees ($33).

  • Ice to... rice? India's twist to the bucket challenge Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    First came the Ice Bucket Challenge, and now there's the Rice Bucket Challenge – India's twist on the fundraising campaign that has taken the internet by storm.

  • Dollar stores find fans in Asian penny pinchers Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    Dollar stores enjoy popularity during lean times but shoppers are proving that these bargain stores have a place regardless of economic cycles.

  • Asia airlines enjoy demand, but where is the profit? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Asia may be seeing the strongest airline passenger growth, but its carriers are struggling to eke out profits, dented by overexpansion.

  • Balmy Singapore contends with rising protests Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:53 PM ET
    A man holds up a placard during the 'Return Our CPF' protest at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park in Singapore.

    Singapore is synonymous with efficiency and order but rising discontent raises questions about social stability in the tightly controlled city-state.

  • Indonesia grows protective of gas-rich islands Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 PM ET
    A view of rock formations at the popular Alif Stone Park tourist destination in Natuna Ranai, Indonesia.

    Indonesia is growing protective of Natuna - a scattering of 157 mostly uninhabited islands - amid regional tensions in the South China Sea.

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