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  • For TPP, this week is make or break: Pro Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    For TPP, this week is make or break: Pro

    Deborah Elms, executive director at Asian Trade Centre, explains why this week is the best time to seal a deal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

  • UPDATE 1-Suntory Holdings says not considering IPO now Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:19 PM ET

    *Listing could be in Tokyo or New York- Nikkei. TOKYO, July 28- Suntory Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday that it is not considering listing its shares now, following a Nikkei newspaper report that the beverages conglomerate is mulling an IPO as early as 2018 to pay down debt and raise growth capital. The Nikkei said the Japanese company would decide as soon as this year...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent in early deals, its lowest level since July 9 as mainland Chinese indexes opened 2- 5 percent lower. Since hitting a peak in early June, Chinese shares have gone through a roller-coaster ride with main China indexes falling by a third in less than a month before rebounding by a quarter,...

  • *Asia drops after Monday's freefall in China shares. The dollar was under pressure as China jitters spurred flows into havens such as the yen, while commodities including oil and copper wilted amid fears of a collapse in demand from China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent.

  • Will Japan see a buoyant earnings season in Q2? Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Will Japan see a buoyant earnings season in Q2?

    Japan is the only country in the world that's seeing positive earnings momentum, says Peter Boardman, MD at Tradewinds.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 10 Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference, hosted by the New South Wales government- 0030 GMT. KYOTO- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Kyoto- 0130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • LONDON, July 27- The jury in the London trial of former trader Tom Hayes, who is charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud by manipulating global Libor interest rates, retired on Monday to consider its verdict after hearing nine weeks of evidence. Hayes, a 35- year-old former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader based in Tokyo, pleaded not guilty to...

  • Hayes, a 35- year-old former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader based in Tokyo, pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to rig the London interbank offered rate, a benchmark for $450 trillion of financial contracts and loans worldwide, between 2006 and 2010..

  • LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, with traders awaiting Germany's IFO survey, which is likely to indicate Europe's largest economy is on track to post a reasonable pace of growth. Germany's IFO business climate index is forecast to dip slightly in July but will remain at levels consistent with a positive pace of...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 26- Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Trade ministers go into the talks, which run from July 28 to 31 on the island of Maui, with high hopes of a pact to...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japanese government bonds were little changed on Monday despite a number of market-supportive factors such as sliding Tokyo shares, as investors were wary of chasing already low debt yields further down. The finance ministry will sell 2.5 trillion yen of two-year JGBs. The market showed little reaction to the Bank of Japan's well anticipated...

  • TOKYO, July 27- The dollar flagged against the euro and yen on Monday after a drop in U.S. shares and bond yields dimmed its allure, with markets focused on whether the upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting can shore up the greenback. The euro rose 0.2 percent to $1.1000, having gained about 1.4 percent last week. The more obvious impact from lower commodity prices...

  • A dismal open awaits markets on Monday Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    Weak global growth hurting markets: Pro

    Christoffer Moltke-Leth, director of global sales trading at Saxo Capital Markets, outlines the factors hurting market sentiment and explains why he's concerned about China's short-term outlook.

  • Look out for these in the week ahead Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 6:08 PM ET
    Look out for these in the week ahead

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou outlines the key economic data due out of Japan and the U.S. this week.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Trade ministers go into the talks, which run July 28-31 on the island of Maui, with high hopes of an agreement to conclude...

  • TOKYO— A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage, officials said. Tokyo Fire Department spokesman Teruaki Seki said the dead included the pilot, one of the four passengers and a woman who was inside the house where the plane...

  • Japanese whisky: What's your drinking style? Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 7:47 AM ET

    Think whisky and the misty glens of Scotland come to mind. But you may need to think again - Japan's Suntory has grabbed the attention of connoisseurs.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss earlier this week filed paperwork to operate a bitcoin exchange called Gemini for both individual and institutional investors in New York state, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The twins, best known for accusing Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, want to make the digital currency...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- The U.S. dollar edged up against most other major currencies Friday on data pointing to sluggish overseas economic growth, while the Australian dollar sagged to a six-year low after a Chinese manufacturing gauge fell to its weakest in 15 months. That has sparked a play into the dollar, "said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst at Western Union...

  • The bullish case for Japan Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    The bullish case for Japan

    John Merrill, Tanglewood Wealth Management, explains why he is bullish on Japan and why he sees better opportunities in the next two to three years.