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  • How Far Will Slime Spread? Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 6:49 PM ET
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    Could America’s subprime slime spell big trouble for foreign economies? Find out what to expect from Stephen Roach, Chairman Of Morgan Stanley Asia.

  • Toyota Set to Cut US Sales Forecast: FT Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 3:43 AM ET

    Toyota Motor is considering downgrading its U.S. sales forecast to account for a worsening outlook for pick-up trucks and other big vehicles, the Financial Times newspaper said on Monday.

  • GM Responds to 'Blame' Blog Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:27 PM ET

    Following my blog earlier this week asking you to tell me who is to blame for GM's problems, I received the following e-mail from the automaker. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

  • Detroit's Challenge: Designing Cars Drivers Want Now Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:42 AM ET
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    In the last 10 years, the Big 3 have struggled to come up with sedans to beat the Camry, Corolla, Civic and Altima. In fact, if you look at the top 10 best selling cars right now, only 4 are American models: The Ford Focus, Chevy Cobalt, Malibu and Impala.

  • Asian Markets Edge Higher, Japan Climbs 1.5% Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:05 AM ET
    A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Asian markets edged up Friday, led by exporters in Japan, as fears of a deep U.S. recession receded, but gains were capped by worries that inflation will cut into growth and lead to higher borrowing costs.

  • Japanese Inflation Dips, But Relief Is Temporary Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 9:32 PM ET
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    Japanese annual inflation dipped to 0.9% in April, thanks to a short-lived cut in a gasoline tax, but economists warned this would bring just temporary relief and a new decade high loomed.

  • Manufacturing Activity in Japan Falls to 6-Year Low Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 7:32 PM ET
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    Manufacturing activity in Japan fell in May to the lowest in more than six years largely due to declining output and new orders, according to a survey issued on Friday.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Japan Jumps 3% on Exporters Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 5:07 AM ET
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    Asian markets rallied Thursday with Japanese shares making their biggest daily gain in amonth, after a monthly gauge of U.S. business spending rose to its highest this year. Tokyo closed 3 percent higher, but China's main index slumped.  

  • Sluggish Japan Retail Sales, BOJ May Hold Rates Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 1:27 AM ET
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    Japan's retail sales rose less than expected in April from a year earlier, suggesting that higher energy and food prices are putting consumers off their shopping.

  • Japan Government Sticks with Ikeo for BOJ Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:44 PM ET
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    The Japanese government nominated hawkish economics professor Kazuhito Ikeo to the Bank of Japan's rate-setting policy board on Thursday, despite his previous rejection by opposition lawmakers, setting the stage for another political tussle in parliament.1st paragraph of story should go here

  • GM's Problems: Who's To Blame? You Tell Me Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 9:47 AM ET
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    It's not often that an e-mail makes me stop and say "Hmmmmm. Do a lot of people feel the same way?" But, this one from Nathan did just that.

  • Asian Markets Extend Losses, Japan Sheds 1.3% Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Wednesday, as a cloudy U.S. economic outlook and lingering inflation fears left investors skittish. Australia, Japan and South Korea all closed over 1 percent lower.

  • Sony's Blu-ray Boosts DVD Recorder Sales in Japan Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 12:38 AM ET
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  • MINI Is Maxing Out On Small Car Craze Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 9:40 AM ET
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    It's MINI that may be best positioned right now. WIth sales up 29.9% this year, The MINI Cooper and Clubman are compact cars with the unique combination of style and fuel efficiency in a tight little package.

  • Asian Markets Rebound on Bargain Hunting Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 5:17 AM ET
    A stockbroker watches his terminal during trading in Bombay, India, Thursday, May 18, 2006. Indian shares plunged Thursday, with the benchmark stock index tumbling 6.8 percent, or more than 800 points, its biggest point drop ever, largely on fears of higher taxes on foreign funds that invest in Indian stocks. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)

    Asian markets rebounded Tuesday from the previous session's dip, as bargain hunters scoured the market after five days of losses. Both Japan and South Korea finished over 1% higher.

  • Japan Government in More Strife over BOJ Board Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 12:12 AM ET
    Japanese businessmen cross a road in front of the Bank of Japan Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. The strength of Japan's economic growth is among the factors the central bank will weigh as its policy board begins a two-day meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kambayashi)

    Japanese government plans to fill one of two vacancies on the Bank of Japan's rate-setting policy board were thrown into disarray on Tuesday when the name of a nominee was leaked to the media, upsetting opposition lawmakers.

  • Asian Markets Tumble, Japan Sheds 2.3% Monday, 26 May 2008 | 6:11 AM ET
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    Asian stocks retreated into negative territory Monday, with most markets down more than 1% on fears that slowing U.S. consumer demand will hurt Asia's export-oriented economies. Japan shed 2.3% while South Korea slipped 1.5%.

  • Asian Markets Are Mixed, Australia Sheds 1% Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 8:23 PM ET
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    Asian markets were mixed Friday following a pullback in oil prices. A stronger U.S. dollar lifted some exporters in the region. Japan managed to close slightly higher but Australia shed 1 percent, weighed down by declining resource stocks.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, Japan Closes Higher Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:48 AM ET
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    Asian markets pared back earlier losses Thursday to give a mix performance, though prospects of higher inflation and a weak U.S. economy kept investors cautious. Japan and Australia both managed to close in positive territory.

  • Japan Exports Boosted by China, Emerging Markets Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 10:43 PM ET
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    Japan's exports rose more than expected in April from a year earlier, as a surge in shipments to China and other developing countries cushioned the blow of U.S. economic weakness.