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  • Qantas Cancels Australian Flights Due to Strike Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Qantas Airways says it is canceling and delaying dozens of flights because of a strike by its ground workers and engineers. The Australian carrier says 8,500 domestic and international passengers will have their flights disrupted by Friday's strikes. Qantas says 39 flights will be delayed and two flights canceled.

  • Malaysia Looks West for Investments Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
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    Malaysia is trying to enhance opportunities for its more assertive multinationals as well as bolster investments from the West, the New York Times reports.

  • Swiss Franc Slides, Euro Lifts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    A Swiss rate cut dents the franc and Europeans go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Billionaires’ Rise Aids India, and the Favor Is Returned Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
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    On a recent wind-whipped morning, a steel-hulled behemoth arrived at a desolate stretch of India’s western coast groaning with enough coal to power a city of one million people for more than two weeks. The New York Times reports.

  • Dollar Drops, Kiwis Fall Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Worries about the debt ceiling derail the dollar, and kiwis fall after trade data disappoints  - it's time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Blue Waters, Black Oil in the South China Sea Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    Not a single Asian country with territorial claims in the South China Sea has installed an oil drill in the heart of the disputed region, but that might soon change.

  • Mark Matthews of Bank Julius Baer is bullish on Malaysian equities, and expects stocks to end positive in 2011.

    The Malaysian economy’s low correlation to the rest of the world will help the country’s equities perform better in times of economic uncertainty and market volatility, says one analyst. 

  • China's Banks Warned, British Pound Slapped Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:46 AM ET
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    China's banks are unexpectedly fragile and the Royal Bank of Australia is a dove - it's time for your VEX Fix.

  • Confusion in Europe, Gloom in Japan Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:10 AM ET
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    Japanese businesses are pessimistic and euro traders don't know what to think — it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Why a Greek Austerity Budget Will Lift the Ringgit Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Strong medicine for Greece will jumpstart aid plans and currency investors' fears will ease, one strategist says.

  • Motorists queue up to refuel at a gasoline and service station in Jakarta, 18 September 2007. Oil prices topped 81 USD a barrel for the first time on, setting another record high amid fears of critically tight supplies for the winter season in the United States. AFP PHOTO/Ahmad ZAMRONI (Photo credit should read AHMAD ZAMRONI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rising oil prices have created concerns about the cost of fuel subsidies across the region. Although these costs will increase, it is important to make distinctions based on each government’s ability to absorb the higher costs.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
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    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • Asia-Pacific Governments Play Catch-Up on Minimum Wages Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 7:33 PM ET
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    Malaysia could soon join a growing list of Asia-Pacific countries, including China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, that in the last decade have introduced a form of minimum wage. The NYT reports.

  • Could These Currencies' Protections Crumble? Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
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    Central banks can only slow, not stop, currencies from moving when fundamentals dictate a shift. That means you, Malaysia and Thailand.

  • Crises in Japan Ripple Across Global Economy Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    80-year-old Sumi Abe is rescued from her destroyed house nine days after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 20, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.

    In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.

  • Nikkei, Topix Hit 2-Year Lows on Kan's Warning Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 5:54 AM ET

    Japanese shares plunged on Tuesday as fresh explosions rocked a damaged nuclear plant and triggered a rise in radiation levels, sending investors fleeing from riskier assets such as equities and commodities across Asia.

  • Nikkei Plunges 6.2% After Deadly Quake Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks outside Japan edged up on Monday, with demand for commodity-related shares offsetting the steep drop in Japanese markets following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

  • Asia Stocks Lower, Nikkei Futures Drop on Quake Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:21 AM ET

    Nikkei futures tumbled on Friday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries.

  • Asian Stocks Lower, Hurt by Oil Surge Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    Asian shares opened lower on Thursday following declines in the overnight U.S. session. A sell-off in chip stocks hurt tech counters in South Korea, while a decline in commodities weighed on Australia's commodity heavy index.

  • Asian Stocks Mixed After Oil Prices Ease Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 5:58 AM ET

    Stocks in Japan and South Korea opened higher on Wednesday, helped by an overnight rally on Wall Street.