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    China's stocks may have staged a strong comeback in recent months, but analysts see further upside ahead.

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    The world economy is recovering moderately but still faces challenges such as the  need for medium-term fiscal consolidation, the IMF's First Managing Director, John Lipsky, said on Sunday.

  • South Korea's state-run pension fund announced Monday it may acquire a stake in a U.S. oil pipeline operator held by energy giant Chevron.

  • @Uriminzok, a Twitter account believed to be updated by the North Korean government.

    North Korea has turned to Twitter and YouTube to step up its propaganda struggle with South Korea and the US as the isolated state comes under growing international pressure since the sinking of a southern warship. The FT reports.

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    South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.

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    South Korean police investigators raided Google's Seoul offices on Tuesday on suspicion the Internet search company was illegally gathering personal information for its street mapping service.

  • China

    With money managers increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for global economic growth, more are looking for emerging markets in Asia to outperform.

  • Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as the Shanghai Composite Index's sharp slide weighed on sentiment but the declines were capped by Alcoa's stronger-than-expected quarterly profit reported after the close of U.S. trade.

  • Most Asian markets chalked up  modest gains Monday, after Wall Street closed out its best week in a year on Friday.

  • Asian stocks trekked higher on Friday after a fall in U.S. jobless claims and solid sales reports by large retailers lifted Wall Street for a third straight day.

  • Asian stocks were up sharply on Thursday, after optimism over the upcoming earnings season sparked a rally on Wall Street, driving the Dow up 2.8 percent.

  • Asian stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday, failing to capitalize on a stronger finish on Wall Street, as doubts about global economic growth persisted.

  • Asian markets reversed course on Tuesday, turning positive as a strong rebound in Chinese stocks lifted sentiment.

  • North Asian markets edged higher on Monday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks, shrugging off the weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report which rattled Wall Street on Friday. But shares in China led the decliners, hurt by fears of a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

  • Major Asian indexes traded mix on Friday, with some markets turning around after several consecutive sessions of downward trading. But the mood was cautious after weak U.S. economic data and signs of a slowdown in China fanned fears about the global recovery.

  • Asian markets opened lower Thursday, following yet another daily decline on Wall Street, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a seven-month low.

  • Asian stocks  tumbled after renewed jitters about the global economic outlook sparked a selloff on Wall Street, sending U.S. stocks to their lowest levels for the year.

  • Asian markets reversed early gains to trade lower Tuesday in lackluster trading, on course for their worst quarterly performance since the end of 2008. This mirrored a weak performance in the U.S. where Wall Street ended the session lower as investors digested mixed consumer data.

  • Asian stock markets ended mixed in cautious trade Monday, as investors awaited June jobs data due out Friday for clues on how the U.S. economy is faring following recent setbacks including a sharp decline in new home sales last week.

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    President Barack Obama said Saturday his administration will launch talks with South Korea aimed at resolving remaining issues blocking the completion of a South Korea free trade agreement.