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  • Emerging-market investor exodus continues

    NEW YORK -- Money continues pouring out of emerging markets as investors fret about China's shadow banking problem, tensions in Ukraine and changes in currency values. According to research firm EPFR Global, mutual funds and hedge funds that inv

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • It's the end of the supercycle as we know it and who feels fine?

    TOKYO -- Emerging economies and natural resource exporters are feeling the pinch as a global supercycle of high commodity prices continues to wind down. During a supercycle, prices of commodities continue on a broad, simultaneous climb. And acco

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • When China sneezes, resource markets catch a cold

    TOKYO -- Hebei Iron & Steel Group is China's largest steelmaker. It is also an apt symbol of the nation's rise to dominance and recent rough patch as a resource consumer -- a hiccup that is affecting markets far and wide. At an event in late

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • G-20 targets 2% GDP growth, frets over sustainability

    SYDNEY -- Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs agreed on Feb. 23 to set a goal of boosting their collective gross domestic product by more than 2% over the next five years. The unusual agreement by the world's leading economies

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China, Taiwan touch on summit but differ on practicality

    BEIJING/TAIPEI -- High-ranking officials from mainland China and Taiwan have mentioned the possibility of holding a meeting between their respective leaders. However, both sides remain far apart on how to make this meeting happen. Such a meeting

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Washington tries to push TPP-shaped wedge between Taipei, Beijing

    WASHINGTON/TAIPEI -- As negotiators continue trying to hammer out a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the U.S. is courting a potential new participant: Taiwan. Including the island's economy in the free trade bloc would jibe with Washington's bro

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Shadow banking: not just China's problem

    The flow of money through loosely regulated funds and institutions outside the traditional banking system is swelling globally. This so-called shadow banking is causing growing alarm due to its potential to undermine the stability of the world econo

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Choppy waters for Asia's economies, but clearer sailing ahead

    Data is everywhere. Faster credit growth in China, slowing gross domestic product in Japan, resilience in Indonesia, a dip in Taiwanese export orders. Rather noisy. The Lunar New Year has something to do with this, throwing economic data release

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China isn't done with Abe's Yasukuni visit

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo late last year was met with a relatively muted Chinese reaction. China and South Korea condemned Japan, but there was an impression that Seoul politicians responded more angrily than thei

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Fighting pandemics will take all of Asia

    TOKYO -- Countries in Asia must work together in the battle against infectious diseases, said participants at an international conference held on Feb. 14-15 in the southern Japanese city of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture. The meeting, sponsored by N

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Ads on the go

    BANGKOK -- It was not so long ago that mobile phone users would express horror at the thought of their hand-held devices being invaded by marketers; now, mobile advertising is one of the fastest growing revenue streams in the digital sector, and Asi

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Strong signals

    BANGKOK -- Mobile devices are quickly moving to the center of sales and marketing strategies for both online and more traditional retailers in Asia. Considered by consumers as a more personal tool than traditional computers, smartphones and tabl

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Sleep or success

    GUANGZHOU, China -- The office lights stay on late in Chengdu, the capital of China's inland province of Sichuan.When 30-year-old Wang Yu, chairman of startup video game developer Corntree, told his staff to clock out after a day's work in mid-Janua

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Low-price superstars

    MUMBAI/BEIJING/GUANGZHOU -- Indian smartphone maker Micromax may not be well-known in the West, but make no mistake, it is a name to remember. The company already outsells Apple at home and is gaining fast on Samsung Electronics. Now it wants more.

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Lenovo flexes its 'PC-plus' muscle

    BEIJING -- Lenovo Group catapulted itself onto the global stage in 2005 with its $1.25 billion purchase of IBM's PC division. The deal still stands as a landmark triumph among Chinese overseas acquisitions. Now Lenovo is hoping to match that success

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • ASIA'S NEXT VANGUARD 2014: Meet Hong Kong's Wong, the 'Magic Boy'

    HONG KONG -- Ricky Wong Wai-kay, chairman of Hong Kong Television Network, is nicknamed "Magic Boy." He has continued to challenge regulatory restraints in Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China known as one of the most business-friendl

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • ASIA'S NEXT VANGUARD 2014: Ang angles for San Miguel diversification

    MANILA -- Ramon Ang is considered an effective and powerful leader who can "execute the country's national strategy all alone" in the Philippines. The president of San Miguel oversees his company's domination of the domestic beer market. San Miguel

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Peugeot hoping to duplicate Asia-funded turnarounds seen at Jaguar, Volvo

    FRANKFURT -- PSA Peugeot Citroen is looking to emulate the turnarounds of two other European carmakers that have been fueled by the injection of Asian cash. The money-losing French automaker on Feb. 19 announced a capital tie-up that will incre

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China's online giants staging map app war

    SHANGHAI -- China's Internet giants are spending big to expand their mobile map operations as a way to reel in more of the country's smartphone users. Internet service providers have long relied on search engines and news sites to funnel users t

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • ASIA'S NEXT VANGUARD 2014: Singapore's Ho steers economy

    SINGAPORE -- Ho Ching, the chief executive of Singapore's government-owned investment fund Temasek Holdings, commands the economy with a cool head. Temasek has Singapore Telecommunications and other leading companies in its portfolio. It has be

    February 27, 2014 12:00 am JST