Asia-Pacific
  • India has joined Japan in offering government-backed insurance for ships carrying Iranian crude in order to bypass European sanctions that have nearly halved Iranian oil exports to key markets.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT
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  • HSBC won a legal bid on Monday to clear out anti-capitalist protesters from a public space below the bank's Asian headquarters in the Hong Kong.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT
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  • Japan's economy expanded just 0.3% in April-June, half the pace expected, raising doubts about the strength of the recovery.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT
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  • A worker walks through Shanghai Container Port in Baoshan district of Shanghai on July 10, 2012. China's trade surplus expanded in June as demand for imports fell more sharply than expected, stoking concerns about a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy, official data showed.

    China's July trade growth suffered an unexpectedly sharp decline in a new sign of weakness for the world economy.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT
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  • A shoe shop worker arranges discounted shoes at a shopping mall in central Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. China's inflation rate fell further in July, giving the government more room to stimulate growth amid mixed signals about whether the world's second-largest economy is recovering from a painful slowdown.

    China's growth in factory output fell to a three-year low in July and retail sales weakened, suggesting Beijing might need to launch more stimulus efforts to reverse a painful slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT
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  • South Korea's financial regulator will carry out spot checks this month on the local operations of Standard Chartered and HSBC Holdings over money laundering allegations against the lenders in other countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT
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  • Indian carmaker's June quarter profit rose 12% as sales of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles made up for lackluster domestic demand.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT
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