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Worries rose about the world’s best-performing stock markets as China issued its strongest warning yet and tightened margin rules while two exchanges said they would make betting against stocks
The suspects, all in their teens, are alleged to have been preparing Anzac Day attack in Melbourne.
TCS Bids 'Ta-Ta' to Fast Growth  (18 April 10:00 am) 
Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest company by market cap, will find a tough road ahead as growth for IT outsourcing slows.
Producers to End Gas Flaring  (19 April 10:00 am) 
Twenty-five companies and oil-producing nations agreed to end natural-gas flaring by 2030 at thousands of sites.
BMW said it would adjust its second-quarter China sales and production targets while Volkswagen reported a slight drop in March sales there, in the latest signs of a slowdown in the world’s largest
China Targets Water Polluters  (17 April 04:30 pm) 
China plans to shut down numerous small-scale enterprises in nearly a dozen industries, including dyeing plants, oil refineries and pesticide producers.
A Batik Air flight in Indonesia was forced to make an emergency landing due to a bomb threat Friday morning, the company and officials said.
New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said Friday that Australia has a lot of work to do to rebuild its competitiveness.
In a closely watched gambit, a drug maker has taken the highly unusual step of going to court to prevent the FDA from widening the market for its best-selling pill.
Rally Rewards China Tycoons  (17 April 10:00 am) 
The People’s Money: Much of the mainland buying that has driven up Hong Kong stocks has gone to Chinese companies listed in the territory, meaning big rewards for some of China’s billionaires.
Yusuf Alireza, CEO of Noble Group, said the company will be more open following criticism that has slashed its value, but acknowledged there are limits to how transparent it can become.
Japan's Creative, Ephemeral Homes  (17 April 10:00 am) 
Buyers value new, highly personalized houses—forget resales. This model has one happy side-effect: a flourishing of some of the world’s most wonderfully bizarre architecture.
Asian Morning Briefing
The fate of Indonesia’s largest gas field is providing a test of the country’s openness to foreign investment, while threatening billions of dollars of potential spending by oil companies on its
Shinzo Abe's Duty to History  (17 April 10:00 am) 
The Japanese prime minister does the U.S. no favors by overlooking his country’s past atrocities.
Bangladesh's Secularism Under Threat  (17 April 10:00 am) 
The current government needs to seek justice for two murdered bloggers while also discouraging the brand of extremism that led to their deaths.
McDonald’s Japan said it expects to post deep losses in the current fiscal year and that it would be closing 131 of its stores.
Tata Consultancy is being sued by a former U.S. employee who alleges the company discriminates against “individuals who are not South Asian.”
An Indian technology company was targeted by a short seller Thursday, but a slight twist to the usual strategy saw U.S.-based Glaucus Research betting against the company’s bonds rather than its
McDonald’s Japan said it expects to post deep losses in the current fiscal year and that it would be closing 131 of its stores.
Fortescue Metals Group sought to reassure investors it can survive the sharp downturn in the global iron-ore market, as two influential analysts questioned the company’s ability to withstand the
Fortescue Metals Group sought to reassure investors it can survive the sharp downturn in the global iron-ore market, as two influential analysts questioned the company’s ability to withstand the
China Shares Recover From Dip  (16 April 10:00 am) 
China shares recovered from early losses as the Shanghai Composite rose 1.3% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, which has rallied hard in recent days, was just above flat.
Fortescue said it lifted its cash balance in the first quarter of 2015 and expects to maintain strong cash holdings in the coming months as it deepens cost-cutting amid weaker iron-ore prices.
Regulators from China and Hong Kong are looking at loosening rules that have blocked small mainland investors from putting their cash in the Hong Kong market.