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Chow Yun-Fat Beats Jackie Chan  (30 October 10:48 am) 
In the fight for democracy, root for Chow Yun-fat over Beijing apologist Jackie Chan.
GOP Woos Asian Voters in Swing Districts  (30 October 10:48 am) 
Republicans are stepping up efforts to appeal to Asian-American voters, a group that once leaned Republican and has swung en masse behind Democrats in recent years.
PanAust Takeover Talks Stall  (30 October 10:48 am) 
PanAust Ltd. said takeover talks with its biggest shareholder have largely ground to a halt, an announcement that comes on a day the Australian miner forecast annual copper and gold output at the top
Coca-Cola Co. will buy 29.4% of an Indonesian business owned by its Australian distributor Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd., to help boost growth in the unit that has been under pressure from increasing costs
Asian Morning Briefing: U.S. Stocks Dip  (30 October 03:48 am) 
Asian Morning Briefing
Net profits of China’s major lenders grew at a sluggish pace and bad loans climbed as the world’s second-largest economy lost momentum.
Volatility, Politics Limit Indonesia Deals  (30 October 10:48 am) 
Political uncertainty and recent volatility in global markets have limited deal making this year in Indonesia, where buyouts of domestic companies are down by more than half from last year.
U.S. investors are set for a fresh way to bet on China’s debt markets with the planned launch of an exchange-traded fund to be listed in New York and linked to bonds of the world’s second-biggest
Investors Pressure South Korea Firms  (30 October 10:48 am) 
Rising investor demand for corporate payouts and a coming slate of new dividend funds in South Korea is putting pressure on the country’s biggest companies to return more cash to shareholders, South
Jetpack Maker Plans Australian IPO  (29 October 10:48 am) 
At US$200,000, a Martin Jetpack will likely be too expensive for the average consumer. But its New Zealand manufacturer says investors will have the chance to profit from the next generation of air
Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse died at 27, making them part of the so-called 27 Club. A new study says that isn’t a particularly risky age for rock stars, but they are still more likely
Asian Morning Briefing
The Warped World of Parallel Science  (29 October 10:48 am) 
Groups opposed to genetically modified crops refuse to face the evidence.
Apple Hearts China -- Overheard  (29 October 01:48 am) 
Apple may or may not strike a partnership with Alibaba, but the iPhone maker has strong reasons for wanting to find new ways to grow its business in China. During onstage interviews at the WSJD Live
Low Oil Prices Lure China Into Market  (28 October 10:48 am) 
China is on a buying spree in the global oil markets as prices slumber near the lowest in years. The purchases show how China is taking advantage of the energy glut to stock up on oil used for making
Morgan Stanley Balks at Port Plan  (28 October 10:48 am) 
India’s Adani wants to sell part of its stake in Australia’s Abbot Point coal port as part of an expansion plan, hiring Morgan Stanley, which has expressed concern about the project’s
Asian Morning Briefing: U.S. Stocks Pause  (28 October 03:49 am) 
Asian Morning Briefing
Vietnam and China pledged to better manage disputes in the South China Sea as the two seek a thaw in relations following a standoff over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters.
Samsonite Aims to Expand Global Reach  (27 October 10:49 am) 
New CEO Ramesh Tainwala plans to use experience operating in Asia to grow the business in Latin America.
CVC to Cut Link Net Share Offering  (27 October 06:48 am) 
Private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners plans to cut the size and price of an offering in Indonesian broadband and cable-TV operator PT Link Net after recent volatility in global equity markets hurt
Hong Kong Readies for Protester Vote  (26 October 10:47 am) 
Hong Kong was calm Sunday ahead of a two-day vote organized by protest leaders—an attempt to seek popular legitimacy for a pro-democracy movement that for almost a month has clogged the city’s
The Downside to Stock Buybacks  (26 October 10:47 am) 
Share buybacks aren’t always a good thing because companies could have better uses for the money, Sunday Journal columnist Jonathan Clements writes.
Don't Let Stocks Drive You Crazy  (26 October 10:47 am) 
The recent market volatility is enough to make even seasoned investors feel like ping-pong balls. How to keep your head when stocks fall more than 200 points one day, only to gain that and more the
Yen Fall Hits Japan's China Firms  (26 October 10:47 am) 
The yen’s sharp decline against the yuan is clobbering some Japanese companies operating in China, forcing them to rethink businesses there.
Japan will come under renewed pressure to further open up its automotive and agriculture industries to global trade during Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Sydney over coming days.