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Japan's Obsession With Cartoon Characters

March 5 -- Japan can claim many things, including global celebrities, Hello Kitty and Pokemon...and they're just the tip of the iceberg. Let's examine the growth of "mascot culture" in Japan. Bloomberg News Asia Managing Editor Brian Bremner is an acknowledged expert in this field and explains Japan's obsession.

China's Inflation Target `Bit Too Ambitious': Qiao

March 5 -- Helen Qiao, chief China economist at Morgan Stanley, talks about the forecasts announced by Premier Li Keqiang at the annual meeting of the legislature in Beijing. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "Trending Business."

PBOC to Lower Rates, Has Room to Cut Reserve Ratio: Fan

March 5 -- Fan Cheuk Wan, the chief investment officer for Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Group AG's private banking and wealth management unit, talks about China's economy, government and central bank policies. China set the lowest economic growth target in more than 15 years and flagged increasing headwinds as leaders tackle the side effects of a generation-long expansion that spurred corruption, fueled debt and hurt the environment. Fan speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "Asia Edge."

U.S. Ambassador Attacked: What Happened & Who's to Blame?

March 5 -- U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted by a knife-wielding man in central Seoul this morning in an attack that left him bleeding from the face. The ambassador’s injuries aren’t life-threatening, both local police and an Obama administration official said. Bloomberg's Sam Kim has the details on "Asia Edge."

Dombret: Considerable Progress Made in Fixing EU Crisis

Feb. 4 -- Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks about the German economy, efforts to resolve the euro-area debt crisis, the extension of Greece's loan program and the outlook for the European Monetary Union. Dombret speaks in New York at an event sponsored by the Money Marketeers.

Garuda Order to Test Jakarta Airport’s Capacity

March 5 -- Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta airport, among the world’s 10 busiest by passenger traffic, handles twice the volume it was designed for. Arif Wibowo plans to push that limit further. Bloomberg's Alia Karenina reports on "Trending Business."

Luxury

Why Australia Is Forcing the Sale of This Mansion

March 4 -- Australia’s government ordered a company owned by China’s Evergrande Real Estate Group to sell a A$39 million ($31 million) Sydney mansion as it cracks down on illegal home-buying by foreigners. Bloomberg's Paul Allen has more on "First Up."

Lotus Has a New Boss...and a New Car

March 4 -- Lotus has a new boss and a new car at the Geneva Motor Show. Jean-Marc Gales has been in the top job for the past nine months. As Angus Bennett reports, the new CEO is pegging his hopes to their new supercar.

Koenigsegg Unveils Hyper Car...And It’s a Record Breaker

March 4 -- Swedish super car producer Koenigsegg has unveiled their latest hyper car and it’s a record breaker. With over 1,500 horse power and costing close to $2 million it is the most extreme car ever produced by one of the world’s most extreme car makers.

Aston Martin Looking to Appeal to More Women

March 3 -- Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Andrew Palmer discusses the launch of a crossover sports car and efforts to appeal to more female customers. He speaks with Hans Nichols on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”

Toyota Has Democratized Hybrid Vehicles: Schlicht

March 3 -- Toyota Europe Executive Vice President Karl Schlicht discusses the impact of both a weaker Yen and political strife in Russia, and the company’s new product offerings. He speaks with Hans Nichols on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.”

Bloomberg Surveillance

Obamacare Back at Supreme Court for Second Time

March 4 -- The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to consider the fate of President Barack Obama’s health-care law for the second time in three years, weighing an attack on tax credits designed to help millions of people afford insurance. Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr reports on “In The Loop.”

What Will Be the Biggest Issue for 2016?

March 4 -- Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Olivia Sterns and Brendan Greeley look at the Twitter question of the day. Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and Bloomberg Politics Co-Managing Editor Mark Halperin also speak on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Did Hillary Clinton Hint at 2016 Presidential Run?

March 4 -- Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and Bloomberg Politics Co-Managing Editor Mark Halperin discuss U.S. politics and the 2016 elections. They speak on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Bloomberg West

Apple Delays iPad

March 4 -- Bloomberg's Tim Higgins discusses the production of Apple's 12.9 inch iPad being pushed back to September. He speaks with Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Etsy Files for IPO

March 4 -- Bloomberg's Leslie Picker discusses Etsy filing for IPO, seeking a listing on the NASDAQ. She speaks with Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Will Snapchat Make Cash in a Snap?

Mar. 4 -- General Catalyst Managing Director Hermant Taneja discusses the evolution of payments with Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Billionaires

How Pollution Documentary Spawned 2 Billionaires in China

March 4 -- Two Chinese entrepreneurs became billionaires as their companies rose to records on the prospect of new pollution laws after a Chinese documentary similar to “An Inconvenient Truth” sparked interest in environmentalism. Bloomberg's Christine Hah reports on "Trending Business."

What to Expect from Hutchison Whampoa Earnings

Feb. 26 -- GEO Securities CEO Francis Lun discusses billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s businesses, two of which release earnings later today and Hong Kong’s Budget. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on “Trending Business.”

Why China Is Churning Out Billionaires

Feb. 17 -- China’s world-best stock market rally made January the busiest month for IPOs in a year. It also created a bundle of new billionaires. Bloomberg Asian billionaires reporter Sterling Wong reports on "First Up."

With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect (03/03/15)

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are joined by the New York Times' David Sanger on "With All Due Respect" on Bloomberg Television.