Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Britain's Prince William is due to arrive in Japan on Thursday, for his first stop on his official week-long North Asian tour.
While gold may be in for a rough ride in 2015, its outlook looks far brighter in the next few years, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Indian police confiscated 60 kilograms of gold in the country's single biggest seizure of smuggled bullion, according to a local media report.
Singapore's decision to hike taxes on its top earners has raised questions on whether this may erode the city state's longer-term competitiveness.
Apple is looking to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Japan's January exports rose 17.0 percent on-year, beating expectations, suggesting a weaker yen may be boosting demand for the country's products.