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.
Emirates has launched the world's longest non-stop flight, with a new service between Dubai to Panama City expected to take 17 hours and 35 minutes.
Global gold demand slumped in the second quarter as consumers in China and India continued to pull back on purchases of jewelry, coins and bars.
A high-ranking Xiaomi executive poured cold water on speculation that the Chinese smartphone star is considering an IPO.
Samsung Electronics' operating profit slipped 4 percent in the second quarter, but it warned of "mounting challenges" in its smartphone business.