LAHAINA, Hawaii— Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Japan's economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari, said he thought a deal would be reached with one more meeting. It would also clarify and standardize trade rules, making it easier for...» Read More
South Korea's capital eclipsed Tokyo to become Asia's most expensive city for expatriates, according to a new survey.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, says the justification to delay the sales tax hike was an "eyebrow raiser" and discusses the possibility of downgrading Japan's credit rating next year.
Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research at ISI Group, says expectations for more stimulus amid a persistent slowdown are fueling the market rally in China.
While the cut in fuel subsidy will give Indonesia much-needed funds to rebuild its economy, the country will still suffer a tough time in the next few quarters, says Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC.
Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist, Richard Bernstein Advisors, says a worse-than-expected machinery orders for October may fuel more stimulus, which will benefit Japan's market in the long run.
Japan's core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, snapped a four-month rising streak in October.
Japan's economy may be in the doldrums with a deepening recession, but one sector is making serious headway with reforms.
While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?
Derek Scissors, AEI resident scholar, weighs in on what's driving the Chinese markets. This rally is not connected to reality, say Scissors.
Derek Scissors, AEI resident scholar, weighs in on how lower oil prices will likely help the Chinese economy.
Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at AvaTrade, explains why ongoing political uncertainty in Greece presents an opportunity for the country.
Raymond Yeung, Senior Economist for the Greater China region at ANZ, says it's time for the Chinese central bank to return to "conventional approaches" to regain policy effectiveness.
Cheap oil has given Indonesia flexibility with fuel subsidies, but the market's current rout won't last, according to the country's finance minister.
November's twin inflation data are in line with expectations for slower growth as China rebalances its economy, says Peter Alexander, Managing Director at Z-Ben Advisors.
China's key inflation gauge slowed further in November, data showed on Wednesday, adding to concerns of cooling activity in the world's second-largest economy.
With outbound travel in China still at its infancy, the future of the luxury sector will continue to revolve around the mainland, says Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer and Retail at HSBC.
Discussing today's selloff, Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, takes a look at what global events are impacting the U.S. markets. Cashin says there are indications the selling is coming from offshore.
With Shanghai having its worst day in 5 years, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses what's behind the sharp decline in Asian stocks.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports a fall in oil prices and profit-taking sent Asian stocks sharply lower.
Haibin Zhu, Chief China Economist and Head of Greater China Economic Research at JP Morgan, explains why he's worried about China's soaring borrowing levels.