The contraband included 1,764 pounds of raw ivory and related products, 25 pounds of rhino horn and 35 bear paws, the China Daily says.» Read More
Noble Group shares slumped after the Asian commodities trader swung to an unexpected quarterly loss due to asset write-downs.
Strong fundamentals pushed the Nikkei to 15-year highs and some analysts are raising their targets.
Chinese construction machinery makers are opening banks, designing tractors and abandoning core business deals to diversify and stay profitable.
Japan's consumer inflation eased in January for a sixth straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will have to undertake further stimulus measures to achieve its price target.
Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.
General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, leading to a closure of an assembly plant and axing some 500 jobs.
Samsung Electronics will freeze wages in 2015 for South Korea's employees for the first time in six years, after Apple saw profits fall.
South Korea's highest court struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.
European and US companies have asked their governments for urgent help in stopping the implementation of new Chinese cyber security regulations. The FT reports.
Noble Group rejected fresh allegations of accounting from an obscure research firm, which triggered a trading halt ahead of its annual results.
Flush with cash from the Bank of Japan's stimulus effort, lenders will keep on financing Japan Inc's expensive overseas acquisitions,analysts say.
Britain's Prince William is due to arrive in Japan on Thursday, for his first stop on his official week-long North Asian tour.
Qantas Airways' blockbuster results are just the beginning, according to CEO Alan Joyce who hinted of an even brighter outlook ahead on Thursday.
China's Lenovo Group website was hacked, after the U.S. government advised customers to remove a software that makes their devices more vulnerable.
Australia's Qantas Airways on Thursday reported its best first-half profit in four years thanks to cost-cutting and lower oil prices.
As Chinese markets began trading in the year of the ram, analysts looked for ETFs that track the region's indices to profit from an expected rally.
A new foreign property tax will be imposed in Australia, the latest sign of a gathering international backlash against Chinese property investors. The Financial Times reports.
India's state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 percent investment boost of over $9 billion, funded by falling fuel costs.
A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created online retail rivals for the bigger names, catering to shoppers' fears about product safety.
With a new Sports Hub and world-class events lined up this year, Singapore could claim a bigger slice of the global sports tourism pie.
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