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Apple's new mobile payment system is to set to take the U.S. e-commerce sector by storm but its launch in Asia remains far off, analysts said.
Apple's share in China's smartphone market is waning, but a trend towards large-screen phones could give the tech giant a boost, according to IDC.
Australian consumer sentiment suffered a sharp reversal in September as households became concerned about the outlook for the economy and employment.
Japan's core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, rose for the second straight month in July but fell short of expectations.
Japan is set to give the go-ahead to restart its idled nuclear industry just as it moves to definitively close some of its oldest reactors.
China is about to realize a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north.
The U.S. dollar has trumped most major currencies, not least the Japanese yen, whose recent slide is raising policymakers' eyebrows.
Lack of water availability could curtail shale gas development in the world's largest energy producer, according to a report.
Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "high-energy objects", an official report found.
Investors would be mistaken to assume that the implications of the upcoming Scottish referendum are limited to the U.K., analysts told CNBC.
Festival season is kicking off in India – a period in which gold sales traditionally spike for the precious metal. The Financial Times reports.
Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, the optimism is ebbing.
Asia is proving new and fertile ground for Western lobbyists and public affairs consultancies who are helping shape post-crisis financial reforms.
With Alibaba's massive initial public offering coming down the pike, the company's own global ambitions are becoming more apparent.
By pricing Alibaba's widely-anticipated IPO below market expectations, CEO Jack Ma is seeking to avoid a repetition of Facebook's disaster debut.
Six months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search continues in the southern Indian Ocean.
The pachinko industry is reinventing itself by appealing to new customers who grew up playing video and computer games. The New York Times reports.
China is set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest economy in U.S. dollar terms over the next decade, according to a report by IHS Economics.
China released its latest batch of trade data on Monday which showed that while foreign demand remains healthy, domestic demand appears subdued.
A raft of data releases from Asia's two largest economies will be the key events for markets in a holiday-shortened week.
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Despite the slowdown in China, a projection of 7 percent growth still offers massive opportunities for countries keen to do trade with China, says Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland.
Matthew Phan, analyst, Asia-Pacific Banks at Creditsights, explains why the boost in net interest margin securities (NIMS) among Singapore banks will be sustainable.
Annalisa Jeffries, associate editorial director, Asia Metals at Platts, says sentiment for iron ore prices remains bearish, with analysts expecting a fall to $40 a tonne this year.