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Indian police confiscated 60 kilograms of gold in the country's single biggest seizure of smuggled bullion, according to a local media report.
With shrinking prospects at home and the weak yen threat, Japanese companies are rushing to buy overseas and seem willing to pay top dollar.
The amount of land used for new property developments in China fell more than 25 per cent last year, the FT reports.
Hindu nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, in a bid to halt the trade in the world's second-biggest exporter.
The Reserve Bank of Australia's claim that the Aussie dollar is overvalued is not only wrong, it's disingenuous, according to National Australia Bank.
Budget consumer electronics firm iBall raised eyebrows this week on a report that it has stolen Samsung's crown as India's number one tablet vendor.
Mobile World Congress is normally dominated by Samsung headlines, but this year, Chinese smartphone makers are angling to steal the limelight.
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.
Traditionally, older and poorer Hong Kong men find mainland Chinese brides. But in recent years, highly educated Hong Kong women go to the mainland to find a husband. The Financial Times reports.
BHP Billiton posted a 31 percent drop in half-year profit as prices for all its main products collapsed, but beat market forecasts.
Nests made from swiftlets' saliva are being mixed into coffee and cereal as the producers seek to broaden its appeal, and their profit margins.
Land prices in Japan have been falling since its asset bubble burst in the 1990s, but analysts are optimistic as prices finally look set to rise.
A stunning election result in India won't derail liberalization of the economy—and the real challenges lie elsewhere, anyway.
Selfie wars are heating up, as LG has unveils a range of mid-tier smartphones designed with "high quality selfies in mind."
Honda Motor, in an unexpected move, said that CEO Takanobu Ito would step down in late June, making way for Managing Officer Takahiro Hachigo.
Singapore unveiled a budget on Monday that contains higher retirement benefits, larger infrastructure spending and corporate tax rebates.
Japan Inc sees no need for an aggressive pursuit of a 2 percent inflation goal or additional monetary easing, a Reuters poll showed.
Hong Kong's protests may be over but a new form of radical activism has turned shopping malls and university campuses into a fresh battleground.
Japanese consumers are increasingly worried about runway inflation, warns a Credit Suisse report.
Japan's perennially low yields will keep the country's conservative bond investors lusting after Australia's safe and stable bonds, analysts said.
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Japan's trading houses' have cut about 12.5 percent of the assets accumulated in the last six and a half years, says Pham Thanh Ha, Japan equity analyst from Jefferies.
Gold has been all about emotions but supply-side factors show that prices are going to fall, says Peter Esho, chief market analyst at Invast.
Ben Sy from JPMorgan Private Bank discusses higher quality corporate bonds, subordinated financial bonds and U.S. high yields (ex-commodities).