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India is set to kick off the year as the favorite among emerging markets thanks to positive economic developments and major reforms.
North Korea on Sunday slammed fresh U.S. sanctions against it, calling them hostile and repressive policies by Washington.
Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two "big objects" on the sea floor.
North Korea has never before demonstrated any advanced hacking capabilities, says Scott Borg of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit.
"Tolkien-mania" tourism is boosting New Zealand's economy and helping to offset a price slump of its biggest export, milk. The Financial Times reports.
An organic food craze is emerging among Chinese urbanites as safety woes spur the younger generation toward alternative ways to buy produce and meat.
Macau's gambling revenue fell for the first time since casinos were liberalized in 2001, as Beijing's anti-graft campaign spooks wealthy players.
Property developer Kaisa had failed to repay a HK$400 million loan and may default on more debt, amid a downturn in the real estate sector.
Search teams have been hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet but bad weather is again hindering the search.
With South Korea's youth unemployment at a 14-year high and hiring sluggish, thousands of students due to graduate are likely to instead stay on campus.
Capacity constraints and a weak market recovery set up Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors for their slowest sales expansion in 12 years.
Singapore's economic growth disappointed in the fourth quarter, as manufacturing contracted and tourism slumped.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say.
Japan's shrinking workforce is helping spur acceptance of women into male-dominated industries such as haulage and construction. The Financial Times reports.
China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining challenges facing the country's manufacturers amid rising costs and softening demand.
South Korea's top tech-heavyweights, LG Electronics and Samsung, are going after PC gamers' hearts with new super-wide curved monitors.
A stampede killed at least 35 people at Shanghai New Year's celebrations, officials said, possibly due to a rush to grab fake money thrown from a building.
The bulk of the missing AirAsia jet may be on the floor of the Java Sea, which could indicate the aircraft hit the sea bed intact.
Taxi firms including Uber, which was banned in New Delhi, will have to install panic buttons after allegations that an Uber driver raped a passenger.
Breaking out of a multi-year slump, Chinese equities stormed ahead to become the top performing Asian market of 2014, trumping Indian stocks.
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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).