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As investors prepare for the Federal Reserve's slow exit from its extraordinary easing measures, emerging markets are taking perhaps the biggest hit.
Rising home prices in China make it difficult to loosen monetary policy in a bid to boost growth, say analysts.
Asia's emerging markets have been among the worst hit in the recent rout in global stocks, but Goldman Sachs advocates buying Seoul stocks now, on the basis that the market will fare well in a rising rate environment.
Japan's trade data is expected to show a rise in exports and a pick-up in domestic consumption that could offer Japan's radical economic policies a respite amid recent bad press.
This week, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui will meet North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan in Beijing.
China's government has been buying shares in the country's four big banks, a move analysts expect to continue until jitters about high interbank lending rates and the economic outlook ease.
China remains one of Asia's worst-performing stock markets this year, but there are reasons to believe the prevailing downtrend for the long-time laggard may be coming to an end.
China's house prices rose at the fastest pace this year in May, though the pace of gains eased from the previous month, highlighting the dilemma facing the central bank.
Financial instability in China, stemming from its vast shadow banking sector, is a lurking threat for the world's second largest economy, says World Bank.
An Australian theme park, is one of the more unusual attempts by Australia to win a slice of the world's largest outbound tourism market.
Emerging markets may have taken a vicious battering on fears the Federal Reserve may soon remove the easy money punch bowl, but a turnaround in sentiment this week could be as equally dramatic.
The U.S.-based hedge fund on Tuesday said it has raised its stake in Sony and urged the Japanese electronics giant to spin-off its entertainment business.
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who exposed the U.S. government's top-secret surveillance programs, fought back against his critics on Monday and denied allegations that he was a spy for China.
China's government has stepped up efforts to lift confidence in the country's flagging stock markets by buying more shares in the four biggest commercial banks.
China has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.
Selling Smithfield in parts could bring more value to shareholders than the $4.7 billion Chinese deal, Starboard Value CEO Jeffrey Smith tells CNBC.
China made its first comments to reports of U.S. surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community.
Renowned investor, Anthony Bolton is set to retire from Fidelity next year after three decades working in the fund management industry, ending his career with what he described as "disappointing" returns for investors.
Asian currencies have been battered lately by talk of the U.S. Federal tapering its massive stimulus program and analysts expect the pummeling to continue.
Concerns about a liquidity crunch in the world's second largest economy is threatening to derail financial markets just as the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to restore some calm this week, analysts say.
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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.