China has expanded its debt-for-bond swap programme for local governments to 3.2 trillion yuan ($499.7 billion) from 2 trillion yuan.» Read More
If Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition wins Sunday's elections, Japan's prime minister will have a clear mandate to push ahead with his radical economic agenda.
The CEO of one of the world's top offshore rig-makers, Singapore's Keppel Corp, will be stepping down at the end of this year. In one of his final interviews as CEO, Choo Chiau Beng describes the challenges for the rest of the year.
The possibility of Chinese deflation could pose a greater risk to global markets than Fed tapering, according to Societe Generale's Albert Edwards.
Finnish mobile maker Nokia shipped fewer phones than forecast in the second quarter, despite a 32 percent rise in sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone.
A majority of people across the globe believes China will eventually eclipse the United States as the world's leading economy, a new survey released on Thursday showed, although America is still widely seen as holding on to the top spot.
Slowing growth in China - the world's second largest economy - has hit second-quarter earnings for several technology firms with German firm SAP indicating that it has cut its outlook for its software revenue this year.
China's booming netizen population has reached 591 million according to official data, led by growth in users accessing the internet through their mobile phones.
The IMF is sticking to its forecast for China to grow 7.75 percent this year, but warned that policy makers must address imbalances in the economy to avoid future shocks.
China is raising the pressure on British drugmaker Glaxosmithkline in a very high-profile fight against corruption. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has this report.
The United States blamed China on Wednesday for a breakdown in trade talks aimed at eliminating tariffs on a new generation of technology products and everyday consumer electronics.
At least 25 children died and dozens needed hospital treatment after apparently being poisoned by a school meal, sparking violent protests and angry allegations of blame.
BHP Billiton appears to be shrugging off worries about a China slowdown and declining commodity prices, but analysts warn that the next tier of iron ore producers could get stung.
The pace of China's year-on year home price rise were the strongest this year in June, although month-on-month gains edged down slightly for a third straight month.
China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.
Japan's corporate bond buyers aren't doing the credit work. They're just relying on ratings agencies, hedge fund manager Richard Perry says.
The figures haven't been kind to China lately. Gone are the days of double digit growth, trade data have weakened, credit markets have overheated and fears of a housing bubble remain. But despite the bearish headlines, the long-term picture for China looks quite good and a slowdown might actually be healthy, according to HSBC.
The credit bubble in China is "world-class" and it's getting "worse and worse and worse," hedge fund manager Jim Chanos tells CNBC.
FDI in China in June jumped 20.12 percent from a year ago, the quickest gain since March 2011, showing that investors are still confident about the economy even as growth slows.
China's holdings of U.S. Treasurys climbed to a record high in May despite a broad selloff in the country's government debt.
Commercial real estate investment in Japan spiked 78 percent in the second quarter, a sign that the impact of the government's radical reflating policies is gaining traction.
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Geoff Lloyd, CEO and MD of Perpetual, says the full-year results indicate "year-on-year continued progress" and discusses how the financial services group coped with the rise in volatility over the past 12 months.
Jake Klein, executive chairman at Evolution Mining, says Australia's gold producers are benefiting from reduced cost pressures, thanks to a decline in the value of the Aussie dollar.
While a slowdown in China could hurt oil demand, the issue of a supply glut remains the main factor weighing down prices, says Aiden Bradley, executive director at Commonwealth Bank.