Beijing becomes the first city to have won both summer and winter editions of the world's biggest multi-sports event.» Read More
Japanese banks are being helped by stimulus efforts, but analysts warn that weak demand and stiff competition drive mortgage rates to record lows.
Indian smartphone maker Micromax has taken Samsung's crown as the top vendor in India, just months after it suffered a similar blow in China.
China's central bank delivered yet more stimulus measures to its economy on Wednesday.
The World Bank has launched an investigation into its handling of a $1 billion loan from China, the Financial Times reports.
A TransAsia commercial flight crashed into a river in Taipei shortly after takeoff. There were 58 passengers and crew aboard.
AA TransAsia Airways flight with 58 on board, including five crew members, crash landed in a river in Taipei on Wednesday.
Alibaba is testing drones to deliver ginger tea ordered from its Taobao e-commerce website, in an effort to compete with U.S. rival Amazon.
Alibaba's Jack Ma has been knocked off his perch as China's richest man by "new energy king" Li Hejun, according to the Hurun's 2015 Global Rich List.
China's anti-corruption campaign is spreading to the country's financial sector following the arrest of two senior bank officials in recent days.
Sony said its net loss for 2014 was likely to be less as cost cuts and higher-than-expected sales helped lift its Q3 profit.
Toyota Motor lifted its operating profit guidance by 8 percent as a weaker yen increases the value of sales overseas and makes up for Japan's slump.
Spring Airlines Co shares rockets just as new arrivals herald the beginnings of a price war that could eat into already-low profit margins.
Indian PM Modi is facing his first state election defeat, hurting the possibility of power consolidation needed to speed up an economic recovery.
Nearly two years into its BOJ's stimulus experiment, it further qualifies its inflation goals in response to tumbling oil prices.
The failure of a state investor fund to repay its debts may trigger a ratings downgrade for Malaysia, dealing a blow to a country hit by cheap oil.
Chinese tourists will be the biggest driver of luxury sales growth in the coming years, predicts a new HSBC report.
The yield on Japan's benchmark bond has risen above its German equivalent for the first time.
Staff members at a school in India have unearthed a secret hoard of gold and cash worth nearly $260,000, according to local media reports.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opted to refrain from further monetary easing, after surprising markets with a mid-January rate cut.
With the RBA leaving the door open to further rate cuts, the only way forward for the Australian dollar is down, say strategists.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
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.