CNBC Franchise Archive Asia Top News and Analysis


  • US is becoming the 'refiner to the world' Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    A ConocoPhillips refinery in Wilmington, California.

    U.S. refineries are expanding their diesel-production capacity, not so much for truckers in the U.S., but for drivers in places like Mexico City and Santiago, Chile.

  • Shunning the American Dream to Return Home Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Asia’s economic development and a growing consumer class means the temptation to return home for those Asian entrepreneurs with a Western education is strong, experts say.

  • China's May Factory Activity Stronger Than Expected Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    China's official PMI rose to 50.8 in May from 50.6 in April, data showed on Saturday, beating market expectations and raising optimism for the world's second-largest economy.

  • S. Korea Suspends Imports on 'Frankenwheat' Fears Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    South Korean millers suspended imports of U.S. wheat on Friday after the discovery of an unapproved strain of genetically modified wheat.

  • 12 Jobs Where Women Win on Gender Pay Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Men usually out-earn women, but the tables are turned in these 12 jobs. Click ahead to see what they are.

  • Musk: Autopilot Cars, Hyperloops and Cheaper Tesla Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Co.

    Self-driving cars will be in Tesla's future, CEO and founder Elon Musk tells CNBC, and the company has been in preliminary talks with Google about the project.

  • The Top 1% Now Controls 39% of World's Wealth Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow, according to a new report.

  • Apple Joins Other Brands in Hiking Prices in Japan Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:08 AM ET
    Customers at the Apple flagship store in New York City.

    Apple hiked prices in Japan, becoming the latest brand to foreign firms asking Japanese consumers to pay more as a weakening yen squeezes income.

  • Why Market Watchers Aren't Giving Up on India Friday, 31 May 2013 | 4:07 AM ET

    India has repeatedly underwhelmed markets, and the latest growth figures are no exception. But economists are upbeat, saying the worst days may be behind this South Asian nation.

  • India Grows at Decade-Low Annual Pace of 5% Friday, 31 May 2013 | 3:18 AM ET

    India's economic growth began a feeble recovery at the tail end of a 2012 fiscal year that saw the slowest expansion in a decade, providing little relief for a government heading into a busy election period.

  • Mandarin the New Language of Private Banking? Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:39 AM ET

    With so many super rich in Chinese-speaking countries, many have begun to speculate about a shift from the usual English or German to Mandarin.

  • One Surprising Factor Driving Inflation in Japan Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:25 AM ET

    Consumer prices in Tokyo rose for the first time since 2009 in May and televisions were the factors behind the surprise inflation.

  • China Stocks—May's Best Performers Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:04 AM ET

    Asia's infamous stock market laggard seems to have regained a little swagger in May. Even as most major global markets managed to shake off the "sell-in-May" syndrome, it's China that's taken the lead position in the gains.

  • Myanmar: The Next Austria? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:53 PM ET

    Myanmar could be the next Austria, according to Aung Tun Thet, a member of President Thein Sein's National Economic and Social Advisory Council.

  • Can Global Markets Shake Off the Nikkei Jitters? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:08 PM ET

    Japan's blue-chip stock index has in May suffered its two sharpest sell-offs for the year and its high volatility is fueling concern about a spill over into other major markets.

  • How South Koreans Show Loyalty to Their Companies Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    In South Korea, pressuring employees to buy their own company's products as a way of boosting sales and manipulating profits remains a fairly common practice. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Chinese Tourists Behaving Badly Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:40 PM ET

    Chinese tourists have recently found themselves at the center of controversy and anger over poor etiquette abroad.

  • Asia Drives World Private Wealth to Record Levels Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:30 PM ET

    There are more millionaires and "super rich" people than ever before as the rapid growth in Asia's emerging markets propels private wealth to record levels. The Financial Times reports.

  • Japan's Deflation Abates, Industrial Output Picks Up Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 8:56 PM ET

    Japan's deflation abated slightly in April and factory output picked up as a weaker yen and firmer overseas demand boosted growth, boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake the economy out of stagnation.

  • Sony Board Will Review Loeb Spinoff Proposal: CEO Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:36 PM ET

    The Sony board will examine activist investor Dan Loeb's proposal to spin off part of the entertainment business, CEO Kazuo Hirai told CNBC.