China uses more than a billion tonnes of iron ore a year to make steel- 14 times the consumption of the United States- but Beijing's efforts to shift the economy to consumer-led growth means steel consumption is peaking faster than expected. "It's clear China can no longer consume all the iron ore that's out there, so something's got to give," said James Wilson, a...» Read More
Despite slow progress, Australia's job market is stabilizing and will continue to improve over the next few months, says Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad.
Growth in China's services sector weakened further in October as new business cooled, reinforcing signs of a gradual economic slowdown.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital Management, discuss Japan's government debt plan and Japanese QE.
Australia's retail sales came in better than expected in September, data showed on Tuesday, a sign that consumers are responding to more than a year of record-low interest rates.
China's services sector grew at its slowest pace in nine months in October as a cooling property sector weighed on demand, a survey showed on Monday.
China's manufacturing activity picked up pace to a three-month high in October, a private survey showed Monday.
China's economy has roiled global markets and prompted slowdowns in places that had been big beneficiaries of its boom. The Financial Times reports.
The Bank of Japan delighted markets with a stimulative surprise. Will the European Central Bank be next?
Controversy surrounds China Tuna Holdings attempt to go public on the Hong Kong Exchange.
Japan's nationwide core consumer prices rose 3 percent in September from a year ago, slower than a 3.1 percent rise in August, data on Friday showed.
Asia stock markets may have taken the recent rout on the chin, but that's left them well-poised for a solid year-end rally, Goldman Sachs said.
Japan's industrial production rose 2.7 percent on month in September, above expectations for a 2.2 percent rise and up from a 1.9 percent decline in August.
Japan's retail sales rose at their fastest pace since the first quarter in September as investors began to shake off the effect of a consumption tax hike.
A top Japanese government official said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should delay a planned sales-tax increase.
China's top leaders wrapped up their four-day Fourth Plenum on Thursday, promising to enhance the rule of law in the world's second largest economy.
Chinese manufacturing activity picked up pace to a three-month high in October, a private survey showed on Thursday.
Gold investors can at least count on one factor lending some support to prices this year—a stronger appetite for the metal in India during Diwali.
Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says the trade data indicate a recovery in Japan's domestic demand as well as competitiveness among exporters.
China's slowing growth would seem to point more economic stimulus from the government, but Beijing may not have options it used to.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's third quarter GDP, which beat estimates but still grew at its slowest pace in more than five years.