BEIJING— For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. Given the company's expanding role in China's state-dominated economy, "It's not a surprise that Alibaba finds itself under the spotlight in much the same way that many foreign firms have," said analyst Ben Cavender of the China Market...» Read More
Avoid investments that depend on the Chinese real estate market because the bubble there is getting "bigger and bigger," hedge fund manager Jim Chanos told CNBC.
Just two months into office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is showing an increasing willingness to take on some pillars of Japan's establishment in an aggressive attempt to finally breathe some new life into Japan's listless economy. The New York Times reports.
China's planned urbanization drive will be main engine of growth for domestic economic activity in the years ahead, giving the government scope to boost domestic demand and infrastructure investment.
Australia's economy grew at a moderate pace last quarter as a long-awaited surge in resource exports helped offset softness elsewhere.
The U.S. and China have struck a tentative deal on a sanctions resolution that would punish North Korea for its third nuclear test, which it conducted last month, U.N. diplomats said on Monday.
China put its fast-growing consumer class at center-stage as outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao set out a reform plan on Tuesday to spread the fruits of economic growth more evenly.
China's services sector cooled in February after new business receded from eight-month highs, a private survey showed on Tuesday.
China's IPO action has been locked in ice since October by China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) officials intent on boosting investor confidence and improving scrutiny of stock market hopefuls. CaiXin Online reports.
Since markets got back online after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday last month, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index has fallen as much as 4 percent or gained as much as 2.25 percent in a single session.
As central banks in Europe edge closer to deciding that their flagging economies need yet more monetary stimulus, they cast an envious eye towards China.
Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, down for a second straight month.
Now that Haruhiko Kuroda will leave the Asian Development Bank, bankers are braced for the Chinese to launch efforts to install one of their own as Kuroda's successor.
Growth in Chinese factories cooled in February to a five-month low after domestic and foreign demand slackened, missing market forecasts and underscoring China's patchy economic recovery.
China plans major bond market reform to buoy economic growth and close a chasm between the country's urban rich and rural poor.
India's much-awaited annual budget failed to deliver on the hype sending the nation's equity markets lower on Thursday, with one economist calling Finance Minister P Chidambaram - who has the tough job of reining in the fiscal deficit while spurring growth – simply a "firefighter."
India unveiled higher-than-expected spending for fiscal 2013/14 on Thursday, aiming to fund it with higher revenues - including new taxes on the rich and large companies - in a budget aimed at reviving growth amid the country's worst slowdown in a decade.
Japan's industrial output rose for a second straight month in January, offering some evidence that the export-reliant economy may be emerging from a mild recession due to a pick-up in global demand.
Plastic surgery is a lucrative trade in South Korea, with citizens edging out Greece, Italy and the US as the most cosmetically enhanced people in the world. The GlobalPost reports.
Japan subsidizes day care for families of varied incomes, but as more women work, they find themselves forced into an annual competition for coveted slots for their children. The New York Times reports.
China's gross domestic product will grow at annualised rate of about 8 percent in the first quarter of 2013 while the consumer price index will rise around a yearly 2.6 percent, the China Securities News said.
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