Japanese tourists to South Korea, the largest group of visitors to Asia's fourth largest economy last year, fell by 25 percent in the first quarter thanks to a falling yen. But not to worry - the Chinese are here.» Read More
Patricia Augustin, 19, of Indonesia says she scours the Internet every day for the latest updates on Korean pop music. Paula Lema Aguirre, a high school student from Peru, says she is happiest when she sings Korean songs, especially “It Hurts,” the group 2NE1’s single about teenage love, NYT reports.
North Korea's step towards a nuclear moratorium is a positive sign, but strategists say the market response may be relatively muted until its government follows up its pledge with real action.
As investors chase yields by investing in high growth emerging markets, private equity firm Leopard Capital is looking beyond traditional economic powerhouses like China and India, to less talked about frontier markets including Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia based on their future growth potential.
Japan’s trade deficit surged to a record high in January underscoring the grim outlook for the world’s third largest economy. However, equity strategists believe the weak economic data will compel the Bank of Japan to further expand its asset purchase program, offering a boost to the country’s undervalued stocks.
Nearly two-thirds of married couples and people with a significant other say their partner is the most important source of happiness in their lives, according to a new global poll released on Valentine's Day.
The upside projection has a target near 2,150. This is a tentative target because there is a strong historical resistance level near 2,100.
Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday it is considering various options to improve competitiveness of its loss-making LCD flat-screen business but declined to comment on a media report that it may spin off the operation.
Iran has indicated that its threat to cut oil supplies to European states in order to pre-empt a European Union oil embargo that comes into effect in July may be only a symbolic one.
Daniel Kim, Analyst, Macquarie Equities Research, discusses his take on Samsung's record earnings. He adds that more than half of the company's profits came from the handset division.
Ben Collett, Head of Japanese Equities, Louis Capital Markets, says U.S. GDP numbers will disappoint. He adds that the data coming out of the U.S. and Japan are "backward looking."
Chinese stocks have started off 2012 with a bang, and this strategist says that means good things for nearby currencies.
David Riedel, President & Founder of Riedel Research Group says that there is a very tight correlation between what the Chinese consumer sentiment, and the performance of South Korean stocks as larger Korean companies are entering the mainland market very aggressively.
As the Bank of Korea gets set to meet later today, Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at ANZ, discusses his rate outlook for the country.
Japan and South Korea are seeking new suppliers of crude oil to lessen their dependence on Iran, in response to US pressure to stop buying from the country. The Financial Times reports.
China is taking another cautious step forward in reforming its media industry with preparations to list the website of People’s Daily, the ruling Communist party’s mouthpiece. The Financial Times reports.
Nicholas Consonery, China Analyst, Eurasia Group explains why he thinks China's influence over North Korea has been weakening in recent years.
Following a dismal 2011, emerging markets could see up to a 30 percent gain this year, assuming the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone is kept at bay, according to Geoffrey Dennis, managing director at Citi.
South Korea’s three biggest shipbuilders – Hyundai, Daewoo and Samsung – are discussing a joint bid for French group Gaztransport & Technigaz valued at about €1bn ($1.3bn), aiming to head off a Chinese challenge, according to people close to the talks. The Financial Times reports.
Multi-billion dollar corruption in India and a whopping 36 percent cut in the salary for Singapore's prime minister have once again raised the question: How much should politicians be paid?
By several measures, Asian currencies are bargains - but be careful.