China's annual consumer inflation eased to 2.1 percent in March from February's 3.2 percent while producer price deflation deepened, leaving policymakers room to keep monetary conditions easy and nurture a nascent recovery.
Shares in Australia's Sundance Resources plunged 53 percent to a four-year low after the Africa-focused miner terminated a $1.4 billion takeover by private Chinese firm Hanlong Group.
The Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke said on Monday the central bank's periodic bank stress tests have made the U.S. financial system more resilient.
Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a beat on earnings but slight miss on revenue. Shares slipped after-hours.
U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena: Japan.
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A new yacht launched Friday bumped Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich's yacht – the 536-foot Eclipse – from its number one ranking.
The US stock market is overbought, and any more near-term gains portend big trouble, "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" publisher Marc Faber told CNBC.
HTC, the Taiwanese mobile maker, announced profits hit a record low in the first quarter and one analyst told CNBC that a new tie-in with Facebook has little potential in resurrecting the company's fortunes.
Russia urged Germany to punish a group of women who staged a bare-breasted protest against President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the country.
As Treasury Secretary Jack Lew kicks-off his first official visit to Europe, analysts said efforts to coax euro zone leaders to pursue growth-generating policies may fall on deaf ears.
A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is not a cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, even as the number of people infected rose to 21, with six deaths.
South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.
China will this month start allowing tourists to visit the Paracel Islands, one of a group of disputed islets and reefs in the South China Sea, a move likely to irk rival claimant Vietnam. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Three months in, and already there is a nagging sense that 2013, like last year and the one before, will produce another disappointing vintage for the world economy.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan's largest lender by assets, is in advanced talks to buy U.S. commercial property loans from Deutsche Bank worth about $3.7 billion.
Most Asian currencies have found it impossible to carve out any sort of trend, regardless of a country's underlying fundamentals. A forex manager looks at the result.
Japan's current account balance swung to a surplus for the first time in four months in February as a weaker yen boosted overseas investment income to offset a persistent trade deficit.
China is confident it can control an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, a senior Chinese health official said on Sunday as the World Health Organization (WHO) said there had now been 21 human cases of the H7N9 flu.
When investing in emerging markets, investors turned highly selective in the first quarter.
Chinese stocks stormed higher in recent months, but charts indicate they may face a period of consolidation.
Gold fell on concerns that a strong dollar and improving economy could damp demand, and silver charts suggest that bullion may not regain upward momentum soon.
Charts suggest that the downtrend in the euro/dollar is firm ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting on Thursday.