CNBC Asia-Pacific Highlights

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.

'Prancercise' Goes Viral, Complete With Parodies Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

It could be the new Gangnam Style, except this dance craze is no joke. Joanna Rohrback has unleashed "Prancercise" on the world, a unique exercise program that mimics the various gaits of a horse.

China's Grab of US Hogs Stokes Interest on Capitol Hill Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, is raising eyebrows among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.

How to Bring Ethics Into Your Closet Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

It's not easy finding ethically produced clothing. But in the wake of the workplace disasters in Bangladesh, that may be changing.

Guess Which Country Is Growing Faster Than China? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:26 AM ET

Southeast Asia's "rising star", the Philippines, stunned investors with first quarter growth numbers that outpaced that of even economic powerhouse China.

If Foreigners Are Net Japan Buyers, Who's Selling? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

Data Thursday showed foreign investors remained net buyers of Tokyo stocks last week – a period during which the market suffered its steepest single-day sell-off in two years. So, who is behind the selloff?

China Shoppers Not Spending Enough Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:59 PM ET

Retailers and policymakers have high hopes for consumer spending in China driving profits and growth, but industry watchers say it's not getting there fast enough.

Myanmar to Quadruple Economy by 2030: McKinsey Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Asia's frontier market Myanmar is poised for huge economic growth in the years ahead, according to a new study by the McKinsey, that forecasts the economy could quadruple by 2030.

French Palace Wine Auction: Not Just for Snobs Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
Bottles of French wine Petrus Pomerol.

France's Elysee Palace is set to auction off more than $325,000 of wine Thursday. And while some bottles may sell for up to $3,000 a bottle, others might be yours for a mere $20.

Club Med Raises Bid Price as Some Investors Seek More Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

Shares in Club Mediterranee extended their gains above the proposed bid price on Wednesday amid signs some investors in the French holiday firm are pushing for a better deal.

What Weak Yen Can Do for Japan Autos Overseas Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

Will the depreciating yen become a game changer for Japanese automakers that have grappled with a strong currency for several years now? Yes, says Nomura.

Why the IMF Might Be Wrong on China Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that China should deliver fiscal stimulus if growth falls below 7.75 percent this year, but analysts think that may not be the right prescription for the world's second biggest economy.

Singapore to Regulate Yahoo, Other Online News Sites Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:20 PM ET

Websites that regularly report on Singapore will have to get a license from June 1, in a move seen by some as a bid to rein in free-wheeling Internet news.

Looking East for Future Tiffany Sparkle Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

Japan and China could be powerful growth drivers ahead for the luxury retailer, one analyst told CNBC.

Here’s How QE Tapering Could Hurt Asia Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 5:48 AM ET

The tapering of quantitative easing in the U.S. will likely have a destabilizing impact in Asia, a region that has been a target of hot money inflows in recent years, according to Nomura.

Meet Zhang—He Hacks for Beijing Monday, 27 May 2013 | 10:10 PM ET

The People's Republic is, by just about any measure, home to the world's most relentless, prolific and successful hackers in the world. More cyber-attack traffic comes from China than any other country. The GlobalPost reports.

Australia Happiest Place to Live for a Third Year Monday, 27 May 2013 | 10:03 PM ET
Sydney, Australia

For the third year in a row, Australia has taken the top prize for being the happiest place to live in the advanced world, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Better Life Index.

China’s Millennials Face Tough Job Market Monday, 27 May 2013 | 9:39 PM ET
Young jobseekers in China

In the U.S., employment outlook is finally starting to look up for the millennials. In China, however, this is not the case. The GlobalPost reports.

Classic Cars Trek From Peking to Paris Monday, 27 May 2013 | 8:25 PM ET

Travelling 7,610 miles in an 80-year old car? Welcome to the 5th Peking to Paris motor challenge.

Sell-Off Is Clear ‘Warning Shot’ for Nikkei: Pro Monday, 27 May 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

While optimism among Japan bulls appears to be largely intact since last week's sell-off, Kingsley Jones of investment advisory Jevons Global believes it's time to be "really cautious" on this market.

The 'Berkshire Hathaway' of Indonesia Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
The 'Berkshire Hathaway' of Indonesia

The mind behind one of Indonesia's top investment firms describes how he bet on his own country.

Stars Galore at Social Media Awards Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

The glitterati of the social media world were recently in Singapore for the Social Star Awards.

How Motorsports Improves What We Drive Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:56 AM ET
Cruze rally car.

Where an automaker might take years to find ways to boost performance of a new engine sold through its showrooms, it may achieve the same results in days to be competitive.

This Could Devastate India’s Prized IT Sector Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

India's prized $108 billion IT services sector is on a "knife edge" in the face of a looming vote on the U.S. immigration reform bill that threatens the very business model the industry thrives on, says Nomura.

A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

Australian coal miners are steeling themselves for years of production cuts as swelling shipments from international rivals lower hopes of a recovery in coal prices.

Investors in Japan might keep a close eye on sales of the homely horse mackerel as an early warning of any trouble ahead. The good news is that in the more confident Japan of 2013, tuna remains king.

Myanmar's Currency Slumps as Imports Flood in Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:21 PM ET
Myanmar's curency, the kyat

The kyat has plunged more than 7 percent over the past month to the lowest since it was floated last year, raising concern about economic stability in Asia's newest democracy.

Two of Indonesia's most powerful people have long been battling for control over the sport and its huge audience, hoping this could be a factor in elections next year.

Your Mobile Device Is a Hack Waiting to Happen: Pros Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

When it comes to keeping the data on their smartphones and tablets secure, consumers are playing a game of cat-and-mouse with cybercriminals.

The Most Popular Country in the World: Revealed Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.