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Disneyland

It's been a long seven-year itch, but Hong Kong Disneyland is finally making some money. The park made $14 million in the last financial year, while this is only about a 2.5 percent return on revenues of $550 million, it's still a profit.

Picasso’s Masterpieces Made With House Paint Tue, 19 Feb '13 | 2:20 AM ET

Scientists using a high-energy X-ray instrument say they have solved the long-running debate over what kind of paint Picasso used in his masterpieces. The New York Times reports.

Look Out! Correction Looms for Soaring Nikkei Mon, 18 Feb '13 | 3:04 AM ET

As the Nikkei 225 scales a 33-month high, investors risk getting burnt as analysts warn of a correction.

In the past few weeks, several London developers have flown east to places like Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to persuade wealthy Asians to buy new residential sites in London as building there picks up after the financial crisis. The New York Times reports.

3,000 Strong: Singapore Stages Rare Protest  Sun, 17 Feb '13 | 8:45 PM ET

In a rare show of protest, Singaporeans staged a rally to reject new government population policies.

China Tests Cashless Casino—Macau, Watch Out Sun, 17 Feb '13 | 6:37 PM ET

Owned by art, film and real estate mogul Zhang Baoquan, Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay bar marks the Chinese government's first tacit approval of a gaming concept outside of Macau.

Marc Cerny, lead architect of PlaySation 4, introduces the BioShock4, the new controller for Sony's PlayStation 4 at a news conference February 20, 2013 in New York.

The launch of PlayStation 4 this week is more than the start of a new cycle for Sony, it's an essential step in rebuilding the firm as a corporation.

Singapore Firms Hit by Foreign Labor Laws Thu, 14 Feb '13 | 11:24 PM ET

The Singapore government, facing growing public opposition to the country's liberal immigration policies, has announced a slew of measures to limit the influx of foreign workers in the past year, a move that's costing local businesses.

What's in Warren Buffett's Fridge?  Thu, 14 Feb '13 | 9:10 PM ET
Warren Buffett

Just take a look at his portfolio to find out. CNBC's Chloe Cho and Deirdre Wang-Morris discuss the wizard of Omaha's food-related stocks in light of his recent purchase of ketchup maker Heinz.

Authorities in Indonesia are reevaluating the use of speed bumps after local clerics demanded the traffic measure be considered 'haram,' i.e. forbidden. The Global Post reports.

Italy's top three leagues and 680 matches worldwide are considered suspicious by European law enforcement. Investigators believe a man from Singapore named Tan Seet Eng is a common link in many of them. The New York Times reports.

Single? Celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day  Thu, 14 Feb '13 | 12:11 AM ET

The lovestruck aren't the only ones making Valentine's Day a profitable holiday. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah investigates how the lovelorn are celebrating in their own way as well.

Rally For Jobs!  Wed, 13 Feb '13 | 6:40 PM ET

Sick of emailing your resume? Form a mass rally, that's what new graduates in Tokyo are doing.

Nothing Says 'I'm Yours' Like a Chocolate Head Wed, 13 Feb '13 | 2:22 AM ET

Chocolate hearts for loved ones on Valentine's Day are so last year - at least in Japan where one Tokyo design firm offered up its 3D scanner to make miniature chocolate replicas of faces.

Venezuela might have the world's cheapest gas. But if you are heading through a McDonald's drive-thru, don't expect the same deal: It's got the most expensive Big Mac in the world. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Qin Yufei forgoes a high-paying career in New York or Beijing to lead a rural Chinese village, setting an example for corruption-free local government. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

India's online retail market may be growing at an unprecedented pace, but challenges like the lack of profitability among online retailers could mean it may be up to another five years before the sector truly takes off in the Asia's third largest economy.

The Future of Pizza Lies in Mobile Phones Tue, 12 Feb '13 | 10:55 PM ET

Mobile devices and other digital platforms are the future of pizza, with a growing number of Australians and New Zealanders using their mobile phones to make an order.

French-style seafood was always the big seller at Toshio Tanabe's Tokyo restaurant, but the chef's long interest in soil cuisine has finally culminated in a feast he's been offering to customers the last few weeks, starting with an amuse bouche of soil soup and ending with a soil sorbet.

Korean pop sensation Psy danced right into the middle of Malaysia's increasingly fractious politics as he performed during an event for the nation's governing coalition, known as the National Front, ahead of elections expected to be the closest-fought in Malaysia's history.

Hong Kong, China Wanchai District

In Hong Kong, the tensions between residents and mainland Chinese visitors dominate the headlines of the city's papers, with mainlanders blamed for a shortage of school slots, bad manners in stores and a hypercharged property market. The New York Times reports.

Pablo Picasso's Femme pres d'une fenetre

The art market is to experience a "10- year boom" according to an expert, as investors from China and the Middle East drive demand towards unprecedented levels.

Chinese authorities' crackdown on 'gift giving' will create further pain for wine and spirits companies prominent in the world's second largest economy, analysts say.

Will the Year of the Snake Be About Rabbits? Thu, 7 Feb '13 | 11:20 PM ET

The Year of the Snake, which starts on February 10, may prove more successful for those born in the Year of the Rabbit, according to research firm Wealth-X, which says rabbits dominate the ranks of those globally with wealth of $30 million or more.

Whether it is sexy and sophisticated, colorful and playful or bold and edgy, Korean fashion designers showing their fall and winter 2013 collections at New York Fashion Week on Thursday brought an Asian flair to the runway.

The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.

China Tensions With Japan Sell Fireworks? Wed, 6 Feb '13 | 7:38 PM ET

Some manufacturers of New Year fireworks are profiting from strong anti-Japanese sentiment related to territorial disputes. Just check out the names of certain pyrotechnics for sale on Beijing streets. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Pineapple tarts, red paper lanterns and delicacies such as abalone – just some examples of the traditional goods that China's shoppers snap up ahead of the Chinese New Year.

Is Euro Strength the New Headwind of 2013? Wed, 6 Feb '13 | 1:35 AM ET

The recent strength in the euro is reigniting concerns over the health of the euro zone, with analysts questioning whether too strong a currency could derail Europe's recovery by dampening export demand.

Chinese radio and television stations are to ban advertisements for expensive gifts such as watches, rare stamps and gold coins, the Xinhua state news agency said on Wednesday, as part of a push by the government to crack down on extravagance and waste.