CNBC Asia-Pacific Highlights

Coming Soon: China's Growth Resurgence? Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

Faced with the risk of a hard landing earlier this year, China's economy is now in the midst of a robust rebound, prompting economists to make bullish forecasts for growth in the new year.

Renegade Responses to North Korea Rocket Launch Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:27 PM ET
A man watches a TV screen broadcasting news on North Korea's rocket launch, at a railway station in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

World response to North Korea's controversial rocket launch wasn't as unanimous as it might have seemed. In fact, the responses of several nations stand out. The GlobalPost reports.

How Much Do Facebook Interns Make? A Lot Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

So here's a fun fact, the average salary of a Facebook intern is over $5,000 a month, according to recent research by Glassdoor

‘Extraordinary’ China Prospects: William Lauder Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:02 PM ET
'Extraordinary' China Prospects: William Lauder

Long-term development in China and across Asia promises great opportunity, William Lauder says.

How Significant Are Bernanke’s Targets? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:13 AM ET
Will Bernanke Tip Hand on More Fed Easing Measures?

On the outset, the Fed's unorthodox move appears to be its latest salvo to battle the economy's erratic and sub-par recovery. But some market watchers say: don't read too much into it.

More middle-class citizens in China are speaking out forcefully against construction projects that threaten their property, health and legal rights. The GlobalPost reports.

Something New for Singapore's Pampered Pets: Obituaries Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
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As more wealthy Asians have fewer kids and shower more attention on pets, Singapore's largest newspaper will allow grieving owners to publish obituaries for their furry loved ones.

Silver Lining to Philippine Disaster? A Rebel Truce Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:04 PM ET

Here's the silver lining to the Philippines' horrific typhoon Bopha: Maoist rebels have offered a truce in the storm's wake.

Move Over Amazon, Here Comes a China Juggernaut Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 9:00 PM ET
Student in front of an online Taobao shop.

Millions of Chinese shoppers are turning to the web, fueling a booming $64 billion e-commerce market, as a local player gets set to overtake Amazon as the world's biggest online retailer by 2016.

Chinese Inventors Take Patent Crown From US: Report Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

China has overtaken the United States to become the world's biggest processor of patent applications, giving an innovative edge to Beijing's economic and industrial clout.

Is South Korea Ready for 'Madam President'? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
Park Geun-hye

If Park Geun-hye wins South Korea's presidential election this month, she will become the first woman to hold the country's top office, challenging stereotypes in a nation that is largely run by men in blue suits.

Will Asian Equities Carry Their Bull Run Into 2013? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:59 AM ET
Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

Asian stocks have had a solid run this year, with the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index rallying 17 percent since the start of 2012, and Standard Chartered Bank says expect another 10 percent upside in the new year.

Air Rage: Chinese Screaming Mad Over Delays Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

In China, angry passengers are resorting to extreme measures to protest delays as the country's restricted air corridors are becoming clogged with millions of new fliers each year.

US Intelligence: Asia's Global Power Rising Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 7:28 PM ET

China's economy is likely to surpass the United States in less than two decades but the Asian country is not expected to take on the superpower role of the United States in gathering coalitions to deal with global issues.

Apple Maps Seen 'Life-Threatening' Down Under Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 10:38 AM ET
Apple Maps

Police in Australia are warning citizens to not use Apple maps after some motorists using the app have ended up in "life-threatening" situations.

Ice Class: Day Tours of Antarctica Onboard a 747 Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
Antarctica Flights/Croydon Travel offering day-trip flights to Antarctica.

Think you can't visit Antarctica in a day? Think again as one company offers day tours onboard a 747.

Is Japan Losing Its Cool? Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

Manga, anime, J-pop – once it was all about Japan. But the country's cool factor may need a revamp amid intense competition from Korea.

Why Next Year Will Be 'Easier' for India's Economy Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
Crowd by harbor in Uttar Pradesh, India at dawn

After a challenging year marked by slowing growth, speeding inflation, a major power blackout and the threat of a credit ratings downgrade to "junk," India can look forward to an "easier 2013," say economists at Deutsche Bank.

In Mongolia, a Backdoor to the Hermit Kingdom Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 2:15 AM ET

North Korean delegations to Mongolia are worth a second look. The GlobalPost reports.

Apple's rank in China's smartphone market, which is set to become the world's largest this year, fell to No.6 in the third quarter as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research.

Samsung's New Galaxy Phone May Have Unbreakable Screen Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

Samsung is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation Galaxy smartphone- which may come with an unbreakable screen.

Forbes Power List Signals Asia's Growing Clout Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

China's new leaders do not officially assume their new posts until next March, but they're already on Forbes' Most Powerful People list. This may signal the growing clout of Asia's political figures in global affairs.

Predictions That Went Wrong in 2012 Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 11:23 PM ET

From the collapse of a global power to a surge in a stock price, several boom to bust observations have been made this year. Here is our list of eight.

The 'Fiscal Cliff' a 'Bungee Jump' for Markets: Expert Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 9:56 PM ET

As the prospect of the U.S. economy falling off a "fiscal cliff" looms large, keeping stock markets on edge, one technical analyst says falling off the "cliff" is likely to end up being a non-event for equities.

How Wal-Mart Stores Got a Foothold in India's Market Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

Wal-Mart entered India's supermarket sector in 2010 with a $100 million bet on a consultancy with no employees, no profits, and a scant $14,000 in revenue.

Sushi Kills Your Brain Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

Can eating too much sushi reduce your brain power? The GlobalPost reports.

The Most and Least Corrupt Countries Globally Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

The United States may have the world's largest economy, but it does not even crack the top ten percent when it comes to a perceived lack of corruption, according to Transparency International.

CNBC's Boldest Predictions 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

From auto sales to health care to the NFL to the price of gasoline, CNBC's anchors, reporters, editors and contributors make calls on what 2013 will bring.

Vatican Unveils Pope's Twitter Handle: @pontifex Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:50 AM ET
Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives at the St. Peter's Basilica for a mass with newly appointed cardinals on November 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Pope Benedict's new handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that had been considered to showcase the thoughts of one of the world's most visible leaders.

Is Asia’s Hot Spot for Investment Under Threat? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 1:21 AM ET

Southeast Asia's largest economy is going to implement double-digit wage hikes next year which raises the question – Is the country's position as a hot spot for foreign investment under threat.