CNBC Asia-Pacific Highlights

German luxury carmaker Porsche saw record sales in China last year and the recent clampdown on gift-giving and luxury goods in the country won't have a major impact going forward.

What Are Asian Entrepreneurs Afraid of? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:03 AM ET

Asia is home to some of the world's largest economies and has a stable growth outlook, yet this does not seem to be enough to tickle an entrepreneurial spirit.

Is China on a ‘German-Style’ Growth Plan? Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.

As the first online comedy festival kicks off, one stand-up comedian explains its mass appeal.

Brent Snedeker hits his second shot to the eighth hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in San Diego. Snedeker finished at 13-under-par after two rounds, one shot off the lead of Kyle Stanley.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

How do you run the world's largest golf club? Just ask Ken Chu, Chairman of the Mission Hills Group.

Boom, Bust and Rebound: China's 'Red Obsession' Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

No other group of consumers has transformed the Bordeaux market quite like China's new rich, a theme explored in a film, "Red Obsession." What now after the bursting of the bubble?

This Currency Is Asia's Best Performer Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:26 AM ET

The Thai baht - Asia's strongest performing currency this year - has hit a 16-year high against the U.S. dollar this month and one economist says the baht is the region's last one-way bet.

Chinese Can't Get Enough of 'Super Cities' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

Chinese investors can't seem to be getting enough of commercial real estate abroad and could spend a whopping $5 billion this year, according property services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

Hyundai: We're Sorry About That Car Suicide Ad Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:46 PM ET
GLENDALE, CA - JANUARY 05: Hyundai cars are on display in the showroom of the Hyundai dealership on January 5, 2011 in Glendale, California. Hyundai Motor Co. market share in the United States climbed just short of 5% in 2010. United States auto sales rose 11% in December. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Car maker Hyundai apologized Thursday for a U.K. advertisement that depicts a man trying to commit suicide in his garage but failing because of his zero-emission car.

China's Warren Buffett: I'm Just His 'Apprentice' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
Guo Guangchang, chairman of Fosun International

The chairman of China's largest privately-owned conglomerate Fosun Group, also known as the "Warren Buffett of China," says it's more accurate to call him Buffett's "apprentice".

Why I Have Taken a Bet on Myanmar Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:08 PM ET

The newest market to open in Southeast Asia is Myanmar and this author talks about the challenges he overcame to give the country's image a makeover

By Making Cars Harder to Own, Singapore Cools Inflation Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

The high cost of living in the wealthy island state of Singapore may be a major bone of contention among its residents, but moves by the government to cool the auto market is having an impact on rising consumer prices.

Are Hong Kong Kids Too Spoilt? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 9:55 PM ET

Are Hong Kong parents raising a generation of "spoiled kids" who are too aggressive?

I Do! Bank of Korea Opens Up for Weddings Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:57 PM ET
Wedding couple wearing traditional Korean costumes.

Dealing with monetary policy and interest rates is the Bank of Korea's main role, but in May it will start hosting weddings...again.

Ermenegildo Zegna Draws Sydney Fashionistas Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

The famed Italian men's fashion house tells CNBC its plans for expansion in the Aussie market.

Is a Key Pillar of India's Economy in Jeopardy? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

Private consumption, the bedrock of India's economy, shows signs of weakening. And that poses a threat to the country's fledgling recovery, economists say.

Hybrid Hypercars Speed Into Action Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

Once touted as a gimmick, hybrid hypercars are now speeding into action at the Shanghai Auto Show.

8 Wacky Business Ideas Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

We look at bizarre "Made in Asia" innovations that have caught the consumer's imagination.

2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

CNBC launches its ultimate list of "disruptors"—50 companies whose innovations are revolutionizing their industries and the way we live.

China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish superstitious beliefs.

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South Korean construction stocks have lost almost 20 percent of their value this month, falling to levels last seen four years ago.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan's banking titans are hiring Spanish-speaking bankers to win new business in Latin America and handing out loans to junk-grade borrowers in the United States as they probe deeper overseas.

Making a Clean Sweep of a 'Dirty' Business in India Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 9:12 PM ET

A new kind of "dirty" business is becoming the latest frontier in the bottom-of-the-pyramid market in India, with a number of start-ups seeing a huge opportunity in building and maintaining toilets

Can Silicon Dragon Really Rival Silicon Valley? Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

Chinese entrepreneurs are taking fewer cues from Silicon valley as they develop their own indigenous businesses.

Carmakers Compete at China's Biggest Auto Show Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

As the Shanghai Auto Show kicks off this week, is it time for industry bosses to look for greener pastures?

Opportunistic Indians Ride China’s Economic Boom Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

The Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to an expanding community of entrepreneurs from economic rival, India, who have migrated there to share the fruits of China's stupendous growth.

Entrepreneur Asia: Power Players Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

Find out about the start-ups and risk takers in Asia that are reshaping their industries.

China’s Quake: Counting the Economic Costs Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
Rubble from a collapsed building after a strong earthquake hit Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Just two days after an earthquake in China, economists have started to weigh up the implications for the world's second largest economy.

The Costa Concordia, whose shipwreck claimed 32 lives when it ran aground in January 2012, has inspired a Bollywood-style musical. The GlobalPost reports.

How China's Rich Are Souping Up Rolls Royces Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:01 AM ET

From built-in fridges to partition walls, Rolls Royce owners in China are investing a sizable sum of cash to soup up the interiors of their ultra-luxury vehicles.