Extensive monetary easing has dangerous side effects and markets are sure to punish central banks for their mistakes, veteran investor and the author of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, Marc Faber, told CNBC on Thursday.
The pullback in activity in China's key manufacturing sector highlights the fragility of the recovery in the world's second largest economy, experts told CNBC, following the release of the official manufacturing PMI.
Chinese shares are having their day in the sun, with the benchmark Shanghai stock index trading at an eight-month high on Thursday. The rally, however, may be close to running its course, some analysts say.
Even after Canada-based Blackberry launched it's anticipated line-up of revamped smartphones and their surprise name change, investors were unimpressed as its stock slumped 12 percent.
As rising prices threaten high living standards, this Asian financial hub may be at risk of becoming a victim of its own success.
Investors have been reaping the benefits of a bull run on the Australian Securities Exchange, but a correction is looming and they should take heed, said analysts.
Brace yourself for a costlier latte. Coffee leaf rust - a fungus-borne disease devastating to plantations - has returned to plague crops in Central America, a region supplying 14 percent of the world's global production.
Hong Kong residents are obsessed with property, and I'm no exception. But I never thought my dank, dark car park space in the building where I live would turn out to be my best investment ever. I bought it four years ago for $90,000. Recent deals indicate it's now worth $167,000, an 85 percent increase.
As confidence returns to global markets, investors appear to be using the cheap yen once again to fund investments in risky assets – a trade that is likely to give the battered Japanese currency another boot lower in the months ahead, analysts said.
Ruchir Sharma of Morgan Stanley tells us which global stock markets could surprise us this year, and it may not always be a pleasant one.
Japanese equities have soared on expectations Prime Minister Abe's leadership will be a game changer for the economy, but is there is too much optimism priced into the stocks?
Hints at a removal of the Chinese government's decade long ban on video-gaming have excited technology investors over potential gains for the industry, but analysts have warned the impact could be muted.
Now that Japan has unveiled bold steps to end years of deflation, the world's third largest economy can at last stop being a laggard and start making a positive contribution to global growth, analysts tell CNBC.
India's finance minister hinted at a tough budget and said ratings agencies could be forced to change their minds.
Growing optimism about the economic outlook and a string of upbeat earnings has put global equity markets on a strong footing at the start of the year.But hold on, say strategists, pointing to a risk that investors are underestimating: a U.S. budget sequester.
The Bank of Japan's decision to adopt a more aggressive monetary policy has not gone down well with South Korea, whose currency has strengthened rapidly as a consequence. Its central bank head tells CNBC that countries trying to weaken their currencies will not succeed in the long run.
Even as the South Korean economy struggled in 2012, there was one bright spot-K-Pop sensation Psy's "Gangnam Style" video–that helped bring a record number of tourists boosting revenues to a new high.
Contrary to expectations, the BOJ's boldest steps yet to boost a flagging economy have triggered a swift change in course for a falling yen.
While the banking industry is being "attacked" from all sides, Standard Chartered's CEO tells CNBC that the Asia-focused bank is looking forward to the year, which has got off to a good start.
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