TOKYO— Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers. Japan's population of about 127 million began declining in 2011 and is rapidly aging, a trend seen in many industrialized countries.» Read More
Satish Lele, Vice President of Frost & Sullivan, explains why the new features in the iPhone 6 are necessary and discusses how Asian suppliers will cope with the changes.
Steven Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains why a low-cost launch for Apple is important at this point.
Oscar De Bok, CEO for South & Southeast Asia at DHL Supply Chain, talks to CNBC on how the firm is planning to expand its footprint in Indonesia through staff and fleet expansion.
John Sculley, Partner at Sculley Brothers and former CEO at Apple, says investors may be treating Apple's stock unfairly.
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Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.
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Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.
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