Uncertainty over central banks rolling back stimulus saw the dollar/yen drop below the key 95-handle, reports CNBC's Chloe Cho.» Read More
The recent slew of credit tightening measures and higher downpayment requirements for home buyers in China have begun to slow the country's red hot property market and that could lead to more small- and mid-cap Chinese property developers being taken private, presenting an opportunity for investors, according to Daiwa Capital Markets.
U.S. consumers, hobbled by debt and high unemployment, have been deleveraging, a process that will take another 3 to 5 years, Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley’s non-executive chairman and the author of The Next Asia told CNBC on Tuesday.
Chinese stocks have seen a correction off late, but one fund manager, who's been shorting Hong Kong stocks since November, believes the market has hit bottom.
Hong Kong stocks have seen a steep slide in the last month, shedding nearly 6 percent, with a record amount of short-selling. according to one strategist. But he thinks this could actually be a positive sign.
As with a number of regional markets its important to recognize that the Hang Seng's decline started before the Japanese earthquake. Charting Asia's Daryl Guppy believes the market is set for further downsides.
In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.
Debating whether whether there are still buying opportunities in Japan even as it begins to rebuild, with Robert Musetti, BNP Paribas, and CNBC's Ron Insana.
Despite serious worries stemming from the deteriorating situation in Japan, the futures aren't predicting U.S. equities to react as violently as they did to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.
Discussing whether gold and the dollar remain "safe haven" plays on the Japan earthquake and tsunami news, with Dan Denbow, USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund, and Joseph Trevisani, FX Solutions.
Stock markets in India and a handful of other, smaller Asian countries, which surged last year as foreign investors bet on their fast growth, are starting to remind investors of the risks involved. The NYT reports.
North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist earlier this month a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its nuclear arsenal or build a far more powerful type of atomic bomb, the New York Times reports.
Is Hong Kong building to another property bubble? Virtually everyone in the city wants to know. It’s the topic of top-level governmental discussion as well as chatter over dim sum at lunch.
American policy makers have long been confident, even during the darkest days of the current financial crisis, that the United States could avoid the fate of Japan and its two lost decades. But that has changed, reports the New York Times.
A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower. The New York Times reports.
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Like many members of Japan’s middle class, Masato Y. enjoyed a level of affluence two decades ago that was the envy of the world. Masato, a small-business owner, bought a $500,000 condominium, vacationed in Hawaii and drove a late-model Mercedes.
China is planning to tighten its control over its rare earth minerals by allowing just a handful of state companies to oversee the mining of the scarce elements, which are vital to some of the world’s greenest technologies. The NYT reports.
The pain of the European debt crisis is spreading, with the plummeting euro making Chinese companies less competitive in Europe, their largest market, and complicating any move to break the Chinese currency’s peg to the dollar.
Foreign companies doing business in China are increasingly feeling as if the deck is stacked against them. The New York Times explains.