Katie Holliday is a Writer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including global macro-economic news, market developments and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Katie was a senior asset management correspondent at Investment Week in London. Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Southampton University.
A Japanese lingerie brand has produced a bra designed to stop women from being too 'hasty' in their romantic liaisons and to deter unwanted suitors.
As Japan stocks hit a two-and-a-half-month low on Thursday, analysts told CNBC the pullback presented a strong buying opportunity.
China's largest internet search engine Baidu has launched a heat map which captures the largest global seasonal migration on earth.
Private home prices in Singapore fell in the final quarter of 2013, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said, in a further sign the market is cooling.
Rising property prices in Australia have once again reignited worries over a bubble, but local residents and strategists remain unconvinced.
If Japan's ambitious plan to pull its beleaguered economy out of a deflationary rut falls flat this year, it won't be the only country that feels the pain, economists at asset management firm Schroders have said.