Japan's prime minister will have a tough job trying to convince his G-8 colleagues next month that his "three arrows" stimulus program is not just a subterfuge to boost exports, says this economist.» Read More
The U.S. dollar and its reaction to the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Congress testimony on Wednesday will prove central for crude oil price direction this week.
The prolonged weakness in the Japanese yen is taking a toll on many of South Korea's industries, including tourism. SBS CNBC's Rhie Young Lim reports.
If there's one lingering sore point between Hollywood and China, it's Tibet. For years, celebrity activists have annoyed Beijing by organizing charity concerts for Tibetan independence. The Global Post reports.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told visiting Chinese President Li Keqiang on Sunday a recent military standoff in the Himalayas could affect relations between the two countries as they looked to boost bilateral trade.
Several book shops on Hong Kong's teeming shopping streets specialize in selling books and magazines banned by China, mostly for their damning accounts of party leaders, past and present. The New York Times reports.
Yahoo's board has agreed to buy Tumblr, the popular blogging service, for about $1.1 billion in cash, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The New York Times.
North Korea fired a short-range missile from its east coast on Sunday, a day after launching three of these missiles, a South Korean news agency said.
China's housing inflation quickened in April, marking the fourth consecutive year-on-year rise and challenging Beijing's efforts to cool record home prices while supporting economic expansion.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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Cloud computing remains a major secular trend in technology, but investors may not fully appreciate the benefits for Amazon and Google.
The world’s largest asset manager is far from being an activist investor, but it is starting to ask more questions, the New York Times reports.
The renewable fuel sector struggles to find its voice in a world of renewed popularity for oil and gas. One part of that aims to transform agriculture waste into fuel.
Indonesia is ready for a sudden withdrawal of foreign funds from the country once major central banks around the world start unwinding their aggressive monetary stimulus, a senior Indonesian government official says.
In a week dominated by talk about when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start unwinding its massive monetary stimulus program, a raft of weak U.S. economic data have introduced an element of confusion into the markets.
Vikram Pandit, the former Citigroup chief executive, has returned to banking by investing in an Indian financial services group that hopes to launch a new lender. The Financial Times reports.
Honda is returning to Formula One, confirming that it will renew its partnership with McLaren and supply the British team's engines from 2015. The Financial Times reports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken charge of drawing up ambitious reform plans to revitalize the economy, shunning policy stimulus for fear it could worsen local government debt.
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Foxconn has made substantial progress toward improving safety at its three Chinese plants, but it has not yet reduced the average workweek to the maximum allowed by Chinese law. The New York Times reports.
More fund managers are growing increasingly bearish on the outlook for China, believing "a hard landing" for the economy and a "commodity collapse" are currently the biggest tail risks facing markets, a monthly survey by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch show
Japan surpassed expectations in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year, but an important pillar of growth was missing.
Australia's budget on Tuesday has raised concerns that the country could follow in the same path as the highly indebted euro zone, said one expert.
Andrew Economos, Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy, Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management, says Bernanke will err on the side of caution as the U.S. economy is still much weaker than expected.
Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen reached a joint venture agreement with the U.S. firm Sempra Energy. The project, estimated to cost $10 billion, plans to produce 12 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year by 2017, or equivalent to 10% of annual Japanese demand. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.
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