An explosion caused by a gas leak killed 24 people and injured 271 in Taiwan's second city, sending flames shooting 15 stories into the air, setting entire blocks ablaze and reducing small shops to rubble.» Read More
Australian officials warned on Monday that three large wildfires burning in southeastern Australia could merge into one colossal "mega-fire.
Internal voting for top posts in Malaysia's ruling coalition proved Prime Minister Najib Razak to be a survivor, but at a cost to his reform agenda.
Commercial real-estate in the Asia-Pacific appears set for a record year, topping pre-financial crisis levels and shrugging off market volatility.
While the rally in U.S. dollar-yen has fizzled out over the past five months, foreign exchange strategists say the trade is not over yet.
Emerging market equities are poised to extend gains into year-end, said Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's fund manager survey for October.
Chinese manufacturing activity this month is expected to be on the radar for Asian markets this week, alongside the latest Japanese inflation numbers.
China may decide to expand a trial program allowing local governments to sell bonds, in response to concerns that their borrowings are hidden.
Disappointing Japanese export numbers for September show that a weak yen is failing to give exporters the boost they need, say analysts.
Japan telecoms group SoftBank has added to its growing stable of U.S. businesses by agreeing to pay $1.26bn for a majority stake in Brightstar.
France's Chinese immigrants are getting ahead by working 11-hour days, in stark contrast to the work-life balance long treasured by many French.
News that Lenovo has signed a non-disclosure agreement to review Blackberry's books could spell trouble for its Chinese rivals.
In a country where just about every corrupt male official keeps mistresses, citizens take pleasure watching the philanderers get their comeuppance.
Progress on Beijing's move to revise its one-child policy is set to give the world's number two economy a considerable boost.
Even after posting strong gains this year, Japan’s stocks may continue to push higher, even if the yen doesn’t weaken much further.
New laws in Singapore imposing restrictions on foreign workers have sparked some concern about a rise in labor costs among businesses.
American director Michael Bay was attacked in Hong Kong on Thursday during filming but he brushed off the incident and continued filming.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 7.8 percent in the third quarter on year, up from 7.5 percent in the previous three months.
The move by China's Dagong to downgrade its rating on U.S. sovereign debt reflects the country's frustration over the debt ceiling debacle.
A new report from A.T. Kearney finds that just 2 percent of China's population accounts for about a third of all of the world's luxury consumption.
Japanese gangsters are poised for a credit crunch after the country's top banking lobby declared it would to cut them off. The Financial Times report.
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Deborah Elm, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, describes what's next on the global trade agenda after New Delhi refused to sign off on a trade-facilitation deal.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says the participation rate in Friday's nonfarm payrolls report will be key.