Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine, in a move likely to further strain ties with China and South Korea.» Read More
Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC breakdown the latest flash PMI from China.
Japanese business sentiment worsened for a second straight quarter in the three months to December and will barely improve early next year, as the global slowdown and a territorial row with China hit the export-reliant economy.
Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist, Northern Trust Global Investments says that no fiscal cliff deal might be a better option than to pass through a poor proposal.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets edged lower ahead of the next round of aid for Greece.
Japan protested to China on Thursday after a Chinese government plane entered what Japan considers its airspace over disputed islets in the East China Sea, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
HSBC takes its name from its roots as the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, but there has long been a joke inside and outside the firm that the name stands for "How Simple Became Complicated".
India's Gujarat state will hold a potentially game-changing vote on Thursday that could help decide whether Chief Minister Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi, becomes India's next prime minister.
There was anger and dismay after North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit on Wednesday -- plenty of it in South Korea and Japan. There was also surprise.
South Korea's central bank kept interest rates on hold for a second consecutive month, as it feels out the effects from two rate cuts this year as well as latest policy easing from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The city's market watchdog proposes that banks preparing companies for listing on Hong Kong's stock exchange will be made explicitly liable for IPO prospectuses, although they will also have more powers to ensure that their clients play by the rules.
Indonesia-focused miner Bumi moved closer to divorcing the Bakrie family that co-founded it, announcing the departure of its Bakrie-supported chief executive and plans to sell its stake in unit Bumi Resources soon.
Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research, Asia, ANZ says that if we go over the fiscal cliff the treasury still has the flexibility to implement the changes.
Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that individual investors have bailed from the markets and that current market action is mostly driven by institutional investors.
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Heritage Foundation says North Korea's rocket launch is a renewed threat for the U.S. as Pyongyang could eventually build missiles that may reach American soil.
Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that with time running out, congress will likely come up with a fiscal cliff "band aid", rather a solution in two weeks' time.
Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that the Fed's latest move will make businesses feel better as it gives a little more certainty.
North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents.
Mexican authorities told the CEO of HSBC's Mexico unit that a local drug lord referred to the bank as the "place to launder money," U.S. prosecutors said, as they announced a record $1.92 billion settlement with the British bank.
Millions of Chinese shoppers are turning to the web, fueling a booming $64 billion e-commerce market, as a local player gets set to overtake Amazon as the world's biggest online retailer by 2016.
China has overtaken the United States to become the world's biggest processor of patent applications, giving an innovative edge to Beijing's economic and industrial clout.
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Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist at Pension Partners, says the revenue growth potential of U.S. corporates will be the focus of financial markets next week.
While U.S. earnings remain an important market mover, Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at the Bank of Singapore, says attention will be on the HSBC flash China purchasing managers' index due Wednesday.
As the Beijing Auto Show kicks off on Monday, Martin Winterkorn, Chairman and CEO at Volkswagen, tells CNBC's Kaori Enjoji that plug-in hybrids will dominate its lineup in China for alternative energy cars.