The South Korean coast guard said on Wednesday more than 300 people were unaccounted for missing from a ferry sinking off the southwest coast.» Read More
Tom Porcelli, Chief U.S. Economist, RBC Capital Markets and Sam Chandan, President & Chief Economist, Chandan Economics break down the latest U.S. growth numbers.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as optimism grows that U.S. lawmakers will finalize a deal to solve the "fiscal cliff" before Christmas.
A new phase of instability in the Middle East will keep worries about oil supplies from the region intact putting upward pressure on prices, analysts said.
Sri Lanka's government is putting the island nation's Buddhist monks on a diet.
The pacifist nation of Japan is trying to raise its profile in a new way, offering military aid for the first time in decades and displaying its own armed forces in an effort to build regional alliances. The NYT reports.
There is a yawning gap between what’s currently in state pension coffers in Asia and what’s needed to cover the elderly in retirement.
New home sales across major cities in China jumped by 30 percent in November, according Centaline Group Research Center, a Shanghai-based real estate consultancy. Caixin reports.
The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece treated The Onion's spoof of Kim Jong-un as the"Sexiest Man Alive" for 2012 as a straight-laced story, heralding The Onion's "honor" of the stout North Korean dictator. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Chinese consumers are opting for local brands over international counterparts.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says Asia has lagged behind Latin America in easing capital controls. Meantime, Graeme Maxton, Fellow, Club of Rome explains why he is bullish on Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC says that as more capital flows enter the Asian region , markets are at risk of more policy regulation.
Financial markets react negatively to three dangerous games of chicken being played out around the globe.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including growing concern U.S. lawmakers are failing to make headway in budget talks.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index has shed more than 60 percent since its 2007 peak, and analysts expect little help from Beijing.
China is certain to hit the government's economic growth target of 7.5 percent for 2012 and could even exceed it, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said on Wednesday.
China is mulling changes to its one-child policy with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly aging society.
The ongoing tussle between Muddy Waters and Singapore commodities firm Olam International further heated up after the short-seller published a much-awaited 133-page report on Tuesday detailing “shocking” accounting gaffes at the trading firm, prompting Olam to respond with a 45-page rebuttal on Wednesday.
Southeast Asia’s top diplomat has warned that the South China Sea disputes risk becoming “Asia’s Palestine”, deteriorating into a violent conflict that draws sharp dividing lines between nations and destabilises the whole region. The FT reports.
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Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Asset Management, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
John Sculley, former Apple CEO and Managing Partner at Inflexionpoint, expects Alibaba to push on with its buying spree after listing in the U.S.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says mixed economic data from China could weigh on the Australian dollar.