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The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa's strategic mining sector may curb output, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said Japan must stay within the bounds of an international agreement not to target exchange rates, after the dollar-yen broke through 100 and continued to extend gains on Friday.
Secretly and steadily China has made the yuan a world currency, just that we haven't noticed it, writes this expert.
China's fast-growing economy has been forecast to overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest economy as early as 2016, but economists now say this is unlikely to happen.
Is it possible that Asia will be the first region to build a truly mobile business environment? I would be surprised if this doesn't happen, says this expert.
We look at Asia's 10 richest first-generation businessmen. Find out who these self-made billionaires are and how they made their money.
The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand dismissed claims on Friday that his country is taking part in a global currency war, despite recent steps to temper strength in its domestic currency.
Family planning officials are examining a Chinese filmmaker that has fathered up to seven children with four women. If found guilty, he could be fined nearly $27 million. The New York Times reports.
Data showing Japanese investors are looking for higher yields elsewhere is not good news for the yen.
Eumhouse, a real estate agency in Seoul's wealthy Gangnam district, has seen a recent uptick in inquiries after two years of slow business. But the outlook remains downbeat. The Financial Times reports.
Aggressive fiscal and monetary policy present huge investment opportunities in Japan, says hedge fund manager Dan Loeb.
Many of the world's most powerful finance chiefs will meet on Friday to discuss if central banks can do more to bolster a fragile global recovery.
Despite gold prices bouncing off their April lows, investors continue to pull money out of gold and plow it into equity funds as the stock market keeps climbing to new highs.
The dollar crossed the key 100-yen mark for the first time in four years Thursday and is expected to keep rising, with a year-end target of 105.
Investors are overlooking Facebook's potential at their own peril, Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors said Thursday on CNBC.
Steve Schwarzman, co-founder of PE giant Blackstone, told CNBC he's starting a $300 million scholarship in China in hopes of defusing tensions between Beijing and the West.
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies, defended the Chinese firm's stand on U.S. cybersecurity concerns when he spoke to the media for the first time on Thursday.
Hank Greenberg, the former head of insurance giant AIG, tells CNBC about building AIG from a small domestic insurance company into the mammoth global player that it became.
Hardware startups are on the rise and are getting serious attention from venture capitalists looking to place bets.
In a year that's supposed to be about rising interest rates, monetary policy seems to be moving in the opposite direction.
China accounts for 40 percent of global copper demand. If weak data from China persists, copper prices are likely to head further south, says Kevin Kerr, Managing Editor & Trader at Commodity Confidential.
Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says the European Central Bank's rare announcement on Wednesday that it was concerned about the Euro's strength changed trading sentiment for the currency.
Weakness in German stocks on Thursday was a wake-up call for U.S. investors, who were 'disillusioned' about China's slowdown and the Ukraine-Russia standoff, resulting in a plunge on Wall Street, says Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group.