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
Sony has unveiled its latest smartphone, which has a 5-inch display and waterproof exterior, as the Japanese tech giant ramps ups efforts to take on rivals Samsung and Apple.
Forget the mobile wars. The battle of wearable smart devices is finally here. And Samsung and Qualcomm are ahead of the game with the recent launch of their smartwatches.
Beijing's ban on officials using public funds to buy mooncakes as Mid-Autumn Festival gifts is set to take a bite out of the country's consumer spending.
Economists have raised their full-year growth forecasts for Singapore, a survey by the central bank showed, reflecting increased optimism about the outlook for the city-state.
Raghuram Rajan takes over as RBI's chief on Thursday and is expected to come under immediate pressure to restore confidence in the country's battered currency.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 jolted southern Japan on Wednesday, with the tremor shaking buildings in the capital, Tokyo.
Australia's economic growth edged up slightly in the second quarter, with gross domestic product rising 2.6 percent year on year.
Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked more than 20 percent to their highest level.
A billionaire Chinese petrochemical entrepreneur became the fifth senior industry figure to become enmeshed in a corruption investigation. The New York Times reports.
Emerging markets in Asia appear to have stabilized, but market watchers believe the sell-off is not over, and the rout may be the beginning of a multi-year bear market.
Sales of adult diapers are set to overtake sales of baby nappies in Japan by next year, a blunt reflection of how rapidly the world's third-largest economy is aging.
Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.
Bank of America launched on Tuesday an up to $1.5 billion share offering in China Construction Bank, in a bid to shore up its own balance sheet.
Goldman Sachs has raised its GDP forecast for China to 7.6 percent from 7.4 percent for 2013, even as it slashed the growth targets for India and other Southeast Asia nations.
Fears persist about risks in the Chinese banking sector, with one analyst arguing that it could soon follow the route of Greek and Spanish banks.
The animal spirits, literally and figuratively, may be returning to the gold market. Iconic Australian wildlife are set to drive sales of Perth Mint's limited edition bullion coins.
Speculation over the dollar-yen is once again doing the rounds, after the Japanese currency fell to one-month lows against the U.S. dollar.
The dramatic plunge in the Indian rupee won't last for much longer and the Indian equity market will recover too, the executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Mark Mobius told CNBC-TV18.
The Indonesian rupiah's indicative prices weakened past 11,000 per dollar support on Tuesday, for the first time in more than four years.
Former basketball star Rodman will arrive in Pyongyang for a five-day visit to North Korea, but said he had no plans to negotiate the release of a jailed American missionary.
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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.