The Japanese spent more than they saved in the 12 months ended March 2014, the first time that's happened since the data set began in 1955.» Read More
Exactly how much of a difference will a Chinese slowdown mean for the world? HSBC's chart of the week gives a handy overview.
Chinese equities ticked slightly lower on Friday, defying expectations for the market to play catch-up with the slide in global stocks this week.
Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.
Internet company Google Inc bought a 5.94 percent stake in China's Lenovo Group last month for $750 million.
The Australian dollar is on track for the largest weekly gain since September, after the central bank raised its forecasts for economic growth.
At a plant run by New Zealand's biggest meat processor, rows of lamb carcasses are chopped and later shipped in increasing quantities to China.
Last year, they were the two emerging markets in Asia not to touch. Yet for India and Indonesia, a few months appears to have made a big difference.
Sony is excising its long-ailing PC and TV units, but it isn't clear if that will restore the one-time consumer electronics kingpin's health.
Indonesia was hit hard by the tapering panic last year, but its finance minister told CNBC the current account deficit wouldn't be an issue this year.
Indonesia's better-than-expected growth figures raise the question whether the upbeat numbers are a mere flash in the pan.
Networking helps people progress at work and companies that build partnerships also do better, according to INSEAD academics.
The Australian dollar romped higher on Thursday after strong data added to the view the Reserve Bank of Australia was done cutting interest rates.
Sony on Thursday unveiled major restructuring measures to turn its fortunes around, but warned that it expects to post a full-year loss on back of the overhaul.
The market selloff has a silver lining for Australian stocks, as the world's highest yielding developed market is no longer too expensive, Goldman said.
Japan became the first of Iran's oil buyers to make a payment for crude imports under an interim nuclear deal, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
President Benigno called for more to support the Philippines in resisting China's assertive claims to the seas near his country. The NYT reports.
Almost three years on from Fukushima, concerns about the expansion of nuclear power plants especially in developing economies run high.
The strengthening yen has decked Japanese shares, but it isn't clear if companies need to worry about whether a stronger currency will hurt profits.
Investors ditched Lenovo shares as speculation of a third acquisition added to concerns about its aggressive dealmaking. The FT reports.
Japanese wage earners' total cash earnings rose 0.8 percent in December from a year earlier, a sign of a gradual pickup in salaries.
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