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Contrary to popular perception, the important number for dollar-yen is 102, and not 100, according to technical analysis.
Japan's consumer confidence rose to a seven-year high, a survey by market research firm Nielsen showed, as the country undergoes an economic revival led by Prime Minister Abe.
Yen strength following Sunday's election has defied expectations of further currency weakness and left the yen once again drifting away from the key 100-mark versus the dollar.
Abe's landslide election victory at the weekend was anything but a ringing endorsement from voters. Poll suggests that only about one in four voters gave their support.
Honda's long-struggling luxury brand reportedly plans to build cars in China, targeting what is soon expected to become the world's largest market for high-end vehicles.
A Japanese utility said Monday its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking contaminated water into the sea, acknowledging a problem long suspected by experts.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide electoral victory this weekend could push the Nikkei to 20,000 and the yen above 105 against the dollar, the CEO of one of Asia's largest regional asset managers told CNBC.
British drug giant, GlaxoSmithKline admitted that some of its executives in China appear to have violated Chinese law in a bribery and corruption scandal.
Emerging market policymakers who have in recent times tightened monetary conditions to shore up their currencies, may be digging themselves into a hole, economists have warned.
If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is serious about transforming the economy, it's crucial that he pushes ahead with plans to raise a controversial consumption tax, analysts say.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China's western Gansu province killed 22 people and seriously injured hundreds on Monday, adding that many homes in affected areas had collapsed.
The school in India where 23 children died had been serving lunch under a government-sponsored scheme without monitoring by local officials.
While the scrapping the floor on lending rates reflects the government's determination to push ahead with reforms, economists say the practical impact would be minimal.
Japan will move swiftly to hike the consumption tax, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) told CNBC a day after Abe's ruling coalition won the upper house elections.
The convincing victory by Abe's ruling coalition on Sunday helps pave the way for long-awaited economic reforms, but only time will tell whether Abe seizes the opportunity.
The market for new "dim sum" bonds is suffering its longest barren spell due to China's interbank liquidity crunch and concerns over US monetary policy. The FT reports.
HSBC's flash estimate of the China purchasing managers' index (PMI) is likely to feature high on the list of data to be watched closely in Asia this week.
Seventy percent of analysts covering Chinese financial stocks rate them a buy, yet financials are the worst performing this year in the group, data shows.
Access to capital remains a challenge for small and medium sized enterprises. CNBC's Chloe Cho reports on how two very different SMEs, used connections and creativity to clear their financing hurdles.
A Hong Kong journalist has quit in a controversy over disputed remarks that Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, is reported to have made in support of Beijing's violent crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989.
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Daniel Ives, Managing Director & Senior Analyst at FBR Capital Markets, discusses the tech giant's second quarter revenue that has surpassed market estimates.
A massive fraud is unlikely given the gap in votes thus it is unsurprising that Prabowo decides not to challenge the results, says Cameron Hume, Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia.
Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, says the "happiness fair" is an effort from the junta party to promote reconciliation.