Japan's March retail sales plunged 9.7 percent on-year, well below expectations, after last year's sales were front-loaded ahead of a sales-tax hike.» Read More
The focus in Asia this week will fall on Japan, with the country's central bank due to hold its first policy meeting since the consumption tax hike.
A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese spies access to lawmakers' private emails.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation on Sunday over the government response to the ferry disaster.
Profits earned by China's industrial firms rose 10.7 percent in March on-year, faster than the 9.4 percent pace in the January-February period.
Marina developers in Southeast Asia are racing to build berths to address the latest problem vexing Asia's rapidly growing ranks of ultra-rich.
President Barack Obama said on Saturday the U.S. did not use its military might to "impose things," but would use that might if necessary.
A sonar search of a part of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of a missing Malaysian jet was expected to be completed in a mission starting Sunday.
Most of the thousands of shoe factory workers who staged one of China's biggest strikes over the past two weeks have returned to work.
Nissan is testing a car that can keep itself clean, thanks to special paints that repel water and oils.
The U.S. and Japan are edging into a new phase of trade talks after a summit of U.S. and Japanese leaders, people with knowledge of the talks said.
The founders of Chinese internet company Alibaba Group have set up a charitable trust that could be worth as much as $3 billion.
China's Sina has been stripped of its online publication licence amid a pornography crackdown, prompting its shares to fall over 7 percent.
Wealthy Chinese are spending substantial money on real estate in New York and some other major cities around the world, including London and Sydney.
Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose to a 22-year high in April, fresh evidence that the Bank of Japan is making progress in its war against deflation.
Chinese Internet company Baidu Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue for the second quarter.
Analysts say the renminbi may resume its appreciation trend despite hitting a 16-month low this week, but said it is no longer a steady one-way bet.
China posted a current account surplus of $7.2 billion in the first quarter of 2014, preliminary data showed on Friday.
Oversupply is a major issue in the Chinese hospitality market, CEO of luxury hotel group Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Clement Kwok told CNBC.
Caterpillar's businesses in China are "doing well," which was evident in the 30-percent increase in Q1 sales there, CEO Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC.
This week's stronger-than-expected growth data from South Korea suggests the country's next move in interest rates in could be up instead of down.
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Diana Sayed, crisis campaigner at Amnesty International, says Indonesia must give "rule of law and due process" to the group of drug-crime convicts on death row.
Sachin Shah, special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried and Company, says the cancellation of a merger between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron is "a bit of a surprise."
After a powerful earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, a rescue mission is underway on the slopes of the world's highest peak. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.