Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, as it reported a jump in first-quarter profit.» Read More
The world's biggest smartphone maker, reported a second quarter net profit that jumped 50 percent from a year earlier, but its mobile business shrank, underscoring concerns about flagging growth in the division.
The Aussie's stubborn strength early 2013 provided a hindrance to the economy, but recent declines show the currency once again fulfilling its role as a "shock absorber."
Economic growth in emerging Asian countries, which have slowed sharply since the start of the year, may have bottomed out with signs of a turnaround under way, economists say.
Strategists say that the New Zealand dollar it is the one to watch amid talk that the country could be the first in the developed world to tighten monetary policy.
China charged senior politician Bo Xilai with bribery, abuse of power and corruption on Thursday, paving the way for a trial that is seen by many as a test for legal reform.
Japanese investors snapped up foreign bonds for a third straight week last week and analysts say that the long-awaited trend may be finally under way.
Investment bank Societe Generale (SocGen) has warned that investors are getting complacent about the likelihood of a China hard landing this year.
China will scrap taxes for small firms, offer more help for ailing exporters and widen funding channels to speed railway investment, the cabinet said on Wednesday, in Beijing's latest efforts to boost the slowing economy.
South Korea's economy grew at its quickest pace in over two years in Q2 as stimulus measures offset sluggish exports, but emerging slowdown in China has clouded the outlook.
The nightmare scenario for China's leaders as they try to wean the country off easy credit and breakneck expansion is a local government buckling under the weight of its own debt.
Apple reported earnings and revenue that beat analyst forecasts - but the company's Achilles heel was plain for all to see: shrinking margins and slowing China sales.
The global market for initial public offerings (IPOs) is nearly half the size it should be, the CEO of the Singapore exchange Magnus Bocker told CNBC.
China's weak manufacturing data may trigger fresh stimulus measures from the government as Beijing looks to defend its 7.5 percent annual growth target, say economists.
China has banned the construction of government offices for the next five years, ratcheting up an austerity campaign that has already taken a toll on the economy. The FT reports.
Weaker-than-expected Japanese export numbers on Wednesday suggest that even a strong boost from a weak yen may not be enough to protect exporters from slowing demand in China.
Singapore rises as a global center for managing money with assets rising a quarter last year, putting it closer to matching Switzerland as a wealth management hub. The FT reports.
Japan's Nikkei is the world's best performing major equity market this year and is tipped to head higher on yen weakness.
China's factory activity shrank for a third straight month in July, a HSBC private survey of Chinese manufacturers showed on Wednesday.
Glaxo's problems may go beyond the sales practices that are currently at the center of a bribery and corruption scandal in China. They may extend to its Shanghai research and development center.
India is considering calling on its millions of non-resident citizens to help reverse a record slide in the rupee, senior government officials told Reuters on Monday.
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Manoj Menon, Partner & MD at Frost and Sullivan, discusses his expectations for Sony and Panasonic which are due to release their first quarter earnings on late Thursday.
Ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls, Selena Ling, Head, Treasury Research & Strategy at OCBC Bank, gives her estimates for the number of jobs that the U.S. added to its economy in June.
Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, discusses whether Argentina's second default on its sovereign debt will have a contagion effect on global financial markets.