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
China's debt sentence is the biggest "known unknown" risk to global financial markets in 2014, one analyst told CNBC.
India has approved a $110 million investment plan by Tesco, paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy.
Thailand's powerful but politicized army sought to ease fears on Monday it might step in to resolve a festering political crisis.
Up 57 percent this year, the Nikkei has further to climb because of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies, Dennis Gartman said.
Calls for China to accelerate financial reforms grew louder on Monday after figures showed its indebted local governments owe nearly $3 trillion.
To prevent falling behind in capturing business in China, JPMorgan turned to a tactic used by rivals: hiring the children of China's ruling elite.
Police in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang shot dead eight people during a "terrorist attack" on Monday, the regional government said.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange finished the trading year Monday with its best gains for over 40 years.
Following Shinzo Abe's visit to a shrine honoring war criminals, one expert says Beijing is taking a 'smarter approach' to the Japan-China tensions.
Analysts say the central bank's wish to see the Aussie dollar at $0.85 may soon come true, as the currency trades near multi-year lows on Monday.
China shares may be cheap, but they're likely to stay that way until the bad loans clogging the financial system are cleared, a fund manager said.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said Beijing will keep liquidity at an appropriate level in 2014 to maintain stability in financial markets.
Communist Party officials must not smoke in public places or buy cigarettes using public funds, a top Chinese government body said.
Tens of thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters rallied on Sunday to demand long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call an election.
Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in Saturday at a traditional Beijing bun shop, where he queued up, ordered and paid for a simple lunch.
In a holiday-thinned week for Asian markets, focus is likely to fall on the release of the official Chinese purchasing mangers' index for December.
Ports in Australia's resource-rich Pilbara region stopped loading on Sunday as an intensifying tropical cyclone approached.
General Motors' China joint venture will recall close to 1.5 million vehicles due to potential safety issues.
The U.K.-based Centre for Economics and Business Research says China won't eclipse the U.S. economy until later than some analysts have suggested.
More than 500 lawmakers in a Chinese city have resigned after being implicated in a bribery scandal, while another 56 provincial legislators have been sacked, as the government steps up its war on graft.
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