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China's economy overtook Japan's in 2010, but analysts told CNBC China still lags Japan in terms of the quality of its growth.
New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday and signaled that it would keep tightening monetary policy in the coming months.
India is set to pay Iran $1.65 billion under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions and gives Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said consumer inflation may exceed the central bank's projection in the fiscal year that ended in March.
WH Group is slashing its proposed Hong Kong IPO and delaying the pricing to next week, as market volatility turned investors off the deal.
New Zealand topped a list of 22 nations as Chinese tourists' favorite destination for the first time, according to a survey.
Australia's inflation data came in softer than expected in the first quarter, lowering the prospect of a potential rate hike and sending the Aussie dollar sliding.
Hedge fund managers like Eton Park and Eclectica are still bullish on Japan despite a painful start to the year.
Shares of Japanese railroad and hotel operator Seibu Holdings popped over 5 percent after debuting at its initial public offering (IPO) price of 1,600 yen per share, the lower end of its indicative range.
China's manufacturing activity contracted for a fourth straight month in April, a private survey showed on Wednesday, but the reading showed an improvement from March.
A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week may give pacific trade talks a much-needed boost.
The United States said on Tuesday it was watching the Korean peninsula closely after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test.
The Japanese yen's safe-haven status may be in jeopardy as rising import costs continue to eat into the country's current account, analysts say.
Despite economic hopes for India's Narenda Modi, experts say it's too early to tell what kind of changes he'll bring.
Older villagers knew the eel fisherman's boy who would become one of China's most fearsome men. "All three brothers were good people," said a neighbor.
Although estimates on Alibaba's worth vary widely, market analysts agree Alibaba Group's IPO will be a blockbuster—and that's good news for Yahoo.
After the Spectrum sweater factory collapsed in 2005, killing 64 workers, hardly anything changed to improve factory safety in Bangladesh.
Following the stellar debut of Weibo, Chairman Charles Chao said that in retrospect the initial public offering was priced too low.
With Chinese tourists venturing ever further afield, Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo is betting they'll start adding Scandinavia to their bucket lists.
Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.
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While Saudi Arabia's bourse is largely energy-centric, there are investment opportunities in the banking and healthcare sectors, says Robert Parker, senior advisor, Credit Suisse.
If this "cat and mouse" play between Greece and the euro zone drags on, there may be an accidental "Grexit", says Willem Nabarro, head of European Equities for Asia at Exane BNP Paribas.
Shane Oliver, head of Investment Strategy & chief economist at AMP Capital, explains why the "gradual rebalancing" underway in China's economy is the way to go.