Japan's economy grew 0.3 percent in the third quarter from the previous one, revised down from am initial estimate of 0.5 percent, data showed.» Read More
The price of an ounce of fine gold entered this Millennium at $271.1, one of the lowest gold prices in the previous 20 years. Since then, the price of gold has soared more than five-fold. Corrected for inflation, gold returned a whopping 480 percent.
Oil prices may rise this week, boosted by expectations of further weakness in the U.S. dollar against its European counterpart and on indications global growth is improving, according to CNBC's latest survey of oil market sentiment, though gains may be limited by increased supply from North America.
As it seeks a new chief to lead it out of a negotiating death-spiral, the World Trade Organization looks doomed to be fatally undermined by new global carve-ups that will leave many of the world's poorest sidelined.
Wayne Swan, Australian Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister says it's unlikely the jump in iron prices so far this year is going to lead to a budget surplus in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Shares in Citic Telecom surged 13.4 percent on Monday after it agreed to buy a 79 percent stake in a Macau telecom company from Cable & Wireless Communications and Portugal Telecom for $1.2 billion, giving the Chinese company greater access to fast-growing Macau.
South Korea's plan to stimulate its weak economy via government spending and policy measures depends on how China's economy performs this year, the finance minister of Asia's fourth largest economy said.
Police said Sunday they have arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws. The CSM reports.
India is poised to triple wheat exports this year to a higher-than-expected, record 6 million tonnes, helping plug a shortfall in lower-quality grain supplies and keep a lid on global prices.
Peter Chou, CEO of Taiwan smartphone company HTC, will on Monday launch what he hopes will be a major boost to both a backward tech sector in Myanmar, his country of birth, and to his company's share of one of the few untapped mobile markets: a phone that locals can use out of the box.
Singapore on Friday increased a tax on foreign buyers as part of new measures to cool its housing market which has seen continued strong demand in the face of a weak economy and previous efforts to curb prices.
Indonesia's rupiah spent the latter half of 2012 shielded from speculative strikes and volatility by the country's central bank. That veneer of stability is starting to peel, if early signs this year are anything to go by.
Air quality in Beijing was the "worst on record" on Saturday and Sunday, according to environmentalists, as the city's pollution monitoring center warned residents to stay indoors with pollution 30-45 times above recommended safety levels.
Japan Airlines (JAL) said on Sunday that a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet undergoing checks in Tokyo following a fuel leak at Boston airport last week had leaked fuel during tests earlier in the day.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Bank of Japan (BOJ) must set a 2 percent inflation target and make it a medium-term, not long-term, goal to show markets it was determined to pursue bold monetary easing to end nearly two decades of deflation.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet suffered a cracked cockpit window and an oil leak on separate flights in Japan on Friday - the latest in a series of incidents to test confidence in the sophisticated new aircraft.
India's No.2 software services provider Infosys raised its revenue forecast after posting stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, triggering a 15 percent surge in its shares, set for their biggest gain in more than a decade.
India's industrial output shrank in November after a spurt the previous month, denting hopes of a recovery in economic growth and strengthening the case for an interest rate cut later this month.
Japan's $117 billion economic stimulus package is a positive start to revive a frail economy. But the government needs to follow this up with long term structural changes and the central bank has to chip in with some bold moves - otherwise disappointment is sure to follow, analysts say.
With price pressures building at a faster-than-expected rate and exports staging a revival, is it time for Chinese policymakers to take away the stimulus punch bowl?
A former portfolio manager at Tudor Investment Corp who oversaw energy investing from Singapore for the giant hedge fund is setting up his own business with a handful of former colleagues, according to several people familiar with the matter.
The Asia Squawk Box team discuss what's on the agenda for the 12 members of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Catherine Mellor, Director for Asia at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, explains the implications of the WTO's global trade facilitation pact and her outlook on the TPP negotiations.
Investors received some strong data out of China over the weekend, ahead of November's inflation figures. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris has more.