PM Abe has hinted that he may delay increasing tax, saying the move would be "meaningless" if it inflicted too much damage. The Financial Times reports.» Read More
More than 100 Bangladeshi garment factories were forced to shut as thousands of workers protested low minimum wages, police and witnesses said.
The Fed's decision to delay the tapering of asset purchases last week raised great expectations for a solid run in emerging markets, but the party already looks to be short-lived.
More than a quarter of Thailand's provinces have been inundated with flooding, prompting officials to issue landslide warnings and begin evacuation measures on Monday.
Wealthy Chinese are hiring Americans to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a business in "designer" American babies for China's elite.
As Japan undergoes a seismic shift in economic policy that promises to end two decades of stagnation, one unsuspecting segment of society may be getting a raw deal: the elderly.
China's manufacturing sector picked up further steam in September, a preliminary survey of factory managers showed on Monday.
China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, devoted $8 billion to build a "motion-picture city" which he described as the biggest-ever single investment in the industry.
Private bankers may be targeting Asia’s rising wealthy class, but a shortage of wealth managers has hobbled the industry’s growth, spurring companies to poach employees.
A powerful typhoon hit Hong Kong and the southern China coast on Monday, killing at least 20 people on the mainland, causing floods and gale force winds.
A Chinese court has found former Communist Party boss, Bo Xilai, guilty of all charges of corruption, sentencing the disgraced former official to life in prison.
Societe Generale forecast a lengthy emerging markets rally on Friday, becoming the latest bank to turn bullish on the sector following the Federal Reserve's announcement.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) took the markets by surprise, raising its key lending rate by 25 basis points to 7.50 percent on Friday.
Japan’s stocks may have surged more than 40 percent so far this year, but some analysts believe they are poised to climb even higher.
Critics may have panned the new iPhones for not moving the needle much, but diehard fans in Asia still lined up outside stores for the launch.
Positive economic data have boosted investor sentiment towards China recently, but Capital Economics warns that this is unlikely to be sustained.
Even in the face of growing debt levels, Malaysia is confident that its fiscal house is in order.
Former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant, died on Thursday of pneumonia. He was 85.
The Fed's decision to continue with its asset-buying gives the rupee a reprieve and creates space for scaling back measures put in place to support the currency.
Early Friday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Fukushima prefecture in Japan which hosts Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc's nuclear power station.
The weak yen may have come too late to convince manufacturers to keep production in Japan and Nissan will stick with its plans to localize its auto plants.
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