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
Japan and the United States criticized China's move to impose new rules on airspace over islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Tokyo.
The highlights for Asian markets this week include a slew of Japanese data and third quarter economic growth data from India.
Protesters gathered in Bangkok as tensions between middle classes and the rural supporters of ousted Prime Minister threatened to boil over.
The "Cool Japan Fund" aims eventually to use about $1 billion of mostly public funds to boost Japan's "soft" exports.
Yen bears, many of which predicted the currency would end the year at 105-110 against the U.S. dollar, could finally be rewarded for their patience.
Once a source of rich returns for investors, emerging markets are hammering home a long-ignored truism: banking on currency strength to enhance stocks and bonds returns is not a sure bet.
A Sinopec oil pipeline explosion killed 22 people in China on Friday, and halting the city's port, state media said.
North Korea marked the third anniversary of an artillery attack on a South Korean island with a vow to strike the South Korean presidential compound.
Shares of Aeon REIT, the first Japanese Real Estate Investment Trust to contain an overseas asset, surged 8 percent on their debut on Tokyo's Stock Exchange on Friday, underscoring demand for Japan's property sector.
As Chinese demand for cars increased, Toyota, Honda and Nissan missed the party, crashing its combined shares of the China market. The FT reports.
The Bank of Japan on Thursday kept its monetary policy unchanged and repeated its view that the economy is in recovery-mode.
China has released new rules to boost spending in its fast-growing e-commerce sector as it looks to encourage greater levels of domestic demand.
Sony will produce fewer films as it makes a shift from motion pictures to higher-margin television production and to operating TV channels.
Singapore Airlines will terminate its non-stop all-business-class service to New York amid high fuel prices and subdued demand for premium travel.
This week French brand Moët Hennessy launched its first products specifically for the Indian market. The Financial Times reports.
Strategists have told CNBC there may be another threat on the horizon to Treasury yields with China starting to fall out of love with U.S. debt.
A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.
Chinese consumers are undergoing a rapid evolution in taste, ditching flashy logos for more understated luxury products, according to the heads of several global luxury brands.
China's manufacturing activity expanded in November but at a slower pace than October, a survey from HSBC showed on Thursday.
China's central bank is making all the right noises on opening up its domestic currency, but analysts warn concrete action is still a long way off.
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