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
Commercial real-estate in the Asia-Pacific appears set for a record year, topping pre-financial crisis levels and shrugging off market volatility.
While the rally in U.S. dollar-yen has fizzled out over the past five months, foreign exchange strategists say the trade is not over yet.
Emerging market equities are poised to extend gains into year-end, said Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's fund manager survey for October.
Chinese manufacturing activity this month is expected to be on the radar for Asian markets this week, alongside the latest Japanese inflation numbers.
China may decide to expand a trial program allowing local governments to sell bonds, in response to concerns that their borrowings are hidden.
Disappointing Japanese export numbers for September show that a weak yen is failing to give exporters the boost they need, say analysts.
Japan telecoms group SoftBank has added to its growing stable of U.S. businesses by agreeing to pay $1.26bn for a majority stake in Brightstar.
France's Chinese immigrants are getting ahead by working 11-hour days, in stark contrast to the work-life balance long treasured by many French.
News that Lenovo has signed a non-disclosure agreement to review Blackberry's books could spell trouble for its Chinese rivals.
In a country where just about every corrupt male official keeps mistresses, citizens take pleasure watching the philanderers get their comeuppance.
Progress on Beijing's move to revise its one-child policy is set to give the world's number two economy a considerable boost.
Even after posting strong gains this year, Japan’s stocks may continue to push higher, even if the yen doesn’t weaken much further.
New laws in Singapore imposing restrictions on foreign workers have sparked some concern about a rise in labor costs among businesses.
American director Michael Bay was attacked in Hong Kong on Thursday during filming but he brushed off the incident and continued filming.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 7.8 percent in the third quarter on year, up from 7.5 percent in the previous three months.
The move by China's Dagong to downgrade its rating on U.S. sovereign debt reflects the country's frustration over the debt ceiling debacle.
A new report from A.T. Kearney finds that just 2 percent of China's population accounts for about a third of all of the world's luxury consumption.
Japanese gangsters are poised for a credit crunch after the country's top banking lobby declared it would to cut them off. The Financial Times report.
A battle between Gina Rinehart and her children could lead to a shift of power in the board room and loosen the tycoon's grip on her empire.
With the removal of a market overhang following a deal to avoid a U.S. debt default, investors have begun to wonder: are emerging markets set to soar?
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