With the new year in sight, a number of themes are set to grip Asia in 2014 including housing prices, the Chinese stock market and social unrest.» Read More
As the mood turns optimistic towards the global economy, is it time to quit bonds and pile up on some risk assets instead? It may be too early, analysts tell CNBC.
Oil prices will likely trade in a tight range this week as investors remain reluctant to take on large bets until the framework of a deal aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff" in the U.S. becomes clearer, according to CNBC's latest survey of oil market sentiment.
After holding fire in November, Australia's central bank is expected to lower borrowing costs when it meets on Tuesday, as the economy begins to show cracks.
Australia faces an uphill battle to capture a greater share of tax revenue from multinationals such as Google and needs to work with its trading partners to avoid scaring away investors with an image as a high tax nation, experts say.
Australian data on Monday showed a flat month for retail sales, lackluster labor demand and tame inflation, a combination that only added to expectations for a cut in interest rates this week.
China's three dominant dot-com names - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent Holdings - have successfully tapped global funding this year despite investor skepticism about opaque Chinese companies. The big three plan to use the money to pad their industry advantage at home, to compete better abroad, and perhaps to buy cash-starved rivals.
Singapore commodity trader Olam International requested on Monday a trading halt in its shares for one day pending the release of an announcement.
India's economic reform program faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign retailers set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.
Delta Air Lines has held recent talks to buy a 49 percent stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic that is currently held by Singapore Airlines, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
The Fed's "operation twist" is supposed to end this month. A much more challenging phase of monetary policy will follow. To support a broadening expansion of demand, the Fed will have to lead the economy from crisis management to the path of noninflationary growth. That will not be simple nor easy.
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North Korea said it would carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 as its youthful leader Kim Jong-un flexes his muscles a year after his father's death, in a move that South Korea and the United States swiftly condemned as a provocation.
London-based Prudential PLC is riding the wave of demographic change occurring in emerging Asia, says CEO Tidjane Thiam.
While politicians try to avoid the "fiscal cliff," CNBC.com remembers some legendary cliffs from pop culture.
Apple's iPhone 5 will be available for sale in China on Dec. 14.
Newly middle-class Chinese are replacing the toddlers' traditional split pants with disposable diapers.
Regulators in Japan recently counseled regional banks that hold massive amounts of Japanese government bonds to shorten the maturity of their holdings to reduce their interest rate risk. The FT reports.
One of China’s richest men is challenging Obama's refusal to let him build a wind farm in the US.
Beijing's new passports claim the entire South China Sea. That hasn't exactly gone over well.
As more wealthy mainland China tourists flood Hong Kong looking to shop, its way of life is being challenged. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Stephen Schwartz, Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA, says that risky assets could see a bout of volatility when tapering happens.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should be careful before jumping into the stock, despite a 30% fall over the past two days.
Marty Mosby, Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Partners, tells CNBC's Cash Flow that the Volcker Rule has already been priced into banking stocks and interest rates.