China is also the source of most of the world's torture instruments, from spiked clubs to weighted leg cuffs. The Financial Times reports.» Read More
Hedge funds around the world saw negative returns in June to end seven months of straight gains amid a broad pull-back in equity markets, with those in Asia ex-Japan the worst hit.
A report that increasing air pollution in China is cutting short the life span of people is yet another piece of bad news for the country struggling with decade-slow growth.
China's Lenovo overtook U.S. tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to become the No. 1 personal computer (PC) maker in the world, according to two technology research firms Gartner and IDC.
When it comes to investing in the Nikkei stock index, one bank remains unconvinced by Japan's recovery story.
Senators sought answers from Smithfield CEO on whether the its proposed sale to China's largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and raise prices for American consumers.
Flight attendants aboard Asiana Flight 214 that still haven't been interviewed could help explain why the pilots initially told them not to evacuate the plane.
Shares in Hong Kong's Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group jumped as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after the world's largest jewelry retailer by market value reported strong revenue growth due to plummeting gold prices.
Rainstorms in China have sent Chinese traders on a global wheat-buying spree, providing support to global wheat prices. The Financial Times Reports.
U.S. appealed to China's self-interest on Wednesday with calls for deeper economic reforms including changes to the exchange rate policy and a halt to cyber theft of trade secrets.
Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.
Commodities have taken a beating lately from fears of a slowdown in China, but one battered metal could actually benefit from a hard landing in the world's second largest economy.
Masao Yoshida, a nuclear engineer who took charge of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant two years ago as multiple reactors spiraled out of control after a tsunami, died on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.
Copper has taken a beating in recent months, along with gold and other commodities. Now, analysts warn there is more pain ahead for the red metal.
Despite growing concerns that Australia is headed for a major downturn, economists say the "R" word doesn't mean recession, but rather a rebalancing of the economy that it needs.
Budget airline Air Asia X became the latest Asian firm to brave volatile market conditions to make its debut, even as many others have delayed listings or given up plans of capital raising altogether.
As weak economic data fan concerns about the outlook for the world's second biggest economy, just how much of a slowdown in growth is Beijing willing to tolerate?
China's dismal trade numbers for June far underperformed expectations, with exports and imports contracting last month against forecasts for a better performance compared to May.
Before his formal assumption of China's presidency, many hoped Xi would take steps to move China forward in areas on human rights and political reforms. The Global Post reports.
With IBM sued for wrongly termination, PM Abe is now faced with the issue of whether to make it easier for companies operating in Japan to fire workers.
Recent calm in the Japanese equity and bond markets means the Bank of Japan is unlikely to make significant changes at its two-day meeting starting Wednesday, analysts say.
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