A campaign against Chinese government excess took major bites out of spending in 2013, the Communist Party's chief disciplinary body said.» Read More
Two people in southwest China have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus and are critically ill, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.
Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.
As fears recede about a dreaded hard landing in China, investors have been pouring money back into emerging markets exchange traded funds in the past few months.
French carmaker Renault has started recalling over 60,000 cars exported to China due to problems with their fuel level sensors, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Decadence doesn't come cheap. And for whatever the reason, these liquors command prices you wouldn't believe.
India's growth estimates for the current fiscal year came as a shock to many who were hoping for a turnaround in Asia's third largest economy, with one expert calling the likely 5 percent annual expansion a "horror show".
China's central bank says the country needs to pay more attention to consumer prices. That's reason enough to see why inflation numbers are likely to be the highlight of Friday's data releases from the world's second biggest economy.
The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.
As investors push equities and other risk assets to multi-year highs, one question being raised by analysts is whether or not upbeat markets are becoming too complacent.
India's central bank could limit gold imports by banks in "extreme circumstances," it said on Wednesday, as it put forward measures to help the world's biggest consumer of gold rein in purchases and battle a record-high current account deficit.
Japan's core machinery orders surged unexpectedly in December, up for a third straight month and firms expect more improvement in the first quarter, taking heart from recent yen weakness on the back of Japan's aggressive monetary easing stance.
Indonesia's economic boom should be a bonanza for airlines clamoring for a slice of the world's fourth-most populous country. But the bankruptcy of its No. 4 airline, Batavia Air, shows how smaller operators are finding it hard to survive.
Singapore is working with European authorities investigating the fixing of soccer matches on a global scale but its silence on any action being taken against local suspects risks damaging the reputation of the wealthy, tightly regulated Asian country.
Chinese property companies are rushing to the dollar bond market, almost matching last year's sales in the first month of 2013 alone, in a frenzy that could inflate the sector's gearing and the broader risk of a housing price bubble.
Pineapple tarts, red paper lanterns and delicacies such as abalone – just some examples of the traditional goods that China's shoppers snap up ahead of the Chinese New Year.
Macau gambling stocks such as Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group fell on Wednesday after a media report said Beijing may crack down on junket operators that bring in Chinese VIP high-rollers, arrange credit and collect debts.
Australian retail sales fell for a third straight month in December, an extremely rare run of weakness that strengthened the case for further cut in interest rates and knocked the local dollar lower.
North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on Tuesday, threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.
All Nippon AIrways on Wednesday canceled all remaining Boeing 787 flights until the end of February.
One thing is already clear about Australia's unprecedented eight-month election campaign: it won't be a popularity contest. Prime Minister Julia Gillard, regularly described on talkback radio and in conservative media as untrustworthy and desperately clinging to power, is set to be trounced in the September election if opinion polls are to be believed.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle and Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates, discuss latest news from Barclays' plans to overhaul the structure of its investment bank.
Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates, explains why he thinks China's gross domestic product (GDP) may come in well below 7 percent.
Radhika Rao, Economist at DBS, explains her 5 percent forecast for India's February wholesale price index (WPI) and what her estimate may mean for the Indian central bank if it is correct.