Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, as it reported a jump in first-quarter profit.» Read More
Three people were killed when the ceiling of a warehouse fell in at a shoe factory in Cambodia, adding to concerns about safety standards at Asian factories.
Billionaire George Soros reduced his holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold prior to last month's freefall.
Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.
Gold investment nearly halved in the first quarter as a brighter view of the U.S. economy prompted investors in the West to favor other assets like stocks over bullion.
Currency pairs rarely trade where they "should," says this forex expert, but he goes ahead and attempts a forecast for the dollar/yen.
While growth in the world's third largest economy, Japan, surpassed expectations in the first quarter, an important pillar of growth was missing: revival in capital spending.
The search for new locations has taken on more urgency after the deadliest industrial accident in the global garment industry's history, a factory in Bangladesh that left 1,127 people dead. The New York Times reports.
Private equity investment in Indian infrastructure is poised to pick up following a lengthy dry patch as debt-stressed operators come under pressure from banks to offload assets.
Singapore Airlines, caught between the rapid emergence of Gulf carriers and low cost Asian rivals, is attempting a big strategy overhaul to revive growth.
Shinzo Abe's economic policies may be aimed at bolstering Japan's manufacturing groups, but the country's banks are suffering an Abenomics ordeal. The Financial Times reports.
Japan is embarking on its most ambitious attempt at electricity industry reform since 1951, with Prime Minister Abe well-positioned for victory in a battle to break up powerful monopolies
Well-supplied global oil markets are expected to keep a firm lid on prices this week, though upside surprises may come from better-than-expected U.S. data and continued unrest in the Middle East.
Goldman Sachs forecast a hefty 13 percent decline in agricultural commodity returns over the next year, with prices pushed down by bumper harvests in both the U.S. and Latin America.
The world's top search engine announced the music streaming service, which has built-in features to help users discover new music, at its annual developers conference in San Francisco.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb said Sony reminds him of Yahoo before he waged a bitter proxy fight that triggered a boardroom shake-out at the Internet company.
Even as stocks extend their mostly uninterrupted path higher, fund managers are holding big amounts of cash, worrying about China and a commodities crash.
Property markets in Hong Kong and Singapore have turned red hot in recent times raising fears of a bubble. But research from real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle suggests some of this heat could be coming off.
The free trade talks between India and the EU, which started in 2007, were close to ending in a deal that would be the "biggest" free trade agreement that the EU would have entered into, India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma told CNBC in Singapore.
The boom in equity markets from Frankfurt to New York and Tokyo has yet to reach Shanghai, which continues to lag behind its global peers. Still, analysts reckon China stocks will soon play catch-up.
More fund managers believe "a hard landing" for China is among the biggest tail risks facing markets, a survey shows.
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Manoj Menon, Partner & MD at Frost and Sullivan, discusses his expectations for Sony and Panasonic which are due to release their first quarter earnings on late Thursday.
Ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls, Selena Ling, Head, Treasury Research & Strategy at OCBC Bank, gives her estimates for the number of jobs that the U.S. added to its economy in June.
Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, discusses whether Argentina's second default on its sovereign debt will have a contagion effect on global financial markets.