Asia-Pacific News


  • Charting Asia | S&P ASX 200 Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:33 PM ET
  • Asia-Pacific M&A Roundup     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Marc Symons, APAC leader, Financial Services Transaction Advisory at Ernst & Young, discusses the increasing M&A activity in the mining & minerals and financial services sectors across the region.

  • Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer Brands and Retail Equity Research, HSBC examines the growth of the luxury sector in China.

  • Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says the profits of Chinese companies are being squeezed as they are unable to pass higher input costs on to their customers.

  • 2011 Chevy Cruze

    Where there's smoke, you usually find fire. For some owners of Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Cruze models the fire is in the engine. It's a scary scenario and one that has happened enough times to prompt the Federal government to investigate what's causing the fires.

  • Young businessman who walks with superior

    Despite levels of public debt which are already among the world’s highest, Japan must not hesitate to issue more debt to stimulate its economy, Professor Eisuke Sakakibara, former vice finance minister of Japan told CNBC on Monday.

  • Peter Seah, Chairman, DBS, says the Danamon acquisition will provide DBS a greater coverage of the greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asian markets. He explains why Indonesia will not elevate risk in the bank's profile.

  • Plenty of Room for Growth: AirAsia X CEO     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:31 AM ET

    Azran Osman-Rani, CEO, AirAsia X, says there is a huge demand for low-cost travel within the Asia-Pacific region. He talks of the country's launch of a service to Sydney.

  • China PMI Data Present Very Mixed Picture     Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | 9:05 PM ET

    Zhiwei Zhang, Chief China Economist, Nomura, explains why he thinks recent China PMI data present a very mixed picture. He adds China should cut its benchmark interest rate to boost domestic demand.

  • Zoellick Throws Support Behind Brics Bank Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick addresses the media during a press conference following his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on September 2, 2009 in Beijing, China.

    Robert Zoellick, the outgoing president of the World Bank, has backed the creation of a Brics bank, saying the need for such an institution highlights the dangers of existing multilateral organisations failing to mobilise sufficient resources to support large developing countries.

  • Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains why Chinese firms are undergoing a "challenging" earnings season.

  • Myanmar Election Is 'Symbolic'     Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | 6:31 PM ET

    Sean Turnell, Associate Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, says although Myanmar can hardly be labeled as a democracy, the recent elections are a symbolic move towards reform.

  • Mario Monti

    Prime Minister Mario Monti urged China on Saturday to step up investment in Italy and tried to reassure Beijing that the euro zone debt crisis was close to resolution and tough economic reforms passed by his government were working.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    The Nikkei's Makiko Utsada provides an overview of the trading day in Japan.

  • Fed's Low Interest Rates 'Toxic' for Economy: Pro Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    While the U.S. Federal Reserve has reiterated it would keep interest rates near zero until late 2014, Sam Chandan, Chief Economist at Chandan Economics, says that low interest rates distort asset prices and are "toxic" for the economy.

  • Gold jewelry shop in India

    As India grapples with rapidly slowing growth, a depreciating currency and policy inaction from a weak government, the country’s huge appetite for gold is putting the economy in a precarious position. The country imported a record 969 tons in 2011, putting enormous pressure on its already ballooning trade and current account deficits.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Shares of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Asia’s largest real estate developer, tumbled 12 percent on Friday after the company’s billionaire owners were arrested on suspicion of corruption.

  • Strategy Session: Global Real Estate     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 8:38 PM ET

    Mark Roberts, MD & Global Head of Research, RREEF, Deutsche Bank, says Asia's long-term interest rate is estimated to raise, driven by the increase in GDP and employment growth, and this indicates a good environment for the property market.

  • An employee works on the assembly line of the Hyundai Motor Co. Ulsan factory in Ulsan, South Korea.

    Asia could face the threat of inflation in the second half of the year as economies begin to expand again, according to Frederic Neumann, Co-head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC Bank.

  • Is Europe Facing a Permanent Crisis?     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Joe Fuller, Co-Founder & CEO, Monitor Group says there is no end in sight for Europe's debt troubles. Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC joins in the discussion.

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