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Apple hiked prices in Japan, becoming the latest brand to foreign firms asking Japanese consumers to pay more as a weakening yen squeezes income.
With so many super rich in Chinese-speaking countries, many have begun to speculate about a shift from the usual English or German to Mandarin.
Consumer prices in Tokyo rose for the first time since 2009 in May and televisions were the factors behind the surprise inflation.
Asia's infamous stock market laggard seems to have regained a little swagger in May. Even as most major global markets managed to shake off the "sell-in-May" syndrome, it's China that's taken the lead position in the gains.
Myanmar could be the next Austria, according to Aung Tun Thet, a member of President Thein Sein's National Economic and Social Advisory Council.
Japan's blue-chip stock index has in May suffered its two sharpest sell-offs for the year and its high volatility is fueling concern about a spill over into other major markets.
In South Korea, pressuring employees to buy their own company's products as a way of boosting sales and manipulating profits remains a fairly common practice. The GlobalPost reports.
Chinese tourists have recently found themselves at the center of controversy and anger over poor etiquette abroad.
Samsung Electronics has chosen an Intel processor to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, in a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker.
India's economic growth remained stuck around a near four-year low in the March quarter, data on Friday will likely show, compounding the government's woes as it heads into a busy election period.
A Chinese meat producer’s $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods is subject to a national security review, which is no picnic given American anxiety about China. The NYT reports.
There are more millionaires and "super rich" people than ever before as the rapid growth in Asia's emerging markets propels private wealth to record levels. The Financial Times reports.
Japan's deflation abated slightly in April and factory output picked up as a weaker yen and firmer overseas demand boosted growth, boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake the economy out of stagnation.
The Sony board will examine activist investor Dan Loeb's proposal to spin off part of the entertainment business, CEO Kazuo Hirai told CNBC.
The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.
China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, is raising eyebrows among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.
Samsung unveils a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, aiming to grab a bigger share in the midtier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.
Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.
Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.
Southeast Asia's "rising star", the Philippines, stunned investors with first quarter growth numbers that outpaced that of even economic powerhouse China.
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Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities, says renewed tensions in Ukraine will fuel concerns of a supply disruption and that will lift oil prices higher in the weeks ahead.
After stripping out the base effects, the underlying trend in the inflation data does not reflect a downtrend, says Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura.
Robert Chow, Spokesman, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, says Beijing has always been clear about the degree of autonomy it will give Hong Kong. He also discusses the response from the city's citizens.