Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine, in a move likely to further strain ties with China and South Korea.» Read More
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at Japan's economic and emotional recovery one year since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami.
Despite China’s inflation rate hitting a 20-month low in February sparking talk of further monetary easing, some analysts don’t expect Beijing to aggressively boost growth as rising prices are still a threat.
Herald Van Der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific, HSBC, explains why there is support for emerging markets in the long run, and recommends buying Asian equities and bonds.
Indonesia's economy expanded 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, as surging domestic consumption and investment offset weakening exports growth, giving the central bank room to hold rates steady this week.
It makes business sense to have more women in the boardroom as they have a positive impact on the bottom line, said women executives at a seminar in Singapore organized to mark International Women's Day.
Michael Kurtz, Chief Asia Equity Strategist, Nomura, says markets have overreacted to China's 7.5% GDP forecast, and thinks the Chinese economy will still enjoy substantial growth.
I know the Ford CEO is probably thinking, "Please don't focus on the millions in stock awards that just vested in my account."
Recently we discussed the prospects for the Chinese renminbi becoming a freely convertible currency and indeed an alternative reserve currency in world markets. Such a development would be positive for the global economy, and while some years away, it's worth thinking about now.
China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".
A year after the disaster, Japan still struggles to manage the debris resulting from Fukushima, and unemployment in the ravaged towns. CNBC's Tokyo bureau chief Kaori Enjoji reports from a town where recovery is still a slogan.
The “Mad Money” host explains why investors shouldn’t worry too much about China’s sluggish economy.
CNBC's Martin Soong with a preview of Tuesday's Asian markets and a look at whether the latest concerns about China's lowered growth projections are overdone, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, and Geoffrey Dennis, Citi Global Emerging Markets equity strategist.
China trimmed its economic growth outlook for the year from 8% to 7.5%, an eight year low. Discussing what this means for investors, with Richard Madigan, J.P. Morgan Private Bank chief investment officer.
Discussing the trade on China's slow growth and what that means for commodity prices, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.
Weighing in on why the decline in China's growth is normal and a look at the areas around the globe that are seeing growth, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, who says overall global growth is going to be slower in the next two years.
"China has started the year 2012 in pretty challenging circumstances: I see some headwinds both on the domestic front, but also on the external front," Louis Kuijs, project director at Fung Global Institute, told CNBC. "So we see an economy that is not growing extremely fast," he added.
Nigel Travis, CEO, Dunkin' Brands, unveils plans for the first store in India, and adds there is continued growth across the Asian region particularly in China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY, says supply and demand issues continue to dominate the oil market. He adds the price of oil at $120 will have a huge dampening effect on growth in Asia particularly.
Chevy's electric car, The Volt, is running on empty. With sales lagging and inventories building, GM has decided to idle production of the Chevy Volt for five weeks.
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Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at the Bank of Singapore, explains the factors that led Japan to post a disappointing 1.8 percent annual rise in March exports.
Tim Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research, Asia, at ANZ, says the services sector remains critical in China as it transitions to a consumer-driven economy.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist at Pension Partners, says the revenue growth potential of U.S. corporates will be the focus of financial markets next week.