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Almost 30 million people are living in conditions of modern-day slavery, with India home to the largest enslaved population.
India is home to the keenest readers of newspapers in the Asia-Pacific region, followed closely by Malaysia.
Chinese search engine Baidu, the world's fifth most visited site according to one set of rankings, has announced it has started to accept the online currency, bitcoin, for its security service.
A leading Chinese mobile gaming company has announced plans to open its European hub in London's technology district.
The Chinese yuan hit a record high against the dollar on Wednesday, a sign of Beijing allowing the yuan to flex its muscles as a global currency.
Four people were reported killed, schools closed, hundreds of flights canceled and thousands were advised to evacuate as Typhoon Wipha pummeled Tokyo.
Hong Kong is looking into suspected price manipulation in the $5.3 trillion-a-day global foreign exchange market, becoming the first authority in Asia to join the investigation.
Hong Kong has one of the world's best subway systems, but the trams, perhaps surprisingly, are holding their own. The New York Times reports.
China's foreign exchange reserves saw their biggest quarterly increase since the second quarter of 2011 on Monday.
An increasing number of Chinese parents no longer think suffering is a necessary condition of academic success. The FT reports.
Japanese tech group SoftBank is paying $1.53 billion for a 51 percent stake in Finnish mobile game maker Supercell, valuing Supercell at $3 billion.
Concerns the Federal Reserve may taper asset purchases may have spurred emerging market volatility, but rising labor costs may offer bigger headwinds.
The pet resort is testament to changing times in Vietnam, where love for dogs goes beyond the soups and barbecues.
With a price tag of $55 million, the world's most valuable necklace is expected to test demand for ultra-high-end jewelry in Asia.
At least 28 people were killed after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit the Philippines on Tuesday, local authorities said.
RBA left the door open to further interest rate cuts but signaled no urgency to act as there was a substantial amount of policy stimulus in place.
China's central bank appears to have underlined its commitment to currency reform by allowing the yuan to rise to a record high against the dollar.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey told CNBC the U.S. government shutdown has taught his country a lesson on how not to handle their domestic problems.
Despite the rise in China's consumer prices to a seven-month high in September, economists say that inflation doesn't pose a risk for the economy.
While some show frustration at the US shutdown, others argue that the ordeal is simply a good representation of democracy.
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Paul Haswell, Partner of Pinsent Masons, explains why more Asian technology players are seeking merger and acquisition opportunities in Europe.
Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings, says the ongoing rout in oil markets will boost Thailand, South Korea and India, but weigh on oil exporter Malaysia.
Jim O'Donnell, Chief Investment Officer of Forward Management, attributes the disappointment over Alibaba's revenues to "expectations getting ahead of themselves."