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As Australia faces the most hotly-contested federal election in recent memory, markets are looking to position their trades ahead of a vote that could end of years of a minority government.
The battered Aussie dollar is a popular short for currency traders at the moment, but one economist says the market has got it wrong and the Aussie is, in fact, a 'screaming buy.'
Singapore’s affluent and well-traveled consumers are helping shape new shopping trends in the city-state, analysts say.
Investors look to a batch of Chinese data for evidence that a strong bounce in July trade was not a fluke and that the economy is stabilizing after two years of slowing growth.
Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.
It was not so long ago that the Australian cricket team appeared invincible - and its economy looked just as strong. Not any more.
Chinese authorities have visited a site operated by Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk, the latest evidence of a widening investigation into Western drugmakers.
The broad-based selloff in emerging markets has pushed the Indian currency into free fall, underscoring the need for investors to tread cautiously.
Brazil, Russia, India and China are showing worrying signs of a decline in economic growth, while the U.S. and U.K. area are in far better shape.
China posted stronger-than-expected trade figures on Thursday, the latest in a string of upbeat data and raising hopes that the world's second biggest economy may be stabilizing.
Betting on yen weakness has been touted as the trade of the year, but analysts are starting to question if the popular wager is losing its luster.
Global miner Rio Tinto signaled it has given up hope of ditching its Pacific Aluminium business, as it reported an 18 percent drop in first-half underlying earnings.
By refraining from adding further to its unprecedented monetary stimulus, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has signaled increasing confidence in the nation's economic recovery, analysts told CNBC.
The Bank of Japan is to maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Thursday while board debates whether growing signs from prices justify offering a rosier view on the economy.
Chinese scientists have discovered the first case of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu.
The latest in a slew of safety-related problems involving the pickup is a seat belt issue that could increase the risk of injuries and even fatalities in the event of a collision.
Wal-Mart Stores is considering making a bid for the Hong Kong supermarket business being sold by a company controlled by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing, according to sources.
Two Chinese judges and an official of the Shanghai high court have been expelled from the Communist Party and dismissed from their jobs after being seen on video apparently consorting with prostitutes in glitzy nightclubs, the New York Times reports.
The appointment of a new head of the Indian central bank seems like a promising step, but Raghuram Rajan has his work cut out for him.
The recent rebound in China's equities has generated some optimism that the country's beleaguered stock market may be set for a turnaround.
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