The Japanese spent more than they saved in the 12 months ended March 2014, the first time that's happened since the data set began in 1955.» Read More
Beijing's ban on officials using public funds to buy mooncakes as Mid-Autumn Festival gifts is set to take a bite out of the country's consumer spending.
Economists have raised their full-year growth forecasts for Singapore, a survey by the central bank showed, reflecting increased optimism about the outlook for the city-state.
Raghuram Rajan takes over as RBI's chief on Thursday and is expected to come under immediate pressure to restore confidence in the country's battered currency.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 jolted southern Japan on Wednesday, with the tremor shaking buildings in the capital, Tokyo.
Australia's economic growth edged up slightly in the second quarter, with gross domestic product rising 2.6 percent year on year.
Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked more than 20 percent to their highest level.
A billionaire Chinese petrochemical entrepreneur became the fifth senior industry figure to become enmeshed in a corruption investigation. The New York Times reports.
Emerging markets in Asia appear to have stabilized, but market watchers believe the sell-off is not over, and the rout may be the beginning of a multi-year bear market.
Sales of adult diapers are set to overtake sales of baby nappies in Japan by next year, a blunt reflection of how rapidly the world's third-largest economy is aging.
Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.
Bank of America launched on Tuesday an up to $1.5 billion share offering in China Construction Bank, in a bid to shore up its own balance sheet.
Goldman Sachs has raised its GDP forecast for China to 7.6 percent from 7.4 percent for 2013, even as it slashed the growth targets for India and other Southeast Asia nations.
Fears persist about risks in the Chinese banking sector, with one analyst arguing that it could soon follow the route of Greek and Spanish banks.
The animal spirits, literally and figuratively, may be returning to the gold market. Iconic Australian wildlife are set to drive sales of Perth Mint's limited edition bullion coins.
Speculation over the dollar-yen is once again doing the rounds, after the Japanese currency fell to one-month lows against the U.S. dollar.
The dramatic plunge in the Indian rupee won't last for much longer and the Indian equity market will recover too, the executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Mark Mobius told CNBC-TV18.
The Indonesian rupiah's indicative prices weakened past 11,000 per dollar support on Tuesday, for the first time in more than four years.
Former basketball star Rodman will arrive in Pyongyang for a five-day visit to North Korea, but said he had no plans to negotiate the release of a jailed American missionary.
Japan will tell G20 nations at a summit this week that it will proceed with a planned two-stage sales tax hike, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday.
Australia's central bank kept its cash rate steady at a record low of 2.5 percent on Tuesday.
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