China's parliament has formally approved changes to the budget law allowing local governments to issue bonds directly.» Read More
After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States.
Abe will have a tough job trying to convince his G-8 colleagues next month that his "three arrows" stimulus program is not just a subterfuge to boost exports, says this economist.
Eight months into the yen's steep decline and Japan's policymakers are starting to voice their concern about the pace of the currency's move.
The U.S. dollar and its reaction to the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Congress testimony on Wednesday will prove central for crude oil price direction this week.
If there's one lingering sore point between Hollywood and China, it's Tibet. For years, celebrity activists have annoyed Beijing by organizing charity concerts for Tibetan independence. The Global Post reports.
A two-day Bank of Japan meeting, a speech by the Federal Reserve's chief and minutes from the latest Reserve Bank of Australia gathering put central banks in focus for Asian markets this week.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told visiting Chinese President Li Keqiang on Sunday a recent military standoff in the Himalayas could affect relations between the two countries as they looked to boost bilateral trade.
The renewable fuel sector struggles to find its voice in a world of renewed popularity for oil and gas. One part of that aims to transform agriculture waste into fuel.
North Korea fired a short-range missile from its east coast on Sunday, a day after launching three of these missiles, a South Korean news agency said.
Cloud computing remains a major secular trend in technology, but investors may not fully appreciate the benefits for Amazon and Google.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
High fees plus poor performance: The formula is pretty easy to determine what makes a bad mutual fund. Some, though, are worse than others.
China's housing inflation quickened in April, marking the fourth consecutive year-on-year rise and challenging Beijing's efforts to cool record home prices while supporting economic expansion.
Maritime pirates are honing their tactics and beefing up their weaponry. Here are the world’s most pirate-infested waters, and learn about individual attacks from each place.
Indonesia is ready for a sudden withdrawal of foreign funds from the country once major central banks around the world start unwinding their aggressive monetary stimulus, a senior Indonesian government official says.
In a week dominated by talk about when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start unwinding its massive monetary stimulus program, a raft of weak U.S. economic data have introduced an element of confusion into the markets.
Japanese core machinery orders jumped a bigger-than-expected 14.2 percent in March in a sign a weaker yen are making companies more confident about investing in equipment.
Vikram Pandit, the former Citigroup chief executive, has returned to banking by investing in an Indian financial services group that hopes to launch a new lender. The Financial Times reports.
Honda is returning to Formula One, confirming that it will renew its partnership with McLaren and supply the British team's engines from 2015. The Financial Times reports.
Foxconn has made substantial progress toward improving safety at its three Chinese plants, but it has not yet reduced the average workweek to the maximum allowed by Chinese law. The New York Times reports.
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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.