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
China is planning to erect the world's tallest building this winter, and in record time. But the project's scale and speed have set off a burst of national introspection about whether leaders and developers have gone too far in their manic reach for the skies. The New York Times reports.
China's drive against corruption moved into the oil sector, as authorities announced that executives of China National Petroleum Corporation were under investigation. The NYT reports.
The Indian rupee fell more than 3.5 percent to hit a fresh record low of 68.75 to the dollar on Wednesday.
As tensions surrounding Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons intensified this week, emerging markets have taken a further pounding, dousing hopes for an end to the rout.
Caution should be used with a number of traditional Chinese medicines because they could contain dangerously high levels of toxins. The Caixin Online reports.
Samsung, with its lineup of Android smartphones has been overtaking rival Apple. But the boss of the company's electronics division says his biggest fear is to become complacent.
The son of a prominent Chinese general goes on trial suspected of involvement in a gang rape in a case that has inflamed public anger at spoilt offsprings of the elites.
Indian companies say the fast-falling rupee is driving up the cost of imports, forcing them to raise prices even as consumer spending plummets.
Nissan, the sixth-largest automaker in the United States, announced Tuesday it will sell a self-driven car by 2020.
The next year or two will be a battleground for the new device everyone's talking about—the smartwatch. And Samsung is hoping to get a jump on the competition. NBC reports.
The emerging market rout is hiding funds' fickle switch into riskier sectors as the infatuation with emerging Asia's rising middle class consumption story fades, Citigroup said.
Sonia Gandhi, the president of India's ruling Congress party who is widely seen as the country's most powerful politician, was back home from hospital on Tuesday, officials said.
South Korea's stocks and bonds have evaded the worst of the regional market rout, but can the so-called 'land of the morning calm' keep its cool?
India's corporate sector is under threat as the rupee's downward spiral exacerbates the debt burden of companies already battling feeble growth and sluggish demand.
Hong Kong's newest dating site is one that promotes and facilitates adultery. It may sound like an outrageous, community inflaming concept, but it's been going strong for over a decade and offers service in 30 countries.
Japan expects to spend a record $257 billion to service its debt during the next fiscal year, underscoring the huge burden created by the government's borrowings.
Billabong has posted annual results showing that its core brand is now worthless as losses more than trebled, closing off a horrible year for the Australian surfwear group. The FT reports.
A survey of professionals in Singapore's financial services industry shows that more than three quarters work over and above their contracted hours.
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is too "in love" with his own policies, according to one analyst who says the confidence could have some negative repercussions.
Mercedes-Benz will launch about 20 new or upgraded models in China, part of a broader effort aimed at reversing the brand's struggles in the world's biggest auto market.
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