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The Year of the Dragon was supposed to be particularly lucky and momentous, charged with auspicious signs of change. While the Chinese government may dispute that this year has been full of good luck, for China watchers, 2012 has certainly delivered. The GlobalPost reports.
Beijing will introduce tough new laws to punish firms that flout food safety laws, the official Xinhua news agency reported, a significant move in China's struggle to get its abysmal food safety record under control.
South Korean industrial output grew for a third consecutive month in November from October and at a much faster pace than expected, data showed on Friday, offering fresh evidence that Asia's fourth-largest economy is starting to pick up.
Toyota Motor eliminated a huge obstacle with a U.S. settlement over unintended acceleration in its cars and trucks, leaving it to fight smaller cases that will be harder for plaintiffs to prove and less likely to damage the company's growing sales.
Japan's Toshiba is in talks with three parties to sell a portion of its stake in its nuclear power unit Westinghouse, according to media reports.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh struck a downbeat note on the challenges facing the Indian economy on Thursday, dubbing a five-year plan for average growth of 8 percent "ambitious."
South Korea warned on Thursday of only a modest recovery in the economy next year while its central bank promised to focus on supporting growth for the time being, both bolstering expectations for more fiscal and monetary stimulus.
China Construction Bank said on Thursday that it is investigating allegations by investors that a clerk at the country's second-biggest lender misled them into buying a wealth management product that underperformed.
One day last summer, Pu Xiaolan was halfway through a shift inspecting iPad cases when she received a beige wooden chair with white stripes and a high, sturdy back. The NYT reports.
They may not be sexy or exciting to drive, but a new study by Consumer Reports says hybrids offer the best value for those buying a new vehicle.
Want to travel across Myanmar, the poor, isolated nation that's becoming a tourism hot spot practically overnight? You're probably going to end up boarding an aging airplane regulated by a government with dubious credibility.
Annual growth of China's industrial profits quickened to 22.8 percent in November from October's 20.5 percent, official data showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs of a steady economic recovery thanks to pro-growth policies.
Toyota Motor plans to spend $1.1 billion to resolve sweeping U.S. class-action litigation over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally, as the Japanese automaker looks to turn the page on the biggest safety crisis in its history.
Economic data on Thursday revealed South Korea's economy may turning around. Manufacturing outlook rose to a six month high while combined November sales at South Korea's top department stores logged their fastest growth since December 2011.
The yen fell to a two-year low on Thursday, continuing its rapid downtrend that started in the middle of last month. But analysts warn that the yen could end up firmer by the end of 2013 as the Federal Reserve will stay ahead of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) in monetary easing, which means the dollar will fall at a more rapid pace.
The Japanese currency's recent slide is just the beginning of a larger move, this pro says.
China may require Internet users to register with their real names when signing up to network providers.
New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a cabinet stacked with close allies on Wednesday, kicking off a second administration committed to battling deflation and coping with the challenge of a rising China.
China faces rising risks in its banking sector and pressure on government revenue in 2013 while economic recovery could be hampered by weak external demand and domestic constraints, says Vice Finance Minister Li Yong.
Thai exports in November rose nearly 27 percent from a year earlier, as expected due to flooding in late 2011, and global demand remains soft, which means the country's policy rate is likely to stay low to help the export-driven economy.
George Pearkes, analyst at Bespoke Investment Group, explains the investment strategy of short-selling over the Lent season.
Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, expects Indian equities to trade rangebound leading up to the elections.
CNBC's Julia Wood discusses a new report from Barclays, which indicated a lack of innovation to weigh on Apple for 2014. It also slashed its forecasts for smartphone sales growth in 2014.