Singapore real estate is in danger of losing some of its shine, as the market had slipped four places in 2014, down from third place this year.» Read More
A common mistake of bearish forecasters is to believe that as a current fad ends, the world will come to a halt rather than move on to a new chapter. The coming slowdown in China and the end of the commodity mania will bring transformation, not disaster.
Mercer's Milan Taylor joined CNBC to discuss the consultancy firm's annual cost of living survey.
China’s dominance over rare earths supply could be challenged in the coming years as investors pour money into exploration outside China, says the CEO of Canadian rare earths miner Quest Rare Minerals.
A young female artist – whose name has not been officially revealed – has energized Singapore’s small but growing blogosphere after her arrest for allegedly plastering black circular stickers on traffic lights and stenciling phrases on street tarmac. The FT reports.
A hypothetical family richer than half the nation’s families and poorer than the other half had a net worth of $77,300 in 2010, compared with $126,400 in 2007, the Fed said. The crash of housing prices directly accounted for three-quarters of the loss. The New York Times reports.
Living costs in North American, Asian and African cities has been rising this past year, despite the global slowdown. We look at the top 10 countries with the highest cost of living for expatriates.
Ng Kheng Siang, Head of Fixed Income, Asia Pacific, State Street Global Advisors says he is being very careful about Indian sovereign debt now and advocates moving away from the issues.
Sentiment is stabilizing in the Chinese market after a batch of economic data showed some positive signs.
"Inflation is slowing faster than was expected. That allows policymakers to put their feet even more on the gas and try and put a floor under growth," Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC, told CNBC.
Macro factors are likely to dominate the trading theme in the Chinese market Monday, after data out on the weekend painted a mixed picture of the economy.
Europe is a mess, China is slowing and there hasn’t been as much of a whiff of more monetary stimulus from the Fed or the European Central Bank. Investors are rushing to safe havens, but experts say playing it too safe might come back to bite your portfolio.
Aaron Lo, Partner, KPMG China says that manufacturing firms having been preparing for the 'bad times' and are running at full capacity.
Many experts from inside and outside the Chinese government are warning of the dangers involved in a fresh round of stimulus and easy credit that could reinflate a property bubble and exacerbate the stark structural imbalances already present in its economy. The FT reports.
Economic growth in China has created a voracious appetite for luxury goods. Now wealthy shoppers there are shunning labels they see as tainted by the common touch.
The Chinese market may receive a boost on Friday, after the People's Bank of China announced a surprise 25 basis point rate cut.
China’s interest rate cut is big news. But it is only the beginning. China is moving from economic reforms to financial deregulation – faster than expected.
The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil, the Financial Times reports.
Stagflation looms for the middle class, but high prices will hit the poor hardest.
Edouard Ettedgui, Group CEO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, says revenue in Asia is 10 percent higher in the first five months of the year, compared to last year. The hotel industry has been fairly resilient, he said.
Atul Goyal, Senior Analyst at Jefferies pits the Microsoft XBox against Son's Playstation.
Abah Ofon, Director, Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered tells CNBC"s Cash Flow that India's agricultural subsidies are a sensitive issue because stockpiling soft commodities distorts trade flows.
Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks yuan carry trades are the way to go in 2014.