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Australia will force corporate giants to disclose their tax arrangements to curb alleged tax avoidance by multinational corporations.
South Korea's leading manufacturers are seeing their exports and profits undermined by the yen's decline and want more government help to deal with the problem, a survey by their lobby group showed.
Rich Chinese tourists are now looking to spend their mega bucks closer home, choosing Hong Kong and Singapore over London and New York to get their luxury fix, according to an HSBC report.
While growth in China's services sector touched a multi-month high in March, economists tell CNBC why this March reading does not look so attractive after all.
North Korea on Wednesday closed access to a joint factory zone that earns $2 billion a year in trade for the impoverished state but will allow hundreds of South Koreans to return home, allaying fears they could have been held hostage.
Australia's highly-regarded central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, will remain in his position for a further three years after his current seven-year term expires in September.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced he will dissolve parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for a long-anticipated general election late this month.
With its rare apology, Apple went from pariah to praiseworthy in the eyes of China's state-controlled media, a lesson for other foreign firms not to underestimate the power of the government press.
Mainland shares of property developers continued their two-day rally sharply higher on Tuesday despite the announcement over the weekend that Beijing and Shanghai will enforce the property curbs announced in early March.
China's official purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the non-manufacturing sector rose to 55.6 in March from 54.5 in February, adding to signs of a modest uptick in China.
Australia's trade deficit shrank by much more than expected in February to its smallest in 14 months thanks to higher prices for resource exports, a likely boost to profits and incomes that also gave the local dollar a lift.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinksmanship is in full bloom. Foreign-policy analysts agree the situation is troubling, though there's a deep difference of opinion on what approach would convince Kim Jong Un to play nice. NBC News reports.
The island of Borneo may be all that stands between Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and an unprecedented election defeat within weeks for his ruling coalition party.
Stung by a landmark patent defeat, Western drugmakers will be wary about launching new products in India, but they cannot afford to quit a country with a market potential as large as India's.
The new Bank of Japan governoris struggling to build a consensus ahead of his first central bank board meeting this week, risking disappointing markets that expect a radical shift in its policymaking framework.
North Korea said Tuesday it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.
Annual growth of 8 percent may seem like a distant memory in India, whose economy has suffered a sharp deceleration over the past year, however, the country's finance minister believes Asia's third largest economy can return to such levels by 2015.
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Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy, says tougher sanctions on Russia won't affect the Italian economy.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says expectations for a raft of positive U.S. data, along with the steady decline of the euro, will take the greenback higher.
David Ellis, Head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia, discusses the bank's decision to offload a $1.2 billion portfolio of distressed British loans.