Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.» Read More
The number of people killed by the collapse of a building in Bangladesh's capital rose to 147 overnight and the death toll could climb further because many people are still trapped inside, Dhaka's district police chief told Reuters on Thursday.
The high cost of living in the wealthy island state of Singapore may be a major bone of contention among its residents, but moves by the government to cool the auto market is having an impact on rising consumer prices.
Australia's central bank plans to invest some of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds for the first time, part of a wider move to strengthen ties with the country.
The significance of move in the dollar to 100 yen should not be overdone, some analysts say.
Data on Wednesday showing that inflation in Australia is well under control has created a buzz in markets about more interest rate cuts, with some analysts hoping for a move as early as next month.
The chairman of one of China's leading real estate investment groups, made famous by his bid to buy a farm in Iceland, says the deal would have been very profitable had it gone through.
Apple's disappointing forward guidance spells trouble for its Asian suppliers, analysts say.
Apple, which has just reported its first quarterly profits decline in a decade, is headed the same way as Japan's Sony which fell out of favor with consumers 20 years ago, says one commentator who expects Apple shares to fall 20 percent.
Huawei has given up its quest to conquer the market for telecom network equipment in the US, where the Chinese company's sales have been repeatedly blocked. The FT reports.
Singapore Airlines has increased its stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 percent, boosting its influence at the carrier at a time of industry jostling.
South Korea's Hynix posted its second straight quarter of profit as computer memory chip prices rallied.
Yum Brands beat on earnings, while revenue was just shy of forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.
Goldman Sachs Tuesday reversed its high-profile call to short gold, which it made two weeks ago, just before the metal sunk into bear market territory. So what's behind the quick change of heart?
The upscale leather goods maker and retailer reported higher-than-expected quarterly results and raised its annual dividend.
Thailand's richest man bid $6.6 billion to buy cash-and-carry wholesaler Siam Makro from Dutch firm SHV Holdings, the biggest Asia-Pacific M&A deal this year.
Private consumption, the bedrock of India's economy, shows signs of weakening. And that poses a threat to the country's fledgling recovery, economists say.
In just under two weeks, this major currency has tumbled more than three percent. No, it's not the battered Japanese yen or beleaguered British pound.
Copper prices could fall a further 13 percent to $6,000 per metric ton in the third quarter, on weakening China demand, one analyst says.
A $2.6 billion acquisition of U.S. movie theater chain AMC seems to be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the expansion of China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's second richest man.
China's weak PMI reading puts the nation's recovery in question as economists recalibrate growth projections lower for the economy.
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Nitin Jain, CEO, Capital Markets, Edelweiss, says a 10 percent pullback is a "pessimistic" call as there are still many investors on the sidelines who are keen to buy into the Indian market.
Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO at ASX, says growth across the board lifted its annual profit. He also outlines the strengths of the stock operator in the initial public offering market.
Liu Li Gang, Chief Economist, Greater China at ANZ, says the poor HSBC China flash PMI for August suggests a need for further easing from the People's Bank of China.