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At least 18 more people have been detained in China in connection with a corruption scandal involving GlaxoSmithKline, state media reported.
The European Commission said on Saturday it had agreed a deal to resolve a dispute over alleged Chinese dumping of solar panels in Europe.
Samsung has taken Apple's crown as the world's most profitable mobile handset vendor, according to new research, as analysts called on Apple to release a low-cost version of the iPhone to boost its global growth.
Asia's financial markets have plenty to chew over this week in the form of economic releases from Japan and China, the region's two biggest economies, not to mention a central bank meeting in India.
Samsung, hit by waning demand in its key mobile division, needs to double up efforts in the world's fastest-growing markets for smartphones, or it risks shrinking its business further.
A series of seemingly unrelated corruption scandals in China all share a common thread that has got the political class in Beijing very excited. The Financial Times reports.
Chinese buying up milk powder wherever they can get it has led to shortages around the world. This is a reminder of their rising safety concerns — can have huge impacts on goods.
Not for the first time this year, talk that China could widen the trading band for the yuan is doing the rounds with some analysts saying a move could come as early as this weekend.
Japanese consumer prices rose in June at their highest annual pace since November 2008, a sign perhaps that the BOJ is slowly winning its fight against two decades of deflation.
The world's biggest smartphone maker, reported a second quarter net profit that jumped 50 percent from a year earlier, but its mobile business shrank, underscoring concerns about flagging growth in the division.
The Aussie's stubborn strength early 2013 provided a hindrance to the economy, but recent declines show the currency once again fulfilling its role as a "shock absorber."
Economic growth in emerging Asian countries, which have slowed sharply since the start of the year, may have bottomed out with signs of a turnaround under way, economists say.
Strategists say that the New Zealand dollar it is the one to watch amid talk that the country could be the first in the developed world to tighten monetary policy.
China charged senior politician Bo Xilai with bribery, abuse of power and corruption on Thursday, paving the way for a trial that is seen by many as a test for legal reform.
Japanese investors snapped up foreign bonds for a third straight week last week and analysts say that the long-awaited trend may be finally under way.
Investment bank Societe Generale (SocGen) has warned that investors are getting complacent about the likelihood of a China hard landing this year.
China will scrap taxes for small firms, offer more help for ailing exporters and widen funding channels to speed railway investment, the cabinet said on Wednesday, in Beijing's latest efforts to boost the slowing economy.
South Korea's economy grew at its quickest pace in over two years in Q2 as stimulus measures offset sluggish exports, but emerging slowdown in China has clouded the outlook.
The nightmare scenario for China's leaders as they try to wean the country off easy credit and breakneck expansion is a local government buckling under the weight of its own debt.
Apple reported earnings and revenue that beat analyst forecasts - but the company's Achilles heel was plain for all to see: shrinking margins and slowing China sales.
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David Lea, Senior Analyst at Control Risks, explains why Greek Prime Minister Samaras may not be able to gather enough votes for his preferred presidential candidate Stavros Dimas.
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit this weekend, authorities are cracking down on illicit fund flows into Macau from the mainland. CNBC's Emily Tan has more.
Alan Jin, Property Analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the effectiveness of Beijing's measures and analyzes the issue of housing affordability in China.