An explosion caused by a gas leak killed 24 people and injured 271 in Taiwan's second city, sending flames shooting 15 stories into the air, setting entire blocks ablaze and reducing small shops to rubble.» Read More
Singapore's consumer price index rose by a stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in February from a year earlier, mainly because of a spike in private road transport costs.
Australia's prime minister appointed Gary Gray, a former adviser to the country's largest oil and gas firm Woodside Petroleum, as resources minister on Monday.
In an exclusive interview, CNBC's Julia Chatterley asked Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris what the island's bailout deal means for Russia.
The full globalization of the Chinese economy will not be painless Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization, tells CNBC.
There is a much simpler and faster way for Japan to stimulate economic growth. Economist Michael Ivanovitch tells you what that is.
India's IT outsourcers are promoting "mini CEOs" capable of running businesses on their own, while trimming down on the entry-level computer coders they normally hire.
Li Ning, which is expected to report a net loss of close to $177 million on Monday, is hoping to turn its fortunes around by taking on endorsement deals with U.S. NBA stars.
Faculty members at a top Chinese university have collaborated for years on technical research papers with a People's Liberation Army (PLA) unit accused of being at the heart of China's alleged cyber-war against Western commercial targets.
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against foreign interference in other nations' affairs during a speech in Moscow, sending a signal to the West and echoing a message often repeated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Benchmark oil prices gained early Monday, reflecting a broader "relief rally" in risk assets, after details emerged that Cyprus had struck the basis of a bailout deal with international lenders.
Stepping off the aircraft in Moscow with her husband, China's new first lady, Peng Liyuan, stepped into the international limelight and became an instant internet sensation back home.
One of Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies - the Philippines - got a ratings upgrade last year, but its finance secretary Cesar Purisima told CNBC the agencies were still "behind the curve" and the Philippines deserved a higher credit rating.
Markets have held up relatively well this week in the face of financial turmoil in Cyprus, prompting some analysts to warn that investors are too complacent about the risks.
HSBC takes a stab at wacky correlations between the performance of the 28 teams taking part in Hong Kong's most celebrated annual three-day sporting event, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, and economic trends.
Swedish auto maker Volvo has uncovered widespread cheating by its car dealers in China, where retailers inflated sales to win cash rebates from the company.
From what the world has seen so far of China's new leaders, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang have learnt a thing or two from Western spin-doctors. During his first annual press conference as premier last Sunday, Mr Li's words and demeanor were carefully crafted to present him as a peasant boy done good. The Financial Times reports.
Don't let fears of a housing bubble stop you from investing in Chinese real estate, one expert tells CNBC, adding that China remains one of the world's most attractive property markets.
Shares of the world's largest supplier of clothes and toys to retailers, Li & Fung, rallied 4 percent despite posting a lower operating profit. Jackson Wong of Tanrich Securities explains why.
Eric Sprott, CEO at Sprott Asset Management explains why promises of money printing by the Bank of Japan's new leadership isn't enough reason to buy Japanese stocks.
China's new leader Xi Jinping arrives in Russia on Friday for his first overseas trip, with an elusive gas deal expected to be high on the agenda.
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Deborah Elm, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, describes what's next on the global trade agenda after New Delhi refused to sign off on a trade-facilitation deal.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says the participation rate in Friday's nonfarm payrolls report will be key.