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The bumper run in Japanese equities is just getting started, according to investment strategists, who expect larger gains ahead.
After talking their currency down 20 percent over the past four months, Japanese policymakers have suddenly gone silent as the yen halts its dramatic fall. Why?
The Bank of Japan is likely to start open-ended asset purchases immediately rather than in 2014 and consider setting a new target to buy longer-dated bonds at its rate review next week, sources say.
The steady rise of the Australian ASX 200 index has slowed and is developing the potential to turn into a downtrend.
The outlook for the wealthy island nation of Singapore is turning increasingly grim with a recent mix of downbeat economic indicators pointing to a contraction for the economy in the current quarter.
North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target U.S. military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country by targeting Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank.
Economic growth in China faces mounting headwinds and could fade dramatically in the years ahead due to declining productivity and an aging population.
The chairman of CITIC Securities is busy remodeling China's biggest brokerage after Goldman by expanding into asset management, trading complex derivatives instruments and nurturing overseas deals.
On the back of strong 2012 profits, Mark Hawkins, Chief Financial Officer at Autodesk, tells CNBC how the firm is able to withstand economic weakness.
Deirdre-Wang Morris guides investors through the latest earnings of two of China's biggest banks after a slowdown in the world's second largest economy hit loan demand.
A series of tightening measures have put the brakes on Hong Kong's overheated property sector, forcing developers to cut prices and prompting a warning from Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing: speculators stay away.
Gold is one of the most widely held financial assets – but that doesn't mean everyone understands why it goes higher or lower.
Only 11 days since taking over as Chinese president, Xi Jinping is already in Africa offering goodies with "no political strings." GlobalPost reports.
For a fraction of the cost of buying a supercar, laymen drivers can drive a Ferrari on a closed course for a few laps. This experience is sold by businesses and manufacturers, and even though it’s over quickly, it’s exhilarating and unforgettable.
Although markets initially held up in the face of renewed chaos, market watchers and analysts are warning that the flare up in the euro zone debt crisis could once again curb investor sentiment.
The resurgence in the initial public offerings (IPO) market is a sign that investors are once again growing more optimistic despite flare-ups in the euro zone debt crisis, according to the CEO of the London Stock Exchange.
Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group more than doubled its net profit in 2012 to a record high, lifted by spending from mainland Chinese visitors to its flagship property in Macau.
Singapore's industrial output fell 16.6 percent in February from a year earlier, worse than a median forecast of a contraction of 10.5 percent according to Reuters.
The decision to further push back the re-opening of Cypriot banks may be seen as a signal of further uncertainty in the crisis-hit island nation. But analysts tell CNBC that on the contrary, the move will help restore investor confidence.
Japanese courts are stepping up pressure on the government to reform the country's electoral system or risk having the results of last year's general election invalidated. The Financial Times reports.
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Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, expects volatility to return soon to markets as Fed easing comes to an end. He later discusses how that may present opportunities.
A credible opposition from Prabowo is unlikely after the court ruling and as his allies face pressure to break away from him, says Adam Jarczyk, Practice Leader, Asia Pacific at Frontier Strategy Group.
Richard Harris, Chief Executive, Port Shelter Investment Management, explains why Beijing wants to "clip the wings of foreign firms" in the mainland.