Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, while the death toll has risen to 13 from a total of 60 infections after two more deaths in Shanghai.
China is due to release its first quarter growth figures Monday and expectations are high that they will confirm recovery is on track for the world's most populous nation. But how sustainable is this stimulus-backed rebound?
The Obama administration warned Japan not to take measures to devalue the yen to gain a competitive advantage.
Infosys, India's No. 2 IT services exporter, forecast lower revenue growth than analysts had expected for this fiscal year, citing a challenging global economy.
A surging New Zealand housing market that has sent prices to record levels is jangling nerves at the central bank, prompting warnings of asset bubbles.
Woodside Petroleum has shelved plans for its $40 billion Browse liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia, saying it will consider a floating LNG plant instead.
China is handling an outbreak of bird flu much better than in the past, Sanofi CEO Chris Viehbacher told CNBC on Thursday.
The U.S. mortgage backed securities market could be one of the key beneficiaries of the surprise move by the Bank of Japan last week to embark on an aggressive monetary policy program, according to Deutsche Bank.
The decision by South Korea's central bank to keep rates on hold may have surprised markets on Thursday, but analysts told CNBC the Bank of Korea was doing the right thing by keeping rates steady for the sixth straight month.
Chinese banks made $171 billion of new local currency loans in March, central bank data showed on Thursday, well above market expectations and adding to evidence of an economic recovery being fueled by ample credit.
Japan's machinery orders rose in February at the fastest pace since mid-2011 in a sign that capital expenditure could pick up this year as business confidence is boosted.
There are signs that wealthier Japanese shoppers are spending more, thanks to 'Abenomics' which has lifted Japanese share markets by nearly 50 percent. Sales of high-end goods and clothes, including kimonos, are on the rise.
KFC parent Yum Brands reported sales fell 13% in March at restaurants in China amid a new bird-flu scare.
China saw export growth of 10 percent year on year in March while exports to the U.S. and Europe, its two biggest markets, continued to slump, which is making analysts question the reliability of the data.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's austerity drive hasn't put a dampener on business at Sands China, said Edward Tracy, president and CEO of Macau's largest operator of casinos and resorts.
Repeated threats of aggression from North Korea have created little panic in markets, but some experts warn that a big risk could be Pyongyang not knowing it's crossed the line.
High-rollers get lavish treatment and hefty credit lines at Singapore's two casinos, like any other gaming house in the world. But here, more of them skip town without paying their debt, a matter of increasing concern.
A measure of Australian consumer confidence fell in April to end three months of solid gains, a reminder of how brittle the mood can be.
The global ratings agency cut China's long-term local currency credit rating to A-plus from AA-minus on Tuesday with a stable outlook, citing financial risks from rapid credit expansion alongside the rise of shadow banking activity.
While China's interest in Canadian energy assets has been relatively well documented, at least in the Canadian press, Beijing is also courting Mexico, and receiving a warm welcome.
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