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Banks in Singapore are urgently scrutinizing their account holders as an imminent deadline on stricter tax evasion measures forces them to decide whether to send some of their wealthiest clients packing.
Manufacturers are gravitating toward wireless connections for Apple’s products, which is helping the market for competitors’ mobile devices.
A unit of Sinopec Group and brokerage China Galaxy Securities are launching Hong Kong IPOs on Monday seeking to raise up to $3.5 billion in total, injecting life into Asia's moribund IPO markets.
Japan's monetary policy and its sliding currency may have an unintended side-effect: pushing the country back into the embrace of nuclear technology.
Facebook earnings had the Street talking social media and mobile in tech this week. But investors may not want to ignore Microsoft, say analysts.
On Wednesday, the WTO will decide whether an insider or an outsider will break the deadlock in global trade talks.
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson apologized for "stupid" remarks he made about economist John Maynard Keynes, which evoked a firestorm.
Bangladesh urged the European Union not to take tough measures against its textile industry after a factory collapse that killed 550 people.
Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country's latest food safety scandal.
Currency war rhetoric, left for dead after the G-20 summit last month, could resurface as another major central bank eases monetary policy, pummeling its currency lower, one analyst said.
India's central bank has said that further monetary easing would be difficult, economists beg to differ.
A record high yuan in the face of recent road bumps in China's economy is testament that Beijing remains confident in the health of the world's second largest economy.
Dutch artist Florentijin Hofman's RUBBER DUCK sailed into Hong Kong's harbor on Thursday. CNBCs Bernie Lo gives his views on the 1.65-meter floating installation.
India's central bank cut its policy interest rate by 25 basis points on Friday for the third time since January, as expected, but said there is little room to ease monetary policy further.
India's Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared on Thursday a 1.5 billion euro ($1.98 billion) investment plan by IKEA.
Standard & Poor's raised the Philippines' credit rating to investment grade on Thursday, the second debt agency to do so in less than two months.
Australia's top investment bank, beat forecasts as cost cutting and strength in its annuity-style businesses offset lingering weakness in capital markets.
Expansion in China's services sector slowed in April, in line with slower factory activity and reinforcing views that recovery in the world's second-largest economy remains modest.
Analysts warn that the recovery in copper prices - which bounced back after suffering their biggest one-day loss in over a year on Wednesday - could struggle to sustain gains if China continues to show slowing economic momentum.
Westpac, Australia's third-largest lender, posted a forecast-beating half-year profit on Friday, rewarding investors with a special dividend.
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Chris Brooke, Executive MD at CBRE Consulting, says core high value assets in major financial cities across Europe remain the key focus for investors.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, says investors are wondering what the surprise move by Singapore's central bank means for broader asset markets and future policy direction.
Bryan Ma, Vice President of IDC, expects Aple's strong sales in China to continue due to the Lunar New Year holidays.