Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.» Read More
Apple has begun testing another new version of the iPhone and the latest iteration of their iOS operating system, according to The Next Web.
Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace, North Korea on a private, humanitarian mission led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that could take place as early as this month, sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
India's Jet Airways is the front-runner for an investment by Etihad Airways, a senior Indian government source said on Wednesday, adding the Gulf carrier could pay up to $330 million for a 24 percent stake in the Indian company.
India's salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group plans to invest more than 450 billion rupees ($8.2 billion) over the next two years, its newly appointed Chairman Cyrus Mistry wrote in an internal mail on Wednesday.
Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi extended his $7.2 billion offer to take over Singapore property and drinks conglomerate Fraser and Neave (F&N) for the fifth time until January 10.
Chinese investment in the U.S. will likely break another record in 2013, a research firm said, following a record year in 2012 with deals worth more than $6.5 billion.
Dubai International Airport opened the world's first concourse designed specifically to handle double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft, which seat about 500 passengers.
The gang rape of a 23-year old student has invoked a new political voice from middle class Indians who consider gender rights as important as poverty alleviation.
Following a year tainted by heightened economic uncertainty, the world's second largest economy is setting itself up for a positive 2013, say analysts, pointing to China's latest economic data and stellar equity market performance.
Thailand's annual inflation rate jumped to 3.63 percent in December, up almost one percentage point from November, but core inflation is comfortably within the central bank's target range, putting it under no pressure to raise interest rates.
U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.
Macau, the world's largest casino market, raked in $38 billion in annual gambling revenues in 2012 after monthly revenues for December hit a record, a signal of sustained strength in the only place in China where visitors are able to legally gamble in casinos.
Barring major geopolitical shocks, the world economy in 2013 should mark the beginning of sustainably faster growth, one expert believes.
Markets are relieved that the U.S. Congress has approved a deal to avert a "fiscal cliff", but analysts warn that investors now face a rocky two months ahead as negotiations over the debt ceiling begin.
South Korea's manufacturing sector expanded in December for the first time in seven months but new export orders fell, a private survey showed on Wednesday, underscoring a still fragile recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, will sell a $1.1 billion stake in a Canadian iron ore mine operator to a consortium that includes South Korean steelmaker POSCO and Taiwan-listed China Steel Corp, China Steel said in a statement.
South Korea's Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are targeting a 4 percent increase in global sales this year to a combined 7.41 million vehicles, their slowest growth since 2003.
Singapore's economy grew by 1.2 percent in 2012, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday, indicating the city-state slipped into a recession in the last three months of the year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 conflict, in a surprise New Year's broadcast on state media.
The U.S. has given national security clearance to the purchase of an American DNA sequencing company by a Chinese firm, The New York Times reports.
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Nitin Jain, CEO, Capital Markets, Edelweiss, says a 10 percent pullback is a "pessimistic" call as there are still many investors on the sidelines who are keen to buy into the Indian market.
Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO at ASX, says growth across the board lifted its annual profit. He also outlines the strengths of the stock operator in the initial public offering market.
Liu Li Gang, Chief Economist, Greater China at ANZ, says the poor HSBC China flash PMI for August suggests a need for further easing from the People's Bank of China.