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Japan's new government confirmed its support for the emerging democracy in Myanmar on Thursday when Finance Minister Taro Aso visited the country to reaffirm Japan's intention to cancel debt and help develop a big industrial zone.
China's services sector saw its slowest rate of expansion in nearly a year and a half in December, a private sector survey showed on Friday, in another piece of evidence that a fourth-quarter economic growth revival will remain modest.
Foxconn is expanding in Brazil, where many plants make Apple products to avoid import taxes on goods sent from China, The FT reports.
Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, surged 25 percent in December from the previous month to a record level, shipping data showed.
Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo has raised its stake in distribution companies operating in China as part of a strategy to strengthen its position in Asia.
Starbucks said it will set up its first outlet in in Ho Chi Minh City early next month via a partnership with Hong Kong's Maxim's Group as the U.S. chain continues to expand in fast-growing Asian markets.
Indian tax authorities are investigating a possible financial scam after seizing $5 billion worth of bills of exchange issued by Barclays from the home of a trader, an official at the local tax department said on Thursday.
“Japan had disappointed so many times in the past when there were reasons to hope for a recovery,” writes Bill Witherell, chief global economist at Cumberland Advisors, in a recent commentary. But this year will be different, he says.
A "bull run" in Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng stock index, one of last year's best performing markets in Asia, should last well into 2013 thanks to a brighter economic outlook and a rebound in mainland shares, analysts say.
A resolution to the U.S. fiscal cliff crisis, messy and protracted as it was, provided an immediate boost for financial markets but longer term could spell trouble for some Asian assets that are coming off a stellar 2012.
Sluggish economic growth and six rounds of property cooling measures over the past three years, yet Singapore home prices remained on the boil in 2012. That can only mean one thing, say analysts: fresh curbs to cool the housing market in the months ahead.
Growth in China's increasingly important services sector accelerated in December at its fastest pace in four months, adding to signs of a modest year-end revival in the world's second-largest economy.
Inflation in Asia may be under control, but prices across the region could soon start to creep higher, with India and Southeast Asia the most vulnerable, warns independent economist Andy Xie.
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.
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