Second quarter growth data will likely paint a grim picture of Australia's economy on Wednesday as it reels under slowing exports and consumption.» Read More
Apple lost a key battle to patent its 'pinch-to-zoom' technology, in the latest skirmish between the tech giant and Samsung, its fiercest competitor.
South Korea's first woman president-elect Park Geun-hye has made an ambitious campaign pledge of promising to lift the country's benchmark stock index to the 3,000 mark during her five-year term. But analysts say that may not be possible given the fact that the stock market is dependent more on external factors.
Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is slated to take office next week, but the country's central bank, which concluded its two-day policy meeting on Thursday, already appears to be dancing to the leader's dovish tune, analysts told CNBC.
Food safety authorities have shut down two chicken farms in eastern China, including one that supplied Yum Brands' KFC and McDonald's.
As America mourns children and teachers killed by a gunman at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary, India is confronting brazen and horrific acts of violence, too — though the problems here are not as directly tied to guns or mental illness.
Australia's government abandoned a long-held pledge to return its budget to surplus, blaming a painfully high local currency, lower export earnings and lower company profits for blowing a massive hole in tax takings.
South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Authorities in the eastern city of Qingdao have sold a land parcel for 872.4 million yuan ($140 million) in an auction that set the highest premium of the year, the latest in a series of deals to signal a mild recovery in China's property market.
Indian equities have had a bumper year, surging more than 25 percent year-to-date, and strategists expect the double-digit gains to continue into 2013. But how realistic are these expectations?
New Zealand's economy grew at its weakest rate in nearly two years during the September quarter as falling manufacturing and agricultural output offset a surge in construction, but analysts said it was unlikely to prompt a rate cut.
Long-time China watchers probably felt a sense of deja vu when HSBC's chief China economist, Qu Hongbin, predicted last month that the yuan would be convertible within five years.
After hitting a four-year low in 2012, Hong Kong's once red-hot IPO market is forecast to pick up as the Chinese economy revives and boosts sentiment for fund-raising.
Chinese display-advertising provider Focus Media said on Wednesday it had agreed to be acquired by a consortium of private equity funds led by Carlyle Group for about $3.7 billion.
Chinese workers are enjoying better pay and are changing jobs more often, an international human resources consultancy says.
Australia's competition watchdog gave conditional approval to an alliance between struggling national flag carrier Qantas Airways and Dubai's Emirates, but approved it for only five years, not 10 as had been sought.
The Bank of Japan is expected to deliver its third dose of monetary stimulus in four months on Thursday in a prelude to more aggressive action next year, as it faces intensifying pressure from the country's next leader for stronger efforts to beat deflation.
The daughter of a former military ruler took a commanding lead in South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday, putting her on track to become the country's first woman head of state.
Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in November from a year earlier, adding yet more pressure on the Bank of Japan to vigorously expand monetary stimulus.
The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done.
With gold prices being hammered in recent weeks, and trading near four-month lows on Wednesday, longtime gold bull Jim Rogers is sounding a word of caution, saying it's possible the correction in bullion may continue into the new year.
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After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.
Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is worried about China's property sector. He later discusses his outlook on Australia.
Ben Collett, Head, Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says Japanese stocks are poised for gains until year-end but investors should enter the market after Wednesday's cabinet reshuffle.