Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.» Read More
Pfizer reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Tuesday, citing the stronger dollar and the spin-off of its animal health unit Zoetis.
Three times a year, during Lunar New Year, this time of year, and the National Day holidays in October, a wide swath of the country essentially shuts down as people venture around the nation and beyond.
A slew of economic data out of Japan on Tuesday gives conflicting signals on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical revival plan is working or not.
As Japanese corporate sentiment gets a boost from "Abenomics" the country's sluggish property market is showing signs of life, with office prices in Tokyo expected to surge 10 percent over the next 18 months.
Singapore's economy should see a modest rebound this year, although uncertainty regarding the outlook for global growth means the recovery could be choppy, the country's central bank said in a report published on Tuesday.
An intriguing academic study casts new light on the dark arts of leaking deals. The New York Times reports.
Mining group Rio Tinto plans to almost halve the size of its London head office, cutting more than 200 jobs as it tries to slash more than $5 billion in costs by the end of next year.
With little fanfare, China is sending an official with a 'tough cop' reputation to be its top man in Macau, as Beijing puts tackling corruption center stage.
The price of copper, a key industrial commodity, is likely headed for a fast, but temporary fall, says this chartist.
Taiwan's economy grew by a well-below-forecast preliminary 1.54 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013, pointing to a slow recovery for the global economy.
The risk of asset bubbles in Southeast Asia's fastest-growing emerging economies is rising, warn economists, pointing to red flags including surging domestic credit growth.
Japan's jobless rate fell in March, while household spending rose 5.2 percent in March from a year earlier, data on Tuesday showed.
In a note to clients Sunday, ISI analyst Brian Marshall explained how he "chickened out" when trying to replace his Apple iPhone 5 with a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Honda is recalling nearly 46,000 Fit Sport small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the electronic stability control system.
Brent crude oil will hit $115 a barrel by the end of the year, according to a commodity analyst at Roubini Global Economics.
The resilient Australian dollar is due a major correction and could fall over 40 percent in the next 18 months, according to one analyst.
Falling commodity prices coupled with China's structural slowdown will help create a new generation of emerging market "growth stars" across Europe and Asia, according to economists at independent research firm Capital Economics.
But analysts say China's fall in industrial profit growth could be temporary as companies hold off on big decisions until the new government clarifies its policy direction.
The central bank's suggestion that it's likely to achieve its 2 percent inflation target later rather than sooner is a dose of realism that is good for its credibility, analysts say.
German luxury carmaker Porsche saw record sales in China last year and the recent clampdown on gift-giving and luxury goods in the country won't have a major impact going forward.
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Jeremy Stretch, head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says an improving growth picture and the launch of quantitative easing paint an optimistic scenario for European stock markets.
Manpreet Gill, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered, says European equities will likely outperform their U.S. counterparts due to factors like the ECB's quantitative easing.
Iceberg Research lashed out fresh allegations against Singapore-listed Noble Group early Thursday. Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of Research at Religare Capital Markets Singapore, discusses the credibility of these attacks.