The Japanese spent more than they saved in the 12 months ended March 2014, the first time that's happened since the data set began in 1955.» Read More
Japan's core machinery orders plunged in January from the previous month, falling for the first time in four months and suggesting companies are cautious on capital spending.
After years of grabbing the spotlight in U.S.-China economic relations, U.S. concerns over the value of Beijing's currency appear to be fading, giving ground to newer issues like cyber-security.
Thousands of protesters marched in the Japanese capital on Sunday calling on the government to shun nuclear power, a day before the second anniversary of the world's worst atomic disaster in 25 years.
In China, with wages rising rapidly and shifts towards moving up the factory food chain, CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a look at one garment factory's efforts to stay competitive.
China unveiled a government restructuring plan on Sunday, cutting cabinet-level entities by two and dissolving its powerful Railways Ministry, as the country's new leaders look to boost efficiency and combat corruption.
China's uneven economic recovery signals a looming dilemma for policymakers as data released at the weekend showed inflation at a 10-month high while factory output and consumer spending were weaker than forecast.
They look like any other city, but with one difference: No people. And in many cases, they feature miles and miles of empty apartments and office buildings. The following photos are graphic signs of China's property bubble.
Japan will have to make "huge" efforts to get its economy moving again, and the process could take years.
The dollar surged to a three-and-a-half year high against the yen on Friday and Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter" told CNBC that it will only soar higher, reaching 125 against the yen in the next two years.
The rapid decline in the Japanese currency's value against the U.S. dollar has analysts wondering where to place their next bets.
China's export numbers, which came in more than double of what was forecast, are raising questions over the reliability of the data.
Way up above 66th parallel north, the jousting and jostling for the mother lode of oil, gas, mineral, fish, and other resources being exposed by the rapidly receding Arctic sea ice is well under way. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
The crowds of anti-nuclear protesters have dwindled since Japan's "Summer of Discontent" last year, and a new government is keen to revive the country's atomic energy industry.
The weak yen could do more harm than good to Japan's economy, one economist warns.
Recent real estate cooling measures in China, Hong Kong and Singapore may help to remove speculators from the markets, but analysts say there's not much more governments can do to suppress prices.
China's increasingly vocal army of netizens could pose one of the biggest challenges to the new leadership.
China's exports jumped by a fifth in February from a year earlier, more than double expectations, but imports were much weaker than forecast, official data showed on Friday.
Japan's economy stabilized in the fourth quarter after two quarters of a shallow recession, revised data showed on Friday, but a third consecutive monthly current account deficit in January showed an anticipated recovery was slow in coming.
Both China and Hong Kong's real estate markets are going to thrive, said the CEO of Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, Cindy Chow.
Kia has touched off an unexpected firestorm in Northern Ireland over the name of its new car.
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