Japan Prime Minister Abe is set to launch a new government with a defense minister whose support for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability may rile China.» Read More
India's largest software services exporter Tata Consultancy Services gained the most in more than eight months in Mumbai trading after posting better-than-expected earnings and prompting a raft of analyst upgrades.
A Chinese government crackdown on lavish spending by officials has pushed expensive liquor and high-end watches out of favor in the luxury gift-giving market, a survey from the Hurun Report, known for its annual China Rich List, showed on Tuesday.
Japan's transport minister acknowledged that passenger confidence in Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner jet is at stake,as both Japan and the United States have opened broad and open-ended investigations into the plane after a series of incidents that have raised safety concerns.
Political instability in emerging markets, led by China, will be one of the biggest risks for markets in 2013, Ian Bremmer, president of political risk firm Eurasia Group, said on Monday.
As Asian economies shift into recovery mode, inflation appears to be low on the priority list of central bankers, but HSBC's Asia economist warns against such complacency, as he expects a resurgence in price pressures this year, fueled by wage growth.
China's foreign direct investment inflows fell last year for the first time since the global financial crisis, slipping 4 percent as a troubled world economy curbed investor enthusiasm for deals in emerging markets.
The yen rebounded from a 2-1/2-year low on Tuesday after Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari's remarks that excessive yen weakness could have a negative impact on the country sparked profit-taking in heavy bets against the Japanese currency.
Often called the "lucky country" because of its rich natural resources, Australia's growth has long been funded by the commodities boom but now, economists say, there are a few other bright spots that could pick up where mining left off.
Rio Tinto said on Tuesday its iron ore production beat its own guidance to hit 253 million tons in 2012, as the miner cashes in on resurgent Chinese demand that has driven up prices in recent months.
Conflict in the West African state of Mali -- the continent's third-largest gold producer -- poses "manageable" risks for miners active in the country's south as Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels remain confined to strongholds in the north while former colonial power France continues its offensive against militant bases.
Eager to tap China’s movie market, Hollywood studios try to win censors’ approval — taking on Chinese partners, tweaking story lines and, when filming in China, inviting bureaucrats to the set. The New York Times reports.
Forget a weakening economy and the prospect of further monetary easing. Here's what will keep the Aussie dollar robust in the months ahead - a rebound in commodity prices and even lower interest rates among the world's big economies.
In what would be a drastic liberalization of China's huge but still cloistered capital markets, the country's top securities regulator said Monday that foreign investment could be allowed to rise as much as tenfold. The NYT reports.
Toyota has dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker. The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, although it's still counting. GM sold 9.29 million. Both companies saw higher sales.
Ann Cairns, President of International Markets, MasterCard explains how MasterCard is doing business in Myanmar. She adds that much remains to be done to move away from being a cash-based economy.
Indonesia's influential Bakrie family warned on Monday that it could rethink its proposed exit from Bumi, a coal venture it co-founded with Nat Rothschild, if the financier pursues a planned return to the board.
Shares in Australia's Billabong International surged more than 12 percent on Tuesday after the struggling surfwear company received a second takeover proposal.
Barry Stowe, CEO, Asia, Prudential explains why his firm is focusing its efforts on Cambodia. He discusses the opportunities that Southeast Asia presents to Prudential.
Chinese media on Monday called on the government to improve air quality, days after the Beijing's pollution index went off the charts. CNBC's China correspondent Eunice Yoon reports from the Chinese capital.
Chinese companies are deserting U.S. stock markets in record numbers as regulatory scrutiny mounts and the advantages of a U.S. listing slip away. U.S. government investigations of suspect financial reports and battered share prices have for many Chinese companies wrecked the chances of raising new money in the United States.
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