Efforts by Japan and Jordan to secure the release of two of their nationals held captive by Islamic State militants remain "deadlocked" and the situation remains highly unpredictable, Japanese officials said.» Read More
As the Nikkei 225 scales a 33-month high, investors risk getting burnt as analysts warn of a correction.
Gold bounced back from a drubbing that sent the precious metal to a six-month low late last week, however, analysts say further upside is dependent on whether gold can hold on to a key support level over the next few days.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition.
Ong Hui Juan spent nearly four years working in a bank, but decided to leave last year to pursue her passion of working with youth - an unusual and surprising decision in achievement-oriented Singapore.
Despite easing inflation and expectations of further interest rate cuts, India's central bank governor is striking a hawkish note, saying that the room for monetary easing is limited.
Former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde strongly dismissed concerns over a so-called currency war on the sidelines of the Group of 20 nations (G-20) meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Moscow.
Analysts warned against expecting a further drop in the yen even as it continued its slide against the dollar on Monday after global finance ministers at the weekend avoided directly criticizing Japan for pursuing policies that have led to significant weakness in its currency.
Thailand's economy grew by 3.6 percent in the final quarter of 2012 from the previous three months and by 6.4 percent in 2012 as a whole.
In a rare show of protest, Singaporeans staged a rally to reject new government population policies.
India's finance minister plans to cut the public spending target for fiscal 2013/14 by up to 10 percent from this year's original target, in what would be the most austere budget in recent history.
Owned by art, film and real estate mogul Zhang Baoquan, Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay bar marks the Chinese government's first tacit approval of a gaming concept outside of Macau.
By letting Japan off the hook and urging action to address the weak global economy, G-20 policymakers may have signaled that further easing could lie ahead.
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.
Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan dismissed talk of a 'currency war' in an interview with CNBC, but concedes that a strong Australian dollar is a concern for an economy that's heavily reliant on mining exports.
Oil's recent rally to multi-month highs may continue to fade this week if minutes from the U.S. central bank's January meeting - due Tuesday - suggest policymakers favor winding down stimulus earlier than expected.
North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the U.S. into diplomatic talks, said a source with direct knowledge of the message.
The launch of PlayStation 4 this week is more than the start of a new cycle for Sony, it's an essential step in rebuilding the firm as a corporation.
An auction by collector Bruce Weiner has brought renewed attention to "microcars," a popular automobile genre valued as much for their cute looks and ingenious designs as for their parsimony.
The price of Brent Crude oil is set to fall 30 percent to $80 per barrel by the end of the year, according to Robert Levitt, CEO and founder of U.S. wealth manager Levitt Capital Management.
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Paul Haswell, Partner of Pinsent Masons, explains why more Asian technology players are seeking merger and acquisition opportunities in Europe.
Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings, says the ongoing rout in oil markets will boost Thailand, South Korea and India, but weigh on oil exporter Malaysia.
Jim O'Donnell, Chief Investment Officer of Forward Management, attributes the disappointment over Alibaba's revenues to "expectations getting ahead of themselves."