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The CEO of OCBC, which posted a record profit on Friday, said the bank would focus on growing its offshore activities in Greater China as more Chinese firms look to expand overseas.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stood on the sidelines for much of 2012 as worries over runaway inflation trumped growth concerns. Now as price pressures abate, the central bank is expected to step up monetary easing significantly to revive flagging growth in Asia's third largest economy.
The new head of Italian defense group Finmeccanica has inherited a corruption crisis over a $750 million helicopter deal with India that risks hurting the company's business.
The Singapore government, facing growing public opposition to the country's liberal immigration policies, has announced a slew of measures to limit the influx of foreign workers in the past year, a move that's costing local businesses.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is close to selecting his nominee for governor of the Bank of Japan and a decision could come in the next few days.
Japan's economic policies, which have driven down the yen's value and given local exporters a powerful boost, are expected to be in the firing line at a meeting of G-20 finance ministers.
Just take a look at his portfolio to find out. CNBC's Chloe Cho and Deirdre Wang-Morris discuss the wizard of Omaha's food-related stocks in light of his recent purchase of ketchup maker Heinz.
Thailand's central bank chief played down a rift with the government over whether interest rates should be cut to stem a rise in the baht, saying rates were not the main factor.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Singapore's second-biggest lender, posted a 12 percent jump in fourth quarter net profit due to a rise in fee income and a quadrupling of gains from its insurance unit.
'Currency wars' will come to Moscow on Friday as finance officials from the Group of 20 nations spar over Japan's expansive policies that have driven down the value of the yen.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Corp, the country's fourth-largest bank, posted a 6.2 percent rise in first quarter earnings on Friday, boosted by strong global markets and Australian retail banking.
Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin discusses if Rio Tinto's cost-cuts are achievable. He explains why $64 and below is a good buying point for Rio's stock.
Parents may find themselves wishing they could check-in their toddlers when it comes to travel. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah explores the child-friendly concept airline by design firm RKS that promises a hassle-free journey.
Rio Tinto's new chief flagged he would slash costs, spend capital more carefully and focus on shareholder value after the world's no.3 miner reported a $3 billion loss, its first ever full-year loss.
U.S. hedge fund investor George Soros has gained about $1 billion betting against the yen, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the firm's position.
India's headline inflation rate moderated to its lowest level in more than three years in January, helped by a slower rise in fuel and manufactured goods prices.
Shares in Japan Prologis REIT, a real estate investment trust set up by the world's largest owner of industrial buildings, soared more than 20 percent in their Tokyo market debut on Thursday. The strong start for the $1 billion initial public offering (IPO) is a sign that Asia's IPO market is getting its buzz back, analysts say.
Italy's top three leagues and 680 matches worldwide are considered suspicious by European law enforcement. Investigators believe a man from Singapore named Tan Seet Eng is a common link in many of them. The New York Times reports.
Japan's economy contracted again in the final three months of last year, highlighting that the world's third biggest economy remains in recession. Still, analysts argue it's the outlook that investors should pay attention to.
Central banks scooped up more gold in 2012 than they have annually in nearly half a century as they sought to diversify reserves, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday.
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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."