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China's annual economic growth may have quickened to 7.8 percent in the fourth quarter a Reuters poll showed, snapping seven straight quarters of weaker expansion, but the recovery is likely to be tepid and the economy may need continued policy support.
Google's Eric Schmidt began a mission to North Korea that includes an effort to secure the release of an imprisoned American.
The United States dominates the list of places that global commercial real estate investors would prefer to put their money this year, while China has lost some luster and Turkey has added sparkle, according to a survey of international investors.
Japan's new government will set up schemes worth nearly $5 billion to boost businesses, including helping them buy foreign companies, according to a draft economic stimulus package seen by Reuters on Monday that could be approved later this week.
Nintendo year-end sales of its Wii U games console were steady, though not as strong as when its Wii predecessor was first launched, the Japanese game maker's top executive told Reuters on Monday.
A turnaround in China's bank earnings seen in the second half of last year is likely to continue into 2013 as the economy improves further, prompting analysts to turn bullish on the sector.
Goldman Sachs may have been significantly off the mark on its call for a bumper rally in Chinese equities in 2012, but this year, the U.S. investment bank is confident that its upbeat outlook for the market will materialize.
2013 could prove to be the year that Japan steps up its military role in Asia. A simmering territorial spat with China and Japan's assertive new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will see to that, analysts tell CNBC.
British telecommunications carrier Vodafone Group said on Saturday it has received a reminder from Indian tax authorities on disputed tax dues over its 2007 acquisition of Indian mobile assets.
Indonesia's benchmark index started 2013 with a record high, yet economic concerns could make fund investors turn away this year from a country that high domestic growth transformed into a popular safe haven during recent global turbulence.
As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.
Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.
China's biggest ship container maker has revived its moribund B-shares - mainland shares priced in foreign currencies - by relisting them in Hong Kong, sparking new life in other B-shares that may be able to emulate its exit from an obsolete market that regulators want to wind down.
The father of an Indian student whose brutal rape provoked a global outcry said he wanted her name made public so she could be an inspiration to victims of sexual assault, a call that was quickly taken up by social media users and may pressure authorities to allow her identity to be revealed.
Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with Panasonic's rugged Toughbook computers, and chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple.
China's lowest temperatures in nearly three decades are wreaking havoc on shipping, air, and road transportation.
China Galaxy Securities has filed applications to regulators for a planned $1.5 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, IFR reported on Friday.
Japan's Nikkei share average climbed to a 22-month high on its first trading day of 2013, as a deal in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff" buoyed investor risk appetite and the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp.
South Korean singer-actor Rain has been given a dressing down for going out with South Korea's sweetheart, Kim Tae-hee, while on compulsory military service - but without his army hat.
Independent ratings agency Egan-Jones, which slashed the U.S. sovereign credit rating twice last year, said it has no intention of further downgrading the country this year, praising efforts by U.S. lawmakers to avert the "fiscal cliff".
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The mainland's number 5 carmaker BAIC saw a tepid debut on the Hong Kong markets on Friday. CNBC's Emily Tan reports.
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Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory for South Asia at LGT Bank, says there are contagion risks as the collapse in oil prices makes financing more of an issue for emerging Asia.