China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, said sources involved in policy-making.» Read More
South Korea's central bank kept interest rates on hold for a second consecutive month, as it feels out the effects from two rate cuts this year as well as latest policy easing from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The city's market watchdog proposes that banks preparing companies for listing on Hong Kong's stock exchange will be made explicitly liable for IPO prospectuses, although they will also have more powers to ensure that their clients play by the rules.
Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said it will pay $8.6 million as a settlement for transactions that could be seen as violations of U.S. sanctions.
Printing money and going on a spending spree would usually sow alarm in a heavily indebted economy, but investors in Japan are betting that opposition leader Shinzo Abe will tone down his strategy if he wins power in Sunday's national election.
India's government has announced an inquiry into the lobbying practices of Wal-Mart after a report that the giant retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.
Indonesia-focused miner Bumi moved closer to divorcing the Bakrie family that co-founded it, announcing the departure of its Bakrie-supported chief executive and plans to sell its stake in unit Bumi Resources soon.
GrainCorp rejected on Thursday a sweetened $2.9 billion bid from U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland.
What stock did people in the U.S. Google the most in 2012? To no surprise whatsoever, it was Facebook.
The Federal Reserve met market expectations Wednesday with another round of easing, this time with a pledge to keep interest rates low until unemployment falls below 6.5 percent and inflation tops 2.5 percent.
Many presents fit comfortably in a stocking convey indulgence and extravagance. CNBC.com presents 10 luxury gifts whose small sizes are offset by large price tags.
Land of the rising sun? Not so much, says this pro. He expects yen weakness to continue for some time.
Employers are struggling to fill entry-level vacancies, Diana Farrell, Diana Farrell, Director and Co-founder at the McKinsey Center for Government told CNBC
OPEC agreed on Wednesday to hold its oil production limit unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, delegates at the meeting said. Ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries continued in closed session to debate who should be the group's next secretary general. They were divided over candidacies from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents.
The oil market may appear calm but the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that recent data show the market is actually undergoing violent structural changes.
A big surge in manufacturing output pushed India's industrial growth to its highest in more than a year in October.
The sharp run-up in Hong Kong house prices raises the risk of an abrupt correction and the government should take further steps if necessary to contain risks arising from the property market, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday.
Where are employees most satisfied in their jobs? Beer tasters at Sam Adams? Photographers at Playboy? Shoppers for Saks? Mickey at Disneyland? No, Facebook.
Mexican authorities told the CEO of HSBC's Mexico unit that a local drug lord referred to the bank as the "place to launder money," U.S. prosecutors said, as they announced a record $1.92 billion settlement with the British bank.
A measure of Australian consumer confidence pulled back in December as households fretted on the outlook for the economy and finances.
While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.
Mark O'Byrne, Executive and Research Director at GoldCore, says waning support for the Swiss referendum could be a headwind for gold prices in the short run.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.