China's manufacturing sector remained in a poor state in January, a private survey showed on Monday, amid increasing speculation that policymakers will intervene with fresh measures to spur the economy.» Read More
Macau gambling stocks such as Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group fell on Wednesday after a media report said Beijing may crack down on junket operators that bring in Chinese VIP high-rollers, arrange credit and collect debts.
Australian retail sales fell for a third straight month in December, an extremely rare run of weakness that strengthened the case for further cut in interest rates and knocked the local dollar lower.
North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on Tuesday, threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.
All Nippon AIrways on Wednesday canceled all remaining Boeing 787 flights until the end of February.
One thing is already clear about Australia's unprecedented eight-month election campaign: it won't be a popularity contest. Prime Minister Julia Gillard, regularly described on talkback radio and in conservative media as untrustworthy and desperately clinging to power, is set to be trounced in the September election if opinion polls are to be believed.
DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia's biggest lender, posted an 11 percent rise in core fourth-quarter net profit on Wednesday after a drop in bad debt charges but missed expectations due to weak margins.
A Chinese navy vessel aimed a type of radar normally used to aim weapons at a target at a Japanese navy ship in the East China Sea, prompting Japan to protest, Japan's defense minister said on Tuesday, an action that could complicate efforts to cool tension in a territorial row between the rivals.
China unveiled sweeping tax reforms on Tuesday to make wealthy state-owned firms, property speculators and the rich pay more to narrow a yawning gap between an urban elite and hundreds of millions of rural poor.
Jim O'Neill, the chairman of Goldman Sachs Group's asset management division who coined the popular term "BRIC" to refer to four fast-growing emerging markets, will retire later this year, according to an internal memo.
KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said time, not ad spending, is the cure for a steep sales decline in China that was sparked by a food safety scare.
Indonesia reported marginally lower-than-expected economic growth of 6.23 percent in 2012, a year in which robust domestic demand and investment outweighed declining exports and a trade deficit that put pressure on the country's currency.
Toyota Motor raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent to 860 billion yen ($9.3 billion) on strong sales of the Camry sedan and other vehicles in its biggest market the United States, as well as the yen's drop.
Expectations of an end to ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy are likely to set in during the second-half of 2013, triggering a bull run in the dollar, says independent economist Andy Xie. And this, he argues, could lead to a “crisis” in emerging markets as hot money inflows unwind.
Activity in India's service sector expanded at the fastest pace in a year last month, driven by rising foreign orders, but businesses were a little less optimistic about the future, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Benchmark oil prices are poised to make fresh multi-month highs this week amid improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest survey of market sentiment. However, a minority of the trade are questioning the rally, arguing the move higher is overdone and Monday's pullback in prices may deepen.
Australia's central bank held its main cash rate at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, as expected, but left the door wide open for further easing if necessary to support the economy.
Videos are the way forward as China's younger generation "gives up" on TV, the CEO of Sohu.com, which runs one of the country's most popular online video site, told CNBC on Tuesday.
China's four largest banks extended 370 billion yuan ($59.4 billion) of new loans in January, up from 320 billion yuan in the same period last year, the official China Securities Journal reported on Tuesday.
Baidu, China's largest search engine company, reported its slowest profit growth since 2009, as competition in the sector heats up and more users switch to mobile search.
Japan's Hitachi cut its full-year profit outlook by about 13 percent on Monday to 420 billion yen ($4.5 billion), citing a weak economic recovery in Europe and a slowdown in emerging markets.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
While China is seeing moderating growth and manufacturing activities, other sectors are holding up quite well, says Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's national address at the National Press Club on Monday is an "opportunity to reboot his government," says Peter Chen, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney.
Crude oil prices could hit the low end of $30 a barrel because the market remains oversupplied, says Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.