Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 protesters on Tuesday after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades.» Read More
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.
Millions of Chinese shoppers are turning to the web, fueling a booming $64 billion e-commerce market, as a local player gets set to overtake Amazon as the world's biggest online retailer by 2016.
China has overtaken the United States to become the world's biggest processor of patent applications, giving an innovative edge to Beijing's economic and industrial clout.
If Park Geun-hye wins South Korea's presidential election this month, she will become the first woman to hold the country's top office, challenging stereotypes in a nation that is largely run by men in blue suits.
Japan's Suntory Holdings plans to raise up to $6 billion in an initial public offering of its food and non-alcoholic beverage unit.
Japan's core machinery orders rose 2.6 percent in October from the previous month, up for the first time in three months, but uncertainty over the global outlook will likely continue to weigh on business investment and the broader economy.
BHP agreed to sell its stake in the Browse liquefied natural gas project to Chinese oil and gas producer PetroChina for $1.63 billion, the second partner to leave the project in recent months.
For China, the economic slowdown has led to a search for growth opportunities. The country's growth in the future depends on raising productivity. Urbanization, if structured efficiently, could help in that regard.
Polls show the election is likely to return to power the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party, which has promised to boost public works and talks of spending 200 trillion yen on projects over the next decade.
If China's GDP continues growing at its current pace, the republic will become the lead economic power within the next 20 years.
Australia's economy may be one of the most resilient in the developed world, having expanded over 3 percent in the third quarter even as the mining boom loses steam, but analysts say the government's vow to return the budget to surplus may knock the wind out of its economy.
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Larry Seruma, Managing Principal at Nile Capital Management, is optimistic that the worst case scenarios for Ebola is over. His top picks in the country include Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.
Matt Smith, Commodity Analyst at Schneider Electric, explains why Saudi Arabia is so reluctant to reduce output and warns that investors shouldn't expect too much progress from the meeting.