Sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers held steady in the first quarter as companies remained pessimistic about the economy, the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed on Wednesday.» Read More
Alibaba Group has chosen Jonathan Lu, its Chief Data Officer who has more than a decade of experience in executive roles, to lead China's largest e-commerce company as it prepares to launch an initial public offering.
Australia's central bank said it had been targeted by cyberattacks and that no data had been lost or systems compromised.
China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.
The president of Shiseido will resign and be replaced by the company's chairman after a two-year stint that saw profits suffer, the Japanese cosmetics maker said on Monday.
The Japan government's choice to lead the country's central bank promised on Monday to move quickly to implement fresh monetary stimulus to lift the struggling economy.
Strong U.S. jobs data have given the dollar a leg up in the forex market, suggesting that an improving outlook for the world's largest economy is taking over as the main driving force for dollar gains.
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After a year of benign inflation, consumer prices are ticking up in China amid an uneven economic recovery.
Singapore is the most innovative city in the Asia Pacific region, according to a study by consultancy Solidiance.
Australia's central bank has been targeted by sophisticated hackers seeking sensitive information which included Group of 20 negotiations, but a bank spokesperson said nothing was stolen.
Last week five of the Group of 10 central banks that held policy meetings may have stayed on hold, but they gave hints that they were just taking a breather in the so-called "currency war."
North Korea has cut off a Red Cross hotline with South Korea as it escalates its war of words against Seoul and Washington in response to a military drill in the South and U.N. sanctions.
China's consumer price inflation is forecast to be around 3 percent in 2013, the price monitoring unit of the country's top economic planning agency said on Monday.
Japan's core machinery orders plunged in January from the previous month, falling for the first time in four months and suggesting companies are cautious on capital spending.
After years of grabbing the spotlight in U.S.-China economic relations, U.S. concerns over the value of Beijing's currency appear to be fading, giving ground to newer issues like cyber-security.
Thousands of protesters marched in the Japanese capital on Sunday calling on the government to shun nuclear power, a day before the second anniversary of the world's worst atomic disaster in 25 years.
In China, with wages rising rapidly and shifts towards moving up the factory food chain, CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a look at one garment factory's efforts to stay competitive.
China unveiled a government restructuring plan on Sunday, cutting cabinet-level entities by two and dissolving its powerful Railways Ministry, as the country's new leaders look to boost efficiency and combat corruption.
China's uneven economic recovery signals a looming dilemma for policymakers as data released at the weekend showed inflation at a 10-month high while factory output and consumer spending were weaker than forecast.
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Barbara Salvin, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, says Iran and the world powers will arrive at "some kind of understanding or specific details within the next day."
Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, attributes the weak sentiment to the usual practice among Japanese corporates to put out conservative forecasts.
John Ellis, director of enterprise security, APAC & Japan of Akamai Technologies, says governments and industries need to focus on fundamental issues such as tracking the value of information.