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U.S. benchmark crude oil prices are expected to resume their march towards triple digits as stock markets respond to improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest oil market sentiment survey.
The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.
In China, the possibility of political reform and nationalization of the military under the new generation of leaders seems remote. Over the weekend, Beijing-based journalist Gao Yu published an analysis of a leaked speech given by President Xi Jinping during his southern tour last month that appears to throw cold water on hopes for reform. The Global Post reports.
The joint investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has shifted from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system.
Toyota Motors regained the crown as the world's top selling automaker in 2012, posting record-high sales and beating rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowing to overcome what he called an economic crisis facing the nation, urged the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Monday to hit its inflation target as soon as possible, keeping up pressure on the central bank to make good its promise of bolder action to overcome deflation.
The trial of disgraced senior Chinese leader Bo Xilai, the central figure in the country's biggest political scandal in decades, will not be held on Monday as some media had reported, a court official in the southern Chinese city of Guiyang said.
Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore's prime minister and chairman of Fraser and Neave (F&N), will enter a new chapter in his corporate life - and could well leave F&N - as the group looks set to be taken over by Thailand's third-richest man.
Indonesia-focused miner Bumi will announce plans for a smaller board and a new company name as it seeks to break with two years of damaging battles between investors, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
For all the doomsayers predicting an end to its mining boom, Australia is pumping out more metal, coal and gas thanks to a investment bonanza that will peak this year, boosting exports needed to extend a jaw-dropping 21-year run of economic growth.
Apple iconic iPhone is losing some of its luster among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success.
Bank probes find manipulation in Singapore's offshore FX market - source Internal reviews by banks in Singapore have found evidence that traders colluded to manipulate rates in the offshore foreign exchange market, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiries.
Profits earned by China's industrial companies rose 17.3 percent in December from a year earlier to 895.2 billion yuan ($143.91 billion), official data showed on Sunday, as a fourth-quarter recovery helped offset poorer corporate results in the third.
Japan's economy minister rejected criticism on Saturday that his country's extraordinary fiscal and monetary stimulus program was aimed at weakening the yen and undermined central bank independence.
Japan's core consumer prices slipped for a second straight month in the year to December, signaling the economy was still in deflation and piling more pressure on the central bank to adopt further stimulus steps to achieve its new inflation target.
Samsung reported a record quarterly profit of $8.3 billion and kept its 2013 investment plans at the previous year's level, defying expectations.
Apple's third straight disappointing quarter signals an urgent need for the global technology leader to drum up new revenue - and China may provide the answer.
Mitsubishi Motors said it is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles globally due to a brake problem unique to the electric-powered cars in one of the biggest callbacks involving the new generation of eco-friendly cars.
North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "sworn enemy".
South Korea's Hyundai Motor posted a surprise 5.5 percent fall in quarterly net profit, missing forecasts, as record car sales were dented by the impact of a stronger local currency and the cost of compensating drivers in North America for overstated fuel-economy claims.
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Greg Smith, Group CEO of Global Commodities, discusses the short-covering rally in oil prices last week following data that showed a decline in U.S. oil drilling rigs.
David Greene, Senior Currency Strategist at AFEX, says the currency market appears set to look beyond lagging indicators, with a stronger U.S. dollar story intact for the next 12-18 months.
Rene Nourse, Founder of Urban Wealth Management, discusses the "Super Bowl Theory", which says that if a team from the National Football Conference (NFC) wins, the U.S. markets will be in for a positive year.