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China's property sector is not headed for a U.S. style crash, said Fang Fang, chief executive officer for China investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.
Malaysian casino operator Genting envisions red and gold pagodas and a panda exhibit on the 87-acre plot of Las Vegas land it bought this week, a new gambling playground for rich Chinese.
Just two months into office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is showing an increasing willingness to take on some pillars of Japan's establishment in an aggressive attempt to finally breathe some new life into Japan's listless economy. The New York Times reports.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged and upgraded its assessment of the economy, as the central bank prepares to install a new governor and two new deputy governors tasked with doing more to end deflation.
Chinese have been scrambling for ways to get around the new housing tax, including, getting a divorce.
We've put together a list of 2012's most expensive property markets, based on research by luxury estate agent Knight Frank, ranking areas by both average property prices for the year, and price per square foot in the fourth quarter.
Samsung, with a $110 million investment in cash-strapped Sharp, will broaden its supplier base and get a foot in the door at one of Apple key Asian display suppliers.
Toyota will reshuffle its top bosses and take the axe to its decision making structure, part of a move to put lower-ranked workers in day-to-day command as it seeks faster responses to market changes, the firm said on Wednesday.
South Korea's military said it will strike back at North Korea and target its top leadership if Pyongyang launches a threatened attack in response to drills between U.S. and South Korean forces.
Samsung Electronics is set to invest about $110 million in struggling Sharp, a deal that will ensure it a smooth supply of large-sized TV panels and help bolster the Japanese company's chances of survival.
China's planned urbanization drive will be main engine of growth for domestic economic activity in the years ahead, giving the government scope to boost domestic demand and infrastructure investment.
Fresh regulations on banker bonuses is a risk for Standard Chartered, warned CEO of the bank's Asia division, Jaspal Bindra, who said an unfair amount of attention has been paid to the issue.
It's already home to some of the world's most expensive properties and considered one of the most costly places to live in. Now, this island state is also one of the priciest places to own a car.
China's IPO action has been locked in ice since October by China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) officials intent on boosting investor confidence and improving scrutiny of stock market hopefuls.
Demand for financial products linked to China is on the rise and efforts by the world's second largest economy to further open its capital markets will add to their lure, said Mark Makepeace, CEO of global index provider FTSE Group.
Australia's economy grew at a moderate pace last quarter as a long-awaited surge in resource exports helped offset softness elsewhere.
North Korea's ruling dynasty could have its newest member. After months of speculation over whether Ri Sol-ju, Kim Jong-un's wife, was pregnant, there are now reports that the couple's first baby was born in secret. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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Virgin America and Singapore Airlines frequent fliers can now earn and redeem points or miles on each carrier in an expanded partnership.
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Alan Jin, property analyst, Asia ex-Japan at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the easing of housing tax and lending rules is in line with China's bid to maintain "reasonable economic growth."
Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says he prefers the H-shares and explains why he "greatly favors" the insurance sector.
Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says the relaxation of mortgage rules on Monday implies more monetary easing in the coming months.