China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up a campaign to prop up growth in the world's second-largest economy.» Read More
India's economic reform program faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign retailers set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.
Delta Air Lines has held recent talks to buy a 49 percent stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic that is currently held by Singapore Airlines, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
The Fed's "operation twist" is supposed to end this month. A much more challenging phase of monetary policy will follow. To support a broadening expansion of demand, the Fed will have to lead the economy from crisis management to the path of noninflationary growth. That will not be simple nor easy.
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North Korea said it would carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 as its youthful leader Kim Jong-un flexes his muscles a year after his father's death, in a move that South Korea and the United States swiftly condemned as a provocation.
London-based Prudential PLC is riding the wave of demographic change occurring in emerging Asia, says CEO Tidjane Thiam.
While politicians try to avoid the "fiscal cliff," CNBC.com remembers some legendary cliffs from pop culture.
Apple's iPhone 5 will be available for sale in China on Dec. 14.
Newly middle-class Chinese are replacing the toddlers' traditional split pants with disposable diapers.
Regulators in Japan recently counseled regional banks that hold massive amounts of Japanese government bonds to shorten the maturity of their holdings to reduce their interest rate risk. The FT reports.
One of China’s richest men is challenging Obama's refusal to let him build a wind farm in the US.
Beijing's new passports claim the entire South China Sea. That hasn't exactly gone over well.
As more wealthy mainland China tourists flood Hong Kong looking to shop, its way of life is being challenged. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
A new phase of instability in the Middle East will keep worries about oil supplies from the region intact putting upward pressure on prices, analysts said.
Sri Lanka's government is putting the island nation's Buddhist monks on a diet.
The pacifist nation of Japan is trying to raise its profile in a new way, offering military aid for the first time in decades and displaying its own armed forces in an effort to build regional alliances. The NYT reports.
There is a yawning gap between what’s currently in state pension coffers in Asia and what’s needed to cover the elderly in retirement.
New home sales across major cities in China jumped by 30 percent in November, according Centaline Group Research Center, a Shanghai-based real estate consultancy. Caixin reports.
China is certain to hit the government's economic growth target of 7.5 percent for 2012 and could even exceed it, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said on Wednesday.
China is mulling changes to its one-child policy with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly aging society.
While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.
Mark O'Byrne, Executive and Research Director at GoldCore, says waning support for the Swiss referendum could be a headwind for gold prices in the short run.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.