Asia-Pacific News


  • Asia Can't Be the Global Economy's Hero: Pro     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:17 PM ET

    Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO, Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), says Asian consumers cannot save the world and that the region must re-define the concept of capitalism in an Asian context.

  • South Korean President Lee Myung-bak

    The framework for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between South Korea and China may be ready in two years, said the South Korean President.

  • China Stocks Seen Rangebound Amid Uncertainty Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Day traders at a local brokerage in Hong Kong

    China stocks are set for more rangebound trading on Friday, as investors continued to grapple with global and domestic economic uncertainties.

  • Beijing, China

    Continued weakness in China’s economic data, as well as growing risks of a Greek exit from the euro zone, will drive Beijing to launch aggressive stimulus measures in order to prevent a further deterioration of growth in the world’s second largest economy, economists and strategists told CNBC.

  • Copper ETF Plan Would ‘Wreak Havoc’ Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 9:36 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    US manufacturers have attacked plans by JPMorgan Chase to launch an exchange-traded fund backed by physical copper, arguing that the product would “grossly and artificially inflate prices” and “wreak havoc on the US and global economy”. The FT reports.

  • Bei Fu, Director of Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor's says that Chinese property developers face refinancing risks, adding that property prices in China will fall this year.

  • Top 10 Countries for Chinese Investments Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    The massive financing needs of China's two biggest trading partners — the U.S. and Europe — could leave Beijing spoiled for choice as it plans to spend $560 billion in foreign investments over the next five years.

  • Economic Uncertainty to Weigh on China Stocks Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
    Shanghai stock exchange

    China stocks may trade lower on Thursday, weighed down by uncertainties about the global economy and China's own fiscal policy response.

  • Prada to Benefit as Chinese Buyers Turn 'Sophisticated' Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 3:56 AM ET
    The Prada store in Milan, Italy.

    As the high-end Chinese consumer becomes more discerning in a slowing luxury goods market, analysts say Hong Kong-listed Italian fashion house Prada can face up to the challenge given its attractive product mix and store expansion plans, forecasting huge gains for the company’s stock over the next 12 months.

  • How to Marry a Chinese Billionaire Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:27 PM ET

    In China, more than 2,800 women gathered to meet, and possibly marry, a group of 11 men purportedly worth a billion yuan.

  • China Stocks Look Set to Extend Tuesday’s Gains Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    Analysts say China stocks can only extend gains on Wednesday if volume can increase to match.

  • Savings at the Pump Still Supreme for Car Buyers Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    The price at the pump may be falling, but interest in buying a fuel-efficient model remains high. In fact, the latest survey on consumer attitudes shows saving money on gas is the top factor impacting what model car buyers are looking for.

  • Tap China Consumer Growth via Prada, Apple: Pro   Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 5:02 AM ET
    Man and woman with shopping bags in mall

    Investors hoping to cash in on the growth in the Chinese consumer sector should look at China-focused companies that are not listed in the mainland, says one expert.

  • Charting Asia | Dow Daily Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:30 AM ET
  • China Stocks Are Expected to Be Rangebound Monday, 21 May 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    China stocks are expected to be rangebound on Tuesday. The Shanghai Composite nudged up 0.16 percent to end at 2348.3 on Monday, trading was thin.

  • Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC says Asia needs fiscal stimulus rather than monetary stimulus to cushion the blow from the EU crisis.

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    In spite of last week's selloff in global stock markets on concerns over the future of the euro zone, one expert says the S&P 500, which closed the week down more than 4 percent, could rise 20 percent in the near-term if Europe takes decisive action to restore confidence.

  • CFTC Said to Open Inquiry Into JPMorgan Loss Friday, 18 May 2012 | 11:10 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    A federal investigation into JPMorgan Chase’s multibillion-dollar trading loss widened Friday as regulators pursued a new line of inquiry. The NYT reports.

  • GM Says It's Dropping Out of Super Bowl Ad Race Friday, 18 May 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Two days after being criticized for dropping direct ads on Facebook, General Motors said it will also stop running ads during the Super Bowl.

  • Two New Models, Two Different Drivers in Mind Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
    Grille of the 2010 Ford Taurus

    Two new models geared toward two very different buyers are the latest moves by Ford and GM.

Contact Asia-Pacific News


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More

Asia Video