The music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming globally. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. The New York Times reports.» Read More
Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays says that the Philippines needs more fiscal space in order to boost investment sentiment.
Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners says that Asia is no longer leading the world in terms of confidence.
China stocks may stabilize on Thursday after sharp losses a day earlier, with automaker and defense stocks in focus.
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The economic slowdown in India is one of the world’s biggest economic stories, but it is commanding only a modicum of attention in the United States.
Call it prosperity without a whole lot of pull, at least when it comes to investors. This is the new reality of the auto industry. Business is booming, profits are strong, investors are indifferent.
Chinese and U.S. leaders said Friday that they had made important progress on a range of economic issues, with China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao saying the agreement had included “some important breakthroughs.”
Parallels are being drawn between Europe’s current debt crisis and Japan’s so-called Lost Decade, when the Asian country’s economy imploded in the 1990s. The NYT reports.
Harsha Basnayake, Singapore and Asean Leader for Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Solutions, says mergers and acquisitions activity is still healthy in Southeast Asia.
Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC expects a lower China trade surplus with weakening demand in Europe.
Too many Americans are addicted to cheap credit and to artificially cheap Chinese imports at big box stores
Stuart Crow, Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants says commercial property will turn around in the second half of the year after a big drop in transactions because of worries about the euro debt crisis.
Sitao Xu, Director, Economist Intelligence Unit says that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's case could bring about positive change to China's political front.
The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?
Despite gloomy economic news out of India in recent months, foreign investors have continued to bet on Indian stocks with the benchmark Sensex rising more than 12 percent since the start of the year. Analysts tell CNBC the momentum is likely to continue with stocks set to gain double-digits over the next year.
What is the future of central banks? It will be busy, because they are now expected to deliver both monetary and financial stability, writes Martin Wolf. The FT reports.
As expected, Toyota is revving up sales and showing once again why the Japanese automaker is making good on a plan to win back sales “lost” last year.
With a new car and new digs in downtown Detroit, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is engineering a spring renaissance for his company.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the coffee giant's earnings forecast and its attempt to perk up profits by venturing into wine and beer, with Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst.
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Martin Lakos, Division Director, Wealth Management at Macquarie and Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, debate whether the Fed will change its policy language at the upcoming meeting.
Geoff McGrath, Vice President at McLaren Applied Technologies, explains how technology in the Formula One race can be applied to other industries.
Christoph Rubeli, Co-CEO of Partners Group, says the healthcare, education and e-commerce sectors in India offer long-term opportunities.