The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a statement that was more apparent for what it did not say.» Read More
Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.
French carmaker Renault has started recalling over 60,000 cars exported to China due to problems with their fuel level sensors, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Japan's core machinery orders surged unexpectedly in December, up for a third straight month and firms expect more improvement in the first quarter, taking heart from recent yen weakness on the back of Japan's aggressive monetary easing stance.
India's central bank could limit gold imports by banks in "extreme circumstances," it said on Wednesday, as it put forward measures to help the world's biggest consumer of gold rein in purchases and battle a record-high current account deficit.
The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.
As investors push equities and other risk assets to multi-year highs, one question being raised by analysts is whether or not upbeat markets are becoming too complacent.
Chinese property companies are rushing to the dollar bond market, almost matching last year's sales in the first month of 2013 alone, in a frenzy that could inflate the sector's gearing and the broader risk of a housing price bubble.
DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia's biggest lender, posted an 11 percent rise in core fourth-quarter net profit on Wednesday after a drop in bad debt charges but missed expectations due to weak margins.
Jim O'Neill, the chairman of Goldman Sachs Group's asset management division who coined the popular term "BRIC" to refer to four fast-growing emerging markets, will retire later this year, according to an internal memo.
China unveiled sweeping tax reforms on Tuesday to make wealthy state-owned firms, property speculators and the rich pay more to narrow a yawning gap between an urban elite and hundreds of millions of rural poor.
All Nippon AIrways on Wednesday canceled all remaining Boeing 787 flights until the end of February.
A Chinese navy vessel aimed a type of radar normally used to aim weapons at a target at a Japanese navy ship in the East China Sea, prompting Japan to protest, Japan's defense minister said on Tuesday, an action that could complicate efforts to cool tension in a territorial row between the rivals.
One thing is already clear about Australia's unprecedented eight-month election campaign: it won't be a popularity contest. Prime Minister Julia Gillard, regularly described on talkback radio and in conservative media as untrustworthy and desperately clinging to power, is set to be trounced in the September election if opinion polls are to be believed.
Indonesia reported marginally lower-than-expected economic growth of 6.23 percent in 2012, a year in which robust domestic demand and investment outweighed declining exports and a trade deficit that put pressure on the country's currency.
KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said time, not ad spending, is the cure for a steep sales decline in China that was sparked by a food safety scare.
Australia's central bank held its main cash rate at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, as expected, but left the door wide open for further easing if necessary to support the economy.
China's central bank says the country needs to pay more attention to consumer prices. That's reason enough to see why inflation numbers are likely to be the highlight of Friday's data releases from the world's second biggest economy.
Videos are the way forward as China's younger generation "gives up" on TV, the CEO of Sohu.com, which runs one of the country's most popular online video site, told CNBC on Tuesday.
Activity in India's service sector expanded at the fastest pace in a year last month, driven by rising foreign orders, but businesses were a little less optimistic about the future, a survey showed on Tuesday.
China's four largest banks extended 370 billion yuan ($59.4 billion) of new loans in January, up from 320 billion yuan in the same period last year, the official China Securities Journal reported on Tuesday.
The Australian dollar has had a swift, hard fall and now Goldman Sachs is predicting it could fall to as low as $0.80.
More fund managers are growing increasingly bearish on the outlook for China, believing "a hard landing" for the economy and a "commodity collapse" are currently the biggest tail risks facing markets, a monthly survey by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch show
Japan surpassed expectations in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year, but an important pillar of growth was missing.
Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors talks Sony and Japanese economic reforms.
Rob Ryan, Director, Market Strategy, APAC at RBS see USD/JPY movements as primarily a U.S. rates story. Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets joins the conversation.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says there is no need or a likelihood of reduction in QE levels at this point. He forecasts an initial cutback for QE in Q1 2014.