Japan's prime minister will have a tough job trying to convince his G-8 colleagues next month that his "three arrows" stimulus program is not just a subterfuge to boost exports, says this economist.» Read More
India's car sales are likely to post their weakest growth in nine years this financial year, compounding the country's gloomy economic outlook, as the automotive industry battles with high interest rates and slowing economic expansion.
Members of a new class of affluent Asian-Americans, many of whom have benefited from booms in finance and technology, are making their mark on philanthropy in the United States. The New York Times reports.
India slammed arch-rival Pakistan on Wednesday over a firefight in the disputed territory of Kashmir in which two of its soldiers were killed, and said the mutilation of one of the bodies was "inhuman".
South Korean men spent a whopping $495.4 million on skincare products in 2011, as makeup and cosmetics become more culturally acceptable. The Global Post reports.
A $2.5 billion Macau casino planned by MGM China, the Chinese arm of U.S. gambling giant MGM Resorts International, received government approval on Wednesday, sending shares of MGM China to an 18-month high.
India's Tata Motors rose as much as 3.7 percent to a record high on Wednesday after Credit Suisse and CLSA upgraded their ratings on the stock, citing expectations for improving sales.
A senior Boeing engineer said Wednesday the plane maker has "extreme confidence" in the 787 Dreamliner, despite three of mishaps this week, including a battery fire.
Japan's Panasonic may see its headcount fall further and may sell non-core money-making business units to raise cash, president Kazuhiro Tsuga told reporters at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Australian retail sales were surprisingly soft in November as spending fell on clothes and household goods, a sign lower interest rates had yet to breathe life into the long-struggling bricks and mortar shopping sector.
One day after a Dreamliner caught on fire, Boeing found itself facing another 787 with problems. This at a time when the aviation company said it has traced the source of the fire to a lithium ion battery.
HSBC's sale of its $9.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the deal, sources told Reuters.
Shares of the world’s largest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics are expected to surge 50 percent in 2013, on the back of a stellar performance last year.
Australian fire crews battled hundreds of wildfires, a searing heatwave and powerful, hot outback winds on Tuesday, but were hopeful they had dodged a potentially catastrophic fire day without loss of life or major damage.
Three of the men accused of raping and murdering an Indian student have asked lawyers to defend them and the lawyers have agreed to do so, even though most of the judiciary has refused to represent the suspects because of outrage over the attack.
Forget that millions of North Korean children are starving — it's Kim Jong Un's birthday. Candy for everyone! The Global Post reports.
KFC parent Yum Brands said it had stopped using chicken from suppliers in China that are now under a government investigation before the review was even announced, and analysts said they expect the company to recover from the business hit in its biggest market.
Japan's new government has vowed to revive the economy and expectations for aggressive monetary easing are running high. This sets the scene for the yen, which has fallen sharply and quickly in recent weeks, to weaken to the 100-mark versus the dollar, possibly this year, some analysts say.
The Bank of Japan will consider easing monetary policy again this month as it eyes doubling its inflation target, sources said.
Private equity firm Carlyle Group sold its remaining stake in China's No.3 insurer CPIC in a deal valued at $793 million, exiting the business with its largest dollar profit on an investment.
The decision to fly the victim of a gang rape that outraged India for treatment in Singapore made little medical sense as the woman was so severely injured that her death was all but inevitable, doctors say.
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.
Australia's budget on Tuesday has raised concerns that the country could follow in the same path as the highly indebted euro zone, said one expert.
Shao Jiong, Regional Head of Internet & Chief China Strategist at Macquarie, gives his top picks in the Chinese internet space.
Timothy Wong, Managing Director and Regional Head at DBS Group Research tells CNBC's Cash Flow why the ASEAN markets are the place to be.
Andrew Economos, Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy, Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management, says Bernanke will err on the side of caution as the U.S. economy is still much weaker than expected.