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Chinese tourists have become some of the biggest spenders abroad, according to a new report, averaging over $1,000 a day.
Both the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.
The Australian Senate voted to scrap carbon tax and plans for emissions trading, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
The Philippines set to work clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding homes after a typhoon killed 38 people, with at least eight missing.
Singapore's exports fell for a second straight month in June, International Enterprise Singapore said, hit by a slump in shipments of electronics.
Australia can maintain strong relationships with both China and Japan, despite their ongoing political spat, the country's Trade Minister told CNBC.
Chinese firm Huatong Road & Bridge Group said it might fail to pay interest and principal due on a short-term bill issue that matures on July 23.
Indian states eager to kick-start infrastructure projects have proposed changes to laws blamed for stalling roads, railways, and power installations.
Plans to allow greater foreign investment in Shanghai's A-share market could prove to be a game changer for investment in Chinese shares.
Japan's most popular messaging app filed for an IPO in Tokyo, but whether the estimated $10 billion valuation is fair remains in question.
Chinese energy giant CNOOC is looking at building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas plant to produce gas from the South China Sea.
The selection of Shanghai as the headquarters for the BRICS bank could hurt Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's domestic ratings, according to one expert.
Many trash pickers in China are elderly people, unable to support themselves on meager government pensions. Global Post reports.
China posted better-than-expected GDP figures, but economists say there's little evidence of progress in rebalancing its economic growth model.
Rio Tinto said it was on track to produce 295 million tons of the steel-making material in 2014, up from 266 million last year.
China's economy grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter from the year-ago period, beating a broad consensus estimate of 7.4 percent and coming after the 7.4 percent expansion in the first quarter.
Commercial real estate volumes in Asia-Pacific are set to spike in the second half of this year, said Jones Lang LaSalle.
A typhoon killed at least 10 people across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people.
In negotiations to create the new BRICS development bank, the main challenge was not a lack of resources or commitment, but fellow partner China.
Flags from Argentina, Germany and other World Cup countries line the streets of Manado, the capital city of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia.
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Marc Mcallister, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Harley Davidson, says the Street 750 motorcycle fits the urban environments in Asia and discusses the region's growth potential.
Harley Davidson has unveiled the Street 750 motorcycle, custom built for urban streets. CNBC's Oriel Morrison hops on for a ride.
Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, says there's limited upside in bond yields and prefers equities in Asia like South Korea and Taiwan.