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Alibaba muscled ahead of Wal-Mart by one important measure, when its market valuation surpassed the retailer by revenues. The Financial Times reports.
China wants domestic companies to buy more locally made robots, but industry insiders have warned its policies are over-stimulating the market.
Japan's industrial production rose 2.7 percent on month in September, above expectations for a 2.2 percent rise and up from a 1.9 percent decline in August.
Despite dire predictions of sharp drops, Singapore's property prices don't seem to have budged much, but statistics may mask trouble in the market.
With the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit due in less than two weeks, Chinese authorities are stepping up measures to combat air pollution.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he will discuss a possible partnership with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba some time later this week.
Honda Motor reported a 4.1 percent fall in second-quarter profit, as it struggles with product recalls that could delay the development of new models.
Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, topped Forbes' China Rich List for the first time.
Japanese telecommunications and internet giant Softbank Group announced on Tuesday that it invested $627 million in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.
A Malaysian court is due to decide this week on an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction and five-year prison term.
Japan's Takata is unlikely to be dumped by its automaker customers given the cost and disruption of such a move - for now.
Japan's retail sales rose at their fastest pace since the first quarter in September as investors began to shake off the effect of a consumption tax hike.
GrabTaxi secured $90 million in funding over the past 12 months, powering ahead as the battle among Southeast Asia's taxi apps continues.
Greater China shares slumped Monday amid disappointment over the delay of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
Family-run businesses in Hong Kong underperformed their global peers in the past year, according to a new survey, and could face slower growth ahead if protests in the city continue.
A 25 percent slide in crude prices since June should mean a windfall for Asian refiners, but instead they are facing a major drag on profits.
Indonesia's new president on Sunday named professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and implement much-needed reforms.
A top Japanese government official said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should delay a planned sales-tax increase.
Japan's economy is in the spotlight in Asia's business calendar this week as investors look to a suite of economic indicators for signs of recovery following a sales tax hike earlier this year.
China's top leaders wrapped up their four-day Fourth Plenum on Thursday, promising to enhance the rule of law in the world's second largest economy.
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The key risk for Chinese stocks is when the government decides to pull the plug on policy support, says Eric Robertsen, head of Global Macro Strategy at Standard Chartered.
Until a clearer picture emerges in the case of Greece, the euro will likely continue to stumble, says David Greene, head of Dealing at AFEX Australia.
For oil markets right now, a return of Iranian supply is a bigger worry than geopolitical risks, says Victor Shum, VP at IHS Energy Insight.