The unexpected contraction in China's factory activity in May has heightened the risk of a further slowdown in the second quarter, after the economy grew at its slowest pace in three years over January to March, said economists.» Read More
Food safety authorities have shut down two chicken farms in eastern China, including one that supplied Yum Brands' KFC and McDonald's.
After hitting a four-year low in 2012, Hong Kong's once red-hot IPO market is forecast to pick up as the Chinese economy revives and boosts sentiment for fund-raising.
South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
As America mourns children and teachers killed by a gunman at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary, India is confronting brazen and horrific acts of violence, too — though the problems here are not as directly tied to guns or mental illness.
Australia's government abandoned a long-held pledge to return its budget to surplus, blaming a painfully high local currency, lower export earnings and lower company profits for blowing a massive hole in tax takings.
Authorities in the eastern city of Qingdao have sold a land parcel for 872.4 million yuan ($140 million) in an auction that set the highest premium of the year, the latest in a series of deals to signal a mild recovery in China's property market.
Chinese display-advertising provider Focus Media said on Wednesday it had agreed to be acquired by a consortium of private equity funds led by Carlyle Group for about $3.7 billion.
New Zealand's economy grew at its weakest rate in nearly two years during the September quarter as falling manufacturing and agricultural output offset a surge in construction, but analysts said it was unlikely to prompt a rate cut.
Chinese workers are enjoying better pay and are changing jobs more often, an international human resources consultancy says.
Long-time China watchers probably felt a sense of deja vu when HSBC's chief China economist, Qu Hongbin, predicted last month that the yuan would be convertible within five years.
Australia's competition watchdog gave conditional approval to an alliance between struggling national flag carrier Qantas Airways and Dubai's Emirates, but approved it for only five years, not 10 as had been sought.
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The daughter of a former military ruler took a commanding lead in South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday, putting her on track to become the country's first woman head of state.
The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done.
The Japanese yen has fallen about 6 percent over the past one month, and is expected to weaken further. As the weaker currency increases the Japanese economy's competitiveness, it's also likely to boost sentiment for Asian equities, said analysts.
Private home prices in this Southeast Asian financial hub have risen a whopping 56 percent since the global financial crisis, and most analysts expect this upward trajectory to continue into the new year, even as the market faces a drop in sales volumes amid a somber growth outlook. So what will it take for Singapore property prices to fall?
With gold prices being hammered in recent weeks, and trading near four-month lows on Wednesday, longtime gold bull Jim Rogers is sounding a word of caution, saying it's possible the correction in bullion may continue into the new year.
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies improved slightly in the fourth quarter, reversing two consecutive quarters of declines, while global economic uncertainty remained the biggest concern for the region's firms, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.
Shares of Esprit Holdings fell nearly 7 percent to a one-month low on Wednesday after the Europe-focused retailer warned of a possible loss for the six months ending in December, triggering a raft of broker downgrades.
The World Bank raised its 2013 economic growth forecasts for China and developing East Asia on Wednesday, and said the region remained resilient despite the lackluster performance of the global economy.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock index may be one of Asia's laggards, but Morgan Stanley reckons the market is poised to more than double to 50,000 by the end of 2015.
First it was gold, and now it's silver. The metal fell victim to heavy selling on Monday.
Australia's dollar has received its fair share of whacking lately and perhaps it's time to give the currency a bit of a break, currency strategists say.
Lothar Mentel, Chief Investment Officer at Tatton Investment Management says the recent rally shows a confused market and expects some volatility ahead.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge says that the U.S. dollar will be the trade of the year.
Erwin Sanft, Managing Director, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered says corporate profits in China are recovering despite the weaker economic data.