An explosion caused by a gas leak killed 24 people and injured 271 in Taiwan's second city, sending flames shooting 15 stories into the air, setting entire blocks ablaze and reducing small shops to rubble.» Read More
Wal-Mart Stores has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals.
There's not much in the way of New Year cheer for China stocks as the market braces for the resumption of new listings.
An Australian icebreaker rescued from a Russian ship trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve began the long journey home on Friday.
Factory activity in China expanded at its slowest pace in three months in December, the final reading of HSBC's PMI showed.
In the midst of a territorial dispute between Asia's two great powers, a Chinese man crash-landed near contested islands held by Japan.
Global think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace outlines the ten trends to shape the landscape for investors in Asia this year.
The New Zealand dollar has enjoyed a strong 2013, and its fortunes this year are expected to be even brighter, analysts say.
Singapore's economy expanded 4.4 percent on year in the final quarter of 2013, below market expectations, data on Thursday showed.
India has canceled a €560 million contract to buy helicopters from AgustaWestland, underlining the unpredictability of its defense market. FT reports.
Thai Prime Minister returned to Bangkok, for the New Year in a display of unity alongside military chiefs before a looming showdown with protesters.
A Japanese cabinet member visited a shrine, a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, pouring salt on a fresh wound since Abe's visit there last week.
Growth in China's factories slowed slightly in December as export orders and output weakened, official data showed.
When the leaders of Mexico and China met last summer, there was much talk of the need to deepen trade. Down on Mexico's Pacific coast, a drug gang was already making it a reality.
China may buy more Iranian oil next year as a state trader is negotiating a new light crude contract.
The Nikkei may have just finished its best year since 1972, but its best days aren't behind it, Nomura said, making Japan its top global pick.
After underperforming their regional peers this year, South Korean stocks should rally 18 percent in 2014, according to a recent report from Nomura.
India's fiscal deficit touched 5.1 trillion rupees ($82.32 billion) during April-November, government data showed.
Some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue India's untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them.
The Japanese yen was on track to end the year with its biggest annual loss against the U.S. dollar in 34 years, easily making it the worst performing major currency of 2013.
Asia faces four big challenges – inflation, interest rates, Japan's role and politics – all of which may hit hopes for a cheery 2014, HSBC said.
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Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
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