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Shinzo Abe's economic policies may be aimed at bolstering Japan's manufacturing groups, but the country's banks are suffering an Abenomics ordeal. The Financial Times reports.
Japan is embarking on its most ambitious attempt at electricity industry reform since 1951, with Prime Minister Abe well-positioned for victory in a battle to break up powerful monopolies
Well-supplied global oil markets are expected to keep a firm lid on prices this week, though upside surprises may come from better-than-expected U.S. data and continued unrest in the Middle East.
Goldman Sachs forecast a hefty 13 percent decline in agricultural commodity returns over the next year, with prices pushed down by bumper harvests in both the U.S. and Latin America.
The world's top search engine announced the music streaming service, which has built-in features to help users discover new music, at its annual developers conference in San Francisco.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb said Sony reminds him of Yahoo before he waged a bitter proxy fight that triggered a boardroom shake-out at the Internet company.
Even as stocks extend their mostly uninterrupted path higher, fund managers are holding big amounts of cash, worrying about China and a commodities crash.
Property markets in Hong Kong and Singapore have turned red hot in recent times raising fears of a bubble. But research from real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle suggests some of this heat could be coming off.
The free trade talks between India and the EU, which started in 2007, were close to ending in a deal that would be the "biggest" free trade agreement that the EU would have entered into, India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma told CNBC in Singapore.
The boom in equity markets from Frankfurt to New York and Tokyo has yet to reach Shanghai, which continues to lag behind its global peers. Still, analysts reckon China stocks will soon play catch-up.
More fund managers believe "a hard landing" for China is among the biggest tail risks facing markets, a survey shows.
HSBC will redouble cost-cutting efforts, including axing up to 14,000 more jobs globally, as it seeks to drive earnings and dividend growth in the face of muted revenue.
Central banks around the world are repeating the mistakes of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan by flooding markets with cheap money, according to Brunel University's Moorad Choudhry.
Chinese economic data for April has largely underperformed market expectations prompting many economists to rethink their growth projections for the world's second largest economy.
Japanese equities have risen a "bit too fast" and appear to be somewhat "bubbly," according to the former vice finance minister of Japan, as the Nikkei crossed the key 15,000 on Wednesday.
Australia's higher-than-expected budget has raised concerns that the country could follow the same path as the highly-indebted euro zone.
Singapore Telecommunications posted on Wednesday a 33 percent fall in fourth quarter net profit, hurt by a one-time loss arising from the sale of its stake in Pakistan's Warid.
China is forecast to surpass the U.S. as the world's largest corporate debt market for non-financial companies in the next two years. The Financial Times reports.
A surge in option market bets on Sony just before a large hedge fund investor announced a big stake has raised concerns that some traders may have had advance word of the news.
A victory by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan's general election has lifted stocks to an all-time high - a sign that investors, which include Goldman Sachs and Mark Mobius of Templeton, are betting on further market gains.
After Thailand's prime minister dissolved parliament on Monday, Pimpaka Nichgaroon, Head of Research at Tanachart Securities, advises investors not to speculate on the back of that event.
Hideki Makihara, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan, explains how Japan can benefit from legalized casinos after lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party submitted a bill to parliament.
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse explains why he sees better potential for Indian markets going forward while Indonesia remains vulnerable.