Australia's economy has been clouded with negative forecasts in recent weeks, but a recent report argues the economy is poised for a rapid acceleration in the coming months.» Read More
Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with Panasonic's rugged Toughbook computers, and chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple.
Indonesia's benchmark index started 2013 with a record high, yet economic concerns could make fund investors turn away this year from a country that high domestic growth transformed into a popular safe haven during recent global turbulence.
As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.
Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.
The father of an Indian student whose brutal rape provoked a global outcry said he wanted her name made public so she could be an inspiration to victims of sexual assault, a call that was quickly taken up by social media users and may pressure authorities to allow her identity to be revealed.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will start their controversial private mission to North Korea on Monday that may include an effort to secure the release of an imprisoned American, South Korean media reported.
China's lowest temperatures in nearly three decades are wreaking havoc on shipping, air, and road transportation.
China Galaxy Securities has filed applications to regulators for a planned $1.5 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, IFR reported on Friday.
Samsung is expected to widen its lead over Apple in global smartphone sales, helped by a broad product lineup, a market researcher firm said Friday.
South Korean singer-actor Rain has been given a dressing down for going out with South Korea's sweetheart, Kim Tae-hee, while on compulsory military service - but without his army hat.
Foxconn is expanding in Brazil, where many plants make Apple products to avoid import taxes on goods sent from China, The FT reports.
Automakers in China are bracing for another year of tepid single-digit growth in 2013, weighed down by sluggish demand for Japanese cars amid a diplomatic row between the two regional neighbors and government measures intended to restrict traffic in bigger cities.
Japan's new government confirmed its support for the emerging democracy in Myanmar on Thursday when Finance Minister Taro Aso visited the country to reaffirm Japan's intention to cancel debt and help develop a big industrial zone.
China's services sector saw its slowest rate of expansion in nearly a year and a half in December, a private sector survey showed on Friday, in another piece of evidence that a fourth-quarter economic growth revival will remain modest.
Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, surged 25 percent in December from the previous month to a record level, shipping data showed.
Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo has raised its stake in distribution companies operating in China as part of a strategy to strengthen its position in Asia.
Indian tax authorities are investigating a possible financial scam after seizing $5 billion worth of bills of exchange issued by Barclays from the home of a trader, an official at the local tax department said on Thursday.
Starbucks said it will set up its first outlet in in Ho Chi Minh City early next month via a partnership with Hong Kong's Maxim's Group as the U.S. chain continues to expand in fast-growing Asian markets.
Sluggish economic growth and six rounds of property cooling measures over the past three years, yet Singapore home prices remained on the boil in 2012. That can only mean one thing, say analysts: fresh curbs to cool the housing market in the months ahead.
The United States dominates the list of places that global commercial real estate investors would prefer to put their money this year, while China has lost some luster and Turkey has added sparkle, according to a survey of international investors.