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
Polls show the election is likely to return to power the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party, which has promised to boost public works and talks of spending 200 trillion yen on projects over the next decade.
If China's GDP continues growing at its current pace, the republic will become the lead economic power within the next 20 years.
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Asian stocks have had a solid run this year, with the MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index rallying 17 percent since the start of 2012, and Standard Chartered Bank says expect another 10 percent upside in the new year.
An extremely rare bottle of Glenfiddich single malt scotch may fetch as much as $100,000.
The strongest support level is near 74.5. This suggests a fall below 79 will find temporary support near 77 and long term support near 74.5.
China's banks lent more slowly than markets expected in November while the pace of total financing eased, but analysts said the economy remains on track for a modest recovery.
New regulations in Mongolia could stifle a deal to develop the Oyu Tolgoi mine, the world’s biggest new source of copper, and hurt the country’s broader economy.
Benchmark oil prices will continue to remain in a tight range this week as the continued lack of progress on averting the U.S. "fiscal cliff" and a political crisis in Italy offset positive sentiment from data showing an improvement in China's economy.
China's economy is likely to surpass the United States in less than two decades but the Asian country is not expected to take on the superpower role of the United States in gathering coalitions to deal with global issues.
Europe has made progress in reforms that have helped to rebalance the euro zone economy, but the currency bloc must continue with these efforts to restore confidence, says the EU's top economics official Olli Rehn.
In China, angry passengers are resorting to extreme measures to protest delays as the country's restricted air corridors are becoming clogged with millions of new fliers each year.
There's a lot of talk about the staggering amount of cash some big tech companies are sitting on -- but just how much of that are they stashing outside the U.S.?
Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics, hit by slumping orders and competition from rivals like Samsung Electronics, secured a 150 billion yen ($1.8 billion) lifeline from a government-led bailout on Monday.
Federal and state authorities plan to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC on Tuesday, a major victory in the government's broad crackdown on money laundering at banks.
The Bank of Japan will likely ease monetary policy as looming risks such as the potential fallout from the U.S. fiscal cliff and weak Chinese growth continue to cloud the outlook for an economy already seen as in recession.
China must deepen reforms to perfect its market economy and strengthen rule of law, Communist Party chief Xi Jinping said in southern Guangdong.
StanChart has agreed to pay $327 million to resolve allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sudan and two other countries, capping months of legal headaches for the British bank.
Canada says it will allow no further deals by Chinese state-owned enterprises after approving a $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian energy firm Nexen by China's CNOOC. Experts say watch this space.
Australian business confidence slumped to its lowest level in more than three years in November, while conditions stayed weak, bolstering the case for further cuts in interest rates.
Rallies have to end sometime for sure, but history suggests the current one doesn't have to end anytime soon.
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.
The yen's recent weakness is not hindering the luxury carmaker Lexus International's plans to invest overseas.
Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors, gives his assessment of the Middle East situation two and a half years since the Arab Spring.
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John Collison, Co-Founder and President of online payment processor Stripe says the company is making it easier for businesses to sell online by making better payment infrastructure. He says this will lead to more offerings for the consumer.