India's NSE index rose as much as 1.2 percent to a record high as foreign investors bet big in a country that was just gripped by market turmoil.» Read More
The school in India where 23 children died had been serving lunch under a government-sponsored scheme without monitoring by local officials.
While the scrapping the floor on lending rates reflects the government's determination to push ahead with reforms, economists say the practical impact would be minimal.
Japan will move swiftly to hike the consumption tax, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) told CNBC a day after Abe's ruling coalition won the upper house elections.
The convincing victory by Abe's ruling coalition on Sunday helps pave the way for long-awaited economic reforms, but only time will tell whether Abe seizes the opportunity.
The market for new "dim sum" bonds is suffering its longest barren spell due to China's interbank liquidity crunch and concerns over US monetary policy. The FT reports.
HSBC's flash estimate of the China purchasing managers' index (PMI) is likely to feature high on the list of data to be watched closely in Asia this week.
Seventy percent of analysts covering Chinese financial stocks rate them a buy, yet financials are the worst performing this year in the group, data shows.
Access to capital remains a challenge for small and medium sized enterprises. CNBC's Chloe Cho reports on how two very different SMEs, used connections and creativity to clear their financing hurdles.
A Hong Kong journalist has quit in a controversy over disputed remarks that Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, is reported to have made in support of Beijing's violent crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989.
GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty will detail this week what action the drugmaker is taking in response to allegations of bribery against it in China, sources said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a decisive victory in an upper house election on Sunday, cementing his grip on power.
A man in a wheelchair detonated a home-made explosive in Beijing airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself.
Samsung is close to signing a deal to sell its Galaxy devices to the FBI, according to sources familiar with the situation.
China's central bank said that relaxing controls on bank deposit rates is a risky process that needs mature market conditions, so it will be carried out gradually.
India is doing all it can to boost foreign investment to try and revive flagging growth but analysts say the measures introduced are actually having the reverse effect.
The Nikkei went on wild ride on Friday, falling sharply from a two-month peak as volatility returned to Japan's benchmark stock index just before the election on Sunday.
The dollar-yen has surged past 100 for the third time this year and analysts say this could be a sign that prolonged yen weakness is here to stay.
Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, becoming a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyberattacks that have strained ties with the United States.
Meet South Korea’s spy service, which stands accused of using subterfuge to get a president elected. The GlobalPost reports.
The Indian government will set up an inquiry into the quality of food in a free meal scheme after at least 23 children died in one of the deadliest outbreaks of mass poisoning.
George Pearkes, analyst at Bespoke Investment Group, explains the investment strategy of short-selling over the Lent season.
Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, expects Indian equities to trade rangebound leading up to the elections.
CNBC's Julia Wood discusses a new report from Barclays, which indicated a lack of innovation to weigh on Apple for 2014. It also slashed its forecasts for smartphone sales growth in 2014.