Indonesia is ready for a sudden withdrawal of foreign funds from the country once major central banks around the world start unwinding their aggressive monetary stimulus, a senior Indonesian government official says.» Read More
India has declared itself ready to deploy naval vessels to the South China Sea to protect its oil-exploration interests there, a potential new escalation of tensions in a disputed area where fears of armed conflict have been growing steadily.
In line with expectations, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) delivered a 25 basis point rate cut on Tuesday, taking the benchmark interest rate to 3 percent - its lowest level since 2009. However, analysts remain divided on whether the central bank will push rates even lower next year.
U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland tightened its grip on GrainCorp, hiking its bid to $2.9 billion, but may need to offer more to win over Australia's last major independent grains handler.
Muddy Waters Research characterized Olam's $1.25 billion fund-raising plan as a "sovereign bailout" since it is backed by Singapore state investor Temasek.
GameStop is taking share and should benefit from the emerging game console cycle as the launch of the Nintendo Wii U leads to another wave of innovation, said CEO Paul Raines.
Qualcomm will invest as much as $120 million in Sharp, a cash injection likely to make it the struggling Japanese TV maker's biggest shareholder.
Thai Life Insurance may sell a stake of at least 20 percent, sources said, in a deal that could value the country's No. 2 life insurer at $2.5 billion and mark the third auction in the domestic sector within a year.
Oil prices will likely trade in a tight range this week as investors remain reluctant to take on large bets until the framework of a deal aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff" in the U.S. becomes clearer, according to CNBC's latest survey of oil market sentiment.
China's economy picked up in November but a broader global recovery remains fragile and patchy, a clutch of surveys suggested, with activity elsewhere in Asia remaining subdued amid depressed demand from the developed world.
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Toyota Motor's sales in China remained sluggish in November, highlighting the lingering impact of a territorial row, which triggered a slump in Japanese-brand car sales.
The Fed's "operation twist" is supposed to end this month. A much more challenging phase of monetary policy will follow. To support a broadening expansion of demand, the Fed will have to lead the economy from crisis management to the path of noninflationary growth. That will not be simple nor easy.
Startup Open, a competition that searches for startups with the greatest growth potential, chose 50 companies to compete for the opportunity to present their business plans to experienced entrepreneurs, and gain insight from the experts. Here is a sampling of the 50 , representing a range of ideas from around the world.
The chief executive of News International, the scandal-hit British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, will step down at the end of the year, the company said on Sunday.
After holding fire in November, Australia's central bank is expected to lower borrowing costs when it meets on Tuesday, as the economy begins to show cracks.
Australia faces an uphill battle to capture a greater share of tax revenue from multinationals such as Google and needs to work with its trading partners to avoid scaring away investors with an image as a high tax nation, experts say.
Singapore commodity trader Olam International requested on Monday a trading halt in its shares for one day pending the release of an announcement.
While politicians try to avoid the "fiscal cliff," CNBC.com remembers some legendary cliffs from pop culture.
Australian data on Monday showed a flat month for retail sales, lackluster labor demand and tame inflation, a combination that only added to expectations for a cut in interest rates this week.
Delta Air Lines has held recent talks to buy a 49 percent stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic that is currently held by Singapore Airlines, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Australia's budget on Tuesday has raised concerns that the country could follow in the same path as the highly indebted euro zone, said one expert.
Japanese equities have risen a "bit too fast" and appear to be somewhat "bubbly," according to the former vice finance minister of Japan.
China's equity market will soon play catch-up to the global stocks rally, analysts say.
Chris Bertelsen, CIO at Global Financial Private Capital, shares his incite into the US QE and when to expect the effects, and which stocks are going to be great opportunities in the US market.
Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International says the Australia carry trade is at the beginning of an implosion and other emerging market carry trades might follow the same path.
John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says a bearish AUD is the dominating trade in the macro fund community. Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays gives his Technical Analysis on currencies.