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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.
Andrew Leung, founder of Andrew Leung International Consultants, tells CNBC about the trends driving an increase in mergers and acquisitions in Asia.
A protest with an impressive turnout begins taking shape in Singapore as anger swells over living costs and immigration issues.
The CEO of OCBC, which posted a record profit on Friday, said the bank would focus on growing its offshore activities in Greater China as more Chinese firms look to expand overseas.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stood on the sidelines for much of 2012 as worries over runaway inflation trumped growth concerns. Now as price pressures abate, the central bank is expected to step up monetary easing significantly to revive flagging growth in Asia's third largest economy.
The new head of Italian defense group Finmeccanica has inherited a corruption crisis over a $750 million helicopter deal with India that risks hurting the company's business.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is close to selecting his nominee for governor of the Bank of Japan and a decision could come in the next few days.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute says that central banks are clearly overstretched and the shift is now towards fiscal policy.
Vasu Menon, VP of Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank says the much talked about "great rotation" from bonds to equities is not happening just yet. He says retail participation in the equity markets remains thin.
India's headline inflation rate moderated to its lowest level in more than three years in January, helped by a slower rise in fuel and manufactured goods prices.
Japan's economy contracted again in the final three months of last year, highlighting that the world's third biggest economy remains in recession. Still, analysts argue it's the outlook that investors should pay attention to.
Central banks scooped up more gold in 2012 than they have annually in nearly half a century as they sought to diversify reserves, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday.
The pomp and soaring rhetoric of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address roused his Capitol audience to standing ovations, but a day after, the U.S. Congress is no closer to achieving major accomplishments in 2013.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and raised its assessment of the economy on Thursday, as the yen's recent declines offered some relief to the export-reliant economy.
Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays discusses factors that could further push the yen lower against the dollar.
While world leaders reacted with shock and anger to Tuesday's nuclear test, Pyongyang's third and most powerful to date, the top item searched on South Korean Internet portals was a monthly cosmetics sale by local brand Innisfree.
South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a fourth straight month on Thursday, in line with with market expectations.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS questions if aggressive easing is the only solution to Japan's deflation battle as overall investment, which is crucial to perk up the economy, remains sluggish.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed in morning trade, as investors digested a series of earnings news, and focused on currency wars.
Jean-Guy Carrier, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, tells CNBC that he has seen a clear increase in market confidence over the past six months and expects that to continue.
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David Frigstad, Chairman of Frost & Sullivan, says Japanese firms are "aggressively" pursuing changes in their corporate culture after missing out on previous global opportunities.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager at Saxo Capital Markets, describes the factors impacting the rupee in Thursday trade.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, explains why the firm is still seeing "great appetite" for its theater in the mainland.