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A Japanese utility said Monday its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking contaminated water into the sea, acknowledging a problem long suspected by experts.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide electoral victory this weekend could push the Nikkei to 20,000 and the yen above 105 against the dollar, the CEO of one of Asia's largest regional asset managers told CNBC.
British drug giant, GlaxoSmithKline admitted that some of its executives in China appear to have violated Chinese law in a bribery and corruption scandal.
Emerging market policymakers who have in recent times tightened monetary conditions to shore up their currencies, may be digging themselves into a hole, economists have warned.
If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is serious about transforming the economy, it's crucial that he pushes ahead with plans to raise a controversial consumption tax, analysts say.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China's western Gansu province killed 22 people and seriously injured hundreds on Monday, adding that many homes in affected areas had collapsed.
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.
Following the impressive run in European stocks over the past 20 months, Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, says now may be the time for profit-taking.
A fall in short-term interest rates has fueled talk that China's central bank may be easing monetary policy. Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, explains why he doesn't think so.
Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.