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Japan's core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, rose for the third straight month in August.
Leaders among students and the "Occupy" movement say they are doubtful of an outcome that will pacify radical and moderate demonstrators.
A government move to reduce crucial fuel price subsidies could hit Southeast Asia's largest economy hard, analysts warn.
With a $14.5 million price tag, the "World's most sought after" emerald jewelry aims to capture shifting demand for high-end jewelry in Asia.
Australia is making changes to employment figures for the past three months that would show far fewer jobs created in August than first reported.
Growth in China's retail sales during the long "Golden Week" holiday slowed to 12.1 percent from a 13.6 percent rise in the same period last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious plan to streamline a bloated and inefficient welfare system by paying for everything.
Almost a year after Japan pledged to double hazard pay, workers are still in the dark about how much extra they are getting paid.
Indonesia's president-elect is refusing to compromise his principles by building support in parliament in exchange for plum jobs.
Chinese stocks wavered between gains and losses on Wednesday, the first trading session after a week-long holiday closure.
CY Leung, Hong Kong's chief executive, took an around $6.4 million payment from Australian company UGL, according to a report in Australian newspaper The Age.
Pro-democracy protests dwindled to a few hundred after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government which are all but certain to go nowhere.
Japan's current account balance narrowed in August but remained in the black for a second straight month.
Falling property prices in Singapore have provided some much needed relief for the nation's banking sector, analysts told CNBC.
Some economists warn the risks of a full-blown Chinese banking crisis are rising. If it happens, the impact would be felt around the world.
Western retail investors will likely have access to individual Chinese stocks when a new market-to-market link launches.
Samsung’s latest business move isn’t as sexy as a new smartphone, but the company is betting it will be lucrative. Here's what it's doing.
Over five years, the majority of actively managed Australian equity funds in most categories failed to beat their benchmark indices.
As India's e-commerce race heats up, online retailers are pulling out the stops to stay ahead, including catty marketing campaigns.
Thai markets swooned as the health of the country's beloved king took a turn for the worse, and the monarchy's importance means more turmoil may lie ahead.
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Stewart Baker, partner at Steptoe & Johnson and former General Counsel at the National Security Agency, says the expiry of surveillance programs will hamper the investigation of potential spies.
Stephen Sheung, head of investment strategy at SHK Private, expects Japanese equities to be supported by factors such as a weak yen and possible fresh easing in the second half of 2015.