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Growing optimism about the economic outlook and a string of upbeat earnings has put global equity markets on a strong footing at the start of the year.But hold on, say strategists, pointing to a risk that investors are underestimating: a U.S. budget sequester.
The biggest global alcohol companies are sizing up buyout and tie-up opportunities in China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, keen to profit from a $258 billion Asian market that is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world.
Profits earned by China's industrial companies rose 17.3 percent in December from a year earlier to 895.2 billion yuan ($143.91 billion), official data showed on Sunday, as a fourth-quarter recovery helped offset poorer corporate results in the third.
Singapore's long-dominant People's Action Party (PAP) lost heavily in a single-seat by-election on Saturday, a barometer of how the government is dealing with discontent in the wealthy Asian country over immigration and the high cost of living.
Police fired tear gas at dozens of stone-throwing protesters in Cairo on Sunday in a fourth day of street clashes that have killed at least 41 people and compounded the political challenges facing President Mohamed Mursi.
China's economy could grow at more than 8 percent in 2013, giving some underpinning to global economic activity that is set for a mild, tortuous recovery this year, the head of China's sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday.
The first movie about Apple's legendary co-founder got its world premiere on Friday, just 15 months after Steve Jobs' death.
The official news agency of the Chinese government has published an editorial urging Chinese government officials to avoid sex scandals and be "superheroes" when it comes to fighting corruption.
The Bank of Japan's decision to adopt a more aggressive monetary policy has not gone down well with South Korea, whose currency has strengthened rapidly as a consequence. Its central bank head tells CNBC that countries trying to weaken their currencies will not succeed in the long run.
Japan brushed aside criticism that aggressive easing by the Bank of Japan could trigger competitive currency devaluations, saying the central bank is trying to end nearly 20 years of deflation, not manipulate the yen.
The slowdown in the global economy last year, prompted warnings over the death of the commodities super-cycle, but the flood of government stimulus unveiled in the recent months will prolong the bull run, says one expert.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains that the key to the better balanced Asia depends on the export figures of North Asia and the cooling down of South East Asia market.
Japan's new government certainly isn't mincing its words about wanting a weaker yen. But Tokyo can now expect to face increased resistance overseas to any efforts to engineer a weaker currency, analysts warn.
A senior Lenovo executive said on Thursday that the Chinese computer maker may consider Research in Motion as a takeover target, sending the Blackberry maker's shares up 2 percent just a week before it launches a make-or-break line of redesigned smartphones.
Seoul is full of untapped customers eager to tie the knot with northern beauties. The GlobalPost reports.
North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "sworn enemy".
South Korea's Hyundai Motor posted a surprise 5.5 percent fall in quarterly net profit, missing forecasts, as record car sales were dented by the impact of a stronger local currency and the cost of compensating drivers in North America for overstated fuel-economy claims.
Even as the South Korean economy struggled in 2012, there was one bright spot-K-Pop sensation Psy's "Gangnam Style" video–that helped bring a record number of tourists boosting revenues to a new high.
Whiles shares of Apple suppliers in Asia tanked on Thursday after the U.S. consumer technology giant missed revenue forecasts.
Now that Japan has unveiled bold steps to end years of deflation, the world's third largest economy can at last stop being a laggard and start making a positive contribution to global growth, analysts tell CNBC.
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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.