Asia-Pacific News


  • Are India's smart cities too ambitious? Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Allahabad, India

    India's plan to build 100 smart cities has drawn international support, but urban policy experts are pessimistic about the project's plausibility.

  • China cuts bank reserves again to counter slowdown Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    China's central bank cut the reserve requirement ratio for all banks by 100 basis points on Sunday, the second reduction in two months.

  • China’s property market loosening bears fruit Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    Chinese efforts to encourage homebuyers appear to be gaining traction, with the nationwide drop in property prices slowing in March. The FT reports.

  • Australia foils alleged terror attack, arrests 5 teens Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week.

  • Shares hit by China trading clampdown fears Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Markets volatility charts graphs

    Global equities lost ground on Friday as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown.

  • The TV show that makes a stock market drop Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:59 PM ET
    Adam Cheng in "The Greed of Man"

    The reairing of TVB’s “The Greed of Man” could see a resurgence of the “Ting Hai effect” that causes a pullback in Hong Kong's Hang Seng index.

  • Why the US shouldn't worry about the AIIB Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:26 PM ET

    The Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank holds no real significance for the global financial system, according to some economists.

  • India goes all out to court foreign investors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:40 AM ET

    India's bid to woo foreign investors was very much in focus this week at the world’s biggest industrial technology fair, Hannover Messe, in Germany.

  • Korea Inc getting squeezed by China: FinMin Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:35 PM ET

    South Korean companies feel the pain from the wave of low-cost competition out of China, said Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan.

  • Hong Kong's next hurdle: fewer mainland shoppers Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:06 PM ET

    Hong Kong has a dilemma: retailers depend on mainland Chinese shoppers, but local resentment has prompted Beijing to tighten the flow of visitors.

  • This will be Asia's next trillion-dollar economy Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    Indonesia is on track to become Asia's next trillion dollar economy in two years, joining the ranks of China, Japan, India, Australia and South Korea.

  • South Korea's Park swept up in political storm Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    A tycoon's suicide, the looming resignation of a prime minister: This may sound like a Hollywood film, but it's the latest headache for South Korea.

  • China suspends rules on tech companies serving banks Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:18 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on March 30, 2015 in Beijing

    China has suspended a policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies out of the country's banking sector. The NYT reports.

  • The Force is strong in this one: ANA's Star Wars plane Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:17 PM ET
    Picture courtesy of All Nippon Airlines

    The Japanese airline announced an R2-D2 livery on its new 787-9 Dreamliner, which is just the start of a five-year ANA Star Wars Project.

  • China slowdown sparks friction in Australia Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:06 PM ET

    The last time Western Australia was engaged in a dispute with Canberra of this magnitude was during the 1930s Depression. The Financial Times reports.

  • India's statisticians face flood of questions on GDP Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    India's statistician faced nonstop questioning about how a new way of measuring GDP created the world's fastest-growing major economy overnight.

  • China's incredible shrinking factory Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:25 PM ET

    No longer. The Chinese factory – an institution that was once so large, it was measured in football fields – is shrinking.

  • Who'll be the US' biggest creditor? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:18 AM ET

    Japan has overtaken China to become the leading holder of U.S. Treasurys and looks like it will be America's biggest creditor for some time.

  • IMF: AIIB is a 'positive step'   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    IMF: AIIB is a 'positive step'

    When asked about the influence that China's AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) will have, David Lipton, deputy managing director at the IMF, says that it's a "positive step on their part to contribute to infrastructure investment."

  • Huawei launches P8 smartphone: CEO   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:35 AM ET
    Huawei launches P8 smartphone: CEO

    Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 smartphone yesterday. CNBC catches up with Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, and asks him about his target audience in Western markets.

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