Japan's March retail sales plunged 9.7 percent on-year, missing expectations, after last year's figure rose ahead of a sales-tax hike.
Japan’s earnings season is swinging into full gear, and the strong performance by major companies is expected to continue into the next year.
Barely a year after Diageo won a majority stake in India's United Spirits, a boardroom battle is giving the company a sore head.
Alibaba has partnered with China Telecom to sell budget smartphones in rural areas, in a bid to boost its reach in untapped areas.
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Diana Sayed, crisis campaigner at Amnesty International, says Indonesia must give "rule of law and due process" to the group of drug-crime convicts on death row.
Sachin Shah, special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried and Company, says the cancellation of a merger between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron is "a bit of a surprise."
After a powerful earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, a rescue mission is underway on the slopes of the world's highest peak. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.