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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Viktor Shvets, head of Strategy Research for Asia at Macquarie, says the rally in Chinese markets will be supported by more aggressive easing in fiscal and monetary policy.
Anthony Baxter, crisis response engineer at Google, discusses the effectiveness of its "Person Finder" tool in helping users find loved ones affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
George Hamlin, president of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, discusses the future outlook for the A380, which is one of the world's biggest aircraft.