Chinese construction machinery makers are opening banks, designing tractors and abandoning core business deals to diversify and stay profitable.
Japan's consumer inflation eased in January for a sixth straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan will undertake further stimulus.
Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.
General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, leading to a closure of an assembly plant and axing some 500 jobs.
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Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, attributes the mixed finish on Wall Street to a lack of U.S. data and the fact that markets are largely driven by events in Europe.
With the sales tax hike jacking up the cost of spending, Japanese are consuming less, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research. He also discusses the possibility of a wage hike in March.
Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio, explains why the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules won't impact music streaming sites.