Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Samsung sold almost three times as many smartphones as Apple in the third quarter, according to Gartner.
Morgan Stanley hopes to expand its $500 million share buyback program, said CEO James Gorman, adding that not doing so would be a disappointment.
Retail theft cost retailers over $112 billion worldwide last year, according to the 2012-2013 Global Retail Theft Barometer.
As concerns over the Federal Reserve tapering its stimulus rise again, is the Indian rupee at risk of repeating the selloff seen in May-August?
China entered the fourth quarter on a stronger-than-expected footing, with the economy appearing to defy expectations for a slowdown.
November 11 marks Singles Day in China, a celebration of single life that has evolved into the biggest day for online shopping in the country.
China's export growth rebounded in October after a tumble the month before, but economists say it's too early to call a turnaround in global demand.