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.
The stars appear to be realigning for Japan after winning a highly-contested race to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and posted revised second-quarter growth figures.
Samsung's Galaxy Gear is unlikely to be a game changer for the consumer technology giant, even after the company beat rival Apple with the launch of its smartwatch on Wednesday.
Sales of adult diapers are set to overtake sales of baby nappies in Japan by next year, a blunt reflection of how rapidly the world's third-largest economy is aging.
The Indian rupee is managing to catch a break from a precipitous sell-off that’s dogged the currency in the past month, but strategists are skeptical the turnaround will last.
Despite the exodus of foreign capital from Indonesia that has sent its currency tumbling, Finance Minister Chatib Basri says the economy is not in a state of crisis.