China's economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, meeting the challenging of reforms and deflation.
A new scheme allowing short selling of Chinese stocks via the Hong Kong market has failed to attract a single order on its first day of operation.
New measures by the world's top gold consumer to reduce imports could erode global bullion demand, experts say.
While there were no "fireworks" in India's budget, investors approved of the various pro-growth initiatives, adding fuel to the stock market rally.
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Luisa Kroll, assistant managing editor for Wealth at Forbes Media, says the magazine's annual billionaires list shows China and California's tech entrepreneurs rising in terms of wealth creation.
Forbes has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, with Bill Gates taking the top spot. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.
Christopher Rolland, semiconductor analyst at FBR Capital Markets, expects M&A activities in the semiconductor industry to accelerate.