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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After a powerful earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, a rescue mission is underway on the slopes of the world's highest peak. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
With iPhones proving to be "stronger for longer," investors should invest in the suppliers that are gaining market shares, says Steven Pelayo, regional head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.
Grace Wu, senior director for Financial Institutions at Fitch Ratings, says Chinese banks will have to contend with margin pressures throughout 2015, which will likely suppress earnings.