A unit of Singapore's state investor made an offer Friday to buy all of the shares in Olam from its minority shareholders, valuing the company at around $4.3 billion.
Bank of Japan board members agreed that the economy and prices are moving in line with their forecast, minutes the February meeting showed.
The financial health of bloated industries in China has prompted many banks to cut back on lending in some sectors.
Transport minister dismisses claims missing aircraft may have flown past the time it reached it disappeared off tracking systems.
The latest reports say that satellites may have picked up data 'pings' from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, for at least five hours after the plane lost communication. NBC's Tom Costello reports on the latest developments in the disappearance of MH370.
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will be extended and major search aircrafts and vessels have been redeployed to the Straits of Malacca and Indian ocean. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.
Barry Stowe, CEO, Asia, Prudential, says Prudential's long-term focus is what helped the firm stay afloat amid challenging economic conditions. The group's Asia business delivered strong results for 2013, with operating profits up 16 percent.