China cut its benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than two years on Friday to lower borrowing costs and lift a cooling economy that is on track for its slackest annual growth in 24 years.
Alibaba wowed the markets Thursday with its ground-breaking US$8 billion debut dollar bond.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday dissolved the lower house of parliament, setting the stage for snap elections next month.
Chinese restaurant chains and consumer electronic brands may soon compete in the international marketplace, a new report says.
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While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.
Mark O'Byrne, Executive and Research Director at GoldCore, says waning support for the Swiss referendum could be a headwind for gold prices in the short run.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.