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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Joshua Meltzer, fellow in Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution, discusses the sticking points in bilateral trade talks between the U.S. and Japan.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Washington's treaty commitments to Japan's security remain "iron-clad". CNBC's John Harwood reports.
David Garrity, principal at GVA Research, says Apple's iPhone 6 is in the midst of an "upgrade cycle" in China due to factors like a better user experience.