Dhara Ranasinghe is Senior Writer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including the global economy, financial markets and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Dhara was a correspondent and sub editor with Reuters news agency in London and Singapore. She has reported on European Treasury markets, Asian economies and currency markets and edited company news stories. Dhara holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the London School of Economics.
Thai stocks hit their lowest level in almost one month Wednesday on renewed concerns about political turmoil.
Pfizer, one of the world's biggest drugs firms, may have had a $106 billion takeover bid for rival AstraZeneca rejected, but analysts expect it to get its way in the end.
A $1 billion bid for Australian resources firm Aquila has refocused attention on the country's iron ore sector and one analyst tells CNBC he would not rule out a rival offer.