Dhara Ranasinghe is an Associate Producer 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.
A new survey shows that workers in Singapore feel less committed to their jobs than their Asian peers.
Geopolitical tensions in Asia have resurfaced, knocking Vietnam stocks down over 5 percent on Thursday.
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.