Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani is an Assistant Producer for CNBC.com. She joined the website in 2011 and her role involves creating slideshows for the Asia-Pacific region, as well as writing investment and feature stories. Prior to joining CNBC, Rajeshni worked as Web Journalist for Canadian news channel CP24 in Toronto, and as an Associate Producer for Ninemsn.com in Sydney, Australia. Rajeshni holds a BA in English from the University of Toronto and MA in Media Practice from the University of Sydney.
Often called the "lucky country" because of its rich natural resources, Australia's growth has long been funded by the commodities boom but now, economists say, there are a few other bright spots that could pick up where mining left off.
As gaming revenue in Singapore's once super-hot casino industry, which is the second biggest in Asia, slows, what does this mean for island-nation's slowing economy?
A "bull run" in Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng stock index, one of last year's best performing markets in Asia, should last well into 2013 thanks to a brighter economic outlook and a rebound in mainland shares, analysts say.
South Korea's first woman president-elect Park Geun-hye has made an ambitious campaign pledge of promising to lift the country's benchmark stock index to the 3,000 mark during her five-year term. But analysts say that may not be possible given the fact that the stock market is dependent more on external factors.
With gold prices being hammered in recent weeks, and trading near four-month lows on Wednesday, longtime gold bull Jim Rogers is sounding a word of caution, saying it's possible the correction in bullion may continue into the new year.
President Ma Ying-jeou says Taiwan is now on the road to recovery, helped by a broadening of the country's trade and investment partnerships.