Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Investors shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Japan's debt rating, maintaining their bullish outlook on the market despite headwinds facing the economy.
The Philippines saw its weakest growth rate in 3 years in the third quarter, raising questions about whether the economy's best days are behind it.
Despite declining average selling prices and signs of saturation in developed markets, smartphone shipments are set to hit a record high in 2014.