CNBC Asia-Pacific Highlights

In a year that's supposed to be about rising interest rates, monetary policy seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

Inspired by Abenomics, lingerie giant Triumph has chipped in with its own strategy to encourage growth.

Midday dance parties are starting around the world. The goal: get the screen-addicted masses to move and groove.

Even as China gets serious in fending off speculative inflows, analysts tell CNBC the measures taken by Beijing will do little to derail a strengthening Chinese currency.

Japan's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in five years on Wednesday, taking its gains this year to just over 35 percent. Time to turn cautious? Perhaps not, say analysts.

Money, apparently. This study reveals that individuals with short names receive a larger salary.

If you were looking for millionaires, you'd probably head to London or New York or Monaco. But you might be better off trying Tokyo.

The RUF CTR-3 pictured here is not Ralph Lauren’s actual vehicle, but he is driving a similar one in silver. RUF has sold 25 CTR-3’s since the product was launched in 2007, and only three of those were sold in the U.S.

Ralph Lauren, the fashion mogul and vintage-car collector, recently took delivery of a new RUF CTR-3, according to people familiar with the deal.

Nearly half of all workers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India think bribery and corruption are acceptable ways to survive an economic downturn, according to a report published by Ernst & Young on Tuesday.

Some workers have their lunch in one of the subway tunnels of the new train line 12 that is under construction and could be open to the public use this year with 20 stations in Mexico city.

Jakarta will soon receive its first mass transit railway project to help end the gridlock that brings the capital to a near halt during rush hour.

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Researchers have declared a new species of dinosaur found in northwestern China. The GlobalPost reports.

Here is another record for China - over the next 12 months one in four consumers are going to use their smartphones or tablets to shop online, double the global average, says a recent survey.

Wealthy Chinese are on a global shopping spree. Along with handbags, art and condos, they're also buying foreign visas.

US-based studios such as Disney, Viacom and Fox are attempting to win a larger share of the Indian film market. The Financial Times reports.

After Malaysia's ruling coalition won a tightly-fought election on Monday, analysts are turning bullish on the country's currency, expecting the ringgit to strengthen.

One Hong Kong entrepreneur tells CNBC how she made it big in the competitive clothing industry.

Florentijin Hofman's 16.5-meter tall inflatable Rubber Duck called 'Spreading Joy Around the World' seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

Dutch artist Florentijin Hofman's RUBBER DUCK sailed into Hong Kong's harbor on Thursday. CNBCs Bernie Lo gives his views on the 1.65-meter floating installation.

The Singapore stock market has been on a tear recently, trading at highs not seen since late 2007, but the rally could be short-lived, analysts warn.

One in four U.S. businesses are vulnerable to having their trade secrets stolen, according an cyber expert, who said the ongoing threat could cost the U.S. economy "billions rather than millions".

Wind shear, or the sudden change in wind speed and direction, is the invisible enemy and something all pilots dread as they land at Asia's tropical island resorts.

CNBC's Bernie Lo rants on Hollywood's latest attempt to appeal to a Chinese audience.

The program's latest segment discusses how China can avoid the 'middle-income trap.'

The world's most optimistic consumers reside in this populous Asian country, according to a survey by Nielsen.

A 9-year old kid in India was videotaped driving a Ferrari F430 like this one featured, creating an uproar over India's super-rich.

The sight of a third-grader driving a $200,000 sports car in a country with crippling poverty has touched off a new round of controversy in the East over the new class of the super-rich, and the dangers of wealth gone wild.

Three times a year, during Lunar New Year, this time of year, and the National Day holidays in October, a wide swath of the country essentially shuts down as people venture around the nation and beyond.

FILE - In this Thursday April 22, 2010 file photo, the Wynn Macau is lit up. The Chinese arm of Wynn Resorts Ltd. said it received approval on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 for a new casino in the Cotai district of Macau, the world's most lucrative gambling market. Wynn Resorts founder, chairman and CEO Steve Wynn said the Cotai development is the "single most important project" in his company's history. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

With little fanfare, China is sending an official with a 'tough cop' reputation to be its top man in Macau, as Beijing puts tackling corruption center stage.

Kek Lok Si temple in Penang, Malaysia.

The risk of asset bubbles in Southeast Asia's fastest-growing emerging economies is rising, warn economists, pointing to red flags including surging domestic credit growth.

German luxury carmaker Porsche saw record sales in China last year and the recent clampdown on gift-giving and luxury goods in the country won't have a major impact going forward.

Asia is home to some of the world's largest economies and has a stable growth outlook, yet this does not seem to be enough to tickle an entrepreneurial spirit.

China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.

As the first online comedy festival kicks off, one stand-up comedian explains its mass appeal.