Saturday, December 26, 2015
A luxury apartment in Hong Kong sold for a record HK$594.7 million (US$76.7 million), days before Christmas, making it the most expensive apartment in the city and possibly in Asia, reports said Friday.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Oil prices extended losses Monday with Brent hitting an 11-year low, fueling fears about the global economy, but most Asian stock markets recovered from early losses to rally in the afternoon.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Asian markets surged Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar held its strength after overnight gains as buying confidence returned to trading floors ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate rise.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India during a ceremony in the Turkmen desert broke ground Sunday on a major pipeline that could help ease energy deficits in South Asia.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Most Asia markets sank again Friday at the end of a painful week for global equities defined by an oil rout that analysts warn could continue for some time.
Friday, December 11, 2015
A sense of unease spread across Asian stock exchanges Thursday with investors spooked by the sharp sell-off in oil sending regional markets lower.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The East Asia Pacific region is aging at a faster rate than any other place in history, the World Bank warned Wednesday, a demographic shift likely to cramp public services and economic growth.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Asian markets tumbled Friday, in line with a global sell-off, while the euro held most of its earlier gains after the European Central Bank's revised economic stimulus measures came up short.
Friday, December 4, 2015
European shares rose and the euro weakened Thursday ahead of an expected ECB decision to increase stimulus. Asian markets mostly fell after the U.S. Federal Reserve chief indicated the central bank is on track for an interest rate hike this month.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
World stock markets were mostly higher after improved Japanese data and as IMF inclusion of the yuan in its basket of major currencies raised confidence in China's progress toward financial liberalization.