Up to 10,000 are estimated to have died in the Philippines from super typhoon Haiyan, which reportedly destroyed around three-quarters of the area of the country's Leyte province.
Super typhoon Haiyan - reported to be largest ever recorded, topping hurricane Camille in the U.
Typhoon Haiyan, a category five storm, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines on Friday.
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, has reported a net profit of one trillion yen for the six months to the end of September as a weaker Japanese yen and cost cuts helped offset a slight decline in vehicle sales.
Hong Kong has threatened to impose substantial economic sanctions on the Philippines unless progress is made within a month in talks demanding the country's apology and compensation for the Manila hostage tragedy three years ago.
India has successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars - with the aim of becoming only the fourth nation or space agency to land a probe on the red planet, after Russia, the U.
Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and Aluminium Corp Of China, known as Chinalco, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on developing new mining technology.
Unilever and English Premier League champions Manchester United have signed of a three-year regional partnership in Southeast Asia which will see Unilever become the Club's Official Personal Care and Laundry Partner in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Shares in Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony have plunged more than 10 percent after the company slashed its full-year profit outlook.
China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in 18 months in October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday, with the official purchasing managers' index (PMI) advancing to 51.
Japan Airlines said on Thursday net profit for the six months to September dropped 17.
Japan steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp, the world's second-biggest steelmaker, has reported a profit in its fiscal first half on the back of increasing demand for steel products on the government's economic stimulus measures, known as "Abenomics.
India's new central bank governor has raised the benchmark repo rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, for a second consecutive month by a quarter of one percent to 7.
Japanese carmaker Toyota has retained its lead over rival GM, January to September global sales figures show.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive world title with victory in the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Samsung Electronics has said it "sincerely apologises" to Chinese consumers following a broadcast on Chinese Central Television (CCTV) claimed that several models of its phones – including Galaxy S3 and Note2 - were malfunctioning.
Quarterly profit at the world's largest phone company, China Mobile, has fallen due to tougher competition, the company has announced.