Thousands feared dead following Philippines typhoon

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.

Largest storm ever recorded hits Philippines

Super typhoon Haiyan - reported to be largest ever recorded, topping hurricane Camille in the U.

Philippines braced for arrival of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, a category five storm, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines on Friday.

Toyota profit jumps, raises FY forecast

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 threatens substantial economic sanctions against Philippines

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 launches Mars mission

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.

Rio Tinto, Chinalco announce technology partnership

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, Man Utd sign 3-year regional partnership in SE Asia

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.

Sony shares plunge

Shares in Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony have plunged more than 10 percent after the company slashed its full-year profit outlook.

Chinese manufacturing hits 18-month high

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.

Profits fall at Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines said on Thursday net profit for the six months to September dropped 17.

Sony posts quarterly loss

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony has reported a 19.

Nippon Steel reports first half profit

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 central bank raises repo rate

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.

Toyota still world's top carmaker

Japanese carmaker Toyota has retained its lead over rival GM, January to September global sales figures show.

Vettel clinches fourth world title following win in India

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive world title with victory in the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Samsung issues China apology

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.

China Mobile quarterly profit falls on tougher competition

Quarterly profit at the world's largest phone company, China Mobile, has fallen due to tougher competition, the company has announced.

Japan posts September trade deficit

Japan posted a trade deficit for the 15th month in a row in September as a weak yen pushed up import costs.