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.

China reports third quarter growth

China's gross domestic product expanded 7.

U.S. avoids devastating default, Asian shares up

Asian shares mostly rose on Thursday after U.

World Bank cuts India growth forecast

In the wake of the IMF's decision to cut its growth forecast for India, the World Bank has slashed the country's growth forecast for the current financial year to 4.

Rio Tinto told to reinstate unfairly dismissed Mongolian worker

The supreme Court in Mongolia has ordered Rio Tinto to reinstate an unfairly dismissed employee, and pay compensation.

Japan hit by powerful typhoon

More than a dozen people have been killed after a powerful typhoon - Typhoon Wipha - caused landslides and flooding on Izu Oshima Island, south of Japanese capital Tokyo.

Indonesian businessman to buy Inter Milan

Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir is to buy a controlling interest in Italian football giants Inter Milan, president Massimo Moratti (pictured) has confirmed.