China factory output up in August

China's factory output rose 10.

Japan's economy "recovering moderately" says BoJ

The Bank of Japan has said the world's third-largest economy is "recovering moderately" and its board has voted unanimously to hold off on expanding its huge stimulus programme.

UK fraud agency to prosecute Olympus

Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus and UK subsidiary Gyrus Group are to be prosecuted by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

ICBC first half profit up 12.4%

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has announced that its net profit rose 12.

China Telecom first-half profit up 15%

Profits at Chinese state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom rose 15.

AirAsia Q2 profit down

Profits at AirAsia, one of Asia's largest and most popular low-cost carriers, slumped 62 percent in the second quarter due to higher operating expenses and foreign-exchange losses on borrowings, a filing with Malaysia's stock exchange has revealed.

Kenya and China sign $5bn deals

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has described deals between Kenya and China to build a railway line, an energy project and to improve wildlife protection as "massive boost" to his government.

Hyundai union to strike for four hours

Hyundai's labour union says 46,000 unionised workers will strike for four hours over two days this week as talks between the union and company made little progress.

Rupee hits new low

The Indian rupee has hit a fresh all-time low against the U.

U.S. investigators probe JPMorgan in China

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L'Oreal bids for Chinese face mask company

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has made a $6.

Lenovo Group quarterly profit up 23%

Chinese multinational technology Lenovo, which is headquartered in Beijing, says its quarterly profit rose 23 percent in the three months ending June.

Hyundai and Kia workers vote to strike over pay and conditions

Workers at South Korean carmaker Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors have voted to strike for better pay and working conditions - a year after another costly strike ended.

Domino's Pizza Enterprises to buy 75% stake in Domino's Pizza Japan

Domino's Pizza Enterprises (DPE) has agreed to buy a 75 percent stake in Domino's Pizza Japan from Bain Capital Domino Hong Kong for 12 billion yen.

Japan economic growth weaker-than-expected

Japan's economy grew a weaker-than-expected 2.

Tesco, CRE in China merger talks

UK retailer Tesco and China Resources Enterprise (CRE) are in talks about merging their hypermarkets and supermarkets in China.

New Malaria vaccine offers hope of cure

Scientists in the U.

Bank of China formalises alliance with South Africa's Nedbank

South Africa's Nedbank and the Bank of China have entered into a strategic business cooperation agreement designed to grow business flows between China and Africa, as well as provide support to investors.

China trade shows signs of recovery

In a sign that China's economy made be stabilising, new government data has revealed that the country's exports and imports grew in July.