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.

China fines baby formula companies

China has fined six producers of baby formula a record 670 million yuan for price-fixing, the official Xinhua news agency says.

Sony profits rise

Sony has reported a rise in profits for the April-to-June quarter thanks to what it called "the favourable impact of foreign exchange rates".

They're lovin' it

Asia Outlook talks to Hester Chew, Chairman of Executive Committee and CEO of McThai, Thailand's sole McDonald's franchisee.

Profile: Pan Asia Logistics

Asia Outlook profiles Pan Asia Logistics, a preferred air and ocean freight forwarder and logistics partner for many top brands in the East Asian market.

Cardno seeks expansion

Africa is undergoing a period of unprecedented economic growth and this represents huge opportunity says Bruce Johnson, Area Manager/Manager New Projects, Cardno BEC.

Powering success

Asia Outlook profiles Asia Projects Engineering Pte Ltd, a company primarily engaged in plant engineering work and maintenance.

Bruce Lee exhibition to hit Hong Kong

Kung fu legend Bruce Lee once said the key to immortality is living a life worth remembering.

Suspended jail sentences for ex-Olympus execs

Last month a Japanese court handed suspended sentences to three former Olympus executives accused of engineering accounting fraud at the camera and medical equipment maker.

Rio Tinto sells Northparkes stake to Chinese firm

China Molybednum has agreed a deal to buy Rio Tinto's 80 percent stake in Northparkes copper and gold mine in Australia for $820 million.

Samsung posts record Q2 profit

South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, has posted another record quarterly net profit.

Chinese authorities accuse GSK of using bribery to boost sales

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is under investigation by Chinese authorities for alleged bribery and price fixing.

Manchester United arrive in Bangkok for Asia Tour

English Premier League champions Manchester United have landed in Bangkok ahead of a tour that will take in five cities in four countries.

Ping An buys Lloyd's building in London

A German Closed End Fund managed by Commerz Real has confirmed the sale of The Lloyds Building in London, home to the world's leading insurance market, to "China's leading insurance company" for £260 million.

Pakistan gets $5.3bn IMF bailout

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached a provisional agreement on a bailout of at least $5.