South Korea raises threat level

South Korea has raised its surveillance alert level after the North moved at least one long-range missile in readiness for a possible launch.

OtterBox expands into Vietnam

Handheld device protective case manufacturer OtterBox has announced plans to expand into the Vietnam retail market through distribution partner Petrosetco Distribution Joint Stock Company (PSD).

China inflation data shows recovery is weak

China's consumer price index (CPI) dropped dramatically in March official data released today shows, indicating that the recovery in the world's second-largest economy is still weak.

EPL clubs set to adopt goal-line technology

Goal-line technology will be introduced in the English Premier League in time for the 2013-14 season, the Football Association (FA) expects.

China Mobile and Vodafone join Myanmar telecoms race

China Mobile and Vodafone have signed an agreement to form a consortium to bid for a mobile telecommunications licence in Myanmar/Burma.

Japan's stock market skyrockets on BoJ plan

Tokyo stocks have hit levels not seen since 2008, as investors embraced sweeping new Bank of Japan stimulus measures that have raised hopes of economic revival.

BoJ in aggressive growth move

The Bank of Japan has said it will expand the country's money supply, as it tries to stimulate growth in the world's third-largest economy.

North Korea threatens nuclear strike against US

A statement from Pyongyang on Thursday said its military had been given final approval to launch a nuclear strike against the United States following Washington's decision to move an advanced missile defence system to the Pacific island of Guam.

North Korea blocks access to Kaesong industrial zone

Tensions between North and South Korea continued to escalate Wednesday, with the North blocking the entry of South Korean workers into a joint industrial zone.

Apple issues China apology

Apple's CEO Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers after state media accused the technology giant of "arrogance", double standards, and of "throwing its weight around" with regards to its customer service and returns policies.

Boeing delivers 1,000th plane to China

Boeing and China Eastern Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world's "most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes".

Qantas-Emirates alliance gets final approval

Qantas Airways has won final approval from Australia's competition watchdog for its partnership with Emirates.

Foxconn posts record quarterly profit

Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry has posted record quarterly profits helped by growing demand for iPhones and iPads.

China to become world's biggest online market

China is set to become the world's biggest online market with online sales forecast to exceed $420 billion annually by 2020.

Chinese manufacturing activity improves in March

Manufacturing activity in China picked up speed in March after expanding at its slowest pace in four months in February, an initial HSBC survey has shown.

China's solar giant Suntech bankrupt

China's Suntech Power, one of the world's biggest solar-panel makers, has gone bust.

The end of 'marmaggedon' - Kiwis welcome back Marmite

It is often said that you either love it or hate it but New Zealanders clearly have a passion for Marmite - the spread they affectionately call 'black gold'.

VW recalls 384,000 cars in China

China's quality watchdog the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China has said in a statement on its website that carmaker Volkswagen AG will recall 384,181 vehicles in the country to fix a long-standing gearbox problem.

Beckham begins role as Chinese football ambassador

David Beckham has arrived in Beijing to begin his new role as a special ambassador for Chinese football, according to reports.