Hong Kong maid abuse case the latest in Asia, Mideast

 A Hong Kong woman found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday, in the latest high-profile abuse case of foreign domestic workers working across Asia and the Middle East.

Dollar eases in Asia after US inflation rally

The euro rose to $1.1206, from $1.1198, but it slipped to 133.65 yen from 133.72 yen in US trade.

Six Indians among Forbes' 50 'Power Businesswomen'
Six Indians among Forbes' 50 'Power Businesswomen'

Six Indian women CEOs and Managing Directors, including State Bank of India head Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI CEO Chanda Kochchar, have been named by Forbes magazine in its 50 'Power Businesswomen' from Asia who are "knocking down" walls in the traditional male bastions.

Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal
Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Monday morning as investors cheered a last-minute deal to extend Greece`s bailout by four months, giving Athens a lifeline to pay its bills and avoid a damaging default.

Asia tracks Wall Street higher, dollar stands tall

Asian equities tracked a mild bounce on Wall Street to edge higher on Wednesday, although caution over talks later in the day in the ongoing Greek debt saga limited gains.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

Oil prices rose in Asia Friday, extending solid gains in the previous session in response to news that leading petroleum producers are curtailing investment.

India second most optimistic nation in Asia Pacific

 India is the second most optimistic nation among the Asia Pacific Region after Myanmar, says a study.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

Oil prices rebounded in Asia Wednesday following a sharp decline in the previous session, analysts said, while investors await a weekly US stockpiles report later in the day.

Experts across Asia for collaboration to achieve zero poaching

Officials and experts from 13 tiger range countries including India are discussing ways to combat poaching - a multi-billion dollar industry - during a regional symposium that kicked off here this week.

China's demand threatens tiger protection: Experts

Soaring demand for tiger parts in China has emptied Asia`s forests, frustrating efforts to protect the big cats, wildlife experts said as an anti-poaching conference opened in Kathmandu Monday.

Government will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling

The government will not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, the cabinet decided on Wednesday, in a move aimed at boosting investor confidence in Asia`s third-largest economy.

Social networking site Facebook restored after 40 minutes of outage
Social networking site Facebook restored after 40 minutes of outage

The popular social networking site Facebook was apparently down on early Tuesday, with the site saying it is working on fixing the issue.

Asian shares near eight-week high as ECB looms large

Asian shares rose to near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying stimulus programme later in the day in an attempt to revive the flagging euro zone economy.

Deadly TB strains emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago

In a path-breaking find, an evolutionary geneticist from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris has decoded the tuberculosis (TB) genome, suggesting that a pernicious family of the strain emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago.

Pope to end record-setting Asia tour

Pope Francis will fly back to Rome on Monday after a dramatic week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and hammer home his pro-poor message to millions.

Asia shares rise after commodities rebound, dollar regains ground

Asian stocks mostly edged up on Thursday after a significant rebound in oil and copper prices brought a semblance of calm, while the dollar regained ground lost on disappointing US retail sales.

Pope Francis kicks off Asia trip, heads to Sri Lanka

Pope Francis set off on Monday for a six-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where his open-air masses are expected to draw millions.

Asia must remain united behind Sepp Blatter: Official
Asia must remain united behind Sepp Blatter: Official

The Asian Football Confederation supports Sepp Blatter`s bid to secure a fifth consecutive term as FIFA president, according to AFC general secretary Alex Soosay.

Oil price to fall until major Asian manufacturers feel the benefit

Oil prices will continue to drop as high production meets weak demand and a strong US dollar pressures crude, and markets will only pick up once major manufacturing economies particularly in Asia feel the benefit of cheaper energy.

Asian stocks sink, euro near nine-year low

Tokyo`s Nikkei led an Asian share slump Tuesday following painful losses in New York and Europe, with fears sparked by the global slump in oil prices and the Greek political crisis.