Ageing China is a shot in the arm for investors

They say that healthcare is a recession-proof industry. Over in China, while the economy is slowing, the nation is preparing itself to cater to hundreds of millions of elderly patients. Mainland Feb 18, 2015

Oil, naira drag on Nigeria

Nigeria's economy had been motoring. But weaker oil prices and a slide in the currency has forced the government to trim expenditure. Economic growth for 2014 is now seen at 5.5 percent down from a Feb 18, 2015

Hong Kong property hits record high

Hong Kong's Peak is home to some of the world's most coveted real estate, and a new sale has brought the city's gravity-defying residential prices into focus. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, Feb 18, 2015

Asia Week Ahead: HSBC results after the holiday

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, PAMELA AMBLER, SAYING: "Here's what to expect on the day the markets re-open after the holiday- Monday, February 23rd." The Bank of Japan will issue minutes Feb 18, 2015

S&P chalks up yet another record

You'd think the collapse of the Greek debt talks would deter investors from buying stocks. But it didn't. The S&P 500 rose to another all-time high as the Dow neared its record high. U.S. Bank senior Feb 18, 2015

Toy Fair's toymakers vie for business

Noah Gordon is hitting the annual Toy Fair in New York City for the first time. A cop from North Carolina, he's hoping, like the sea of fellow exhibitors, that his toy... (SOUNDBITE) NOAH GORDON, Feb 18, 2015

Toy Fair's toymakers vy for business

Noah Gordon is hitting the annual Toy Fair in New York City for the first time. A cop from North Carolina, he's hoping, like the sea of fellow exhibitors, that his toy... (SOUNDBITE) NOAH GORDON, Feb 18, 2015

Will reform bill be enough for France?

It's been a difficult year for France - this week's desecration of Jewish tombs the latest incident to shock an already battle-scarred public. Three days of violence in Paris last month have had a Feb 17, 2015

European car sales turn a corner

European car sales have shifted up a gear. New vehicle sales rose robustly by 6.2 percent in January. JP Morgan's Kerry Craig thinks pent-up demand is in play. (SOUNDBITE) (English): JP MORGAN, Feb 17, 2015

Starwood Hotels CEO resigns

Starwood Hotels' CEO won't be lodging in the corner office any more. Frits van Paasschen suddenly resigned by mutual agreement after more than seven years as chief executive. Replacing him as interim Feb 17, 2015

European car sales turn a corner

European car sales have shifted up a gear. New vehicle sales rose robustly by 6.2 percent in January. JP Morgan's Kerry Craig thinks pent-up demand is in play. (SOUNDBITE) (English): JP MORGAN, Feb 17, 2015