The Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on February 8th this year will mark the Year of the Monkey. Many regional markets in Asia are closed for the  holiday.  (Photograph: WU HONG/EPA)

Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC 40 to each open up about 0.4 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific(...)

Chinese children in Beijing wait for their train to set off  to their home town for the spring festival, or lunar new year. The auspicious Year of the Monkey begins on February 8th. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

It’s spring festival in China, and the country resounds with firecrackers as people noisily celebrate the start of the Year of the Monkey, always an a(...)

Taiwan earthquake: survivor pulled from rubble 0:45

Taiwan rescue teams help an earthquake survivor out from under the rubble of a collapsed apartment block. Video: Reuters

Two rescue workers bring down a victim from the collapsed Wei Kuan complex building in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on Sunday. Photograph:  Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers pulled more survivors from a collapsed apartment tower in Taiwan on Sunday and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a long-range rocket launch in North Korea on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

There was a chorus of condemnation after North Korea defied international sanctions to launch a long-range rocket carrying what it said was a satellit(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a rocket firing drill by anti-aircraft units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), in this undated file photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang last November. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea may launch a rocket that it says will carry an earth observation satellite as soon as Sunday, after bringing forward and shortening the t(...)

This video frame grab taken and provided by CTI TV on Saturday shows an aerial view of the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan early on February 6th, 2016.  Photograph: Getty Images

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some pe(...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate: Aung San Suu Kyi in parliament in Naypyitaw. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

As Yangon Circular Railway makes its way around Myanmar’s biggest city a boy is dancing in the aisle while another plays a toy electric guitar. Commut(...)

A building  damaged by an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A powerful quake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday near the city of Tainan, toppling a 17-storey apartment building where more than 100 p(...)

LinkedIn was down close to 45 per cent at $106.03 after plunging as low as $102, wiping out about $11 billion of market value

(...) recruiters and job seekers, is now facing pressure in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific due to(...)