CNBC - Asia News Trump could be ‘absolute windfall’ for Putin, says Hermitage CEO 2017-01-20T08:46:00.000000Z Vladimir Putin could make a 'windfall' if the President-elect lets 'emotions' rule, Hermitage Capital's CEO told CNBC. Goldman Sachs: This region will be the hardest hit by Trump’s trade barriers 2017-01-20T07:16:00.000000Z North Asia will be hit the hardest when U.S. president-elect Trump follows through on his promises on trade, said Goldman Sachs. China and India can rely on young spenders to help Asia survive: Deloitte 2017-01-20T07:12:00.000000Z Global consulting firm Deloitte has some soothing news for those worried about the economic fallout in Asia from possible trade war. Boeing and beans on China's blacklist if US trade tensions worsen 2017-01-20T06:51:00.000000Z Boeing aircraft and U.S. soybeans may be among U.S. goods targeted by China if trade tensions escalate. China’s economy beats expectations in Q4 as consumers step up spending 2017-01-20T03:15:00.000000Z China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.8 percent on-year in the fourth quarter, slightly beating expectations. 'A lot of nervousness' in Asia ahead of Trump inauguration, former US diplomat Locke says 2017-01-20T03:09:00.000000Z Countries in the region are nervous given Trump's tough talk on trade, said a former U.S. ambassador to China. Beijing plays down Fed rate hike prospects after Yellen comments 2017-01-20T02:03:00.000000Z China is not fully convinced about intensive U.S. Federal Reserve rate rises in 2017 and beyond, the SMCP reports. Samsung to disclose cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires day before Q4 earnings 2017-01-20T01:47:00.000000Z Samsung will announce the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires a day before its full-year 2016 earnings. Toshiba starts process to sell stake in chip business: Kyodo 2017-01-20T01:19:00.000000Z Toshiba has started the process to sell a minority stake in its profitable flash memory chip business. North Korea may be readying missile test, timing unclear: US officials 2017-01-20T00:38:00.000000Z The United States has seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch in the coming days.