CNBC - Asia News India's Modi just undertook a major political shift 2017-03-22T23:35:00.000000Z Modi's selection of a Hindu nationalist as leader of India's most populous state may spark religious tensions. Chinese internet giant Tencent's social apps are growing faster than Facebook 2017-03-22T17:16:00.000000Z Chinese internet giant Tencent, owner of social app WeChat, reported fourth-quarter and annual earnings results Wednesday. North Korean attempted a missile launch, but it 'appears to have exploded within seconds' 2017-03-22T05:31:00.000000Z North Korea reportedly attempted to conduct a missile launch on Wednesday. Airbnb is trying to do what Uber couldn't: win China 2017-03-22T04:00:00.000000Z Airbnb announced Tuesday that it will double its investment in China, aiming to serve more Chinese travelers this year. Meat war? Hong Kong grapples with ban on Brazil imports 2017-03-22T03:52:00.000000Z A meat price war looms in Hong Kong, according to an industry source on Wednesday. Japan Feb exports post fastest annual increase since January 2015: MOF 2017-03-22T00:55:00.000000Z Japan's exports rose 11.3 percent in February from a year earlier. BOJ Jan minutes: Members pushed back against rate hike idea 2017-03-22T00:54:00.000000Z BOJ board members rejected the notion that the central bank will raise its 10-year government bond yield target in the future. Indonesia tax amnesty nets $330 billion - now for reform 2017-03-22T00:34:00.000000Z Southeast Asia's biggest economy this month is winding up one of world's most successful tax amnesties. Brazil strives to quell meat scandal as Hong Kong bans imports 2017-03-21T23:37:00.000000Z Brazilian authorities began scouring meat plants after the alleged sale of rotten products. North Korea has no fear of US sanctions move: Envoy 2017-03-21T23:24:00.000000Z An envoy said the country would pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programs.