CNBC - Asia News Asian markets poised to open with moderate gains despite softer US lead 2018-01-18T23:37:00.000000000+00:00 Major indexes in Asia looked set to open higher despite Wall Street closing with slight losses amid political concerns. India successfully test-fires a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile 2018-01-18T12:03:00.000000000+00:00 India successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday. Asian shares close mixed; Nikkei gives up early gains 2018-01-18T07:34:00.000000000+00:00 Stock indexes in Asia closed mixed after the Nikkei 225 gave up early gains late in the session. Nintendo is betting on cardboard to boost its newest console 2018-01-18T07:31:00.000000000+00:00 Nintendo announced a new interactive line of cardboard accessories called Nintendo Labo for its Switch gaming consoles. China's economy grew 6.9% in 2017, topping both the official target and 2016's growth 2018-01-18T07:03:00.000000000+00:00 China reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 GDP figures on Thursday. Google and Singapore's Temasek are said to be investing in a ride-hailing unicorn 2018-01-18T05:28:00.000000000+00:00 Sources familiar with the matter said that Go-Jek was aiming to raise about $1.2 billion in funds. South Korea is considering shutting down all virtual currency exchanges, regulator says 2018-01-18T04:57:00.000000000+00:00 Choi Jong-ku, chief of the country's Financial Services Commission, announced the news on Thursday. Tillerson says Russia is not implementing all North Korea sanctions, may be frustrating some steps 2018-01-18T04:52:00.000000000+00:00 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Russia of not implementing all UN sanctions on North Korea. 2017 marked a turning point for capital flows, China currency regulator says 2018-01-18T03:30:00.000000000+00:00 China's cross-border capital flows reached a turning point last year, the country's foreign exchange regulator said. Facebook attacked by critics over 'fake news' — but outside the US this time 2018-01-18T03:30:00.000000000+00:00 The case "is a tragic reminder to Facebook of the central role it plays in shaping political discourse," an expert said.