CNBC - Asia News Japan Defense Minister resigning amid PM Abe's plunging approval ratings 2017-07-28T02:12:00.000000000+00:00 Japan's embattled defense minister said she was resigning, after a cover-up at her ministry contributed to Abe's poll plunge. Stocks in Asia pressured amid firmer dollar as investors await earnings 2017-07-28T01:55:00.000000000+00:00 Asia indexes were pressured as the dollar firmed overnight and investors looked to more earnings due in the session. Wells Fargo reportedly forced car loan customers to buy auto insurance 2017-07-28T01:46:00.000000000+00:00 Wells Fargo required more than 800,000 customers taking car loans to buy unnecessary auto insurance, the NYT reported. Huawei wants to be the world’s top smartphone maker by selling to these customers 2017-07-28T01:41:00.000000000+00:00 Chinese tech firm Huawei has clawed its way to the top in China and wants to clobber Apple and Samsung globally by selling to richer customers. Japan household spending jumps most since 2015 in sign of sustainable growth 2017-07-28T00:45:00.000000000+00:00 It rose 2.3 percent in the year to June, up for the first time in 16 months and the biggest annual gain since 2015. Amazon launches first Prime Now services in Southeast Asia 2017-07-27T08:53:00.000000000+00:00 Amazon has launched its Prime Now services in Singapore, where users can enjoy two-hour delivery on selected products. Here are the two top places where WPP will be putting ad dollars this year, according to CEO Sorrell 2017-07-27T08:37:00.000000000+00:00 Despite the stock market rally, technology and pharma are the few sectors with meaningful growth, said WPP's Sorrell. Once-soaring commodities firm sees shares plummet nearly 50 percent after profit warning 2017-07-27T08:24:00.000000000+00:00 Noble shares plummeted on Thursday after the company on Wednesday issued a profit warning and plans for asset sales. Apple's biggest rival in China is seeing double-digit growth 2017-07-27T07:58:00.000000000+00:00 The company said it saw solid growth in its carrier, enterprise and consumer businesses. Indexes in Asia close in the green as markets digest corporate earnings, Fed decision 2017-07-27T07:42:00.000000000+00:00 Asia markets closed higher as corporates in the region announced earnings and markets digested the Fed's post-meeting statement.