Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Singapore may have averted a technical recession but strategists recommend staying short SGD/USD, forecasting renewed weakness into 2016.
The country's box office revenue totaled an estimated 1.9 billion yuan ($299 billion) during the October 1-7 National Day or Golden Week holidays.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely breathing a huge sigh of relief following the conclusion of the TPP negotiations earlier this week.
Samsung shares surged on Wednesday after the South Korean technology giant's third quarter earnings guidance blew past expectations.