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.
There were unusually long queues outside money changers in Singapore on Wednesday as residents rushed to snap up the beaten-down Malaysian ringgit.
Investors shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Japan's debt rating, maintaining their bullish outlook on the market despite headwinds facing the economy.
The Philippines saw its weakest growth rate in 3 years in the third quarter, raising questions about whether the economy's best days are behind it.