Stephen Davies from Javelin Wealth Management says he expects the Japanese government to take policy action to weaken the strong yen.
Moves in currency markets seem to suggest that some investors are tired of the quantitative easing story, according to an investor.
Japan's Nikkei 225 posts it longest losing streak under Abenomics, reports CNBC's Sri Jegarajah with the latest trading action from Asian markets.
Fitch Ratings believes strongly that China has the administrative and financial resources to avoid a disruptive slowdown to near-zero growth.
A third of India's 500 largest listed non-financial companies failed to earn enough to make interest payments in fiscal 2015, a study found.
David Mann, head of Asia research at Standard Chartered, discusses the problems in Japan's economy as a survey shows inflation expectations have weakened.
Central banks in India and Australia are set to issue policy calls, amid bad-debt concerns in both countries. Singapore's central bank will also meet.
China's manufacturing activity improved in March, two surveys showed Friday, helping ease concerns over the health of the world's second-largest economy.
As China strives to be more transparent, authorities must ensure people are less worried about the state of China's currency reserves, said Sean Darby of Jeffries.
The headline index for big manufacturers' sentiment stood at +6 in March, down from +12 seen three months ago, the BOJ's quarterly "tankan" survey showed.
While the rest of the world frets about the knock-on effect of China's economic slowdown, the Chinese have a bigger worry: themselves.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say 1 billion people in Asia could be without water by 2050.
S&P sliced its credit rating outlooks for China and Hong Kong to negative on Thursday, citing increasing risks to the mainland government’s creditworthiness.
Asian currencies are rallying in the aftermath of U.S. Fed chair Janet Yellen’s dovish comments, sending the greenback down amid a raft of positive data.
The affected institutions are DBS Bank, DBS Group Holdings, OCBC and UOB, Moody's said in a statement.
As China's economy looks to be slowing, countries in the region are loading up on prophylactics.
Private investors should steer clear of China's mammoth banks, whose precarious state pose a risk to the world economy, an asset manager specializing in Asia told CNBC on Wednesday.
ADB sees stalling momentum amid weak recovery in industrial nations and a slowdown in China.
Global emerging markets secured foreign portfolio inflows of $37 billion in March.
CNBC's Akiko Fujita reports most Asian markets rise after dovish comments by the Fed's Janet Yellen.
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