What can Japan do then? There are two more demand components that Tokyo could work on: Government spending and exports.
Indonesian start-up UangTeman offers microloans online to the roughly 113 million locals without bank accounts.
This week investors will watch China trade and inflation numbers, plus rates decisions from Australia, India, South Korea and New Zealand.
Union Bancaire Privee's equity research head, Kieran Calder, gives his take on what drives the Fed and the impact of the central bank's future moves.
Karl Egbert, Dechert, LLP, discusses European products and the potential impact if the UK leaves the European Union.
Singapore state funds bought $1 billion of shares in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba as part of an $8.9 billion sale by Japan's SoftBank.
Chinese economic activity released Wednesday revived doubts over the durability of the recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
There needs to be more cooperation between Asean members to grow through innovation, reckons Martin Lakos from Macquarie Private Wealth.
Three separate surveys of Chinese economic activity were the latest signs that the nation's much-discussed slowdown remained in place.
The Development Bank of Japan could contribute business services and offer advice to the Southeast Asian bloc, says DBJ's Satoshi Tomii.
Goldman Sachs has increased the probability that MSCI will include mainland Chinese shares in its indexes to 70 percent.
Japan's economic data improved in April, but analysts don't think that will deter Prime Minister Abe's apparent drive to delay a planned tax hike.
Shinzo Abe is considering delaying a sales tax hike, originally planned in April 2017, by around two years, Japanese media reported on Friday.
HSBC's Izumi Devalier says Shinzo Abe's messages at the G7 summit suggest that Japan will most likely be delaying its consumption tax hike.
Profits of China's industrial firms in April rose 4.2% from the same period last year to 502 billion yuan, the statistics bureau said on Friday.
Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.3% in April on-year, keeping the BOJ under pressure to deploy new stimulus to hit its 2% inflation target.
China's 1.3 billion people are united in their determination never to allow Taiwan to become independent, a top Chinese official said.
The headaches are mounting for Japan’s economy. Mark Tinker, head of Framlington equities Asia at AXA Investment Managers, talks about the future of Abenomics.
India's also signed an agreement with Iran and Afghanistan to develop a transport and transit corridor between the three countries through Chabahar.
The world's third-largest economy recorded its seventh straight month of falling exports in April, with the yen's spike widely blamed.
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