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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.
Two Chinese banks fell on their first trading day in Hong Kong on Wednesday, reflecting investor fears about non-performing loans and bad debt.
India on Tuesday approved 100 percent foreign investment in e-commerce companies, formalizing rules for the multi-billion dollar sector.
Some Japanese trust banks will start to put negative interest rates, passing on the cost of the central bank's negative rates, sources said.
Air New Zealand, the biggest shareholder in Virgin Australia Holdings, said on Wednesday it is considering selling its 25.9 percent holding.
Global emerging markets cinched foreign portfolio inflows of $36.8 billion in March, the strongest month since June 2014, according to the IIF.
A new proposal seeks to restrict access to foreign websites by blocking access to domains registered outside China, the Financial Times reports.
The British steel industry suffered a blow as Tata confirmed fears that it was about to put its UK business up for sale, reports the Financial Times.
Japan's industrial output fell 6.2 percent in February, underscoring fragile factory activity due to sluggish demand both at home and abroad.
Asia's emerging economies, once home to double-digit growth rates, will see momentum stall over the next two years, warns the Asian Development Bank.
A popular Japan ETF has suffered almost $3 billion worth of outflows this year.
To spur growth Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would front-load spending earmarked in the 2016 budget.
While Beijing might be hailing it as a symbolic victory, one analyst told CNBC that it signals Prague's economic vulnerabilities.
Samsung launched its mobile payments service Samsung Pay in China on Tuesday, following rival Apple into the country.
Household spending in Japan rose unexpectedly in February despite a slight rise in the jobless rate and a softer rise in retail sales.
Marriott isn't likely to offer another sweetener to its bid for Starwood Hotels, an analyst said. That could clear the path for rival Anbang to step in.
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Benson Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University, says that Carrie Lam has a dominant position but one can't ignore John Tsang's chances.
Touché, a start-up in Singapore, is betting big on the future of biometric technology.
OPEC cuts in oil production will be larger than the increases in U.S. oil production, says Alejandro Barbajosa, VP at Argus Media.