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A shortage of nurseries continues to undermine 'Womenomics', Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to boost female labor force participation and offset a rapidly ageing population.
Honda Motor on Wednesday said it will expand a recall of automobiles with Takata driver's side air bags to include all 50 states.
The founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central civil disobedience movement on Tuesday called on pro-democracy activists to retreat from the city center over fears of violence.
Hong Kong is in the middle of a recession, according to renowned China expert Andy Xie, as new data shows the economy is starting to feel the pain of ongoing protests.
Despite a well-publicized drive to combat graft, China has been labeled more corrupt this year than it was in 2013.
Australia will face a crucial stress test in 2015, faced with plunging commodity prices, slumping mining investment and fiscal tightening.
U.S. auto regulators called Takata Corp's response to its demand for a nationwide recall "disappointing".
A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.
While lower oil prices are set to give many of Asia's economies a fillip, Malaysia could face serious headwinds due to its heavy reliance on state-owned oil company Petronas.
Australia's economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the third quarter, underscoring growing concerns about its outlook and calls for the central bank to undertake easing measures.
SGX on Wed delayed its securities market trading due to a software problem, a month after a power failure suspended trading in stocks and derivatives.
India is speeding up a navy modernization program and leaning on its neighbors to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean.
Japanese stocks surged to fresh seven-year highs on Monday as the yen was pummeled, but analysts say further upside could be limited as markets gear up for the national elections in two weeks.
Takata Corp, the Japanese air bag supplier at the center of a growing auto safety crisis, said on Tuesday that it is forming an independent quality panel.
China's draft regulations for a bank deposit insurance system could see full interest rate liberalization soon, but slowing growth might impede reform measures.
Chinese stocks staged a late rally on Tuesday as speculation of more stimulus from the country's central bank helped to drive shares higher.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stood pat on monetary policy Tuesday, despite signs of slowing growth in Asia's third largest economy.
Investors shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Japan's debt rating, maintaining their bullish outlook on the market despite headwinds facing the economy.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday kept interest rates unchanged, as expected, even as speculation mounts that borrowing rates, already at record lows, could head further south.
Property developers will get a negligible lift from the country's first benchmark interest rate cut in two years as sales slip and banks pull back on lending to the sector.
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Japan's trading houses' have cut about 12.5 percent of the assets accumulated in the last six and a half years, says Pham Thanh Ha, Japan equity analyst from Jefferies.
Gold has been all about emotions but supply-side factors show that prices are going to fall, says Peter Esho, chief market analyst at Invast.
Ben Sy from JPMorgan Private Bank discusses higher quality corporate bonds, subordinated financial bonds and U.S. high yields (ex-commodities).