The Reserve Bank of Australia left its cash rate unchanged at 2 percent Tuesday as it judged that the prospects for the economy had improved recently.» Read More
Some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue India's untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them.
The Japanese yen was on track to end the year with its biggest annual loss against the U.S. dollar in 34 years, easily making it the worst performing major currency of 2013.
Asia faces four big challenges – inflation, interest rates, Japan's role and politics – all of which may hit hopes for a cheery 2014, HSBC said.
China's top planning agency pledged to curb local government debt while the central bank said it will keep monetary policy stable in 2014.
China has approved five firms to list on mainland exchanges, ending a freeze on initial public offering.
China's debt sentence is the biggest "known unknown" risk to global financial markets in 2014, one analyst told CNBC.
India has approved a $110 million investment plan by Tesco, paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy.
Thailand's powerful but politicized army sought to ease fears on Monday it might step in to resolve a festering political crisis.
Up 57 percent this year, the Nikkei has further to climb because of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies, Dennis Gartman said.
Calls for China to accelerate financial reforms grew louder on Monday after figures showed its indebted local governments owe nearly $3 trillion.
To prevent falling behind in capturing business in China, JPMorgan turned to a tactic used by rivals: hiring the children of China's ruling elite.
Police in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang shot dead eight people during a "terrorist attack" on Monday, the regional government said.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange finished the trading year Monday with its best gains for over 40 years.
Following Shinzo Abe's visit to a shrine honoring war criminals, one expert says Beijing is taking a 'smarter approach' to the Japan-China tensions.
Analysts say the central bank's wish to see the Aussie dollar at $0.85 may soon come true, as the currency trades near multi-year lows on Monday.
China shares may be cheap, but they're likely to stay that way until the bad loans clogging the financial system are cleared, a fund manager said.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said Beijing will keep liquidity at an appropriate level in 2014 to maintain stability in financial markets.
Communist Party officials must not smoke in public places or buy cigarettes using public funds, a top Chinese government body said.
Tens of thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters rallied on Sunday to demand long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call an election.
Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in Saturday at a traditional Beijing bun shop, where he queued up, ordered and paid for a simple lunch.
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Raymond Jook, MD at Avant Capital Management, says the yuan's SDR inclusion will only happen next October, leaving room for further devaluation.
Indian inflation is on the rise, so the Reserve Bank of India cannot afford to cut rates further, says Radhika Rao, economist at DBS.
Japan's minimum hourly wage is not sufficient to drive consumer spending, says Kenichi Shohtoku, managing partner at SCS Global Holdings.