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Japan's stock market was much calmer on Tuesday after three days of extreme volatility. Still, strategists advised caution after a sharp sell-off.
China's loose monetary policy and strong pent-up housing demand will drive up home prices in 2013, but government cooling measures will keep the market from running away.
A sharp fall in the Australian dollar could persuade Australia's central bank not to cut interest rates again.
The People's Republic is, by just about any measure, home to the world's most relentless, prolific and successful hackers in the world. More cyber-attack traffic comes from China than any other country. The GlobalPost reports.
For the third year in a row, Australia has taken the top prize for being the happiest place to live in the advanced world, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Better Life Index.
The recent sell-off in the Nikkei is just a correction with the uptrend intact is what the charts point to.
In the U.S., employment outlook is finally starting to look up for the millennials. In China, however, this is not the case. The GlobalPost reports.
That could be the future for Club Med, the French resort operator, which said Monday that it had received a $700 million buyout offer led by its two largest shareholders. The New York Times reports.
A survey of thousands of international employers shows one in four struggling to fill vacancies, despite soaring unemployment in Europe and beyond.
China is ready to open up new sectors of its economy to Germany, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, in comments that highlight Beijing's drive for a special bilateral partnership with Berlin bypassing the EU.
The recent sell-off in commodity currencies triggered by a fall in demand for resources and the rush to buy U.S. dollar, may continue, say analysts, as the need to diversify capital dwindles.
The winner of England's Football League Championship will come away 120 million pounds ($181 million) richer, according to sports business analysts who called it "the biggest financial prize in football".
While optimism among Japan bulls appears to be largely intact since last week's sell-off, Kingsley Jones of investment advisory Jevons Global believes it's time to be "really cautious" on this market.
China's industrial profits growth quickened in April, though the government noted that the pickup was due mainly to a low comparative base, indicating the country still faces tough times.
One trader believes Chinese Prime Minster Li Keqiang's visit to India last week was mostly about trade.
It's difficult to see a smooth exit out of quantitative easing in the world's largest economy, the U.S. or Japan, said Charles Dallara, former managing director of the Institute of International Finance.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical economic policies may have instilled confidence among investors, but structural reforms will be key going forward, according to the World Bank.
A slew of economic data from Japan is likely to be in focus for Asian markets this week.
China is struggling to find a new head for its $500 billion sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job out of fear it would prove a poisoned chalice. The Financial Times reports.
The glitterati of the social media world were recently in Singapore for the Social Star Awards.
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The Malaysian ringgit hit its lowest level since 1998 against the greenback on Monday. Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ, outlines the reasons behind the decline in the currency.
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