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  • Shanghai closes up 5.4% to reclaim key 3,000 mark Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:21 AM ET
    An investor watches the stock market at a stock exchange hall in Shanghai, China.

    Asian shares advanced on Thursday, inspired by Wall Street's biggest one-day gain since 2011 overnight.

  • Why the market got over 'Black Monday': UBS Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    With no fresh economic data to justify the slide, Monday's selloff reeks of automatic trading points being triggered, says UBS's investment chief.

  • Why BOJ's inflation goal remains a tall order Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Why BOJ's inflation goal remains a tall order

    With a weak economy and the absence of wage hikes, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is unlikely to achieve its 2 percent inflation goal, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.

  • The only thing that can save this market Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed can't save this market. Here's the only thing that can, says trader Brian Kelly.

  • Week ahead: Asia looks to Big Three economies Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 7:30 PM ET
    Two women sell goods on a bridge in Shanghai.

    Events in the world's three biggest economies will hold sway over Asia's financial markets this week.

  • Here's how to invest in Japanese stocks Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    Here's how to invest in Japanese stocks

    Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund, outlines the names she likes in Japan's equity market.

  • Is Japan's QE program working? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Is Japan's QE program working?

    Marie Diron, senior vice president of Credit Policy at Moody's, talks about quantitative easing in Japan, comparing it to Europe.

  • It's time for Abenomics to take the lead: Expert Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 12:03 AM ET
    It's time for Abenomics to take the lead: Expert

    Masakazu Takeda, portfolio manager at Hennessy Japan Fund, says the Bank of Japan has done enough to reflate the economy thus the “third arrow” of the Abenomics program will have to take the lead from now on.

  • Q2 GDP adds to further BOJ easing case: DBS Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 11:18 PM ET
    Q2 GDP adds to further BOJ easing case: DBS

    Jason Low, equity strategist at DBS Private Bank, says Japan's second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) added to the case for further action from the Bank of Japan.

  • Growth data raise questions for BoJ policy Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:47 PM ET

    Japan's economy contracted in the April-to-June quarter, but managed to perform slightly better than expected, data released Monday showed.

  • QE isn't helping Japan: Freris Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:09 PM ET
    QE isn't helping Japan: Freris

    Two years of quantitative easing has done nothing to help Japan's economy, which contracted at an annualized pace of 1.6 percent in the second quarter, says Andrew Freris, CEO at Ecognosis Advisory.

  • Q2 GDP will renew calls for BOJ easing: JPMorgan Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    Q2 GDP will renew calls for BOJ easing: JPMorgan

    Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan, says Monday's growth data, which showed Japan's economy contracted in the second quarter, will likely fuel calls for further easing from the Bank of Japan.

  • Expect Japan slowdown to be temporary: OCBC Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    Expect Japan slowdown to be temporary: OCBC

    Vasu Menon, vice president, Group Wealth Management at OCBC, expects Japan's growth data to see a slowdown in the second quarter, but that won't prompt immediate easing from the Bank of Japan.

  • A pedestrian walks past signage for Japan Post Co. outside the company's branch in Tokyo, Japan,.

    Japan Post is set to list $11 billion worth of shares in a triple IPO of its holding company, bank and insurance units on Nov. 4, people close to the deal said.

  • BOJ frets China's slowdown may hurt exports: Minutes Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:23 PM ET

    Bank of Japan policymakers warned that the country's exports may be hit if China's economy slowed further, minutes of its July meeting showed.

  • Asian shares turn lower after China's yuan devaluation Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    Asina equities mostly erased early gains to end in negative territory on Tuesday, after the People's Bank of China allowed its currency to depreciate.

  • The dollar rally may just be getting started Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    The dollar has already surged over the past year. But here's why the real move could come in the fall.

  • China stocks outperform cautious Asia, up nearly 5% Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    China's Shanghai Composite index bucked the cautious sentiment across Asia on Monday, surging nearly 5 percent to end at a two-week high.

  • Is the Bank of Japan too optimistic? Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is the Bank of Japan too optimistic?

    Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the Bank of Japan's got its "work cut out" to meet its inflation target.

  • An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on May 28, 2015 in Huaibei, China. Chinese shares dropped sharply on Thursday, with The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 321.45 points, or 6.5 percent, to close at 4,620.27 points.

    Asian equities traded mixed on Friday, as investors turned their attention to the release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.