The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday, expecting that a tight job market pushing up wages and underpinning consumption.
Japan's economy has slipped into recession, but demand for cup noodles and pricy chocolates suggests some hope for 'Abenomics'.
Japanese exports to China have dropped sharply, worsening the falloff in activity and contributing to the general unease, the New York Times reports.
Japan will respond to China's slowdown with fiscal and structural policy, but not monetary policy, says Robert Feldman, chief Japan economist at Morgan Stanley.
India's economic growth is expected to exceed 7.3 percent in the current fiscal year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, identifies a number of factors, such as a lack of corporate spending, that are hampering Japan's economic recovery.
David Mann, chief economist for Asia at Standard Chartered, says that although Japan's consumer spending has improved, the weak external environment will weigh on the economy.
Japan's economy slipped back into recession in the September quarter, contracting at a 0.8 percent annualized rate on weak domestic demand.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, identifies the strengths and weaknesses in Japan's Q3 GDP data.
Q3 is likely to be another quarter of negative economic growth for Japan, Tim Quinlan, VP and economist at Wells Fargo, forecasts.
Tim Speiss, chairman at EisnerAmper, thinks the Fed is starting to see the current economic environment as a good one for a rate rise, which, he says, will have only a moderate impact on markets.
Fariborz Moshirian, director of the Institute of Global Finance at the University of New South Wales, expects some positive outcomes on global tax rules when G20 leaders meet in Turkey.
The U.S. economy is about to enter uncharted territory, with an interest rate hike imminent after zero rates for five years, warns Masood Vojdani, founder of MV Financial.
The global economy risks protracted “sub-par growth,” the IMF warned on Thursday, as economists continue slicing their forecasts.
Frank Lavin, chairman and CEO of Export Now, thinks China may struggle to maintain growth of about 6.5% for the next five years unless it reforms aggressively.
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, identifies the differences between China's and Hong Kong's stock markets' response to economic data.
Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie Private Wealth, reveals why the thinks China's third quarter will turn out to be the bottom of the cycle.
Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust thinks China's economic reforms will take time and care to achieve results, as the country shifts to a new normal.
The Federal Reserve needs to normalize monetary policy before economic factors force a faster pace of tightening, warns Michael Spencer, co-head of global economics at Deutsche Bank.
Paul Pong, managing director of Pegasus Fund Managers, explains why China's weak data is a surprising boon for the economy.