SEOUL, South Korea— Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 percent to 6,607.79 and France's CAC 40 jumped 2 percent to 4,885.45. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said its manufacturing index rose to the highest...» Read More
China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing.
India's economic recovery hit a wall in third quarter as industrial activity and farm output lost momentum, GDP data due Friday is forecast to show.
With board members expecting inflation to stay near 1 percent until first half of 2015, the BOJ could ease further then, says Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Travis Hamilton, Chairman at Khan Investment Management, says Mongolia's new prime minister has a clear mandate to drive foreign investment back into the economy.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, explains his forecasts for Asian growth next year
Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains how the crash in commodity prices is impacting central bank policy in Asia.
China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, said sources involved in policy-making.
China's economy is slowing as global demand remains too low for its manufacturing capacity and labor costs rise, Peter Baum said.
Douglas Morton, head of Asia research at Aviate Global discusses China's recent moves to cut interest rates and how it was a surprise to many because it was such a "broad-based interest cut".
When China cuts interest rates, McDonald's outperforms the market five days later and makers of stone and gravel also beat the market, history shows.
China has revealed its floor for economic growth is 7 percent after unexpectedly cutting interest rates, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia says.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says elections are buying time for Prime Minister Abe's policies, which need time to materialize.
Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, outlines how the upcoming election in Japan could sway the dollar-yen pair.
Japan's Prime Minister is motivated by hopes that elections can "purify" the ruling party from recent scandals, says Jun Okumura, Visiting Scholar at the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs.
The Shanghai-Hong Kong bourse linkup is part of Beijing's broader agenda to push for reforms in the mainland's financial sector. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
While the ruling coalition could lose some seats, it'll be enough of a majority for Prime Minister Abe to continue reforms, says Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist at IHS Global Insight.
William Lee, Citi, explains why he is concerned about consumer spending amid Federal Reserve uncertainty.
Jonathan Pain, Author of The Pain Report, says the mainland economy faces an "inevitable deceleration" and could see 5-6 percent annual growth over the next 5 years.
China's factory activity stalled in November as output shrank for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday.
Japan, with the world's largest robot population, is awakening to a crisis as its lead in robotics comes under threat from better-coordinated efforts abroad.