Apart from improvements in the economy, a global appreciation of stock markets also supported the benchmark Nikkei 225, says Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors.» Read More
Harmen Overdijk, Head of Portfolio Management for Asia at EFG International, says Tokyo markets could soar as high as 21,000.
A jump in gasoline prices helped fuel consumer prices last month. CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Inflation will be "very manageable" over the next 12 months and the price of consumer goods sold by General Mills will remain stable, the company's CEO, Ken Powell said.
Helen Zhu, Goldman Sachs chief China equity strategist, explains how weak PMI data out of China is sparking growing concerns about a possible cash crunch.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumers and housing and discusses what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and economist Stu Hoffman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment, housing and CPI numbers, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
India's annual consumer price inflation slowed for the second straight month in April to 9.39 percent.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on food and energy last month and takes a look at the housing market, with Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics.
Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman; Ian Sheperdson, Pantheon Macroeconomic Advisers; and Wilbur Ross,WL Ross & Company, discuss how a slew of economic data due out later this morning will likely impact the markets.
Robert Romasco, President of AARP, defends the organizations stand on social security reforms and the impact of entitlement program on the nation's growing deficit problem.
President Barack Obama is expected to formally propose a controversial change in how the government calculates inflation for Social Security and other federal benefits.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on the economy, with Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel senior economist, and Bill Miller, former Legg Mason Capital Management chairman.
Tao Wang, Head of China Economic Research at UBS Securities expects China CPI to slip below 3% in March. She believes government restructuring should pave the way for infrastructure investment.
China's uneven economic recovery signals a looming dilemma for policymakers as data released at the weekend showed inflation at a 10-month high while factory output and consumer spending were weaker than forecast.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on unemployment and consumer prices, with John Ryding, RDQ Economics chief economist.
Tony Nash, Managing Director at IHS Asia together with Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, JP Morgan Securities give analysis on the CPI and PPI data as it breaks.
As rising prices threaten high living standards, this Asian financial hub may be at risk of becoming a victim of its own success.
Japan's core consumer prices slipped for a second straight month in the year to December, signaling the economy was still in deflation and piling more pressure on the central bank to adopt further stimulus steps to achieve its new inflation target.
Australian consumer price inflation was unexpectedly benign last quarter thanks to falls in food, electronics and drugs, suggesting there was still plenty of scope for further rate cuts even if there was no urgency for a move as early as next month.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the Consumer Price Index was in line with expectations; up 0.1 percent excluding food and energy. Also, CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the inflation indicator. And CNBC's Kayla Tausche provides and update from JPMorgan's conference call.