The yen recovered from seven-year lows against the dollar but remained under pressure after data showing Japan's economy slipping into recession.
The Chinese government launched a "fresh round of mini-stimulus" to counter growth headwinds, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report.
Bank of America is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold.
Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.
Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.
China shares may be seeing a flood of bullish calls after years of underperformance, but some analysts remain solidly pessimistic on the market.
As the world's second largest importer of oil, higher oil prices could be a threat to China's economic growth, analysts have said.
When bosses of U.S. video messaging app Tango were on the lookout for a strategic partner, they turned in the direction of Hangzhou.
In a country where owning a car has long been a symbol of luxury and success, around 85 percent of Chinese car buyers still buy cars with cash.
Beneath Malaysia's investment-grade sovereign rating is a risk posed by a $14 billion investment fund that is not generating enough to cover interest.
Thailand's political instability has dented the economy, but contagion to the region should be little with some countries even benefiting.
AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.
A federal judge on Friday approved Bank of America's $39 million settlement of a gender discrimination lawsuit by female brokers.
Winthrop H. Smith Jr., Summit Ventures chairman and CEO and author of "Catching Lightning in a Bottle," weighs in on what led Merrill Lynch to nearly collapsing during the financial crisis which forced Bank of America's acquisition.
Fed speak is back in the spotlight Thursday, as traders keep an eye on the Middle East and rising oil prices.
Money isn't the only factor when it comes to some recent graduates' decision to try and make an impact on American communities.
A 65-year-old couple retiring this year would need $220,000 on average to cover medical expenses, an 8 percent decrease from last year's estimate. But most people estimate just a fraction of that.
Consumer advocates are concerned that fiduciary standard rules won't be strong enough to protect consumers, while registered advisors fear that complex rules will favor bigger firms.
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Analyst says that the high commissions leave LPL less money for compliance and attracts brokers interested in skirting the rules, NYT reports.