Chinese shoppers are cashing in on the ruble's sharp drop, snapping up goods in Russia at low prices before brands can adjust prices.
China oil major CNPC is probing a 2013 deal as part of a corruption crackdown, taking down one of Premier Xi's political rivals.
China may be routinely underestimating its steel sector output, with official 2013 figures sharply below a key industry estimate.
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In Asian cities, such as Singapore, people are increasingly opting to holiday close to home, says Abhiram Chowdhry, APAC Vice President at Hotels.com.
Janet Lewis, Head of Industrials Research, Asia at Macquarie Capital Securities, says rumors could become "self-fulfilling prophecies" and fan volatility in the Warren Buffett-backed carmaker's shares.
Benjamin Segal, MD, Global Equity Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman, says U.S. businesses look compelling on the back of an improving U.S. economy.