U.S. President Barack Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered no signs Thursday of a breakthrough in key trade talks.
China's economic growth may trump India's, but the mainland's stock market will likely keep playing second fiddle to the subcontinent, analysts say.
China Resources' chairman allocated many of its investment banking deals over the past five years to institutions employing his alleged mistress.
Debris picked up on a beach in Western Australia is unlikely to have come from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.
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Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, attributes the decline of Japanese shares to the lack of a TPP agreement during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.
Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Societe Generale, says the yuan is no longer undervalued and it would be "inappropriate for it to continue to appreciate."
Taro Kono, Member of the House of Representatives in Japan's Parliament, says the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) stands behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in pushing for the TPP trade deal.