China's anti-graft campaign claimed its biggest scalp this week, and some see its hard-line stance as positive for the economy.
Samsung reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and was downbeat about its second-half prospects.
India stocks are set for a near-term correction, emerging markets guru Mark Mobius said, as the pace of reforms will likely disappoint.
Despite Asia's economic advances in the past decade, there has been little progress in improving the income discrepancy between men and women.
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Franklin Bass, President of the Aviation Insurance Association, says insurance claims related to recent plane tragedies will exceed $1 billion this year.
Nam Hyung Kim, Managing Director at Arete Research Asia, says Samsung needs to be more aggressive in pricing in order to expand its market share in emerging markets.
Despite falling exports and dismal industrial output in June, Japan will recover in the second half of 2014, says John Vail, Chieif Global Strategist at Nikko Asset Management.