The Swiss franc's appreciation may dent Asian sales for Swiss luxury watchmakers, analysts say, exacerbating fallout from China's anti-corruption drive.
Both the Swiss franc and the yen will remain where traders flee for safety, despite the SNB's surprise move to remove its euro peg- analysts.
The rally in Chinese stocks has been accompanied by a sharp rise in margin financing, giving rise to concerns about the market's stability.
Singapore's efforts to rein in household debt and its sky-high home prices appear set for their first test as local rates begin to rise.
After a more than seven-year mire, China stocks may finally be on the cusp of a long-term bull run, shrugging off an economic slowdown, analysts said.
Despite the lackluster performance of Japanese stocks in 2014, investors have high hopes for the market, forecasting gains of 17 percent by year-end.
The euro fell to near a nine-year low, hit by concerns that Greek elections will result in a government that will aim to cancel austerity measures.
Japan approved $29 billion of stimulus spending to help lagging regions and households, but analysts are skeptical of how much of a growth boost it will offer.
China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore's GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, sources said.
After a ho-hum performance for most of 2014, analysts believe that Japan's Nikkei 225 will see better days in the year ahead.
China has told its banks to lend more and lower loan-to-deposit ratios, as Beijing prepares to release data that confirms a slower economy.
Japan Prime Minister Abe's election gamble is expected to end in a respectable, if not landslide, victory, but some are concerned the bid may fail.
A sudden swell in China's exports of gold and jewelry may signal a resurgence of speculative currency inflows through inflated trade receipts.
The dollar-yen broke above the 115 level for the first time in seven years on Thursday.
Widespread usage of smartphone cameras is pushing point-and-shoot digital camera sales into a "free fall", and there's little hope of a turnaround.
Hopes abound that mom-and-pop gamblers will sweep into Macau and save the day, but it isn't clear they can replace the VIPs who are staying away.
Japan stocks have been on fire since the BoJ's fresh stimulus, raising questions over whether the rally is sustainable beyond short-term euphoria.
The BoJ's stimulus blitz raises the specter of currency wars as a rapidly weakening yen threatens the competitiveness of export-driven economies.
Everyone wants a piece of India's booming online retail sector, but for those without billions to spare, the best bet may be the delivery men.
Asian equity markets followed their U.S. peers higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.