One year after Thailand's coup, politics may have stabilized, but investors are cautious amid doubts over when the military junta might relinquish power.» Read More
Indonesia's presidential election is two weeks away and a narrowing lead for frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo spells uncertainty for local markets.
China shares are stuck between hopes low valuations may spur bargain buying and fears of a potential credit crisis, but some see trading opportunities.
Household debt in Asia is growing quickly, spurring concerns consumers may struggle to pay their bills as interest rates start to tick higher.
Both markets are wooing buyers, even as they flash different messages about the economy.
China will cut the level of reserves banks must hold for those that have sizable loans to the farming sector and small- and medium-sized firms.
The dollar rose, getting a lift from fatter Treasury yields and investor anxieties about policy shifts from the ECB.
Japan's Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. has agreed to buy U.S. peer Protective Life for $5.7 billion, the largest acquisition by a Japanese insurer.
Thousands of oncologists, investors, researchers and analysts descended on Chicago for the annual ASCO, the year's biggest cancer research meeting.
General Electric has improved its offer for French train and turbine maker Alstom, with a pledge to create 1,000 jobs in France, sources said.
Bargain hunters sharpening their knives in hopes Thailand’s coup will bring buying opportunities should put the silverware away, Goldman said.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Thursday on upbeat Chinese data and the Federal Reserve's reassurance that rates would not rise anytime soon.
The historic mandate won by India's BJP party has amped up enthusiasm for Indian stocks, with banks raising their targets for the Sensex index.
Data points from Asia's two biggest economies, the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve will likely influence regional markets this week.
Gold ended above $1,300 an ounce on Wednesday after the dollar and global equities came under pressure.
The euro bounced back thanks to the Bank's of England's loose monetary policy and Asian central banks.
The PBOC's call on the lenders to give priority to first-time home buyers when allocating credit marks a policy shift for the government.
The bond market is giving the stock market angst.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday in a quiet session with several markets shut for the 'May 1' public holiday.
Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as investors concentrated on central bank policy decisions in Japan and the U.S.
The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi made clear the euro's strength is a possible trigger to ease monetary policy.