Nomura Holdings and co-lenders spent nine months before deciding in August to give Ultrasonic a $60 million unsecured credit facility.
The ECB meeting on Thursday is the prime event for markets seeking clarity on the bank's response to recovery, inflation and the sluggish pace of reform.
Samsung is in need of crisis management, analysts say, as ineffective product differentiation sparks margin erosion and a decline in market share.
Japan's government will increase the inheritance tax rate in January, while tax relief measures on gifting will be expanded.
Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.
Singapore's REITs have steadily advanced this year as predictions of higher interest rates went awry, but will yield-chasers stick with the shares?
Japan's economic growth may have collapsed in the second quarter but investors aren't giving up on the market.
China tightened censorship on messaging apps to limit dissent, while it simultaneously emerged that some foreign chat services had been blocked.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of key risk events in the United States.
Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.
Investors are paying close attention to this reporting season which will give insights into how profitability is holding up following the tax hike.
Japan will be the market to watch this week on the back of key data and as earnings season in the world's third-largest economy kicks into full gear.
The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
Even before tougher sanctions against Russia hit the books, the country faces potential hits as investors turn their backs on its financial assets.
China's slowing property market tops the list of major economic risks, but some say the sector's stocks are "dirt cheap" and now is the time to buy.
Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.
Policy insiders are concerned that China's reform agenda is being sidelined by a focus on stimulus to meet the government's growth target.
Cross-investment between India and Japan has been relatively small, but economic reboots via Abenomics and Modinomics may change that, Nomura said.
Messaging app operator Line applied for an IPO valued at over 1 trillion yen ($9.85 billion) around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Yellen, facing questions on the economy and rate hike, will be pressured to acknowledge an uptick in inflation and improvement in the labor market.