Gold steadied below $1,200 an ounce as traders awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.» Read More
China's third quarter gross domestic product report delivered an upside surprise, helping calm investor nerves over the faltering global recovery.
Growth in China's services sector weakened slightly in September as new business cooled, reinforcing signs of a slowdown in the economy.
New plans to clean up China's long-feared local government debt will bring near-term pain, but a longer-term fix may be in sight, analysts say.
Indonesian markets have priced in bright prospects for reforms, but a new law eliminating local elections has spurred concerns of political gridlock.
Singapore's casinos opened their doors in 2010 with great expectations for the market's potential growth, but some believe the party may be over.
Gold hovered near its lowest in three months, dimming the metal's appeal as a currency hedge.
OCBC's planned rights issue to finance its pricey Wing Hang Bank acquisition has reassured the market, but now it must overcome skepticism.
DBS Group Holdings said second-quarter net profit climbed 9 percent, beating expectations with the help of 10 percent growth in loans.
Malaysia's central bank raised its key interest rate as expected, to help temper inflation and rising consumer debt.
Singapore's real-estate trusts have recovered to around the highest levels since last year's "taper tantrum," but Nomura says the rally may end soon.
Indonesian stocks jumped more than 2 percent to one-year highs on Thursday, as investors bet on an election win by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.
Indonesia's presidential election is two weeks away and a narrowing lead for frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo spells uncertainty for local markets.
Gold fell as the dollar swung into positive territory, after the U.S. jobs report came in almost exactly in line with expectations.
News of a pick-up in China's factory activity suggests the world's second-largest economy is regaining its momentum, analysts told CNBC.
Calls for a correction after the long rally have been wrong for years and will likely stay wrong, Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter's publisher, said.
Gold ended lower on Thursday, extending the previous day's more than 1 percent drop, after the ECB it may act to stem falling inflation.
Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp has made an offer to buy Wing Hang Bank for HK$38.428 billion ($4.95 billion).
Growing signs that political limbo in Thailand is taking a toll on the economy is pressuring the Bank of Thailand (BOT) to pull the rate-cut trigger.
DBS Group Holdings posted a 6 percent increase in core quarterly profit, missing expectations as it took higher provisions for bad debt charges.
David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights, analyses DBS and OCBC's quarterly profits.