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Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose to a 22-year high in April, fresh evidence that the Bank of Japan is making progress in its war against deflation.
Chinese Internet company Baidu Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue for the second quarter.
Analysts say the renminbi may resume its appreciation trend despite hitting a 16-month low this week, but said it is no longer a steady one-way bet.
China posted a current account surplus of $7.2 billion in the first quarter of 2014, preliminary data showed on Friday.
Oversupply is a major issue in the Chinese hospitality market, CEO of luxury hotel group Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Clement Kwok told CNBC.
Caterpillar's businesses in China are "doing well," which was evident in the 30-percent increase in Q1 sales there, CEO Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC.
This week's stronger-than-expected growth data from South Korea suggests the country's next move in interest rates in could be up instead of down.
South Korea's economy grew at a steady pace in the first quarter, data showed on Thursday, a sign that a recovery is gaining momentum.
China Resources' chairman allocated many of its investment banking deals over the past five years to institutions employing his alleged mistress.
Barack Obama provided reassuring words to Asian allies during a state visit to Japan on Thursday.
China's economic growth may trump India's, but the mainland's stock market will likely keep playing second fiddle to the subcontinent, analysts said.
Debris picked up on a beach in Western Australia is unlikely to have come from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, Australia's transport bureau said.
China's economy overtook Japan's in 2010, but analysts told CNBC China still lags Japan in terms of the quality of its growth.
New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday and signaled that it would keep tightening monetary policy in the coming months.
India is set to pay Iran $1.65 billion under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions and gives Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said consumer inflation may exceed the central bank's projection in the fiscal year that ended in March.
WH Group is slashing its proposed Hong Kong IPO and delaying the pricing to next week, as market volatility turned investors off the deal.
New Zealand topped a list of 22 nations as Chinese tourists' favorite destination for the first time, according to a survey.
Australia's inflation data came in softer than expected in the first quarter, lowering the prospect of a potential rate hike and sending the Aussie dollar sliding.
Hedge fund managers like Eton Park and Eclectica are still bullish on Japan despite a painful start to the year.
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Chris Brooke, Executive MD at CBRE Consulting, says core high value assets in major financial cities across Europe remain the key focus for investors.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, says investors are wondering what the surprise move by Singapore's central bank means for broader asset markets and future policy direction.
Bryan Ma, Vice President of IDC, expects Aple's strong sales in China to continue due to the Lunar New Year holidays.