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Poor Japanese manufacturing data on Friday gave new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe more ammunition to push for big spending and easy money to salvage the world's third largest economy from decades of deflation and its fourth recession since 2000.
Bharti Infratel, backed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, fell as much as 12.7 percent in its trading debut after raising about $760 million in India's biggest IPO in two years, weighed down by a cautious outlook for mobile tower operators.
Olam International, which has been battling short-seller Muddy Waters, said on Friday that Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings had raised its stake in the commodities firm to 19 percent from 18 percent.
Beijing will introduce tough new laws to punish firms that flout food safety laws, the official Xinhua news agency reported, a significant move in China's struggle to get its abysmal food safety record under control.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management recommends diversifying portfolio to hedge risks and maximizing returns in 2013.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management believes South Korea is set to perform well in coming years however Japan too has potential if reforms come through.
South Korean industrial output grew for a third consecutive month in November from October and at a much faster pace than expected, data showed on Friday, offering fresh evidence that Asia's fourth-largest economy is starting to pick up.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says he likes the Indian currency as New Delhi doesn't mind a stronger currency. He expects the rupee to hit 51.50 against the USD.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says the Japanese currency will hit 88-87 levels by the end of next year but there will be a pull back in the very near term.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners likes tech stocks as there's a lot of capital expenditure on the sidelines. He also explains why he likes home builders and financials.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says market confidence is at a very very low level despite the global growth story being still intact.
Japan's Toshiba is in talks with three parties to sell a portion of its stake in its nuclear power unit Westinghouse, according to media reports.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh struck a downbeat note on the challenges facing the Indian economy on Thursday, dubbing a five-year plan for average growth of 8 percent "ambitious."
Japan's new finance minister on Thursday sought to quell concern about the country's weak finances, saying the government will not rely solely on debt to fund economic stimulus and will try to limit new debt issuance next fiscal year.
South Korea warned on Thursday of only a modest recovery in the economy next year while its central bank promised to focus on supporting growth for the time being, both bolstering expectations for more fiscal and monetary stimulus.
China Construction Bank said on Thursday that it is investigating allegations by investors that a clerk at the country's second-biggest lender misled them into buying a wealth management product that underperformed.
Annual growth of China's industrial profits quickened to 22.8 percent in November from October's 20.5 percent, official data showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs of a steady economic recovery thanks to pro-growth policies.
Andrew Gilholm, Head of Analysis - Asia Pacific, Control Risks sheds light about the geopolitical risks facing the new regimes in Japan, South Korea and China.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that diversification is key for your portfolio as it protects you from global uncertainties.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that mainland listed companies are looking to list in Hong Kong as a way to attract international investors.
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David Frigstad, Chairman of Frost & Sullivan, says Japanese firms are "aggressively" pursuing changes in their corporate culture after missing out on previous global opportunities.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager at Saxo Capital Markets, describes the factors impacting the rupee in Thursday trade.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, explains why the firm is still seeing "great appetite" for its theater in the mainland.