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Russian President has agreed to visit Japan in the fall, fueling hopes of progress on a territorial dispute that is hampering trade.
China economic data, central bank meetings in Indonesia and South Korea and India's inflation data: there's a lot going on in Asia this week.
Southeast Asia's low-cost carriers are flying high with growth in air travel, but concerns are rising about its ability to absorb record plane orders.
With many investors blaming the Federal Reserve for the recent emerging market rout, analysts told CNBC that China may come to the rescue.
A candidate backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is elected governor of Tokyo, frustrating a rival's efforts on a pro-nuclear energy referendum.
Singapore is planning wide-scale reforms to its equity market after a penny stock scandal, its central bank and stock exchange said on Friday.
Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.
The U.S. Justice Department will close its probe into Samsung's use of patents to attack rivals, but said it would continue to monitor patent suits.
China's central bank warns that the world's second-largest economy has yet to find a stable base for growth.
Virtual currency bitcoin lost nearly twenty percent of its value on Thursday evening when major exchange Mt Gox halted withdrawals.
China's services sector grew at its slowest pace in 2-1/2 years in January after firms secured a smaller volume of new business.
Although bruised in the recent regional sell-off, the Philippines' strong fundamentals should single it out again soon, the central bank told CNBC.
Sony's major restructuring of its consumer electronics units may signal a long-awaited shakeup to break Japan Inc. out of its doldrums has begun.
Exactly how much of a difference will a Chinese slowdown mean for the world? HSBC's chart of the week gives a handy overview.
Chinese equities ticked slightly lower on Friday, defying expectations for the market to play catch-up with the slide in global stocks this week.
Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.
Internet company Google Inc bought a 5.94 percent stake in China's Lenovo Group last month for $750 million.
The Australian dollar is on track for the largest weekly gain since September, after the central bank raised its forecasts for economic growth.
At a plant run by New Zealand's biggest meat processor, rows of lamb carcasses are chopped and later shipped in increasing quantities to China.
Last year, they were the two emerging markets in Asia not to touch. Yet for India and Indonesia, a few months appears to have made a big difference.
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Ken Peng, Asia Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank, discusses the significances of policy divergence and the recent rout in oil prices for markets next year.
Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Head of Aerospace, Defence & Security Practice for the APAC region at Frost and Sullivan, compares the disappearance of AirAsia jet QZ8501 to earlier tragedies linked to Malaysia Airlines.
For energy prices to rebound, Saudi Arabia needs to change its rhetoric, says Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities.