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The risk of asset bubbles in Southeast Asia's fastest-growing emerging economies is rising, warn economists, pointing to red flags including surging domestic credit growth.
Japan's jobless rate fell in March, while household spending rose 5.2 percent in March from a year earlier, data on Tuesday showed.
In a note to clients Sunday, ISI analyst Brian Marshall explained how he "chickened out" when trying to replace his Apple iPhone 5 with a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Honda is recalling nearly 46,000 Fit Sport small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the electronic stability control system.
Brent crude oil will hit $115 a barrel by the end of the year, according to a commodity analyst at Roubini Global Economics.
The resilient Australian dollar is due a major correction and could fall over 40 percent in the next 18 months, according to one analyst.
Falling commodity prices coupled with China's structural slowdown will help create a new generation of emerging market "growth stars" across Europe and Asia, according to economists at independent research firm Capital Economics.
But analysts say China's fall in industrial profit growth could be temporary as companies hold off on big decisions until the new government clarifies its policy direction.
The central bank's suggestion that it's likely to achieve its 2 percent inflation target later rather than sooner is a dose of realism that is good for its credibility, analysts say.
German luxury carmaker Porsche saw record sales in China last year and the recent clampdown on gift-giving and luxury goods in the country won't have a major impact going forward.
High-frequency traders are facing "speed limits" on a major trading platform, which is being touted as a template for a regulatory clampdown on computer-driven activity, the FT reports.
Just last week, the yen looked set to weaken beyond 100 per dollar, now analysts say the currency's fall may have bottomed out.
Asia is home to some of the world's largest economies and has a stable growth outlook, yet this does not seem to be enough to tickle an entrepreneurial spirit.
Large swings in the price of gold over the past two weeks have cast major doubts over the fate of the precious metal, however one bank suggests the worst may be over for bullion this year.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday will revive efforts to end a territorial dispute that has prevented the nations signing a treaty to end World War Two.
Middle-income Asian economies must improve government institutions and liberalize rigid labor and product markets if they wish to reach the level of developed countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday.
China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.
Chinese executives at state-owned groups have long been among the lowest paid of their global peers, but even their apparently meager pay is generating controversy. The Financial Times reports.
The latest snapshot of manufacturing activity in China could be a key focus for Asian markets this week as talk grows that China's economy has lost steam.
Fire broke out on Sunday in a garment factory that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, complicating attempts to find any survivors that has already killed 377 people.
Following the impressive run in European stocks over the past 20 months, Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, says now may be the time for profit-taking.
A fall in short-term interest rates has fueled talk that China's central bank may be easing monetary policy. Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, explains why he doesn't think so.
Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.