While there were no "fireworks" in India's budget, investors approved of the various pro-growth initiatives, adding fuel to the stock market rally.» Read More
BHP Billiton reported a 31 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday and signaled it would consider a dividend hike in August.
The Indian government trumpeted its record of growth and reform over the past decade in its last budget before an election it looks set to lose.
Concerns over Singapore's rising household debt levels may increase after data showed bankruptcy orders have risen to the highest level since 2009.
China's central bank is trying to take the punch bowl away from banks, but latest surge in bank lending figures show otherwise.
Attention this week is likely to be on the release of HSBC's flash China purchasing managers' index (PMI) for February and Bank of Japan's meeting.
The New Zealand dollar is set to move past parity against the Australian dollar in 2014 for the first time in 40 years, according to HSBC.
Japan's economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous one, below expectations for a 0.7 percent gain, data on Monday showed.
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports fell an annual 3.3 percent in January, more than expected, as Lunar New Year holidays bit into trade.
China's consumer prices stayed subdued in January while producer prices continued declines, signaling that inflation will not concern policymakers for now.
Japan's Prime Minister is keen to cut corporate tax rate, Chief Cabinet Secretary said, a step experts say could boost Japan's competitiveness.
China's banks disbursed the most loans in any month in four years in January, a surge that suggests the world's second-biggest economy may not be cooling as much as some fear.
Retailers in China are hoping to feel a double dose of love this year as Chinese Valentine's Day coincides with the Western one, a first in 19 years.
Thai riot police seized back protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok, that have been occupied for months by demonstrators, on Friday.
Turbulence in emerging markets stemming from the Federal Reserve's decision to scale back its stimulus program will be short-lived, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, Southeast Asia's biggest bank.
State media struggled to report on the latest twist in China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover, which malfunctioned on Wednesday night then restored at dawn.
When India releases its wholesale price index (WPI) on Friday, the inflation number may not have the same resonance for local markets as it once did.
Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report.
China's trust sector grew slower in the final months of 2013, suggesting that efforts to curb growth in risky shadow-bank lending may be working.
DBS Group Holdings posted a 6 percent increase in core quarterly profit, missing expectations as it took higher provisions for bad debt charges.
Air New Zealand has faced some criticism for its latest in-flight safety video, which features five swimsuit models.
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The decision to roll out capital expenditures and shun "big bang reforms" indicates a "middle of the road" annual budget for India, says Parmod Gubbi, director of Institutional Sales at Ambit Capital.
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