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The downturn in the world's second largest economy, China, could be the most drawn-out since the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, said a new report.
Ghost companies set up in international tax havens could be sheltering the North Korean regime's fortune, an investigation by South Korean journalists report. The GlobalPost reports.
The week ahead in Asia will see a raft of central bank meetings, starting off with Japan and followed by Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Japan has revised annualized gross domestic product growth (GDP) for January-to-March to 4.1 percent from a preliminary reading of 3.5 percent, official data showed on Monday.
North and South Korea opened their first official talks in two years on Sunday at a border village "without argument", building on an easing in tensions from nearly daily threats.
Crude prices are likely to extend last week's rally even as markets weigh the modest improvement in the U.S. payroll numbers against worrying economic data out of China at the weekend, a CNBC sentiment survey showed.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday the government would decide on tax cuts in autumn to encourage companies to boost capital expenditure as part of sweeping reforms to revive the economy.
After two days of talks, President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China moved closer on North Korea, but remaining sharply divided over cyberespionage, the New York Times reports.
China's growth could slow further after data released on Sunday showed subdued activity right across the economy in May in the face of sustained global weakness, raising the possibility of interest rate cuts.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping launched straight into discussing hard issues at an informal summit, and may delve deeper when they meet again on Saturday.
China's exports posted their lowest growth rate in almost a year in May while imports unexpectedly fell, underlining concerns about slowing growth in the world's second largest economy.
SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a possible deal for T-Mobile US, as the Japanese company looks for alternatives if its $20.1 billion deal with Sprint Nextel falls apart.
Samsung lost $12 billion in market value on Friday, hit by downgrades that have underscored concerns about slowing sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Even as Japan's stock index flirted with bear territory on Friday and then closed more than 6 percent lower for the week, there was some good news for the beaten-down Nikkei.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies to revive Japan's economy are proving to be problematic for neighboring South Korea, said the head of the country's financial regulator.
Any Fed tapering of bond buying could lead to a liquidity squeeze in the world's second largest economy.
Benchmark crude oil prices may rise in the second half of this year if Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and frontrunner in presidential elections, wins the vote scheduled for June 14.
A Chinese firm is close to buying Britain's largest luxury yacht maker by sales, underscoring China's growing appetite for European luxury assets. The Financial Times reports.
Strategists say the wild currency moves in the dollar-yen may be far from over.
China's new leaders have adopted a greater tolerance for a slowdown in the economy than their predecessors and are likely to allow quarterly growth to slip as far as 7 percent before triggering fresh stimulus.
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