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In a holiday-thinned week for Asian markets, focus is likely to fall on the release of the official Chinese purchasing mangers' index for December.
Ports in Australia's resource-rich Pilbara region stopped loading on Sunday as an intensifying tropical cyclone approached.
General Motors' China joint venture will recall close to 1.5 million vehicles due to potential safety issues.
The U.K.-based Centre for Economics and Business Research says China won't eclipse the U.S. economy until later than some analysts have suggested.
More than 500 lawmakers in a Chinese city have resigned after being implicated in a bribery scandal, while another 56 provincial legislators have been sacked, as the government steps up its war on graft.
China formally approved on Saturday easing its one-child policy and the abolition of a controversial labor camp system, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
China has approved a pilot scheme allowing private companies to piggy back on the country's providers to offer own-brand mobile services.
Japan reported a 1.2 percent on-year rise in inflation in November, marking a fresh five-year high and above expectations for a 1.1 percent rise.
Now that the dreaded taper has begun, investors in Asia have little need to worry, according to investment firm Invesco.
China is preparing to welcome private aircraft, a move that may herald the greatest expansion of business and private aviation in 30 years.
The $75 billion pension fund for Japan's civil servants said it has lowered allocations to Japanese bonds and raised weightings to domestic equities.
Dennis Gartman's best idea for 2014 is a trade that worked wonders this year.
Hopes for a change of government in India's upcoming elections have helped its markets recover from sharp declines, but the optimism may be premature.
Going bearish on emerging markets may be the consensus call, but some fund managers are quietly turning more positive, citing attractive valuations.
As the yen hit a five-year low on Thursday, some say the currency could fall as low as 125 per dollar by the end of next year.
The rise of China's consumer may be one of the country's most important trends, but the mainland's retailers aren't the way to play on it, Pimco said.
SoftBank is in final stage talks with T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about acquiring the wireless carrier, the Nikkei news service reported.
China's short-term money market rates fell further Wednesday as corporate tax refunds deposited to commercial banks helped ease liquidity conditions.
If China sticks with using soaring rates to strong-arm banks into cutting dangerous loans, money markets could see volatility in the future.
Santa came early for many Japanese investors as the Nikkei topped 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
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Gina Sanchez, Chairwoman & Founder of Chantico Global, expects any action from the central bank to be delayed since markets are experiencing an illusion of strong demand recovery in the U.S.
Tim Bajarin, President of tech research and advisory firm Creative Strategies, says Apple won't be losing its focus in the mainland anytime soon.
David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research, says the U.S. tech giant is looking to extend its leadership in China ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday next month.