China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up a campaign to prop up growth in the world's second-largest economy.» Read More
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist, will be joining The Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank.
Perhaps Australia's central bank is close to ending its cycle of rate cuts. That's the talk after the latest central bank meeting.
The Asian Development Bank lowered its growth forecasts for emerging nations in the region and called for more changes to support the local economies.
A lack of detail about how the government will buffer the economy from a rise in sales tax adds pressure on the BoJ to step up its monetary stimulus.
Indonesian shares have been among the hardest-hit by recent market volatility, but some pockets still offer value, analysts said.
Workers who sit along a production line today are mostly men, unlike the 90s, where the industry was dominated by young Chinese women. The FT reports.
The world's largest economies are struggling to maximize the long-term economic potential of their labor forces, according to a new report.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a cut in the country's corporate tax rate while confirming a hike in the sales tax.
India's "cloudy" outlook might pull the economy out of its doldrums, as a solid monsoon season may provide a boost, Credit Suisse said.
If recent weaker-than-expected economic data from Singapore is anything to go by, the city-state is heading for a quarterly growth contraction, economists say.
Tuesday marks the start of Golden Week in China, a week-long national holiday during which millions of mainlanders set off on vacation.
China's manufacturing activity sped up in September from the previous month, but still fell short of forecasts, official data showed on Tuesday.
Business sentiment in Japan rose to its highest level in almost six years in the September quarter, the closely-watched Tankan survey showed.
Sunday's takeoff of Shanghai's free trade zone, if it proves to be a success, could accelerate reforms across China.
Plans for Shanghai's free trade zone were unveiled over the weekend, but some analysts were unconvinced there is cause for celebration yet.
Miss Philippines Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013
Asian shares likely won't return much this quarter, but North Asian markets such as Korea and Taiwan offer opportunity, Goldman Sachs said.
Overseas banks have given the zone a chilly reception – launch included just two branches of non-Chinese institutions. The FT reports.
China's factory activity expanded at a slower-than-expected pace in September, calling into question the strength of the country's recovery.
It's shaping up to be a busy week for Asian markets: from a possible U.S. government shutdown looms, to a snapshot of Chinese manufacturing activity.
While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.
Mark O'Byrne, Executive and Research Director at GoldCore, says waning support for the Swiss referendum could be a headwind for gold prices in the short run.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.