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China's central bank moved earlier this week to drain liquidity from the market for the first time in eight months, leading to speculation over whether the world's second largest economy has embarked on a tightening cycle.
China's new home prices rose an average of 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier, snapping 10 months of decline and raising the risk Beijing may seek to bolster a three-year campaign to curb property inflation.
Disgraced former senior Chinese leader Bo Xilai is refusing to cooperate with a government investigation into him and has staged hunger strikes in protest and at one point was treated in hospital.
Singapore's economy expanded faster than initially forecast in the fourth quarter, government data showed on Friday.
CNBC's Asia Squawk Box takes a look back at what made headlines this week.
Australia's central bank governor said on Friday there is already a good deal of interest rate stimulus in the economy, but reiterated the bank could lower rates further if needed.
Two bombs placed on bicycles exploded in a crowded market-place in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to spend more than $100 billion on infrastructure in the next 15 months to help revive his country's economy. But does the ultra-modern nation need it?
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be seeking to put a strong U.S.-Japan alliance on full display in the face of potential threats in Asia when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.
"I don't expect a crash. But I think for the time being, the market has peaked out" and "bonds, which are extremely oversold, could rebound," Faber said on CNBC.
Foxconn has imposed a recruitment freeze across most of its factories in China as it slows production of Apple's iPhone 5.
The biggest mobile trade show in the calendar kicks off on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain. Industry watchers expect new products to be unveiled by a host of players including Google, Samsung, HTC and Sony at the Mobile World Congress.
China markets resumed their decline, after a one-day recovery on Wednesday, dampened by fresh worries about monetary tightening and expansion of property sector curbs.
The recent run-up in sovereign bond yields combined with a recovery in global growth could lead to a crash in bond prices similar to the one seen in 1994, said AMP Capital in a report.
The unveiling of Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 (PS4) – its first video game console in seven years – may be touted as a major step in turning around the struggling tech giant's fortunes, but one analyst said the firm didn't reveal enough.
Financier Nat Rothschild, co-founder of coal miner Bumi, was defeated in his bid to oust the company's current chairman and chief executive on Thursday, losing a public showdown with Indonesia's influential Bakrie family.
In the wake of the uproar over China's alleged hacking of U.S. corporations this week, the CEO of U.S.-based cyber security firm Taia Global argues it's unfair to pinpoint China as the only source of hacking.
Marriott International is in talks with possible business partners in Myanmar and may use the same investment model used in India.
The world's fifth-largest wind-turbine supplier, Suzlon Energy, expects India's budget next week to reinstate incentives aimed at encouraging businesses to invest in more wind power.
Just a few days after global finance ministers' and central bank chiefs' meeting in Moscow dismissed talk of a currency war, it appears that a battle is brewing in Asia.
Marko Pavlyshyn, Director at Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, says Sunday's referendum in Crimea is the prelude to further destabilization in Ukraine.
Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says recent weakness in the renminbi indicates that the Chinese government may be prepared to accept a weaker-than-expected economic growth.
Roger Groebli, CEO of Reyl Overseas, discusses recent volatility in global financial markets and ongoing instability in Ukraine.