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The recent sell-off in commodity currencies triggered by a fall in demand for resources and the rush to buy U.S. dollar, may continue, say analysts, as the need to diversify capital dwindles.
The winner of England's Football League Championship will come away 120 million pounds ($181 million) richer, according to sports business analysts who called it "the biggest financial prize in football".
While optimism among Japan bulls appears to be largely intact since last week's sell-off, Kingsley Jones of investment advisory Jevons Global believes it's time to be "really cautious" on this market.
China's industrial profits growth quickened in April, though the government noted that the pickup was due mainly to a low comparative base, indicating the country still faces tough times.
One trader believes Chinese Prime Minster Li Keqiang's visit to India last week was mostly about trade.
It's difficult to see a smooth exit out of quantitative easing in the world's largest economy, the U.S. or Japan, said Charles Dallara, former managing director of the Institute of International Finance.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical economic policies may have instilled confidence among investors, but structural reforms will be key going forward, according to the World Bank.
A slew of economic data from Japan is likely to be in focus for Asian markets this week.
China is struggling to find a new head for its $500 billion sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job out of fear it would prove a poisoned chalice. The Financial Times reports.
The glitterati of the social media world were recently in Singapore for the Social Star Awards.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the country's financial institutions have sufficient buffers against losses they may incur from rises in bond yields.
China will hold informal talks with the European Commission on Monday to try to defuse a trade row.
Henrik Fisker is working with an investor group to salvage Fisker Automotive, the "green" car company he co-founded nearly six years ago.
Immigration reform takes a big step to becoming law, but some experts worry that the emphasis on security could create a demilitarized zone.
India's prized $108 billion IT services sector is on a "knife edge" in the face of a looming vote on the U.S. immigration reform bill that threatens the very business model the industry thrives on, says Nomura.
One thing the world's central bankers can take away from this week's market volatility: They need to do a better job of communicating.
The huge volatility in the Japanese market is not surprising given the aggressive monetary policies put in place in the country over the last six months, St Louis Federal Reserve Chairman James Bullard told CNBC.
The kyat has plunged more than 7 percent over the past month to the lowest since it was floated last year, raising concern about economic stability in Asia's newest democracy.
They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take lessons from each other, according to Capital Economics.
Indian businesses don't want to lose out on the opportunities provided by the burgeoning trade between China and India, and the first step is to start learning Mandarin.
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Deborah Elm, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, describes what's next on the global trade agenda after New Delhi refused to sign off on a trade-facilitation deal.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says the participation rate in Friday's nonfarm payrolls report will be key.