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Even as Japan prepares to unveil first quarter GDP figures later this week, experts warn that further falls in the yen – which has been a key reason for the recent optimism in the economy – could pose a risk to future growth.
If an article in Monday's Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, the U.S. Fed is getting ready to unwind monetary stimulus. That prospect is unlikely to be as alarming for markets as feared, analysts tell CNBC.
China's annual industrial output growth quickened to 9.3 percent in April, recovering from a seven-month low hit in March but still missing market expectations, data showed on Monday.
Standard Chartered's asset quality is deteriorating and investors are miscalculating risk in the loan book of the British lender, according to Carson Block, founder of U.S.-based short seller Muddy Waters.
The company said at least one reporter gained access to data on Goldman Sachs after complaints were made. The NYT reports.
Long-haul carrier AirAsia X, founded by entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, began meeting investors on Monday to gauge interest for an initial public offering in Malaysia Worth up to $300 million.
What goes up must come down. This is finally holding true for the resilient Australian dollar that has begun to show weakness against the greenback.
Fostering innovation has become a mantra among corporate leaders and government officials alike in Taiwan this year this year because the island's huge consumer electronics industry has run into serious trouble. The New York Times reports.
A slew of Chinese economic data on Monday will kick off another busy week for Asian markets as investors try to assess the state of play in the economic giant.
The return to power of Malaysia's ruling political coalition is set to unleash up to $2.6 billion in initial public offerings over the next six months. The Financial Times reports.
Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government.
Slower economic growth is dulling the outlook for equities, but consumer sector stays appealing in the long term.
Two companies with major operations in India were the weak links that opened the door to a $45 million global cyber heist brought to light by U.S. authorities this week.
Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent of domestic automakers and their suppliers. The New York Times reports.
The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa's strategic mining sector may curb output, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said Japan must stay within the bounds of an international agreement not to target exchange rates, after the dollar-yen broke through 100 and continued to extend gains on Friday.
Secretly and steadily China has made the yuan a world currency, just that we haven't noticed it, writes this expert.
China's fast-growing economy has been forecast to overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest economy as early as 2016, but economists now say this is unlikely to happen.
Is it possible that Asia will be the first region to build a truly mobile business environment? I would be surprised if this doesn't happen, says this expert.
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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.