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The New Zealand dollar has enjoyed a strong 2013, and its fortunes this year are expected to be even brighter, analysts say.
Singapore's economy expanded 4.4 percent on year in the final quarter of 2013, below market expectations, data on Thursday showed.
India has canceled a €560 million contract to buy helicopters from AgustaWestland, underlining the unpredictability of its defense market. FT reports.
Thai Prime Minister returned to Bangkok, for the New Year in a display of unity alongside military chiefs before a looming showdown with protesters.
A Japanese cabinet member visited a shrine, a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, pouring salt on a fresh wound since Abe's visit there last week.
Growth in China's factories slowed slightly in December as export orders and output weakened, official data showed.
When the leaders of Mexico and China met last summer, there was much talk of the need to deepen trade. Down on Mexico's Pacific coast, a drug gang was already making it a reality.
China may buy more Iranian oil next year as a state trader is negotiating a new light crude contract.
The Nikkei may have just finished its best year since 1972, but its best days aren't behind it, Nomura said, making Japan its top global pick.
After underperforming their regional peers this year, South Korean stocks should rally 18 percent in 2014, according to a recent report from Nomura.
India's fiscal deficit touched 5.1 trillion rupees ($82.32 billion) during April-November, government data showed.
Some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue India's untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them.
The Japanese yen was on track to end the year with its biggest annual loss against the U.S. dollar in 34 years, easily making it the worst performing major currency of 2013.
Asia faces four big challenges – inflation, interest rates, Japan's role and politics – all of which may hit hopes for a cheery 2014, HSBC said.
China's top planning agency pledged to curb local government debt while the central bank said it will keep monetary policy stable in 2014.
China has approved five firms to list on mainland exchanges, ending a freeze on initial public offering.
China's debt sentence is the biggest "known unknown" risk to global financial markets in 2014, one analyst told CNBC.
India has approved a $110 million investment plan by Tesco, paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy.
Thailand's powerful but politicized army sought to ease fears on Monday it might step in to resolve a festering political crisis.
Up 57 percent this year, the Nikkei has further to climb because of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies, Dennis Gartman said.
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Mark South, Beneficiary Communications Delegate at British Red Cross, says access to rural areas of Nepal remain difficult following a serious earthquake over the weekend.
Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, says iron ore prices remain tied to the supply-demand response, so investors shouldn't get too carried away by recent gains.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China Strategy at Macquarie, says disappointment on credit easing and economic reforms are two factors that can stop China's stock market rally.