The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday held back on further monetary easing, surprising most market watchers who were expecting a second rate cut in as many months.» Read More
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.
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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.
Gong Aiai, who was accused of amassing dozens of high-end properties by forging documents, was sentenced to three years in prison. The NYT reports.
Operations formally kicked off Sunday at a new free trade zone in Shanghai billed as a major step for China's financial reforms, but significant changes look to be years away.
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The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.
Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says a diversification into non-IT plays makes for a stronger Nasdaq Composite.
Chris Lane, senior research analyst at Bernstein Research, explains why China Unicom could see a "sharp slowdown in" its mobile service revenue in the final quarter of 2014.