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Benchmark oil prices are set to weaken further this week though losses may be limited if U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the central bank's stimulus efforts this week at his semi-annual testimony to Congress.
The symbolism was strong but America's trade results were weak as President Barack Obama visited East Asia right after his reelection last November, a year after his shift to a more comprehensive trans-pacific engagement.
Samsung said it will launch its new Galaxy S smartphone on March 14 in New York, taking its fight for market supremacy to Apple doorstep.
Reports that Japan's government will likely nominate Haruhiko Kurodo, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing, as the next Bank of Japan (BOJ) chief, do not come as a surprise.
The chairman of Japan Airlines (JAL), which has had to ground its entire fleet of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after a battery fire, had reservations from the start on relying on one vendor.
South Korea's new president faces not only a hostile North Korea that seeks nuclear weapons but now new pressure on its exporters and growth prospects from neighboring Japan's yen devaluation.
Hong Kong is imposing higher stamp duties and home loan curbs on property transactions, officials said on Friday.
As BlackBerry launches the first smartphone from its make-or-break BB10 line in India, one of its most loyal markets, the company faces new competition from a formidable rival.
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Speculation that the Chinese government will implement further measures to cool the country's bubbly property market has sent stocks of major Chinese developers tumbling in recent weeks. But analysts tell CNBC this provides investors an opportunity to hunt for bargains.
Intense competition for the loyalties of highly price-sensitive travelers, coupled with some of the region's highest operating costs, led to losses and mounting debts for India's airlines. The Financial Times reports.
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.
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Antonio Timoner-Salva, Senior Economist at IHS, expects at least 10 of the 130 banks to fail the European Central Bank¿s comprehensive assessment and related stress tests.
Matthew Stych, Research Director, Asia Pacific at Planet Retail, outlines his expectations for the earnings and explains why CEO Dave Lewis may more time to come up with a turnaround plan.
Investors were surprised by the significant increase in production costs associated with the 787 Dreamliner, says Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis at Teal Group Corporation.