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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has picked two lawmakers with friendly ties to China for his party's top posts, a move seen to be aimed at thawing chilly ties with Beijing.
Australia's economy slowed in the second quarter as exports stayed sluggish and consumers curbed spending but the pace of growth still beat expectations, data showed on Wednesday.
A group of Fukushima workers sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility.
Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress towards democracy.
One look at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter feed and that of Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and you’d think they were long lost pals.
As tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing increase, multinational firms are seeing more stability in Singapore and expanding their outlook.
Japanese summer bonuses rose in July and regular pay grew for the second straight month, suggesting some firms are gradually -raising wages.
Second quarter growth data will likely paint a grim picture of Australia's economy on Wednesday as it reels under slowing exports and consumption.
There's more to blossoming ties between the Indian and Japanese prime ministers than counterbalancing the rise of China, analysts say.
As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday left its key cash rate at a record low of 2.5 percent, where it's been since August of last year, and suggested rates will stay on hold for a while.
Economists expecting a pickup in Western demand to drive Asia's growth recovery have been disappointed thus far.
Hong Kong is bracing for protests after Beijing slammed the door on electoral reforms on Sunday, fanning fears of potential economic fallout.
China's parliament has formally approved changes to the budget law allowing local governments to issue bonds directly.
A downturn in China's once red-hot property market poses one of the greatest threats to the world's second biggest economy.
China's monthly gauges of factory activity and central bank policy decisions in Australia and Japan will be the key events in Asia this week.
The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 51.1 in August, a tad below expectations for a reading of 51.2 and down from a 27-month high of 51.7 in July.
Pro-democracy activists vowed to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after China rejected their demands to choose the next leader in 2017.
As poor economic data rattles faith in Abenomics after the April consumption tax hike, one analyst said uncertainty over Japan's economy will linger.
Samsung is in need of crisis management, analysts say, as ineffective product differentiation sparks margin erosion and a decline in market share.
China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017.
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