The Japanese spent more than they saved in the 12 months ended March 2014, the first time that's happened since the data set began in 1955.» Read More
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.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe greeted India's Prime Minister with a hug, a sharp contrast from the firm handshake with which he greeted president Obama.
Clashes along India's border with Pakistan are "extremely serious and provocative," Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, re-elected its leader and sole candidate Fernando Chui on Sunday.
Satomi Inokoshi worries that her hometown is being spoiled by newcomers that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
China has warned against any foreign interference ahead of a crucial ruling on the city's political future on Sunday.
Stung by the loss of the IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba, the Hong Kong stock exchange took a step towards loosening its listing rules.
China's energy heavyweights Sinopec and PetroChina have upgraded their outlook on the country's shale gas industry, citing steadily declining costs.
India's Reliance Industries plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day crude refinery.
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