Indonesia is ready for a sudden withdrawal of foreign funds from the country once major central banks around the world start unwinding their aggressive monetary stimulus, a senior Indonesian government official says.» Read More
Australia's central bank, which holds its first policy meeting of the year on Tuesday, could use the opportunity to deliver a surprise interest-rate cut to underpin the economy and dent the appeal of the robust Aussie dollar, strategists told CNBC.
As rising prices threaten high living standards, this Asian financial hub may be at risk of becoming a victim of its own success.
Chinese shares are having their day in the sun, with the benchmark Shanghai stock index trading at an eight-month high on Thursday. The rally, however, may be close to running its course, some analysts say.
Investors have been reaping the benefits of a bull run on the Australian Securities Exchange, but a correction is looming and they should take heed, said analysts.
Japanese equities have soared on expectations Prime Minister Abe's leadership will be a game changer for the economy, but is there is too much optimism priced into the stocks?
That is the vision for Singapore is to have more babies to build the ranks of Singaporeans and get set for a construction boom but accept heavier congestion and more foreign workers as the crowded Asian city-state grows into a global center with 30 percent more people.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stunned voters on Wednesday by calling an election for September 14, eight months away, in her first major political speech for 2013.
The long-awaited rate cut comes as a relief for the nation's consumers, who have been hoping for cheaper financing in their next property or car purchase.
Australia's Port Hedland, which handles about a fifth of the world's seaborne-traded iron ore, will reopen on Wednesday after being spared the brunt of a cyclone that has also shut other major ports in Western Australia.
Chinese banks have rolled over at least three-quarters of all loans to local governments that were due to mature by the end of 2012, an indication of the immense challenge facing China in working down its debt load. The Financial Times reports.
Australian consumer price inflation was unexpectedly benign last quarter thanks to falls in food, electronics and drugs, suggesting there was still plenty of scope for further rate cuts even if there was no urgency for a move as early as next month.
Jaguar Land Rover, a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors, announced Tuesday it will manufacture Jaguar brand cars in India. The Global Post reports.
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, boosted its iron ore output by 3 percent in the December quarter, as it races to supply more of the raw material to Chinese steelmakers despite signs of a softening market.
'Glorious Mission' is an online combat game designed to impart 'the core values' of the military to Chinese players. The Global Post reports.
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously condemned North Korea's December rocket launch and expanded existing U.N. sanctions, eliciting a vow from Pyongyang to boost the North's military and nuclear capabilities.
Four of the five state-owned banks have reduced their expectation for this year's profit growth, as banking reform continues and regulators keep a firm grip on credit supplies. CaiXin Online reports.
Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, who is facing charges over civilian causalities during a military crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010, said the allegations are "politically motivated," adding he will fight to defend his innocence.
Yield-chasing investors, whose hunger for income powered a long rally in Asian junk-rated bonds, are finally feeling the first symptoms of indigestion after a year-long binge.
Asia's financial capital Hong Kong retained its top spot as the world's most expensive city to rent a high-end apartment as robust demand on the island, a popular destination for employees looking to relocate overseas, and constrained supply, kept prices elevated.
In China, the possibility of political reform and nationalization of the military under the new generation of leaders seems remote. Over the weekend, Beijing-based journalist Gao Yu published an analysis of a leaked speech given by President Xi Jinping during his southern tour last month that appears to throw cold water on hopes for reform. The Global Post reports.
Australia's budget on Tuesday has raised concerns that the country could follow in the same path as the highly indebted euro zone, said one expert.
Japanese equities have risen a "bit too fast" and appear to be somewhat "bubbly," according to the former vice finance minister of Japan.
China's equity market will soon play catch-up to the global stocks rally, analysts say.
Chris Bertelsen, CIO at Global Financial Private Capital, shares his incite into the US QE and when to expect the effects, and which stocks are going to be great opportunities in the US market.
Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International says the Australia carry trade is at the beginning of an implosion and other emerging market carry trades might follow the same path.
John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says a bearish AUD is the dominating trade in the macro fund community. Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays gives his Technical Analysis on currencies.