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The New Zealand dollar is set to move past parity against the Australian dollar in 2014 for the first time in 40 years, according to HSBC.
Japan's economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous one, below expectations for a 0.7 percent gain, data on Monday showed.
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports fell an annual 3.3 percent in January, more than expected, as Lunar New Year holidays bit into trade.
China's consumer prices stayed subdued in January while producer prices continued declines, signaling that inflation will not concern policymakers for now.
Japan's Prime Minister is keen to cut corporate tax rate, Chief Cabinet Secretary said, a step experts say could boost Japan's competitiveness.
China's banks disbursed the most loans in any month in four years in January, a surge that suggests the world's second-biggest economy may not be cooling as much as some fear.
Retailers in China are hoping to feel a double dose of love this year as Chinese Valentine's Day coincides with the Western one, a first in 19 years.
Thai riot police seized back protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok, that have been occupied for months by demonstrators, on Friday.
Turbulence in emerging markets stemming from the Federal Reserve's decision to scale back its stimulus program will be short-lived, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, Southeast Asia's biggest bank.
State media struggled to report on the latest twist in China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover, which malfunctioned on Wednesday night then restored at dawn.
When India releases its wholesale price index (WPI) on Friday, the inflation number may not have the same resonance for local markets as it once did.
Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report.
China's trust sector grew slower in the final months of 2013, suggesting that efforts to curb growth in risky shadow-bank lending may be working.
DBS Group Holdings posted a 6 percent increase in core quarterly profit, missing expectations as it took higher provisions for bad debt charges.
Air New Zealand has faced some criticism for its latest in-flight safety video, which features five swimsuit models.
Global miner Rio Tinto reported a 45 percent jump in second-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts.
Japan offers bigger potential returns due to a supportive central bank, Stephen Parker says.
Indonesia's central bank kept its key reference rate steady at 7.50 percent on Thursday, and after hefty tightening last year.
The Philippine economy appears to be sitting pretty, on track for solid growth, but some concerns are emerging that a bust could be on the cards.
Growth in China's stellar smartphone market has slowed for the first time in more than two years.
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