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Japan's core machinery orders fell 9.1 percent on month in April retreating from March's record 19.1 percent rise.
Korea and Taiwan may look developed, but MSCI won't consider including them in developed market indexes, sticking them with emerging market status.
New Zealand's central bank raised rates for a third consecutive review on Thursday, and said further rises would be needed to contain inflation.
Japanese airbag maker Takata's safety crisis deepened after Toyota recalled more vehicles in Japan and Takata warned more fixes may come.
A surge in business loans to the slowing mainland Chinese economy has prompted Hong Kong regulators to impose strict financial rules.
Japan's nuclear authority is scrutinized after appointing a commissioner who has received nearly $100,000 from nuclear-related entities for research.
Central banks will drive Thursday's agenda in Asia, with the Bank of Japan starting a two-day review and decisions due in Indonesia, South Korea, and New Zealand.
Alibaba will buy all remaining shares of mobile browser UCWeb, as the e-commerce giant steps up its spending spree ahead of its U.S. listing.
MSCI will not add China's A shares to its benchmark emerging markets index, but the shares will stay on review for a possible move in 2015.
The Chinese yuan rose to its strongest in almost four weeks – a sign its depreciation trend may be a thing of the past, analysts say.
Orders for foreign cars have surged in China and BMW is struggling to keep up with demand according to Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius.
A security academy at Karachi's airport came under attack on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taliban gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport that killed more than 30 people.
Rather than China's latest reserve requirement cut for certain banks satisfying market calls for easing, it has instead spurred calls for more.
Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing over 300 people, mostly children, went on trial on charges such as homicide.
A military coup and a contracting economy haven't dampened the Thailand stock exchange chief's optimism about getting foreign investors to return.
China's annual consumer inflation rose 2.5 percent in May, faster than April's 1.8 percent rise, data on Tuesday showed.
Japan has earned its first "tourism surplus" in 44 years, with once prohibitively expensive Japanese cities turned into affordable destinations.
A second Chinese military unit has been accused of cybercrime, just weeks after the U.S. charged five officers with alleged economic espionage.
China will cut the level of reserves banks must hold for those that have sizable loans to the farming sector and small- and medium-sized firms.
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