China's manufacturing sector remained in a poor state in January, a private survey showed on Monday, amid increasing speculation that policymakers will intervene with fresh measures to spur the economy.» Read More
RBA kept interest rates steady for the 10th policy meeting in a row on Tuesday, and seemed set to stay on the sidelines for some time to come.
Upbeat news on China's manufacturing sector on Tuesday raises the question of whether it's time to wean the economy off growth-supportive measures.
China is relaxing the rules used for calculating the amount of deposits that banks can re-lend as loans, in its latest move to stimulate growth.
Japan has agreed to end a ban that has kept the army from fighting overseas since World War Two, a step away from post-war pacifism and a political victory for PM Abe.
The Australian dollar has been strong this year despite slowing growth in China and charts indicate it's set to strengthen further.
Singapore home prices dipped for a third straight quarter in the April-to-June period, official data showed on Tuesday, as property cooling measures continued to bite.
Due to factors ranging from politics to property, Asian stock markets put in a largely mixed performance during the first half of 2014.
China's manufacturing activity rebounded further in June, government data showed on Tuesday.
Mixed U.S. economic data paints a confusing picture, suggesting a much slower recovery than what markets are pricing in, said DBS CEO Piyush Gupta.
Business sentiment in Japan worsened in the three months to June but should recover in the months ahead, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed.
For the first time, China will allow a firm registered in its Shanghai pilot Free Trade Zone to declare goods at customs anywhere in the country.
Indonesia stocks could catch the election fever enjoyed by India's equity markets in the run-up to elections in May, says Morgan Stanley.
North Korea said it would put two U.S. tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming hopes that they would soon be released.
China shares have long been considered cheap for good reason, suffering a long downtrend, but some say now is the time to turn outright bullish.
India's prime minister has set in motion the first major revamp of the country's archaic labor laws to revive the economy and create jobs.
For Japan, a tax cut at the center of PM Shinzo Abe's latest growth strategy will end up giving with one hand - and taking back with the other.
Chinese manufacturing data could disappoint this week amid weakness in the economy and that may just be the beginning, analysts told CNBC.
Australian economic data and reports of Chinese factory activity will likely influence the mood in Asian markets this week.
Japan's industrial output rose 0.5 percent on month in May, below expectations in a Reuters poll for a 0.9 percent rise but up from April's 2.5 percent decline.
Tencent Holdings, founder of the messaging app WeChat, will buy a 20 percent stake in online classifieds company 58.com for $736 million.
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While China is seeing moderating growth and manufacturing activities, other sectors are holding up quite well, says Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's national address at the National Press Club on Monday is an "opportunity to reboot his government," says Peter Chen, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney.
Crude oil prices could hit the low end of $30 a barrel because the market remains oversupplied, says Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.