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Singapore is one of the most forward thinking cities when it comes to sustainability, and now other Asian cities are looking to it for inspiration.
Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan will be faced with a tough decision at the central bank's policy meeting this week.
Australia's government has warned its budget deficit could swell to 47 billion Australian dollars ($42 billion) in the year ending June 2014, much higher than earlier forecasts.
For Asia's overseas workers, there's no place like home, and that may help insulate their countries once the Federal Reserve begins tapering.
Protesters in Thailand want to replace its Parliament with a "people's council" where members are selected from various professions. The NYT reports.
The year is drawing to a close but this is unlikely to be the week that Asia markets wind down – Not with the Fed, BOJ and RBI all scheduled to meet.
China has dominated a ranking of the top BRICS universities, with 40 mainland institutions making it into the top 100, compared with 16 for India.
Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, while seeking closer ties with Asian partners to counter a more militarily assertive China.
A string of negative headlines out of corporate Australia threatens to undermine business sentiment, casting a cloud over it's economic outlook.
The RBA said that past cuts in interest rates are working to stimulate the economy, though it would not rule out the chance of easing further if needed.
Eight years ago, as personal incomes soared, China Poly Group decided to venture onto another sort of battlefield — the art market. The NYT reports.
The weaker yen may be boosting Japan's exporting powerhouses, but those stocks may be the worst plays on the country's recovery, a fund manager said.
India's headline inflation surged to a 14-month high of 7.52 percent in November after food prices rose at the fastest clip since June 2010.
A year on from the start of the economic overhaul introduced by Shinzo Abe, "Abenomics" has been "close to a bull's eye."
One year into Prime Minister Abe's economic revival plan, he has yet to act on his pledge to stage the nation's comeback as a global economic dynamo.
China's manufacturing activity slowed to a three-month low in December, raising questions about growth of the world's second largest economy.
Thailand's military offered to help hold a "fair and clean" election next year, suggesting the armed forces may play a role aimed at ending protests.
Toyota has entered negotiations to settle hundreds of sudden-acceleration lawsuits, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
Business sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers hit its highest level in six years in the three months to December, the Tankan survey showed.
Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises tensions.
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Deborah Elm, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, describes what's next on the global trade agenda after New Delhi refused to sign off on a trade-facilitation deal.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says the participation rate in Friday's nonfarm payrolls report will be key.