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China's interbank lending rates jumped on worries over an impending withdrawal of liquidity, even as the central bank has held off injecting funds.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept interest rates unchanged at 7.75 percent on Wednesday, defying expectations of a hike after the inflation rate surged in November.
JPMorgan Chase & Co, which is pushing to simplify operations, has put up for sale its Asia-based unit that makes investments in mid-sized companies.
The Nikkei climbed 2 percent on Wednesday amid talk that Japan's prime minister could add details to his economic reform plans this week.
China new home prices hit a fresh record growth rate in November, despite repeated measures by Beijing to cool the red-hot property sector.
Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they will step up their protests in an attempt to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office.
Japan reported a trade deficit of 1.292 trillion yen in November, slightly narrower than expectations.
Analysts say China may become an unlikely star of Asian emerging markets in 2014, outshining India, thanks to cheap valuations and reform optimism.
North Korea's execution of a high-ranking official suggests a ruler threatened by the economic elite's power. And the purge is likely far from over.
Macau's casinos may have bright earnings prospects, but after many of the shares more than doubled this year, is it too late to make a bet?
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.
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