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The popular dollar-yen trade, which has fallen out of favor in the recent months, is coming back in vogue, say strategists.
Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector continued to pick up steam in July, two sets of data showed on Friday.
India is cracking down on a new gold smuggling tactic that could accelerate a flood of illegal imports of the precious metal into the country.
First there was Abenomics, then Modinomics. Now South Korea has coined its own package of economic policies, which economists say will lead to a period of "big bang expansionary growth."
A food safety scare in China is testing Chinese consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's and Yum Brands.
Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, as it reported a jump in first-quarter profit.
An ugly earnings report from Samsung prompted a 3 percent drop in shares, but that hasn't deterred market bulls.
China should set a GDP target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015, below its 2014 goal, and refrain from stimulus measures, the IMF said.
John Kerry has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to world trade reforms, saying it was a test of commitment to advance economic liberalization.
India stocks are headed for a correction in the near term, emerging markets guru Mark Mobius said, as the pace of reforms is likely to disappoint.
China's ongoing anti-corruption campaign claimed its biggest scalp this week, and some see its hard-line stance as a positive for the economy.
Samsung reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and was downbeat about prospects, fueling concerns about its ability to face competition.
Despite Asia's economic advances in the past decade, there has been little progress in improving the income discrepancy between men and women.
Prices in the one of the world's most expensive housing markets are set to pick up pace, triggering renewed warnings of a potential bubble brewing.
Nintendo is struggling to keep up with the times, but interactive toys could be the Japanese company's savior, analysts told CNBC.
China is set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest beer market in value by 2017, according to a EuroMonitor International report.
India's Tata Group has outlined plans to invest $35 billion over the next 3 years for expansion into new areas such as retail and defense.
Global brands are learning to get creative with wooing the price-sensitive Indian consumer, who has a penchant for bargain-hunting and little brand loyalty.
The most senior official to face corruption charges in modern China is under investigation, after he and his family members were detained.
Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.
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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.