Japan's economy grew 0.3 percent in the third quarter from the previous one, revised down from a preliminary estimate of 0.5 percent, data on Monday showed.
North Korea announced the dismissal of the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a string of criminal acts.
India's Congress party was headed for a defeat in state elections, underlining the struggle it will face to cling to power in May's national election.
A ban on the use of cryptocurrencies cannot be ruled out, although China’s latest rulings are an acknowledges the growing use of digital currencies, Peercoin said on Friday.
Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the non-profit, non-partisan think tank New America Foundation, says the improvements in trade facilitation will add up to 1 to 2 trillion to the global economy
The Asia Squawk Box team discuss what's on the agenda for the 12 members of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Catherine Mellor, Director for Asia at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, explains the implications of the WTO's global trade facilitation pact and her outlook on the TPP negotiations.