Panasonic has declared it will pay employees it sends to China a premium to compensate for the dangerous levels of pollution. The FT reports.
There is some "flexibility" around China's 7.5 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for 2014, said Premier Li Keqiang.
China's latest read on domestic spending and industrial output missed forecasts, offering little comfort to markets spooked by concerns over a weakening economy.
ETF providers are wooing Japanese retail investors with foreign stock offerings amid expectations a flood of fresh funds is headed to the market.
Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at NAB, says Australia's February jobs numbers is 'extremely unreliable', due to a small sample size.
With key economic data showing signs of improvement, Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist at CIMB, says Japan may finally be on the right track of recovery.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank, says weaker-than-expected retail sales and industrial output on Thursday, showed signs of a gradual slowdown in China's economy.