A fresh bout of yen weakness is set to fuel further gains in Japanese stocks, but the economy's wobbly recovery may limit the upside, say strategists.
Chinese women helped drive global diamond jewelry sales up 3 percent to a record high of $79 billion in 2013, according to De Beers.
China's housing market continued to slow in August, data on Thursday showed, with home prices falling for a fourth straight month.
The United States said it will press India's Modi to end his blockage of a global trade pact when he visits Washington this month.
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Sonia Irvine, Founder of Amber Lounge, recaps how the Grand Prix VIP after-party began in 2003. The sister of retired Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine also shares how she juggles work and family.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, weighs the pros and cons of a softer currency for Japan.
Despite "some hawkish signals" from Thursday's policy statement, the Fed is still most likely to raise interest rates in mid-2015, says Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB.