The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday held back on further monetary easing, surprising most market watchers who were expecting a second rate cut in as many months.
Singapore kept its title as the world's most expensive city for the second consecutive year, the Economist Intelligence Unit said in a new survey.
China's economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, meeting the challenging of reforms and deflation.
A new scheme allowing short selling of Chinese stocks via the Hong Kong market has failed to attract a single order on its first day of operation.
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The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.
Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says a diversification into non-IT plays makes for a stronger Nasdaq Composite.
Chris Lane, senior research analyst at Bernstein Research, explains why China Unicom could see a "sharp slowdown in" its mobile service revenue in the final quarter of 2014.