Japan's core inflation rose 0.3 percent on-year in April, coming in slightly ahead of forecasts for 0.2 percent from a Reuters poll.
Much of the support for expanding Asian trade is coming for states with the most to gain, according to a CNBC analysis.
China is pulling out all the usual easing props to boost its slowing economy, but they don't seem to be working as well as they used to.
The technology ecosystem in China is innovating at a speed perhaps not understood in Silicon Valley, said the VP of international at Xiaomi.
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Despite recent market volatility, U.S. stocks remain in an uptrend, says Joe Bell, senior equity analyst at Schaeffer's Investment Research.
Adam Parker, chief U.S. equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, likes financial stocks at the moment, but is cautious on sectors such as tech amid a rejuvenated greenback.
Tom Rogers, senior economic advisor at EY, outlines his expectations for the U.K.'s revised gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter.