An explosion in Taiwan that set entire blocks ablaze and reduced small shops to rubble killed 24 people and injured 271.
India's opposition to a global trade deal is akin to the country "holding a gun to its own head," and it risks derailing efforts to create an open-for-business image, analysts said.
Sony warned about its smartphone division, raising the question whether the firm should just cut its losses in the sector.
DBS, Singapore's biggest bank, said second-quarter net profit climbed 9 percent, beating expectations with the help of growth in loans.
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Deborah Elm, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, describes what's next on the global trade agenda after New Delhi refused to sign off on a trade-facilitation deal.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says the participation rate in Friday's nonfarm payrolls report will be key.