Japan data painted a divergent picture, with industrial production and inflation beating forecasts, but consumers kept their wallets shut.
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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Kathy Matsui, MD & Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, explains why she remains upbeat about higher wages and real income growth in Japan over the coming months.
Michael Cluzel, CEO of Eatigo, says the Bangkok-based restaurant booking platform allows users to make bookings for discounted meals during the listed restaurants' off-peak hours.
Apart from satisfying diners who want a home-cooked meal, the app also gives aspiring chefs a chance to try running a restaurant without dealing with overhead costs, says Noah Karesh, co-founder of Feastly.