Chinese construction machinery makers are opening banks, designing tractors and abandoning core business deals to diversify and stay profitable.
Japan's consumer inflation eased in January for a sixth straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan will undertake further stimulus.
Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.
General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, leading to a closure of an assembly plant and axing some 500 jobs.
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Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, attributes the first quarterly net loss in two years to "paper loss from foreign currencies" and is pleased with improved operating numbers and results of its associates.
Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP, discusses the firm's performance in 2014. He also outlines the firm's focus within Asia, with China and India as its primary growth markets.
Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, attributes the mixed finish on Wall Street to a lack of U.S. data and the fact that markets are largely driven by events in Europe.