Greater China became Apple's second largest market in the March quarter, and analysts say it won't be long before it becomes the company's top market.
Japan's March retail sales plunged 9.7 percent on-year, missing expectations, after last year's figure rose ahead of a sales-tax hike.
Japan’s earnings season is swinging into full gear, and the strong performance by major companies is expected to continue into the next year.
Barely a year after Diageo won a majority stake in India's United Spirits, a boardroom battle is giving the company a sore head.
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Yoon Chou Chong, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management, Singapore, says Indian shares are taking a breather due to factors like rising valuations and the debate on the minimum alternate tax.
The high pricing of Apple's products make them more desirable, much to the dismay of competitors like Samsung which is seeing a drop in influence in China, says Bryan Ma, VP of IDC.
Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington shows that Japan is "behind the U.S. all the way."