Chinese brokerages will start making markets next week on China's New Third Board, its leading over-the-counter (OTC) exchange.
Japanese firms are finding it difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and eating into profits.
Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.
Despite weak data spurring doubts over whether Japan's economy is really recovering, property investors remain keen on the market.
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John Carey, EVP & Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments, says consumer stocks will likely benefit from improved consumer confidence and a better Christmas season ahead.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, says Jokowi needs to focus on assembling his Cabinet after Indonesia's highest constitutional court upheld his presidential victory on Thursday.
John Derrick, Director of Research & Portfolio Manager at U.S. Global Investors, expects the divergence in monetary policies between the U.S. and Europe to be discussed at the central bankers' summit.