China's slowing property market tops the list of major economic risks, but some say it's time to buy the sector's "dirt cheap" stocks.
Japan's inflation came in as expected in June on Friday, boosted by the consumption tax hike that took effect in April.
After two years of stagnation, things are finally looking up for Asia's third largest economy.
The Singapore dollar surged to a nearly nine-month high this week, but the rally is likely to be cut short soon, analysts said.
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There is an "urgency" in Beijing to regulate the Chinese economy, notes Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner of Rhodium Group.
Loh Chin Hua, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Corporation, says it's "heartening" to see Beijing rolling out measures targeted at the ongoing stress in the property market.
Christopher Collier, CFO of Flextronics, highlights sectors where the firm has exceeded expectations in the first quarter.