Japan's consumer inflation eased in January for a sixth straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan will undertake further stimulus.
As Japan's Nikkei scales fresh 15-year highs, analysts are becoming increasingly bullish with Goldman the latest to hike targets.
Chinese construction machinery makers are opening banks, designing tractors and abandoning core business deals to diversify and stay profitable.
Microsoft plans to close two of its factories in China by the end of March, according to the Dow Jones News Service.
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Nathan Bell, research director at Intelligent Investor, says Bill Winters' lack of experience in Asia isn't a major issue and explains what the leadership change means for Standard Chartered's stock.
Axel Merk, president and chief investment officer at Merk Investments, explains why investors should have at least one-fifth of their portfolios in alternative investments.
While India faces issues in reining in its fiscal deficit, there is a need to increase investments to spur growth, says Duvvuri Subbarao, former governor of Reserve Bank of India.