Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Japan is gearing up for its most important reporting season in over a decade with key industry bellwethers due to report their earnings for the April to June quarter this week.
Samsung, hit by waning demand in its key mobile division, needs to double up efforts in the world's fastest-growing markets for smartphones, or it risks shrinking its business further.
Now that China has announced a mini package of fiscal stimulus measures to bolster flagging growth, there's chatter of more support to come in the form of monetary policy easing.