Key highlights this week include a batch of economic data from Australia and an annual meeting of China's parliament.
Australia's deputy prime minister said that discussions are under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt.
The Chinese central bank's second rate cut in three months is insufficient, and more easing steps are needed, say economists.
Michael Van Cleef Ault, owner of Pangaea nightclub in Sinapore is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw the rich through his doors.
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The launch of Samsung's mobile payment system Samsung Pay, along with Apple Pay, will enable mobile commerce to gain traction, especially in the U.S, says Loo Wee Teck, head of Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International.
Jonathan Pain, author of the Pain Report, says the Chinese stock market will likely see further gains ahead, but Wall Street may see potential headwinds this year.
Lutfey Siddiqi, global head of EM FX, Rates & Credit at UBS, attributes the fall in the Australian dollar on Monday to China's rate cut, which doesn't constitute an "an act of panic" by Beijing.