Japan's financial regulator is testing regional banks to see how much earnings would suffer if long-term rates stay low.
China is seeking an agreement with the U.S. to target assets illegally taken out of China.
Market attention for the last week of 2014 in Asia will likely fall on a private survey of the mainland's manufacturing activity.
The missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people is thought to have crashed into the sea, an Indonesian rescue agency official has told reporters.
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