Sri Lanka will take legal action against a Chinese firm for not halting work on a luxury real estate project, a government minister said.
Toyota Motor promoted more foreigners to senior posts, including the first woman and first African-American to hold executive titles.
Jakarta property prices have surged, but the new infrastructure push may mean the boom is only getting started, analysts said.
The target of "around 7 percent," announced by Premier Li Keqiang as the annual meeting of parliament got under way, is the lowest in 11 years.
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Will Oswald, global head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered Bank, outlines his forecast for Friday's nonfarm payrolls and says the key risk for markets is the FOMC meeting next week.
Negative yields signal concerns about deflationary risks and could add to the difficulty of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.
Eswar Prasad, senior professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, says Beijing is trying to de-emphasize its growth target and send a strong signal that they remain committed to reforms.