There were no signs that pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong plan to back down as the protest ended its first week.
China's banks this week found themselves turning away would-be depositors as they scrambled to comply with new rules. The FT reports.
The risks for "Abenomics" are increasing whatever Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decides to do.
The U.S. dollar rose to its highest level against the Japanese yen since August 2008 on Wednesday, but analysts don’t expect the rally to last.
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With the European Central Bank unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus on Thursday, the U.S. dollar rally could be coming to an end, says Mark Matthews, Head of Research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer.
Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays, expects an upside surprise in Friday's U.S. payrolls report, which will underpin gains in the greenback.
Diana Choyleva, Head of Macroeconomic Research at Lombard Street Research, is worried that new easing measures could exacerbate China's debt issue.