Japan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent in March on-year, in line with market expectations, data released on Friday showed.
The yuan has hit 16-months lows against the dollar this week and while it may resume its appreciation trend, analysts say the currency's days as a steady one-way bet are over.
Oversupply is a major issue in the Chinese hospitality market, CEO of luxury hotel group Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Clement Kwok told CNBC.
This week's stronger-than-expected growth data from South Korea suggests the country's next rate move could be up instead of down.
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While he expects growth to continue in 2014, Clement Kwok, CEO of Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, tells CNBC's Christine Tan about sources of uncertainty that he's watching closely in Thailand and China.
Brian Sponheimer, Auto & Capital Equipment Analyst at Gabelli & Company, discusses the first-quarter earnings of General Motors which saw an 82 percent fall largely due to recent recalls.
Vinay Dube, Senior VP, Asia Pacific, Delta Air Lines, outlines two reasons why the airline managed profit gains despite suffering a loss of $90 million in revenue due to flight cancellations amid extreme winter.