China's manufacturing sector remained in a poor state in January, a private survey showed on Monday, amid speculation of more easing from policymakers.
Japan's Okinawa looks and feels almost like a different country. A growing number of islanders say it should be just that.
China's vow to increase tax scrutiny of foreign companies has sent firms rushing to tax advisers ahead of the implementation of new rules.
Speculation is high that the RBA will be the next central bank to ease monetary policy at its meeting this week.
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While China is seeing moderating growth and manufacturing activities, other sectors are holding up quite well, says Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's national address at the National Press Club on Monday is an "opportunity to reboot his government," says Peter Chen, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney.
Crude oil prices could hit the low end of $30 a barrel because the market remains oversupplied, says Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.