China tipped its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target at "around 7 percent" for 2015 - the lowest in 11 years.
The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about 10 percent bigger, meaning that such spending is growing faster than the growth rate. The NYT reports.
BOJ's reflationary credentials will be burnished by new board member Yutaka Harada, but his views suggests he is unlikely to back further QE.
As Hong Kong mulls restricting the number of inbound Chinese travelers, Taiwan is stepping up efforts to court rich holidaymakers from the mainland.
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Doug Sandler, chief equity strategist at Riverfront Investment Group, is optimistic that this year's job reports will make the case for an interest rate hike in the U.S.
Nicholas Consonery, China analyst at Eurasia Group, expects the National People's Congress to indicate an acceleration in reforms by increasing the power of the central government.
Simon Warner, head of Global Fixed Income at AMP Capital, says the increase in monetary stimulus will pave the way for better growth through 2015.