SK Hynix said shipment growth would slow in the third quarter as it posted its first drop in quarterly profit in two years.
The Kiwi was crushed as the country's central bank warned against its strength following its decision to hike interest rates.
New Zealand's central bank raised rates but said it would pause as it looked at the impact of its tightening and watched inflation.
Singapore's tourism sector is bracing itself for a recurrence of last year's severe air pollution, with precautionary measures already in place.
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Dominic Schnider, Head Commodities & APAC Forex at UBS Wealth Management, outlines the factors that will weigh on gold prices in the coming months.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.
Shen Jian Guang, Greater China Chief Economist at Mizuho, says it's likely for China to hit its growth target as stronger stimulus fuels economic activity in the second half of 2014.