Household debt across Asia is raising red flags, but the official data may not capture the full picture for families around the region.
The Japanese yen and Australian dollar are likely to buckle when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, analysts say.
China's newly announced deposit insurance scheme could spur competition among the country's smallest lenders.
Thailand's ruling junta said it had lifted martial law, but it invoked a clause meaning the military retains broad powers.
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Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, says the lifting of martial law in Thailand could help the country's tourism sector, but the overall economic outlook remains weak.
Campbell Dawson, director at Elstree Investment Management, discusses the possibility of another interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia next Tuesday.
Barry Dawes, head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, says the fact that Brent crude remained above $50 a barrel reflects good demand offsetting the impact of an inventory buildup.