Second quarter growth data will likely paint a grim picture of Australia's economy on Wednesday as it reels under slowing exports and consumption.
There's more to blossoming ties between the Indian and Japanese prime ministers than counterbalancing the rise of China, analysts say.
The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday left its key cash rate at a record low of 2.5 percent as expected, but raised concerns about a slowdown in China's property market.
Economists expecting a pickup in Western demand to drive Asia's growth recovery have been disappointed thus far.
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After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.
Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is worried about China's property sector. He later discusses his outlook on Australia.
Ben Collett, Head, Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says Japanese stocks are poised for gains until year-end but investors should enter the market after Wednesday's cabinet reshuffle.