The Indian government announced two important fuel reforms over the weekend, a signal of PM Narendra Modi's commitment to tough economic reforms.
Indonesia inaugurated its new president on Monday, and analysts say Widodo will have to act fast.
Dozens were killed by a freak blizzard and avalanches in Nepal's most deadly trekking disaster.
PM Abe has hinted that he may delay increasing tax, saying the move would be "meaningless" if it inflicted too much damage. The FT reports.
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Donna Kwok, Senior China Economist at UBS, says the Plenum meeting will accelerate fiscal reforms. She adds that data on Tuesday may show the economy grew 7.1 percent in the third quarter.
Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister of Australia, says the number of pre-registrations indicate strong demand for health insurer Medibank's share offering.
Douglas Ramage, Managing Director, Bower Group Asia, says Widodo's main obstacles are political as the Parliament is controlled by the opposition.