Chinese productivity growth has gone into reverse, highlighting the failure of recent reforms to set China on a sustainable development path.
Japan's government will increase the inheritance tax rate in January, while tax relief measures on gifting will be expanded.
Indonesia's powerful anti-graft agency will launch a probe into the nation's subsidized rice scheme unless major flaws are fixed.
The flurry of data released on Friday showed weakness in the Japanese economy, as the consumption tax hike in April continued to weigh on growth.
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Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist, Standard & Poor's, says Japan is still not getting the right kind of inflation and explains why the tax hike could be a headwind to recovery.
Robert Martin, MD & CEO of BOC Aviation, says the firm is buying new jets due to growth in demand from Asia, as well as replacements of old aircraft in North America and Europe.
Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says factory output trailed expectations because of a weak global demand and Japanese firms relocating factories overseas.