The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about 10 percent bigger, meaning that such spending is growing faster than the growth rate. The NYT reports.
BOJ's reflationary credentials will be burnished by new board member Yutaka Harada, but his views suggests he is unlikely to back further QE.
As Hong Kong mulls restricting the number of inbound Chinese travelers, Taiwan is stepping up efforts to court rich holidaymakers from the mainland.
Charts suggest a new long-term uptrend may be at hand for Chinese stocks despite worries about slowing economy growth killing momentum preciously.
Weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data lifted gold prices from a seven-week low, but charts suggest that investors shouldn't get too excited.
Oil has managed a rebound in the past three weeks. Technical analysis suggests a consolidation is under way, but a firm uptrend isn't in place yet.