South Korea's courts are taking an increasingly stern approach to the country's most powerful business dynasties.
Lower oil usually boosts airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop weighed Malaysia's ringgit, pushing the carrier into the red.
Noble Group shares slumped after the Asian commodities trader swung to an unexpected quarterly loss due to asset write-downs.
As Japan's Nikkei scales fresh 15-year highs, analysts are becoming increasingly bullish with Goldman the latest to hike targets.
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Chris Richter, deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst at CLSA, expects Japan Inc to start raising wages soon, with Toyota Motor and other carmakers taking the lead.
Johnny Manglani, founder and president of Uomo Group, says business confidence in Russia saw a "rapid deterioration" since the annexation of Crimea and discusses the impact from a slowdown in Russian and Chinese tourists.
Subir Gokarn, director of Research at Brookings India, outlines his expectations for the government budget due on Saturday.