As the month of November draws to a close, investors will likely be looking out for these in the week ahead.
A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there.
South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.
A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation.
A young protester in Hong Kong tells CNBC's Eunice Yoon about his fears towards the city's tightening ties with China.
S&P has affirmed its "AA-/A-1+" rating on Japan, but the outlook remains negative. Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision.
Tanmai Sharma, CEO at Mesitis, introduces the Singapore-based firm's services as discount broking grows in popularity.