Dhara Ranasinghe is Senior Writer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including the global economy, financial markets and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Dhara was a correspondent and sub editor with Reuters news agency in London and Singapore. She has reported on European Treasury markets, Asian economies and currency markets and edited company news stories. Dhara holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the London School of Economics.
South Korea's currency reserves hit a record high in October, a clear sign that Seoul is determined to prevent a sharp appreciation of the won.
Appetite for U.S.-listed Chinese stocks may be making a comeback following accounting scandals that lead to a dearth of new listings last year.
Focus in Asia this week is on a central bank meeting in Australia, economic growth data from Indonesia and a key meeting of China's Communist Party.