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.
China economic data, central bank meetings in Indonesia and South Korea and India's inflation data: there's a lot going on in Asia this week.
Any upbeat surprise in Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report could bring relief to battered emerging markets, some analysts say.
Last year, they were the two emerging markets in Asia not to touch. Yet for India and Indonesia, a few months appears to have made a big difference.