As markets reopen for the first week of 2016, investor focus in Asia will be on China for clues of how the economy will fare after a tumultuous year.
The Caixin December PMI and official PMI indicate that China's economy is not declining sharply, but is grinding down slowly, says Donna Kwok, senior China economist at UBS.
Jeff Ng, Southeast Asia economist at Standard Chartered, details how the AEC will be a positive for larger economies such as Thailand and Malaysia, as well as smaller economies like Cambodia and Laos.
Shipping companies that transport commodities such as coal, iron ore and grain face a painful year ahead.
Vietnam's economy grew 6.68 percent in 2015, the fastest pace in five years, helped by an expanding industrial sector and foreign investment.
The Fed's caveat of being data-dependent would mean they have to ease the pace of tightening due to external issues such as oil prices and a slowdown in China, explains Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank.
Hao Hong, MD of research and chief strategist at Bank of Communications International, says it will take exceptional news to move Chinese markets which are flat to down.
Firms had taken advantage of the U.S. accomodative monetary policy and raised leverage to record levels, warns Gareth Nicholson, Asian credit portfolio manager at Aberdeen Asset Management.
Fitch ratings agency says a sharp slowdown in the world's second largest economy would hit global growth hard.
Chinese leaders have pledged the country will grow within a "reasonable range," as they stimulate domestic demand and make supply-side fixes.
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U.S. import prices fell in November as the cost of petroleum and several goods continued to decline.
Big pharma is angry over the TPP but the pact actually does more to promote drug innovation than any trade agreement in history, says this professor.
The People's Bank of China set the reference rate for the yuan at a four-year-plus low on Wednesday, underscoring concerns over the economy.
China's exports slumped more than expected in November but the decline in imports slowed, a tentative sign that domestic demand is on the mend.
Factors such as the upcoming Fed meeting and slumping oil prices are dampening sentiment, explains Alex Wong, director of asset management at Ample Capital.
Shang-Jin Wei, chief economist of the ADB, discusses why intra-Asian trade has stayed the same as a percentage of total commerce.
The U.S. trade deficit widened unexpectedly in October as exports fell to a three-year low.
Zak Edwards, CEO of Prezzybox.com, talks about the importance of Black Friday for raising brand awareness and creating new customers.
Russia is tightening controls on Turkish food imports just days after one of its jets was downed near the Syrian border.