Japan’s economy takes center stage with Q1 GDP growth figures due, while a prestigious international art fair opens in Hong Kong with dealers keen to cash in on China’s growing cultural appetite. Tara Joseph reports.
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Chinese leaders may be stoking the coals at home to boost Asia’s top economy, but data from the Philippines – and to a lesser degree Malaysia – may show fears of a regional slowdown are overblown. Jon Gordon reports.
Chinese appetite for Australian commodities may be dipping, but the Pacific economy is showing signs of recovery nonetheless. A rebound may be harder to come by in crisis-struck Thailand. Jon Gordon reports.
While hopes are rising for a mini stimulus package from Beijing to help prop up the Chinese economy, relatively healthy factory data may undermine the case. Jon Gordon reports.
Investors remain on alert for results from China’s biggest bank ICBC and carmaker SAIC. And in Taiwan, the latest reading from a tech industry under pressure from changing tastes. Tara Joseph reports.
Some of China’s biggest state-owned companies are set to report earnings on Thursday, including PetroChina and China Mobile, while U.S. first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her China tour. Tara Joseph reports
Investors remain on high alert for more data out of China that could chill already nervous markets, and the Philippines could be set to welcome U.S. troops more regularly. Tara Joseph reports.
The world awaits clues about the fate of Malaysia Airlines’ missing flight, while investors will focus on a Bank of Japan meeting amid worries the country’s revival is running out of steam. Tara Joseph reports.