Tokyo shares rose Monday as investors cheered the yen's weakness as well as a deal on the U.S. budget which, if approved, will avert a government shutdown.
The government had no prior notice of Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou's meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump last week at the White House, according to Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung, Monday.
Unemployment in Singapore has risen and could rise further, as some sectors of the economy continue to struggle, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say said yesterday.
South Korea's tourist industry has been hammered by China's boycott over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, with visitor numbers from the Asian giant plummeting 40 percent in March, statistics showed.
One of Taiwan's leading economic think tanks has raised its forecast for the country's economic growth for 2017 to more than 2 percent because of expectations of an improved export performance.
Emirati and Malaysian officials say they've reached a deal over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, with the UAE set to receive US$1.2 billion over this year.
China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up.
Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp. (TTL, 台酒) said Monday that it is planning to seek a contract manufacturer to produce its popular instant noodle line in Singapore.
The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon's unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back the country's economic growth.
Indian farmers separate husk from harvest wheat grain by using a harvester machine in a field on the outskirts of Alwar in the western state of Rajasthan.