Articles By Prasanth Aby Thomas
Asian markets trade mixed as investors consider US monthly employment data and various Chinese economic indicators.
China's factory output and retail sales data indicate underlying issues in the economy, which is still recovering from slow down.
The unprecedented jump in food prices is expected to be due to the seasonal distortions caused by the New Year holidays.
Most Asian stocks advance, with the Nikkei surging to record levels on continued monetary easing optimism.
Markets advance on stronger-than-expected China trade data ahead of key US employment figures.
US regulator to hold hearing into design and certification of 787 jets.
China's exports surge 21.8% in February beating forecasts of a 5% rise, while imports drop 15.2%.
Asian markets report mixed response as China posts an unexpected trade surplus for February.
Markets edge higher as traders await policy decisions from European Central Bank and Bank of England.
Bank of Japan maintains the size of its asset-purchase programme and policy rate as governor Shirakawa departs.