Japan's Nikkei stock index .N225 was 0.2 percent higher, while Australian shares eased 0.3 percent.
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Ma said that trade tensions between the United States and China could last for two decades and would be “a mess” for all parties involved.
The U.S. current account deficit decreased in the second quarter as goods exports rose, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in a report that also showed U.S. firms paid about $169 billion in dividends from repatriated earnings.
Yemen’s central bank, based in territory controlled by its exiled government, nearly doubled its interest rate on Wednesday in an effort to stabilize the riyal after violent demonstrations against a plunging currency.
Rakesh Jain and Sachin Chaturvedi are among four people appointed members in local boards of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), according to an official order issued.
Moody's Investors Service Wednesday said rising liquidity issues in ILFS, which has recently defaulted on repayment of Rs 100 crore, are credit negative for Indian banks.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday liberalised some aspects of the external commercial borrowings (ECBs) policy including those related to rupee-denominated bonds to help check rupee depreciation.
India is considering asking the central bank to offer dollars directly to oil marketing companies or through a state-run bank, a government source said on Thursday, as part of steps to stem a fall in the rupee.