The bulk of market analysts surveyed recently expect the People's Bank of China to boost liquidity and keep the one-year medium-term lending rate unchanged on Friday
Rating agency's downgrade of China outlook puts pressure on Beijing to impose more forceful measures to prop up stocks and stabilize the yuan
Rich Chinese families and private companies have taken or sent an estimated $50 billion a month out of China this year, a recent report says
The country’s big banks, suspected of often doing Beijing’s bidding, have continued buying yuan despite the currency rising
The People's Bank of China said the deal "will help strengthen financial cooperation" and "expand the use of local currencies"
Lawmakers in Japan area debating a move to allow listed businesses to report twice a year instead of having to file quarterly financial reports, Nikkei Asia says
Companies have been flocking to borrow from banks on the mainland because of their rock-bottom interest rates but most of the loans are for use on the mainland, in Hong Kong or bilateral dealings
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index saw its best day in four months, while the Nikkei rose 2.5% and most other Asian markets and currencies were also lifted
Analysts say the BOJ is looking for an appropriate time to raise interest rates. Many experts believe the policy change could occur in April.
Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, with stocks in China flat, while shares in Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Australia rose
Chinese authorities are investigating the chaotic stampede for short-term funds in the country's money markets last week, which stems from the jumble of problems that Beijing is battling
Foreign firms are said to have pulled $160 billion out of the country over the past year and a half, with companies drawn to higher interest rates and more appealing investment destinations