TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks plunged more than three per cent on Friday afternoon, a day after suffering the worst one-day drop since Japan's March 2011 quake-tsunami disaster.
HANOI (AFP) - Vietnamese inflation slowed to its weakest pace in eight months in May, official data showed Friday, in the latest sign that the communist-run economy is cooling.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's top leaders are defending the economic strategies championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though the central bank chief acknowledged a need for better communication with financial markets, a day after Tokyo shares suffered their worst loss since the 2011 tsunami disaster.
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan is exploring an IPO of UK football team Cardiff City as early as this year, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a deal that would follow the team's recent promotion to the Premier League.
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets staged a mild recovery on Friday, a day after being routed by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.