The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel warned on Monday (Oct 20) that the current ultra-expansive monetary policy around the world could pose a threat to financial stability.
Tokyo raced 3.98 percent higher, Sydney jumped 0.90 percent and Seoul added 1.55 percent. Shanghai finished 0.66 percent higher and Hong Kong put on 0.20 percent.
Tokyo stocks jumped 3.98 per cent on Monday (Oct 20), notching up their biggest one-day points gain in over a year following a sharp rise on Wall Street and as a weaker yen boosted exporters.
The planned one-day strike by Lufthansa pilot due to take place on Tuesday (Oct 21) will affect the German carrier's long-haul flights, said their union.
The Australian government confirmed in March that Medibank Private would be sold as it seeks to offload assets to raise funds to reinvest in infrastructure.
EY ITEM Club said gross domestic product growth would slow to 2.4 per cent in 2015, after 3.1 per cent growth this year.
Tokyo stocks jumped more than three per cent in early trade on Monday (Oct 20), following sharp gains on Wall Street, while a weaker yen boosted exporters.
A consortium of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is interested in buying the Reebok brand from Adidas for €1.7 billion (US$2.2 billion), The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday (Oct 19).
The call from France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron came on the eve of their visit to Berlin, where they are due to hold talks with their German counterparts on boosting investments and growth.
The National Commercial Bank, the last of 12 Saudi banks to go public, is offering one-quarter of its two billion shares, including 300 million for the public along with another 200 million which will be allocated to the state pension agency.