Lee Yen Nee is a correspondent for CNBC digital based in Singapore, covering a range of business topics from around the region, including banks and macroeconomics. She is no stranger to the business reporting scene, having worked previously at Thomson Reuters and Singapore's daily newspaper TODAY.
China's bond market will double in size from the current $9 trillion over the next five years to become the world's second largest, a UBS report says.
Global markets started 2017 fearing U.S. and Europe, but neither of those has turned out to be damaging thus far, Citi Private Bank said.
Japanese firms will continue to acquire overseas assets more aggressively to increase their market share in the global economy, a JPMorgan report says.
The founder and chairman of developer China Vanke, Wang Shi, will step down from the board after a long power struggle over the company's ownership.
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports contracted again in May, but the decline was less than expected as electronics shipments continued to be strong.
Australia added 42,000 jobs in May, flying past than the 10,000 jobs estimated, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.
Financial centers Singapore and Hong Kong will attract more wealth in the coming years, helping to propel Asia Pacific to become wealthiest region by 2019.
Singapore's unemployment rate in the first quarter was 2.2 percent, lower than the Manpower Ministry's preliminary estimate of 2.3 percent.
Hong Kong-listed furniture maker Man Wah Holdings, under attack by short-seller Carson Block, calls allegations "groundless." Shares surge in Friday trade.