The stock market celebrated the five-year anniversary of its bull run this weekend. Investors should be very cautious for many reasons, investing strategists say.
Japan's current account deficit widened to a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; �8.7bn) in January, the largest since records began in 1985.
The Australian dollar is lower as more worries about tensions between Russia and Ukraine overshadow positive US economic data. At 0700 AEDT on Monday, the local unit was trading at 90.36 US cents, down from 90.90 cents on Friday.
Japan's Q4 growth slows. Updated: 15:51, Monday March 10, 2014. Japan's Q4 growth slows. Japan's economic growth in the last quarter of 2013 was weaker than previously thought, revised data shows, underscoring concerns about the pace of recovery.
BEIJING--Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is joining forces with China's second-largest e-commerce player, JD.com Inc., in a new partnership aimed at heating up competition with Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.