Singapore and Hong Kong are due to allow quarantine-free travel between the two financial hubs as of May 26.
Markets in Tokyo, Mumbai and most of Southeast Asia are down this month, Asia's early progress in combatting COVID-19 proving hard to sustain.
Ant and Alibaba are in talks with Chinese regulators about how the companies can proceed, perhaps without their figurehead.
The company is closing ranks against unprecedented pressure from activist investors.
The completion of an antitrust investigation into China's dominant online marketplace removes a significant overhang from the stock.
Bids from Western venture capital investors for age-old Japanese names are only likely to increase.
The deal for Grab would involve U.S. tech venture capital firm Altimeter Capital Management.
The Korean conglomerate, once the world's third largest mobile phone maker, failed to find a buyer for its loss-making business.
The Hong Kong government wants to change public-record rules in a way that encourages fraud and abuse.
Nomura, Credit Suisse warn profits will take a hit after a client - reportedly Archegos Capital Management - missed margin payments.