The dollar falls to less than ¥100 for the third time since late June, while Japanese exports disappoint. But Chinese internet giant Tencent's results boost the Hong Kong market.
Google's Android partners won't like the competition, but they probably have no choice. Also, Microsoft's dealmaking might not be over yet.
As the software giant continues to 'streamline' its struggling smartphone operations, Microsoft will be able to focus on much more promising areas such as the cloud.
Qualcomm is making progress on new licensing agreements and resolving disputes but may need to do more.