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  • Spain's debt could be worth more than economy

    The Spanish public debt stockpile increased from the prior month, hitting $1.2 trillion in March.

  • Philippines Economy

    Standard Chartered's Jeff Ng gives a breakdown of Philippine's Q1 GDP figures, which he says are largely driven by domestic consumption.

  • Nomura's Euben Paracuelles says there has been a lot of momentum in government's infrastructure spending which will boost the Philippine's growth.

  • Philippines' economic growth halved in the first quarter from the previous three-month period, the statistics agency said on Thursday.

  • *Japan economy expands more than expected, dodges recession. TOKYO, May 18- The yen firmed against the dollar on Wednesday after data showed Japan's economy unexpectedly expanded at the fastest pace in a year in the first quarter, but later gave up most of its gains on views that more stimulus is needed to keep growth on track. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...

  • College students arrive to attend the Mynavi Shushoku Mega Expo at the Tokyo Big Sight on March 8, 2015 in Tokyo.

    The world's third-largest economy reported its fastest pace of annualized quarterly growth in a year, helped by an extra day of consumption.

  • *Japan economy expands more than expected, dodges recession. TOKYO, May 18- The yen gained against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday, after data showed Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year in the first quarter and some investors pared bets on further stimulus. "The yen strengthened a bit because growth was stronger than many had expected," said...

  • Japan GDP

    Jonathan Brodsky of Cedar Street Asset Management says structural reforms and improvement on wage growth are needed before he can get constructive on Japanese financial markets.

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japan's economy dodged recession in the January-March quarter, expanding an annualized 1.7 percent thanks to firm exports and a boost from the extra day from the leap year, government data showed on Wednesday. The preliminary figure for gross domestic product compared with the median estimate of a 0.2 percent expansion in a Reuters poll of...

  • *Japan GDP eyed to potentially raise Japan stimulus expectations. "Japan risks slipping into a technical recession. In that case, expectations will increase for further fiscal stimulus, a delay in the consumption tax hike and more monetary easing, "said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief FX strategist at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo.

  • A security guard gestures outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

    China’s political landscape has changed since Deng Xiaoping—and the changes aren’t good for the West or the oil markets, writes Steven Kopits.

  • Japan GDP

    Kay Van-Petersen from Saxo Capital Markets says more investors are losing faith in Japan, but there are still long-term opportunities to be found.

  • Trees in China, toppled over

    Follow the money trail: Beijing is making little progress weaning the economy off of its debt addiction, says BreakingViews columnist Rahul Jacob.

  • MOSCOW, May 16- Russia's economy contracted much less than expected in the first quarter, preliminary gross domestic product data showed on Monday, adding to signs that a slump is easing, helped by a strong rebound in oil prices since February. "Today's data confirm that the acute phase of the economic crisis is now over," Capital Economics economist Liza Ermolenko...

  • BEIJING, May 16- Final consumption contributed a larger share of China's economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 than it did in 2015, according to an article in the official People's Daily on Monday. The article said consumption's first quarter contribution was 22 percentage points higher than that for the year-ago period, indicating a significant...

  • *Q1 GDP +0.9 pct q/q, vs +0.6 pct in Reuters poll. BANGKOK, May 16- Thailand's economy outpaced expectations in the first quarter to expand at the fastest annual rate in three years, providing some relief for a military government that has struggled to stimulate growth in the two years since it seized power. Southeast Asia's second-largest economy grew a...

  • By Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon. BANGKOK, May 16- Thailand's economy outpaced expectations in the first quarter to expand at the fastest annual rate in three years, providing some relief for a military government that has struggled to stimulate growth in the two years since it seized power. On an annual basis, growth was 3.2 percent, the highest in 12...

  • An employee takes cash from a customer at a Best Buy store in San Francisco.

    It's 'show me' time for the economy, after April's monthly retail sales signaled the consumer is doing pretty well.

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, May 13- The zloty and Polish government bonds firmed amid hopes that Moody's will only worsen the outlook of Poland's credit rating later on Friday rather than cutting the rating itself. In January, rating agency S&P downgraded Poland's credit rating, saying the ruling conservative government had weakened the independence of key...

  • May 13- The Hong Kong government issued first-quarter gross domestic product data on Friday showing the economy fell a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent against the fourth-quarter of 2015 and rose 0.8 percent from the same period last year. KEY FIGURES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT. 2016 2015 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 year-on-year 0.8 1.9 2.3 ^ 3.1 ^ 2.4 Quarter-on-quarter -0.4...