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  • TOKYO, Nov 28- Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan. "Inflation could continue to slow because oil prices are falling," said Hidenobu Tokuda, senior economist...

  • Jigar Shah, CEO at Maybank Kim Eng Securities India, says low energy prices are positive for markets given their impact on inflation.

  • How cheaper oil can help Japan     Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says lower prices can help Japan reduce its trade deficit in the energy and produce sectors.

  • DBS: Predict India GDP at 5.3%     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    Radhika Rao, Economist at DBS, expects India's economy to grow 5.3 percent on year during the July-September period, which is above consensus of 5.1 percent.

  • Goldman Sachs: We're still bullish on Japan     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    Timothy Moe, MD for Asia-Pacific Investment Research at Goldman Sachs, says Japan is struggling with a weak macro-picture but explains why the firm remains bullish on markets.

  • Japan inflation eases, other data mixed in October Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy. Japan slipped back into recession in the last quarter, prompting Abe to put off plans for another tax hike next year, just weeks after Japan's central bank expanded its...

  • *Weak data may hurt PM Abe ahead of Dec. 14 vote. TOKYO, Nov 28- Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan. "Inflation could continue to slow because oil prices are...

  • S&P's key risks for Asia next year     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at S&P's Ratings Services, discusses whether the recent decline in oil prices is structural and explains Asia's main challenges next year.

  • Japan industrial output above view in October Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Japan's industrial production and retail sales figures exceeded expectations in October, signalling a tentative recovery in demand as businesses and consumers continue to adjust to the April sales-tax hike.

  • Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, advises investors to be patient with Japanese data seeing as the impact of the recent quantitative easing has yet to be seen.

  • Japan's inflation rate at slowest in a year Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Japan's consumer inflation slowed in October raising skepticism over the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) ability to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.

  • Encouraged by Japan data: Fidelity     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains his optimism despite Japanese October consumer inflation slowing to its lowest level in a year.

  • Can Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians? Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

    From flying economy class to making surprise visits to street markets and poor neighborhoods, new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is proving very different to his predecessors.

  • Is Asia's shining economic star losing its luster? Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    The Philippines saw its weakest growth rate in 3 years in the third quarter, raising questions about whether the economy's best days are behind it.

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Copper prices slipped on Thursday, weighed down by a strong dollar, although further falls were capped by support from monetary easing in top consumer China and an upturn in economic sentiment in Europe while a strong dollar capped gains. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange, untraded at the close, was bid at $6,555 a tonne, down 0.2...

  • *Norwegian crown hit as OPEC keeps oil output unchanged. LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday after data showed German inflation sinking to its lowest since February 2010 in November, reinforcing bets the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively. Oil-rich Norway's crown slid crown slid 1 percent to 8.6190 per...

  • Since 1997, the UAE dirham has been fixed at a rate of 3.6725 to $1. For over a decade, fluctuations in global oil prices and economies have prompted some economists to suggest the UAE consider abolishing the peg and tying its currency to something else, perhaps a basket featuring the price of oil. This could give the UAE more flexibility to conduct its own monetary...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday as German inflation appeared to have softened more in November, reinforcing expectations that the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy more aggressively. Oil-rich Norway's crown hit a three-week low of 8.6350 per euro as OPEC looked unlikely to cut oil output despite a huge oversupply,...

  • Asian stocks hit one month high     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Have we missed the rally to jump into Asian markets? Maya Bhandari, director of multi asset allocation at Threadneedle Asset Management discusses further.

  • Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter. Growth was dragged down by reduced government spending, a decline in agriculture and slower expansion in services and industry. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said Thursday that growth for...

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