Asia Economy


  • Outlook for 2015: All about the Fed     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at JP Morgan, says the divergence of global monetary policy on expectations of a Fed rate hike will be the key theme next year.

  • Why the euro's rebound won't last     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says the euro's gains overnight following the announcement of a $392 billion growth plan was just a short covering rally.

  • LONDON, Nov 26- The impact of sub- $80 oil prices rippled across energy-exporting emerging markets on Wednesday, with investors betting other countries will have to follow Nigeria in devaluing their currencies. Brent crude remained firmly below $80 per barrel and around a third lower from June levels after Saudi Arabia signaled it was unlikely to push for a...

  • BANGALORE, Nov 26- India economic growth probably slowed to 5.1 percent in the July-September quarter from a year ago, but economists polled by Reuters doubted whether that would be enough to persuade the central bank to cut interest rates just yet. Clamours for the Reserve Bank of India to ease policy have grown louder in recent weeks. Upasna Bhardwaj, economist...

  • *Crude oil stabilises before Thursday's OPEC summit. TOKYO, Nov 26- European shares pushed higher on Wednesday, bolstered by the prospect of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and as upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook. The pan-European FTSEurofirst index of leading blue-chip companies has...

  • ADB: Japan likely to return to growth in 4Q Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The president of the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday that Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies. Japan earlier this month said its economy, which is the world's third biggest after the U.S. and China, slipped into...

  • BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.

  • METALS-Copper rebounds on upgrade to U.S. GDP data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    GDP data after slipping overnight, while Shanghai futures faced downward pressure. *Three-month copper stood at $6,608.75 a tonne at 0200 GMT, up $2.75 from the London close. *The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.9 percent to 47,250 yuan a tonne.

  • Why the long Japan trade is still hot     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Riad Younes, Co-founder at R Squared Capital Management. explains why he's expecting higher dividends and earnings in Japan ahead.

  • OECD: More fiscal stimulus could help Japan     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    Randall Jones, Head of Japan/Korea Desk at OECD, warns that Japan needs a detailed and credible fiscal consolidation plan.

  • More rate cuts for China? Let's see data first Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing.

  • Warning: India's recovery may have hit a wall Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    India's economic recovery hit a wall in third quarter as industrial activity and farm output lost momentum, GDP data due Friday is forecast to show.

  • BEIJING, Nov 25- China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing, a central bank adviser said on Tuesday. The People's Bank of China surprised the markets by cutting rates last Friday for the first time in more than two years to help stabilize the...

  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. The United States and Britain will grow more strongly then the euro zone and Japan and, among emerging countries, India, Indonesia...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 25- India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5 percent in the three months to September, slipping from 5.7 percent in the previous quarter, two senior finance ministry sources said, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates. The sources said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would argue forcefully for Reserve Bank of India...

  • BOJ Gov. Kuroda tells firms to up wages, spending Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's central bank governor is urging companies to raise wages and investment to aid the country's efforts to overcome deflation. Haruhiko Kuroda told a group of businessmen in central Japan on Tuesday that the central bank was committed to achieving a target of 2 percent inflation and that he expects companies to make their decisions based on that...

  • When will the BOJ take the next easing step?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    With board members expecting inflation to stay near 1 percent until first half of 2015, the BOJ could ease further then, says Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Travis Hamilton, Chairman at Khan Investment Management, says Mongolia's new prime minister has a clear mandate to drive foreign investment back into the economy.

  • Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, explains his forecasts for Asian growth next year

  • Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains how the crash in commodity prices is impacting central bank policy in Asia.

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