Asia Economy


  • Despite recent weak data, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, expects China to achieve the 7.5 percent growth target set by Beijing in March.

  • What's on the agenda this week     Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou highlights events and economic data that will move the markets in Asia this week.

  • China: Won't alter policy based on one indicator Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Sunday.

  • China to stick to targeted easing policy: Premier Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 2:13 AM ET

    China will continue leading a prudent monetary policy with focus on targeted easing measures, Premier Li Keqiang said, according to a central government website.

  • What Alibaba means to China     Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET
    A general view of the Alibaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou, China.

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on Alibaba's influence on Chinese culture. Also Yoon takes a look at the latest developments in the Glaxo bribery case in China.

  • *Schauble insists Europe needs to keep on reform path. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy continues to disappoint, highlighting what is sure to be a bone of contention as Group of 20 ministers gather in Australia.

  • The headwinds faced by China's massive steel sector- falling profit margins and growing dependence on handouts- are shared by other key industrial and infrastructure-related sectors, including aluminium, cement and coal.

  • Alibaba & the Chinese economy     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Leland Miller, China Beige Book International president, shares his thoughts on China's economic future and its potential impact on Alibaba.

  • Alibaba's market share topped out: Chang     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Gordon Chang, "The Coming Collapse of China," author, shares his thoughts on the risks associated with investing in Alibaba's IPO.

  • China investing... a risky business     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    John Rutledge, Safanad chief investment strategist, and Gordon Chang, "The Coming Collapse of China," author, discuss the dangers associated with investing in China.

  • Jack Ma's 'Las Vegas' act: Rutledge     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    The man can mesmerize an audience, says John Rutledge, Safanad chief investment strategist, sharing his thoughts on the Chinese business leader and discussing his concerns about investing in Alibaba's IPO. Don't buy something you don't understand, Rutledge warns investors.

  • DUBAI, Sept 18- Falling oil prices may prove the best medicine for economies in the Arab world, rebalancing growth towards countries struggling to recover from the Arab Spring uprisings without doing major damage to the oil exporters of the Gulf.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 18- Worries that China's economy may be slowing further intensified on Thursday as data showed home prices fell for the fourth straight month, adding to expectations that Beijing will need to do more to stimulate activity.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Confidence at Japanese manufacturers fell the most in nearly two years in September as a tax increase hit the economy harder than expected, while exports slid in August in a further sign that conditions have deteriorated in the crucial third quarter.

  • India, China vow cooperation as troops face off Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border on Thursday as the countries' leaders held a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure. India's worries about the frequent standoffs on the border came up at the meeting.

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China home prices fell in August for a fourth straight month, official data showed on Thursday, underlining a deepening downtrend in the property market that is increasingly weighing on the broad economy.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, another sign the economy is struggling to rev up after a deep slump in April-June. A further period of lackluster exports and slack domestic demand could force the government and the Bank of Japan to find new ways to prop up the economy.

  • *Aug exports -1.3 pct y/y vs f'cast -2.6 pct y/y. TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, adding to concerns the economy may see only a shallow recovery in the third quarter after a deep slump in April-June. The government and the Bank of Japan may also come under pressure to find new ways to prop up the economy.

  • Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S. stymied exports, the Finance Ministry said Thursday. Japan posted a 971.4 billion yen deficit in August 2013.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, Sept 18- South Korea's government will boost budget spending more than previously planned at least for the next three years to help the local economy better cope with a tepid global recovery and a continued slump in domestic demand.

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