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  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Sept 15- China shares fell early Monday on worries rooted in a slew of weaker-than-expected economic data, while Sinopec Corp led a bigger slide in the Hong Kong market.

  • Abe 'neutral' on whether to raise Japan sales tax Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:08 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he remained "neutral" on whether to proceed with a hike in Japan's sales tax to 10 percent.

  • Is fresh China stimulus a done deal? Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:32 PM ET

    Economists expect Beijing to turn on the stimulus taps to prop up the economy following a sharp deceleration in activity growth in August.

  • More China mini-stimlus on the way: Macquarie     Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:32 PM ET

    Larry Hu, Head of China Economics at Macquarie, says authorities will launch more mini-stimulus measures in infrastructure, housing and environmental projects.

  • Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains the firm's bullish outlook on China and expects more mini-stimulus from the government.

  • LGT Capital: China's economy is 'bottoming'     Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Despite weak data released over the weekend, Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, is still optimistic on China.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- A disappointing first year for Shanghai's much-hyped free-trade zone, seen as a pet project of Premier Li Keqiang and billed as a reform laboratory, raises questions about China's commitment to opening up its markets as it wrestles with a slowing economy.

  • *Ukraine conflict, sanctions darken mood in Europe. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom.

  • *August data fans hard landing fears, fresh stimulus expected. BEIJING, Sept 13- China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures.

  • *August data fans hard landing fears, fresh stimulus expected. BEIJING, Sept 13- China's factory output grew at the lowest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures.

  • Weak China factory data raise prospect of stimulus Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 3:27 AM ET

    China's factory output grew at the lowest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in retail sales and investment also cooled, adding to signs of fragility in the economy that may prod Beijing into fresh policy measures to prevent a sharper slowdown.

  • BEIJING, Sept 13- China's factory output grew at the lowest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in retail sales and investment also cooled, adding to signs of fragility in the economy that may prod Beijing into fresh policy measures to prevent a sharper slowdown.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 12- India's industrial output growth hit a four-month low in July while inflation remained high, underscoring the challenge for Asia's third-largest economy to make a sustained recovery from its longest stretch of sub-par growth in decades.

  • IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    TOKYO— Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

  • China reforms to start dragging on growth in 2015 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    China's economy is set to suffer a further slowdown in 2015 as rebalancing pains become more acute.

  • Bindu Lohani, Vice President of the Asian Development Bank, is confident that Asia can see 6.4 percent growth this year. He later introduces the institution's new Creative Productivity Index.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California- based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in startup cash, celebrity endorsements, and a chief executive married to one of the co-founders of Google. RadioShack warns of possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • *Industrial output, inflation data to be released at 1200 GMT. NEW DELHI, Sept 12- India's industrial output growth likely slowed for a second straight month in July, while inflation probably remained high, with Asia's third-largest economy struggling to make a sustained recovery from its longest stretch of sub-par growth in decades.

  • Philippine central bank raises interest rates Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine central bank raised key interest rates by a quarter percentage point Thursday for the second time in six weeks to stifle inflation. The bank's Monetary Board raised the rate it charges commercial banks for overnight borrowing to 6.0 percent and the rate it pays lenders for overnight deposits to 4 percent.

  • China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's consumer inflation eased in August amid signs of cooling economic growth. Trade and manufacturing have weakened recently, prompting suggestions Beijing might try to shore up economic growth.

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