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  • Should you worry about India's shadow banking?   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    Should you worry about India's shadow banking?

    Compared to China, India's shadow banks aren't that much of a concern, Thomas Byrne, senior vice president and regional credit officer for Asia and Middle East, Moody's Sovereign Risk Group.

  • Expect a lot more easing from China: Pro   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    Expect a lot more easing from China: Pro

    Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says the relaxation of mortgage rules on Monday implies more monetary easing in the coming months.

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. LONDON, March 30- Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece's finances. Earlier, Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to...

  • *Feb output +3.55 pct y/y, first increase since March 2013. BANGKOK, March 30- A 22- month streak of declining Thai factory output has ended, lifting hopes for an economic recovery, but a member of the country's monetary policy committee warned that the traditional growth drivers are "not really working anymore". The Industry Ministry said factory output in...

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to Europe and Africa and signs from People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan that added to expectations of more monetary policy easing. "China's economy is under relatively big...

  • PBOC: Investors looking for more stimulus   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    PBOC: Investors looking for more stimulus

    Josh Klaczek, head of Asia financials research at JPMorgan, talks about Asian stocks and the banking sector -- in particular China and the People's Bank of China.

  • BEIJING, March 30- Activity in China's factory sector likely contracted for a third straight month in March, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to step up policy easing to support economic growth that may be on the verge of dipping below 7 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity...

  • Analysts debate on Japan's economic health   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:13 AM ET
    Analysts debate on Japan's economic health

    Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank and Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discuss the state of Japan's economy.

  • Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 11:22 PM ET
    Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, explains why Singapore's real estate investment trusts look attractive. He also describes his bullish stance on Japan.

  • Chinese yuan belongs in IMF's SDR: Pro   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    Chinese yuan belongs in IMF's SDR: Pro

    Richard Gibbs, chief economist at Macquarie, says the yuan should be included in the IMF's global currency basket and explains what that means for quantitative easing in China.

  • More stimulus from China? HSBC thinks so   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 9:08 PM ET
    More stimulus from China? HSBC thinks so

    Herald Van Der Linde, head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, says comments over the weekend indicate that China will roll out more stimulus to prop up its struggling economy.

  • US-Asia relations: Role of Lee Kuan Yew   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 8:18 PM ET
    US-Asia relations: Role of Lee Kuan Yew

    Evan Feigenbaum, vice chairman of Paulson Institute, describes how Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew played a role in keeping the U.S. anchored in Asia.

  • When to expect more BOJ easing?   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    When to expect more BOJ easing?

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japan will need a little push from the Bank of Japan when the second sales tax hike, originally intended for this October, is implemented.

  • PBoC Governor calls for vigilance on deflation Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 1:05 AM ET

    China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned on Sunday that the country needs to be vigilant for signs of deflation.

  • BOAO, China, March 29- China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned on Sunday that the country needs to be vigilant for signs of deflation and said policymakers were watching slowing global economic growth and declining commodity prices. "Inflation in China is also declining. Last week, Zhou said China could undermine structural reforms if it adopts an...

  • China c.bank governor calls for vigilance on deflation Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 11:40 PM ET

    BOAO, China, March 29- China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned on Sunday that the country needs to be vigilant for signs of deflation and said policymakers were watching the downward trend of the global economy and declining commodity prices. Zhou was speaking at a high-level forum in Boao, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan.

  • US Treasury's Lew to press China on yuan: officials Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:34 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will press Chinese officials next week to adopt a more market-determined exchange rate policy, Treasury officials said on Friday.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 10 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer speaks at dinner before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 2315 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, March 2015" before the Greater Richmond Chamber of...

  • China's yuan was devalued sharply in the 1990 s and for years China intervened heavily in exchange markets to keep it weak, raising complaints from U.S. manufacturers. Since 2005, China has let its currency appreciate by about 25 percent, and the Treasury officials repeated statements made in February that China recently appeared to be intervening a lot less.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...

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