Asia Economy


  • China faces middle-income trap as reforms fail Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    Chinese productivity growth has gone into reverse, highlighting the failure of recent reforms to set China on a sustainable development path.

  • Japan's death tax: Awkward topic but critical Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:04 PM ET
    During the 'Obon' festival in Japan, an old man pays respects to his ancestors at a local neighborhood cemetery.

    Japan's government will increase the inheritance tax rate in January, while tax relief measures on gifting will be expanded.

  • India firms go on borrowing binge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    Indian corporates have gone on a borrowing spree in international debt markets this year, a trend that's set to continue, say analysts.

  • Malaysia Airlines shares to be halted Friday: Report Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    Shares in Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be suspended on Friday ahead of the announcement of its planned restructuring, a source told Reuters.

  • Thailand can see 2% growth this year: Expert   Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 AM ET
    Thailand can grow more than 5% next year: Expert

    Kobsak Pootrakool, Executive Vice President at Bangkok Bank, explains why he is confident that Thailand can see better economic growth by year-end.

  • This is China's most lucrative sector: Fosun CEO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:29 PM ET
    Liang Xinjun, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Fosun Internationa

    Mobile internet is China's most lucrative sector according to Fosun International, the country's largest private investment firm.

  • Philippines grows 6.4% in Q2, above forecast Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    The Philippine economy grew an annual 6.4 percent in the second quarter, supported by strong growth in the industrial and services sectors.

  • Did China just announce a new stimulus package? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 PM ET

    The Chinese government launched a "fresh round of mini-stimulus" to counter growth headwinds, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report.

  • China property launches to deepen inventory Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    Property launches in China are set to surge with developers sticking to their schedules despite mounting inventories, spelling trouble for the market.

  • Indonesia's president-elect has much to prove Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

    After three months of shambolic and lackluster campaigning, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta was staring at defeat.

  • IPO to rekindle 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Jack Ma Yun.

    Son's nose for an investment has turned Alibaba into a stake worth $50 billion as the Chinese e-commerce giant heads for the biggest U.S. tech IPO.

  • Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    South Korean singer Psy

    As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

  • Closing of the Chinese mind: Chang   Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Closing of the Chinese mind: Chang

    Gordon Chang, "The Coming Collapse of China" author, explains why he thinks China's attempt to develop its own PC and mobile operating system signals the country is closing itself off from the rest of the world. This is very bad for China, says Chang.

  • China's new foe   Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    China's new foe

    CNBC's Susan Li reports China is building its own operating system to compete with companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft.

  • MAS earnings in focus as staff brace for job cuts Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:41 AM ET
    A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant prepares before take off.

    Malaysia Airlines staff now face a new ordeal - a quarter of them may lose their jobs at the unprofitable airline, hit by two jet disasters this year.

  • Japan data to turn up heat on BOJ debate Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:21 PM ET

    A deluge of Japanese economic data on Friday is set to influence expectations on whether the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will top up its stimulus program.

  • Chinese developers offer hefty home discounts Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:56 PM ET
    At a property trade fair in Beijing, China

    China Vanke Co is offering discounts of up to $325,000 to home buyers who shop on Alibaba's Taobao, an e-commerce platform.

  • China foreign investment pattern changes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:25 PM ET
    Workers sew blue jeans in Yilin textile factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.

    China's foreign investment mix is changing, with portfolio investors buying more stocks but foreign direct investment falling to a two-year low.

  • In India, the big salaries are back Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    After a lull in years, India’s labor market is enjoying a burst of activity, a new government, a booming stock market and improved business sentiment.

  • India’s growth engine set to rev up Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    After two consecutive years of sub-5 percent growth, India's economy looks to have snapped out of its funk in the April-June quarter.

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