Asia Economy


  • More stimulus for China this year?   Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    More stimulus for China this year?

    Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says China could need more economic stimulus in the second quarter of 2014, following further disappointing data.

  • Can China protect its prized 7% growth level? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    With China's economy showing fresh signs of weakness, questions are rising over whether the country can protect its 7-plus percent growth rate.

  • Which Chinese data is more reliable?   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 10:32 PM ET
    Which Chinese data is more reliable?

    Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, explains why he thinks the HSBC PMI data is a more reliable barometer of China's economic health.

  • Not a rosy outlook for China: StanChart   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 9:07 PM ET
    Not a rosy outlook for China: StanChart

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, says the latest flash HSBC PMI for February reiterates the view that China will unlikely see strong recovery in the months ahead.

  • Swan: Don't panic over weak Chinese PMI   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:46 PM ET
    Swan: Don't panic on weak Chinese PMI

    Wayne Swan, former Treasurer of Australia, says he is confident that China will continue to grow above 7 percent annually and explains why there's no need for panic over latest factory data.

  • Why you shouldn't be too bearish on EMs   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 7:43 PM ET
    Why you shouldn't be too bearish on EMs

    David Riedel, President & Founder, Riedel Research Group, says emerging markets, in particular Asia, still possess growth potential which have been overlooked after recent turmoil.

  • China to see 7.5% growth for 2014: Macquarie   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 7:15 PM ET
    China to see 7.5% growth for 2014: Macquarie

    Before Thursday's release of HSBC China flash purchasing managers' index (PMI), Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Wealth Management, explains why he will not be focusing too much on this data to estimate China's growth.

  • Central Group: Protests will slow retail sales   Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:22 AM ET
    Central Group: Protests will slow retail sales

    Tos Chirathivat, CEO of Central Group, expects 14 percent growth for the firm in 2014 following a drop in consumer confidence amid political unrest.

  • BOJ stands pat on policy, extends special loans Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and maintained its upbeat assessment on the economy.

  • Talk of rate cuts getting louder in Thailand Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Growing signs that political limbo in Thailand is taking a toll on the economy is pressuring the Bank of Thailand (BOT) to pull the rate-cut trigger.

  • Still bullish on Japan: Morgan Stanley   Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 9:50 PM ET
    Still bullish on Japan: Morgan Stanley

    Glen Wood, Head of Sales, Global at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, explains why he's still positive on Japan, despite Monday's weak GDP data.

  • Yuan takes another step forward as a world currency Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    A yuan settlement service by Australia’s stock exchange operator ASX and Bank of China marks another step in yuan’s development as a global currency.

  • Forget Abe's third arrow for now: HSBC   Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 6:18 PM ET
    Forget Abe's third arrow for now: HSBC

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research, explains why Abe's first arrow may take the spotlight instead of the anticipated third arrow once the sales tax hike starts.

  • India finance minister unveils tax cuts in budget Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 2:21 AM ET
    Finance Minister P Chidambaram (C) along with MoS for Finance Namo Narain Meena (R) and J.D. Seelam (L) and others giving final touches to the interim budget for 2014-15 before its presentation in the Lok Sabha, on February 16, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

    The Indian government trumpeted its record of growth and reform over the past decade in its last budget before an election it looks set to lose.

  • Japan's GDP miss – What went wrong? Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than expected at the end of 2013, stoking fears momentum has stalled, but some say the dip will prove fleeting.

  • Do rising Singapore bankruptcies signal trouble ahead? Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 11:55 PM ET

    Concerns over Singapore's rising household debt levels may increase after data showed bankruptcy orders have risen to the highest level since 2009.

  • Thailand cuts 2014 growth forecast to 3-4% Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 10:06 PM ET
    The Thai national flag flies on the Krungthep Bridge as a barge is pulled under the Rama III Bridge on the Chao Praya river in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand slashed its economic growth forecast this year to 3.0 to 4.0 percent, following delays in investment projects and weak private consumption.

  • Abenomics is still alive: LGT Bank   Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 9:05 PM ET
    Abenomics is still alive: LGT Bank

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank, explains why he's still positive on Prime Minister Abe's policies.

  • Why hasn't Abe fired the third arrow yet?   Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 7:24 PM ET
    Why hasn't Abe fired the third arrow yet?

    Binay Chandgothia, Portfolio Manager at Principal Global Investors, lists out factors that are hampering Japan's structural reform process.

  • Can Singapore banks endure an Asia slowdown?   Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Can Singapore banks endure an Asia slowdown?

    Even though Asia faces a slowdown in China and recession in India, Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates, says Singapore banks will emerge unscathed.

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