Asia Economy


  • Australia Speeds Ahead in Q2, Rate Brake Eyed Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    Australia's economy sped ahead last quarter as a boom in business and government spending outstripped all expectations, reviving speculation interest rates could have to rise yet further to curb inflation.

  • Japanese companies reduced spending on plant and equipment by 4.9 percent in April-June compared with the same quarter a year earlier, a Ministry of Finance surveyshowed on Monday.

  • APEC Leaders Gather in Sydney Amid Tight Security Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 | 11:44 AM ET

    Police tightened security Sunday as senior officials from Pacific Rim nations began meetings to prepare for a summit of regional leaders that will tackle trade and global warming.

  • Chinese Finance Minister Resigns Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 5:32 AM ET

    Government officials said Thursday that Finance Minister Jin Renqing resigned for "personal reasons," amid concerns of surging inflation and just weeks ahead of an expected reshuffling of top government positions.

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