BAKU, March 3- Azerbaijan is keeping a close eye on any sign of dissent as economic problems mount before a parliamentary election this year in the oil-producing former Soviet republic. Hit by the fall in global oil prices, the rouble's drop against the dollar in neighbouring Russia and the separatist war in east Ukraine, the South Caucasus country devalued the...» Read More
Chinese travelers make up a sizeable group of consumers and talk of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy could make countries dependent on China tourism receipts nervous.
Just back from China, renowned economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC that the "incessant focus" on whether the Chinese GDP numbers are accurate "seems to be misplaced."
China's economy may be contracting, investment experts told CNBC on Monday. That's in sharp contrast to China's official growth assessment of 7.5 percent in the second quarter.
Many Chinese graduates believe plastic surgery will improve their job prospects. The FT reports.
Japan will move swiftly to hike the consumption tax, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) told CNBC a day after Abe's ruling coalition won the upper house elections.
China's central bank said that relaxing controls on bank deposit rates is a risky process that needs mature market conditions, so it will be carried out gradually.
If Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition wins Sunday's elections, Japan's prime minister will have a clear mandate to push ahead with his radical economic agenda.
The IMF is sticking to its forecast for China to grow 7.75 percent this year, but warned that policy makers must address imbalances in the economy to avoid future shocks.
FDI in China in June jumped 20.12 percent from a year ago, the quickest gain since March 2011, showing that investors are still confident about the economy even as growth slows.
China's Premier Li Keqiang is likely to unveil measures in coming months to prevent growth in the world's second largest economy from falling too sharply.
China's highly anticipated second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data allayed some fears over a sharp growth deceleration, yet cheer was limited in Asian markets on Monday.
A slowdown in China's job market is a major risk factor for policymakers, and economists say this could lead them to boost growth if there are further signs of deterioration.
China's vast market for foreign goods and services, once seen by global companies as a modern-day El Dorado, is becoming a weight around their necks as its growth slows.
European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.
300 jobs may be gone by September in the town of Tofte, the deadline set by the loss-making oil plant's Swedish owner to find a buyer or close.
The European Union will make a fresh attempt on Wednesday to share out the costs of future bank failures, starting a regime to spare taxpayers further bailouts.
Japanese PM Abe said on Tuesday G-8 leaders expressed strong support for his "Abenomics" economic policies and heard no concerns about Japan's super easy monetary easing.
More employers in the U.S. plan to hire workers next quarter than in any period since the fourth quarter of 2008, a survey by Manpower Group found.
Global manufacturers struggled in May as demand fell, suggesting a world economy that still needs a steady diet of support.
China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, is raising eyebrows among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.