Asia Economy


  • Strong year ahead for Singapore? Data suggest so Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:21 PM ET
    Aerial view of a container port in Singapore. All brands on the conatiners removed.

    Singapore's non-oil exports rebounded in December, smashing consensus expectations. Economists told CNBC this jump could help propel recovery.

  • Cost of living a major worry for young Singaporeans Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 6:03 PM ET
    Shoppers walk past a boutique on Orchard Road offering sale items.

    Rising costs of living in Singapore, one of the world's richest countries, is a major concern for the young population, a new survey shows.

  • May revise Thai growth to 3%: Capital Economics  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Daniel Martin, Asia Economist at Capital Economics, and Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Associate Professor at Chulalongkorn University, explain the economic and political impact of Bangkok's protests.

  • Japan has got its mojo back: Pro  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, says the latest core machinery orders indicates that growth is back in action.

  • Is Singapore set for a Icelandic meltdown?  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Forbes commentary about Singapore facing an economic bubble has yielded a strong official statement from Singapore's Monetary Authority. CNBC's Martin Soong and Sri Jegarajah discuss.

  • World Bank: Positive story for global economy  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Andrew Burns, World Bank, provides an outlook on the global economy for 2014. Growth appears to be strengthening in both high-income and developing countries, Burns says.

  • Is Singapore set for an Icelandic-style crash? Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 1:26 AM ET
    Glaciers floating on arctic waters

    A commentary warning that Singapore is facing an Icelandic-style economic crash has yielded a response from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

  • CIC: 'Very interested in global infrastructure'  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, the Chairman and CEO of China Investment Corporation, Ding Xuedong, explains how the fund is planning to diversify its asset holdings.

  • Thailand's 'Teflon' image put to test  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    With Bangkok still in a state of paralysis following Monday's "shutdown," how resilient can Thailand's economy prove to be? CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.

  • Is India’s recovery already over? Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 1:20 AM ET
    New Delhi, India

    India does not appear to have much wind in its sails going by recent disappointing economic data, raising doubts over a sustained recovery.

  • What Hong Kong's chief executive needs to address  Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    Ahead of Hong Kong's annual policy address, Anthony Nightingale, Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings, lists out issues that the government needs to tackle.

  • ADB: We remain sanguine on China  Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says he's positive about Chinese economic growth given their strong track record.

  • ADB: Japan needs to open up trade regime  Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says Japan should liberalize its trade in order to attract more foreign investment.

  • ADB projects 4.7% growth for Thailand  Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says Thailand must maintain political stability in order to continue high economic growth.

  • China debt: The biggest 'known, unknown' in 2014? Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 9:04 PM ET

    China's debt sentence is the biggest "known unknown" risk to global financial markets in 2014, one analyst told CNBC.

  • China won't overtake US economy until 2028: CEBR Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 1:43 AM ET
    Crowd on Tung Choi Street (Ladies Market), Hong Kong, China.

    The U.K.-based Centre for Economics and Business Research says China won't eclipse the U.S. economy until later than some analysts have suggested.

  • Why Asia can brush off tapering next year: Invesco Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 12:56 AM ET

    Now that the dreaded taper has begun, investors in Asia have little need to worry, according to investment firm Invesco.

  • Why it's time to get short: Jim Chanos Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:31 PM ET
    Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates.

    The founder of Kynikos Associates said the U.S. market is facing more risk than at any time in recent memory.

  • An unpolluted China? Don't hold your breath Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    woman walks with her child on a street as schools were closed due to the heavy smog in Jilin, northeast China's Jilin province.

    Solving China's massive pollution problem means money and the will to reverse years of environmental destruction. Experts say that will take a long time.

  • Being a North Korea 1 percenter just got dangerous Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    People in Seoul watch television news showing Jang Song-thaek in court before his execution on December 12, 2013.

    North Korea's execution of a high-ranking official suggests a ruler threatened by the economic elite's power. And the purge is likely far from over.

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