MANILA, May 28- Philippine economic growth unexpectedly slowed to a six-year low in the first quarter, but the central bank said it would not ease policy as consumer and public spending were set to pick up. Still, economists doubted Manila's 7-8 percent growth target for the full year could be met without additional interest rate cuts or a sharp increase in fiscal...» Read More
China’s president, Hu Jintao, on Sunday pledged an “even more active” opening up of the country’s economy and a renewed commitment to free trade as he sought to respond to concerns over apparent reform fatigue in Beijing and a deteriorating global economy. The Financial Times reports.
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The U.S. economy may still be struggling to recover from a recession that began three years ago, but there is a silver lining. According to business consulting firm AlixPartners, a weak dollar and rising wages in China have helped U.S. manufacturers close the competitiveness gap with their Chinese counterparts for the first time since 2007.
Housing slumps but stocks jump in China, a reversal for Japanese bond yields and deficit problems dog India.
President Obama's recent hard line against China could lead to a trade war.
Chinese solar panel makers plan to shift some of their production to South Korea, Taiwan and the United States in hopes of defusing a trade case pending against them in Washington, according to industry executives. The New York Times reports.
As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).
China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.
With Iraq continuing to recover after years of war, American firms are increasingly looking to tap the country’s vast business potential.
The crisis in Europe means tough times ahead for the British pound, this strategist says.
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Wholesale businesses reduced their stockpiles in September for the first time in nearly two years, while their sales rose.
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Like Detroit automakers taking on the Japanese a generation ago, the seven American solar panel makers that filed a trade case on Wednesday against China might find that a legal victory, if it comes, may not translate into business success. The NYT reports.
CNBC's John Harwood provides details of his exclusive interview with President Obama's chief of staff, Bill Daley, on such topics as the newly inked trade deals with Korea, Panama and Columbia; job creation; and the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The September retail numbers show that sales are up 1.1 percent, says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management; with Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo, and Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, who also breakdown import price data.
Congress passed three long-awaited free trade agreements on Wednesday, ending a political standoff that has stretched across two presidencies, the New York Times reports.
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Weighing in on whether the free trade agreement will export jobs overseas, with Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA).