• Hong Kong's economy grows 2.2% in fourth quarter Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:25 AM ET

    Hong Kong's economy grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, financial secretary John Tsang said in his annual budget speech on Wednesday.

  • TABLE-Hong Kong Q4 GDP up 0.4 pct s/adj q/q in 2014 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:13 AM ET

    Feb 25- The Hong Kong government issued fourth-quarter gross domestic product data on Wednesday showing that the economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent over the third-quarter of 2014 and rose 2.2 percent from the same period last year. KEY FIGURES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT ttttttttt2014ttttttttt 2013. Financial Secretary John Tsang announced 2014...

  • *Shipments to China -20 pct, to Japan -7.5 pct. BANGKOK, Feb 25- Thai exports were far weaker than expected in January and imports tumbled again, renewing pressure on the military government to get the stumbling economy moving. Exports, which equal more than 60 percent of gross domestic product, dropped 3.46 percent in January from a year earlier, the Commerce...

  • Domestic demand propels Q4 expansion in German economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 2:02 AM ET

    BERLIN, Feb 24- Stronger domestic demand drove growth in Europe's largest economy in the fourth quarter while foreign trade and gross capital investment also helped, data from Germany's Federal Statistics Office showed on Tuesday. Seasonally-adjusted data confirmed an earlier flash estimate showing that German gross domestic product rose by 0.7 percent...

  • JAKARTA, Feb 24- Indonesia will crack down on corporate tax avoidance via transfer pricing this year to try and recoup 200 trillion rupiah in lost state income, mainly in the commodities sector, the new head of the tax office told Reuters. As a proportion of gross domestic product, Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, has one of the lowest tax takes in the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 20- State-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA could cost Brazil an amount equal to 5 percent of its gross domestic product in the event of a Treasury bailout, a senior analyst with Moody's Investors Service said, underscoring the potential impact on public finances of a massive corruption scandal at the oil firm. It already makes the company "a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 20- Mexico's economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter but still below expectations, as stronger manufacturing and a construction boom was crimped by flagging oil output, government data showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent in the latest quarter compared to 0.5 percent growth in the third quarter, Mexico's...

  • UPDATE 1-OECD raises Italy 2015 GDP forecast to 0.6 pct Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    *Warns market sentiment could turn on Italy. Italy has not posted a single quarter of growth since the middle of 2011.. The 114- page report on Italy's economy contained a 2015 growth forecast of 0.4 percent, but the OECD's head Angel Gurria told reporters at a presentation that the most recent developments had prompted an upward revision.

  • Mexico's central bank lowers growth forecast Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's central bank reduced its growth forecast for the economy citing a "less favorable" environment due to the drop in oil prices and a potential cut in oil production. The Bank of Mexico estimated that the gross domestic product could grow between 2.5 percent and 3.5 percent in 2015, a reduction from its earlier forecast of between 3 percent and...

  • Siegel: Need better growth before rate hike  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School, thinks a June rate hike would be premature.

  • Ukraine GDP falls 15.2 pct in Q4 2014 y/y Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:01 AM ET

    KIEV, Feb 17- Ukraine's gross domestic product fell 15.2 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Ukrainian statistics service said on Tuesday. GDP fell by 3.8 percent from the third quarter, the data showed. Ukraine's economy has been hammered by a year of political upheaval and war, putting the former Soviet republic on the brink of bankruptcy.

  • Can China hold the fort at 6.5% growth?  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:05 PM ET

    A Chinese official said the mainland needs to guarantee 6.5 percent annual growth for its 13th five-year plan. David Gaud, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund Manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, discusses.

  • Japan exits recession: Reaction  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.

  • Thailand's fourth quarter growth disappoints Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:28 AM ET
    Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand's economy grew less than expected in Q4 and had full-year 2014 growth of only 0.7 percent, as exports and consumption remained weak.

  • BANGKOK, Feb 16- Thailand's economy grew less than expected in October-December and had full-year 2014 growth of only 0.7 percent, as exports and consumption remained weak long after a May coup aimed at helping to spur recovery. The poor performance in 2014 will put more pressure on the military junta to speed up infrastructure spending this year to lift growth...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 16- Thailand's planning agency on Monday maintained its economic growth forecast for 2015 at 3.5-4.5 percent but trimmed its export estimate for the year. In 2014, growth was 0.7 percent, the weakest since flood-hit 2011. The economy expanded 2.9 percent in 2013.. However, the National Economic and Social Development Board, which compiles gross...

  • Credit Suisse is 'cautious' on Thailand  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:45 PM ET

    Santitarn Sathirathai, head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, says Thailand has been seeing a sluggish recovery and outlines the weakest links in the economy.

  • Japan Q4 GDP was a mixed bag: Strategist  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:06 PM ET

    While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.

  • Don't fret over Japan's less-than-stellar GDP: Pro  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    Despite weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter growth, Japan is seeing signs of wage increases and higher household income, says Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan, at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Japan is 'out of technical recession': S&P  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    While growth in the fourth-quarter was softer-than-expected, it showed that Japan is headed in the right direction, says Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.