• JAKARTA, Aug 13- Indonesia's current account deficit in the second quarter was larger than expected at 4.27 percent of gross domestic product or $9.1 billion, central bank governor Agus Martowardojo said on Thursday.


  • 'Nothing has changed' in France: Pro     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says France has not enacted the right reforms after the economy stagnated in the second quarter.

  • By Ian Chua and Masayuki Kitano. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Aug 14- Sterling set a fresh four-month low on Thursday, staying on the defensive after the Bank of England surprised investors the previous day by signalling it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • Japan Q2 GDP may just be a blip: Barclays     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, expects Japan's economy to recover slightly in the third quarter and discusses what that means for the Bank of Japan.

  • BOK rate cut will accelerate growth: HSBC     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:16 PM ET

    Ronald Man, Asia Pacific Economist at HSBC, says the Bank of Korea's rate cut on Thursday, along with the government's stimulus measures, will fuel growth in the South Korean economy.

  • Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP metric Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- Sterling languished at four-month lows early on Thursday, having taken the honors of the worst-performing major currency after the Bank of England signaled it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • Can a weak German GDP spur more EU reforms?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says that a weak German GDP number would be an opportunity for Germany and the ECB to push France and Italy towards more structural reforms.

  • Cashin: German GDP concern to US     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, discusses consumer spending and how German GDP could impact the U.S. trade.

  • Japan's economy shrinks as tax hike hits spending Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Japan's gross domestic product, or the total output of goods and services, also contracted 1.7 percent during the April-June period from the previous quarter. In the first quarter of 2011, Japan's economy shrank at an annual rate of 6.9 percent.

  • These factors hurt Japan's growth in Q2     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says the sales tax hike and bad weather in June hurt Japan's economy in the second quarter.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- The yen held steady versus the dollar on Wednesday, showing limited reaction to the widely expected contraction in Japan's economy in April-June, while the euro hovered above the previous day's lows.

  • Why the yen ignored a poor Japan Q2 GDP     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains why there were minimal movements in the yen despite a contraction in Japan's economy for the second quarter.

  • TOKYO, Aug 13- Tokyo stocks were choppy on Wednesday morning as geopolitical tensions checked risk-appetite, and investors were reluctant to chase the market higher after data showed Japan's economy suffered its biggest contraction in three years.

  • Japan is ready to rebound: JPMorgan     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:22 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, says growing confidence among Japanese firms, which indicates a willingness to spend, can fuel the country's recovery.

  • Japan's economy shrinks April-June on tax raise Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    TOKYO— The Japanese economy shrank during the second quarter, at an annual pace of 6.8 percent, according to government data, as spending got slammed by a tax raise that kicked in from April. Japan's gross domestic product, or the total output of goods and services, contracted 1.7 percent during the April-June period from the previous quarter, on a quarterly basis.

  • Japan's growth will improve: Expert     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director, Tradewinds, says consumption spending in Japan will rise as the economy recovers from April's sales tax hike.

  • Japan GDP slumps 6.8% on-year in Q2     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting, says the sharp contraction in Japan's economy for the second quarter was expected following April's consumption tax hike.

  • Japan: Brace yourself for bleak GDP     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.