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Workers who sit along a production line today are mostly men, unlike the 90s, where the industry was dominated by young Chinese women. The FT reports.
The world's largest economies are struggling to maximize the long-term economic potential of their labor forces, according to a new report.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a cut in the country's corporate tax rate while confirming a hike in the sales tax.
India's "cloudy" outlook might pull the economy out of its doldrums, as a solid monsoon season may provide a boost, Credit Suisse said.
If recent weaker-than-expected economic data from Singapore is anything to go by, the city-state is heading for a quarterly growth contraction, economists say.
Tuesday marks the start of Golden Week in China, a week-long national holiday during which millions of mainlanders set off on vacation.
China's manufacturing activity sped up in September from the previous month, but still fell short of forecasts, official data showed on Tuesday.
Business sentiment in Japan rose to its highest level in almost six years in the September quarter, the closely-watched Tankan survey showed.
Sunday's takeoff of Shanghai's free trade zone, if it proves to be a success, could accelerate reforms across China.
Plans for Shanghai's free trade zone were unveiled over the weekend, but some analysts were unconvinced there is cause for celebration yet.
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Asian shares likely won't return much this quarter, but North Asian markets such as Korea and Taiwan offer opportunity, Goldman Sachs said.
Overseas banks have given the zone a chilly reception – launch included just two branches of non-Chinese institutions. The FT reports.
China's factory activity expanded at a slower-than-expected pace in September, calling into question the strength of the country's recovery.
It's shaping up to be a busy week for Asian markets: from a possible U.S. government shutdown looms, to a snapshot of Chinese manufacturing activity.
Gong Aiai, who was accused of amassing dozens of high-end properties by forging documents, was sentenced to three years in prison. The NYT reports.
Operations formally kicked off Sunday at a new free trade zone in Shanghai billed as a major step for China's financial reforms, but significant changes look to be years away.
Can China build a global film industry with influence on par with, or even surpassing, Hollywood? Real estate mogul Wang Jianlin hopes so.
Residential property prices in the wealthy island nation of Singapore could be headed for a sizable correction of up to 20 percent by 2015, according to Barclays.
China is expected to launch the much-talked-about Shanghai free-trade zone this weekend, but what's most exciting about this economic experiment?
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Antoine Halff, Head, Oil Industry & Markets at International Energy Agency, outlines the factors that are weighing on oil demand around the world.
Speaking to CNBC at the "Russia Calling Conference" in Moscow, Maxim Basov, CEO of Rusagro, explains how the firm has benefited from geopolitical tensions.
Shusuke Yamada, FX strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses Wednesday's Bank of Japan Tankan survey and explains his year-end target of 108 for the dollar-yen.