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India's central bank left interest rates unchanged Tuesday to support a battered rupee but said it will roll back recent liquidity tightening measures when stability returns.
Contrary to widespread belief, a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's massive monetary stimulus would not be a big risk event for China, economists say.
Even before Japan can stage a convincing rebound, fears are already building over a sharp slowdown, with one analyst warning of a possible recession next year.
One of Apple's big suppliers employed underage workers and pressured employees to work illegal overtime, according to a Chinese workers' rights group. The Financial Times reports.
China appears in danger of following Japan into the same kind of economic coma that Japan has been trying to wake up from 20 years later.
Japan's industrial output fell by a worst-than-expected margin in June, sparking concerns whether the government's radical economic revival plans are having enough of an impact.
China's economy may be contracting, investment experts told CNBC on Monday. That's in sharp contrast to China's official growth assessment of 7.5 percent in the second quarter.
Steps that encourage China's 260 million migrant workers to settle into cities should help turn them into urban spenders and underpin growth amid worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second biggest economy, a new report from HSBC suggests.
China's audit of local government debt may find that borrowings have ballooned to 17.5 trillion yuan ($2.85 trillion) from 10.7 trillion at the end of 2010.
Bank lending conditions in emerging Asia have tightened the most since the global financial crisis, according to the latest survey from the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Japan is gearing up for its most important reporting season in over a decade with key industry bellwethers due to report their earnings for the April to June quarter this week.
China and the European Union defused their biggest trade dispute on Saturday with a deal to regulate Chinese solar panel imports and avoid a wider war in goods from wine to steel.
Benchmark oil prices may soften further this week if official data confirm China's manufacturing slowed to its slowest in 11 months, implying lower demand for primary inputs.
The wild ride in Japanese equities this year has been driven by the hopes and fears accompanying the bold economic policies of PM Shinzo Abe. The New York Times reports.
Cambodia's ruling party won Sunday's general election but with a much-reduced majority, a result that will be seen as a setback for authoritarian leader Hun Sen.
As margins shrink on tablets and smartphones, Samsung attempts to reinvent itself through disruption — again. The GloalPost reports.
Indonesian currency traders are hoping they won't have to retreat to rest rooms to swap market gossip, now that Bank Indonesia has started to relax its tight grip on the rupiah.
As policymakers look to shift from an economy based on rapid credit expansion and heavy infrastructure investment to one based on consumer demand, miners and their suppliers have had to adjust.
China's National Audit Office will conduct an audit of all government debt at the request of China's State Council or cabinet, it said in a statement on Sunday.
Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms rose 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier to 502.4 billion yuan ($81.9 billion), easing from a year-on-year growth of 15.5 percent in May, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
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Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says credit supply data is crucial for Chinese equity markets. He expects a pick-up in money supply going forward.
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