China’s interest rate cut is big news. But it is only the beginning. China is moving from economic reforms to financial deregulation – faster than expected.
The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil, the Financial Times reports.
Stagflation looms for the middle class, but high prices will hit the poor hardest.
Edouard Ettedgui, Group CEO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, says revenue in Asia is 10 percent higher in the first five months of the year, compared to last year. The hotel industry has been fairly resilient, he said.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia Pacific Rates Research, HSBC says that China will come up with some form of easing in the next few weeks.
The latest electric car to be rated by the EPA is the Honda FIT EV. It has received the highest fuel economy rating ever, at 118 MPGe. That's greater than the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF and well above the Chevy Volt.
Trading in the Chinese market is likely to remain cautious ahead of key May industrial production data due for release on Saturday.
Despite market speculation that China’s central bank may cut interest rates soon, strategists in the region tell CNBC that such a move is unlikely as recent economic data do not point to a huge slowdown to warrant aggressive monetary easing.
Despite slowing growth momentum in China, demand for natural gas is expected to remain robust in Asia and will be enough to absorb the additional supply coming in from North America, several industry players told CNBC on the sidelines of the World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
Dambisa Moyo, author of "Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What it Means for the World," offers insight on China's race for resources in Africa, pointing out that commodity demand outstrips supply.
The China market may be due for more downside after the benchmark Shanghai Composite suffered its worst fall so far in 2012, losing 2.73 percent to 2308.55 on Monday.
Kevin Hewison, Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University and Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings discuss Myanmar's prospects and challenges as the country opens its doors economically and politically.
The worsening outlook for the BRIC nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – has put into question whether these leading emerging economies can continue to power global growth.
David Knox, CEO and MD of Santos says despite slowing growth in Asia, energy prices in the region will remain robust.
There are a lot of people who are rethinking their optimism about auto sales this year.
As Asia cools and Europe’s middling wealthy hunker down, the super-rich are expected to be the prime movers in the market for luxury goods.
This time, India may not be available to help revive an ailing global economy: The rupee is down, investment is down; inflation is up and so are deficits.
China stocks may see volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of PMI data due out Friday.
Stimulus measures by Beijing will provide just a temporary fix for China’s slowing economy and could derail the country’s long-term economic rebalancing plans, say experts.
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Mark Cymrot, Partner at Baker & Hostetler, discusses the options that Argentina has left after talks aimed at a last-minute settlement with its holdout creditors collapsed.
John Carey, Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments, says the U.S. is seeing a higher risk of inflation and may face wage pressure in the months ahead.
Ahead of Singapore Airlines' first quarter earnings on late Wednesday, Timothy Ross, Head of Asia Pacific Transport Research at Credit Suisse, discusses his estimates.