Asia-Pacific News


  • Japan battens down as typhoon Neoguri nears Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:19 PM ET
    In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Super Typhoon Neoguri approaches Okinawa island on July 7, 2014 in Japan.

    A typhoon forced Japan to cancel flights and urge over 100,000 people to evacuate as the storm threatened to bring torrential rain and high winds.

  • BOJ maintains assessment for 9 regions of Japan Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    The BOJ maintained its economic assessment for all of Japan's nine regional economies, saying the economy has continued to recover moderately.

  • Japan spends on tech, hopes for 'virtuous cycle' Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:17 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese manufacturers, rich but loath to spend it at home since the financial crisis, are now spending on equipment crucial to economic recovery.

  • China's Premier Li Keqiang

    China's economic growth quickened in the second quarter, but will still need further modest government support measures, Premier Li said.

  • China keeps close watch as Abe visits Australia Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    As Japan's PM Shinzo Abe's four-day visit to Australia starts on Monday, China will be keeping extra close tabs on announcements from the trip.

  • Asia to focus on politics, China data Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Supporters of Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia

    This week in Asia will be busy with India's federal budget, elections in Indonesia and Chinese data likely to dominate the headlines.

  • US warns China over tech trade deal Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 7:41 PM ET
    U.S. President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman

    An investment treaty and global negotiations could be jeopardized if US and China fail to resolve a stand-off over annual trade in high-tech products.

  • Former RBI governor: I would give Rajan A+ rating Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 4:21 AM ET
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan

    India's central bank chief Raghuram Rajan deserves an "A+" grade for his performance over the past 10 months, says predecessor Duvvuri Subbarao.

  • No parity party for the Aussie this year Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    The Aussie – which appeared to be on course for a return to parity with the U.S. dollar just days ago – is set to end the year below $0.90.

  • What 'Transformers' says about China's economy Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    China's economy may be slowing but the latest Transformers movie has broken Chinese box office records since opening last Friday.

  • Why China property isn’t facing Armageddon Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    China's slowing property market may draw comparisons with the U.S. housing bust, but some are calling a recovery and see bargains in developer stocks.

  • Hong Kong dollar intervention – Why to expect more Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:39 AM ET
    Hong Kong $100 bill.

    This week has seen Hong Kong’s first foreign exchange intervention in almost two years and analysts will expect more of the same in the weeks ahead.

  • China plots its own Asia 'pivot' Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    A security forum and a $50 billion Asian infrastructure bank are just two elements in China's strategy to counter Washington's "pivot" to the region.

  • Fund managers set their sights on unloved Japan Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    After what has been a difficult start to the year for Japanese equities, fund managers are now upping their allocations to the sector.

  • Aussie slides as RBA governor talks down currency Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Australia's economic rebalancing away from the mining boom is still in its early stages, while cautioning the risk of fall in the local dollar.

  • India's stock market resumes trade after outage Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    The view outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India.

    India's Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) said on Thursday trading had resumed across all of its markets after being disrupted for about three hours due to a network outage in the morning.

  • China's services boom hints at steady economy Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest in 15 months in June, reinforcing signs that the broader economy is stabilizing.

  • Will Singapore relax housing curbs soon? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    As the slowdown in Singapore's housing market deepens, investors are questioning when the government may relax its anti-speculation curbs.

  • Japan brewers pin hopes on canned cocktails Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:19 PM ET
    Cans of various brands of Kirin Brewery beer and Asahi Breweries' Asahi Super Dry beer are displayed for sale in Kawasaki, Japan.

    Japanese brewers will release their canned cocktails line this summer as fizzy concoctions come to the fore in efforts to offset declining beer sales.

  • Downward pressure remains for China: Premier Li Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    China's premier Li Keqiang.

    Premier Li said downward pressure still existed in its economy despite it operating within a reasonable range and indicators showing a positive trend.

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