PM Abe has hinted that he may delay increasing tax, saying the move would be "meaningless" if it inflicted too much damage. The FT reports.
A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis.
Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president on Monday but pressing economic problems and skeptical rivals set to test the former businessman.
For a country trying to avoid the menace of deflation, South Korea is receiving timely help from unusual quarters - its landlord and their tenants.
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Pradeep Taneja, Lecturer of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, explains the difference between rule of law and rule by law.
Andrew White, Managing Director at AmCham Indonesia, says American investors are looking for better internal coordination, a stable regulatory environment and reduced bureaucracy.
Raden Pardede, Vice Chairman, National Economic Committee, says the fuel subsidy reform must happen this year before the parliament removes their support next year.