Australia Cuts Funds To Fight Sweatshops
April 02 2014 2:40 PM
The center-right Abbot administration is cutting a program that has boosted ethical sourcing in the country’s garment industry.
China Slowdown Continues As HSBC PMI Hits 48.0
March 31 2014 10:15 PM
China's manufacturing engine contracted in the first quarter of 2014, a private survey showed Tuesday, adding to market expectations of government stimulus to arrest a loss of momentum in the world's second-largest economy this year.
Timber! Logging Ban Sounds Good, But May Not Work
March 31 2014 2:37 PM
Although it's a start, Myanmar's new export ban alone won't be enough to stop unaccountable forest resource cutting, hoarding and exporting.
Why An Indonesia Fuel Subsidy Reduction Is Possible
March 28 2014 11:47 AM
Despite prior predictions, recent political developments have made a reduction likely.
China's Latest Shortage: Not Enough Visas For Wealthy
March 28 2014 11:04 AM
Last year, 80 percent of the United States' EB-5 permits were issued to Chinese nationals.
Bangladesh Airline Gets Boeings, But Profitability Is Elusive
March 28 2014 6:54 AM
Biman is reputedly plagued with many problems, including poor customer service, delayed flights and schedule disruptions.
China's Reasons For Adopting US-Style Law
March 28 2014 5:07 AM
In Asia, only Japan has signed intergovernmental deals to be FATCA-compliant while banks say compliance would be a costly exercise.
Putin's Crimea Grab Seen Backfiring
March 27 2014 11:31 PM
Russia's economy could fall into recession for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis.
China's Tricky Balancing Act
March 25 2014 12:47 PM
Some analysts believe recent data weakness warrants a policy response. But a short-term boost would come at a cost. Here's why.
Emerging Market Stocks - Next Asset Class For The Hot Money?
March 25 2014 9:43 AM
Emerging market stocks represent startling good value for those willing to brave geopolitical risk, according to a New York investment bank.
Popcorn Profit! China's Film Boom Boosts Sales Of Classic Movie Snack
March 21 2014 12:02 PM
One thing where China is just like America? Popcorn at the movies. And huge profits from them.
Would You Live In One Of These China Cities?
March 20 2014 6:21 AM
As another Chinese property developer faces collapse, several large scale construction projects will be left unfinished.
Why China, India Struck Deal To Work Together In Various Sectors
March 19 2014 7:32 AM
The two Asian giants are targeting $100 billion in bilateral trade by 2015 while China’s trade surplus with India last year was about $39 billion.
Japan Trade Deficit Narrows, But Still Worse Than Forecast
March 18 2014 9:02 PM
An import rush before a sales tax hike takes effect is one factor blamed for the persistent deficit.
Nikon, Apple, McDonald's Escape Unscathed From China Consumer Rights Report Ordeal
March 18 2014 4:58 PM
Yearly Chinese TV reports targeting international companies are often a headache, but this year the big Western brands got off lightly.
The Collapse Of A Chinese Property Developer
March 18 2014 1:10 PM
The risk is particularly high in third- and fourth-tier cities. When the U.S. property bubble burst, prices didn't collapse in New York but instead in places like Orlando and Las Vegas, one economist explained.
Why Are Hong Kong's Millionaires Leaving?
March 18 2014 12:54 PM
Many of Hong Kong's older and richer millionaires, in particular, are keen to leave.
Here's How Silver May Fare Under China's War On Pollution
March 13 2014 11:19 AM
The outlook for silver prices in relation to China’s giant solar panel industry is slightly bullish, but there are several unknowns.
China Retail Sales, Production Data Disappoint
March 13 2014 2:59 AM
Earlier, Premier Li Keqiang had expressed confidence about the Chinese economy in his address to the National People’s Congress.
Here's Why This Thai Political Strife Is Particularly Bad
March 12 2014 6:21 AM
In a weak and still recovering global economy, Thailand can't count on external factors to rescue its economy.