Asia Pacific Economy
- Japan To Sell Tobacco Stake For More Than $10B
February 25 2013 7:51 AM
The Japanese government is set to raise over $10 billion from a sale of stake in a tobacco company to fund the reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
- Economists Upbeat Despite China's Feb Factory Slowdown
February 25 2013 3:55 AM
China manufacturing activity dropped to a four-month low of 50.4 in February pulling back from a two-year-high of 52.3 recorded in January, a survey by HSBC-Markit showed Monday.
Asian Demographic Peak Could Save US Manufacturing
February 20 2013 6:05 AM
ASEAN economies likely will see much more favorable demographics compared to Northeast Asia.
- Japan Jan. Trade Deficit Is Highest Ever
February 20 2013 4:07 AM
Japan posted its worst-ever trade deficit of $17.4 billion in January, despite a surge in exports. A weak yen led to higher fuel import costs.
- Japan's Industrial Production Rises 2.4 Percent
February 15 2013 3:40 AM
Japan’s industrial output rose 2.4 percent in December, but less than the initial estimate of 2.5 percent.
- India’s WPI Inflation Moderates To Three-Year Low
February 14 2013 4:44 AM
India’s headline inflation declined sharply to 6.62% in January from 7.18 percent in December – its slowest pace in three years.
BoJ Keeps Key Rates The Same; GDP Falls
February 14 2013 3:39 AM
Japan’s GDP fell 0.1% in the the fourth quarter. It had been expected to grow by 0.1%. Will its economy ever recover?
Oil Imports Widen India's January Trade Deficit To $20B
February 13 2013 4:18 AM
India's trade deficit widened to $20 billion in January from $17.7 billion in December.
Economic Events: Bank OfJapan, Group Of 20 Meetings In Focus
February 12 2013 5:55 AM
Foreign-exchange traders will be closely watching the G20 meeting in Russia. Currency manipulation will likely dominate the discussions.
This Snake Can Bite: New Year Boosts Chinese Economy
February 08 2013 8:01 AM
Concerns about the sustainability of China's recovery lessened Friday after officials released January's economic data.
China's Trade Gets Boost From Lunar New Year, Beats Expectations
February 07 2013 11:49 PM
China’s trade surplus dropped in January compared with that in the previous month but was better than expected.
- India Expecting Its Slowest Growth Rate Since 2002
February 07 2013 3:57 AM
India's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to grow at an annual rate of 5 percent in the 2012/13 fiscal year -- much below the consensus estimate of 5.5 percent -- a government statement said Thursday, citing provisional estimates.