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  • Asian Shares Inch Down From Recent Highs

    Asian Shares Inch Down From Recent Highs

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 per cent in early trade, though still on track for solid weekly gain, while Japan's Nikkei stock average added 0.4 per cent.

  • Bank of Japan Holds off Fresh Stimulus, says Economy Recovering

    Bank of Japan Holds off Fresh Stimulus, says Economy Recovering

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday held off expanding its vast stimulus program, saying the world's number three economy was recovering despite activity taking a hit from April's sales tax hike.

  • Global Economy Week Ahead: Living in Interesting Times

    Global Economy Week Ahead: Living in Interesting Times

    With US stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank (ECB) holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring, there is a lot to ponder in the week to come.

  • Oil Price Risks Put Inflation Back in Focus

    Oil Price Risks Put Inflation Back in Focus

    Iraq will be foremost in investors' minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.

  • Asia Stocks Fall, Oil Up on Escalating Iraq War, Yen Buoyant

    Asia Stocks Fall, Oil Up on Escalating Iraq War, Yen Buoyant

    Taking its cue from an overnight slide in US stocks, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.2 per cent. Tokyo's Nikkei lost 0.9 per cent.

  • Japan's Economy Picks Up Speed on Unexpected Surge in Capex

    Japan's Economy Picks Up Speed on Unexpected Surge in Capex

    Japan's economy grew an annualised 6.7 per cent in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, up sharply from an initial reading of a 5.9 per cent rise, and confirmed the fastest pace of growth since July-September 2011. The data beat the median marke...

  • IMF Says Japan May Need Monetary Easing for 'Extended Period'

    IMF Says Japan May Need Monetary Easing for 'Extended Period'

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) may need to keep up its stimulus drive for an "extended period", the International Monetary Fund said Friday, as it warned again that Tokyo must follow through on promised economic reforms.

  • Japan Tax Hike Lifts Inflation to 23-Year High

    Japan Tax Hike Lifts Inflation to 23-Year High

    Japan's consumer prices rose 3.2 percent from a year earlier in April to the highest level since 1991, the government said on Friday, largely due to a sales tax increase.

  • European Stocks Flounder in Wall Street's Wake; Yen Up

    European Stocks Flounder in Wall Street's Wake; Yen Up

    European stocks were under pressure on Wednesday, spooked by overnight falls on Wall Street, and the dollar fell against the yen as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) suggested the world's third largest economy needed no additional stimulus for now.

  • Japan Export Growth Remains Tepid, Dims Outlook

    Japan Export Growth Remains Tepid, Dims Outlook

    Ministry of Finance data released on Wednesday showed exports rose 5.1 per cent in the year to April, compared with a 4.8 per cent gain seen by economists and a 1.8 per cent rise in March. On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports rose a meagre 0.6 per...

  • Wall Street Gloom Stifles Asian Shares, Dollar Dips

    Wall Street Gloom Stifles Asian Shares, Dollar Dips

    Asian investors continued to keep a wary eye on the situation in Thailand, where the army declared martial law on Tuesday after months of civil and political unrest.

  • European Shares Make a Steady Start

    European Shares Make a Steady Start

    The region's main bourses inched up 0.15 per cent after a mixed day in Asia, where Thailand declared martial law and the Australian dollar dropped.

  • Japan Q1 Growth Fastest in More Than 2 Years Before Tax Hike

    Japan Q1 Growth Fastest in More Than 2 Years Before Tax Hike

    The 5.9 per cent annualised expansion in the first quarter handily beat expectations of 4.2 per cent growth in a Reuters poll of economists.

  • India became 3rd-largest economy in 2011 from 10th in 2005: World Bank

    India became 3rd-largest economy in 2011 from 10th in 2005: World Bank

    In a matter of six years, India emerged as the world's third-largest economy in 2011 from being the 10th largest in 2005, moving ahead of Japan, while the US remained the largest economy closely followed by China, latest figures have revealed.

  • Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, markets await new price forecasts

    Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, markets await new price forecasts

    Industrial production rose a less-than-expected 0.3 per cent in March and manufacturers expect output to slide in April, data showed on Wednesday, a sign the recovery in the world's third-largest economy remains fragile.

  • Asian shares struggle; yen firms as BOJ holds pat

    Asian shares struggle; yen firms as BOJ holds pat

    Investors stayed cautious before central bank decisions from the Bank of Japan and then the Federal Reserve later in the session, as well as key U.S. jobs data on Friday.

  • Nikkei gains on upbeat US corporate earnings, data

    Nikkei gains on upbeat US corporate earnings, data

    The latest data showed the US economy's health was improving. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected in the latest week. Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region expanded in April at a faster...

  • Japan government cuts economy view after sales tax; no need for fresh stimulus

    Japan government cuts economy view after sales tax; no need for fresh stimulus

    Japan's government slightly cut its overall view on the economy, its first downgrade in a year and a half, but officials shrugged off the need for more stimulus to support the economy.

  • At least six months between end of QE and rate rise: Fed's Evans

    At least six months between end of QE and rate rise: Fed's Evans

    The Fed has kept rates near zero since the depths of the recession in late 2008, and has bought some $3 trillion in bonds to help lower US borrowing costs. It has reduced its bond-buying and expects to wind it down by the fall.

  • Asia rides Wall Street rebound; Tokyo stocks hit

    Asia rides Wall Street rebound; Tokyo stocks hit

    Japanese stocks, on the other hand, had a tough day on the back of the stronger yen which erodes exporters' competitiveness and their earnings when repatriated.

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