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  • Japan June Exports Slide in Warning Sign for Economic Outlook

    Japan June Exports Slide in Warning Sign for Economic Outlook

    Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for a second straight month in a worrying signal that weak external demand could continue to drag on the economy's recovery from a sales tax rise.

  • Markets of the Once 'Fragile Five' Countries Are Now Soaring

    Markets of the Once 'Fragile Five' Countries Are Now Soaring

    According to research from Merrill Lynch, almost all of those countries are among the 10 best-performing assets so far this year. Indonesia, for instance, ranks No. 1, with a return of 30 percent, while Turkey follows at No. 2 with a return of 25 per...

  • 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.

  • High Tariff Needed to Make Bullet Trains Viable: Economic Survey

    High Tariff Needed to Make Bullet Trains Viable: Economic Survey

    High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in high-speed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said.

  • 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.

  • What's Making US Economy a World Beater? 5 Factors

    What's Making US Economy a World Beater? 5 Factors

    Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Yet the U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, ...

  • What's Making US Economy a World Beater? 5 Factors

    What's Making US Economy a World Beater? 5 Factors

    Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Yet the US job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, th...

  • In Corporate Tax Reform, Abenomics Giveth, and Taketh Away

    In Corporate Tax Reform, Abenomics Giveth, and Taketh Away

    While the headline tax rate will fall, Tokyo, under pressure to shore up its finances with a public debt twice its annual GDP, is seeking to offset the tax cut by scaling back exemptions and deductions favouring small and loss-making companies.

  • Nikkei Falls to 1 1/2-Week Low on US Growth Concerns

    Nikkei Falls to 1 1/2-Week Low on US Growth Concerns

    Japan's Nikkei share average fell to its lowest in 1-1/2 weeks on Friday as investors took profits, while overall sentiment suffered from brewing concerns over a weak US economy and the yen's strength.

  • India Makes $550 mln Oil Payment to Iran: Report

    India Makes $550 mln Oil Payment to Iran: Report

    Asian buyers such as Japan and South Korea have cleared some of their oil dues as per a payment schedule approved by world powers in a breakthrough deal with Iran in November.

  • Federal Reserve Not Involved in Clearing India's Iran Oil Dues, Says US

    Federal Reserve Not Involved in Clearing India's Iran Oil Dues, Says US

    Asian buyers such as Japan and South Korea have cleared some of their oil dues as per a payment schedule approved by world powers in a breakthrough deal with Iran in November.

  • Japan to Unveil Fresh Revival Plans for Economy: Reports

    Japan to Unveil Fresh Revival Plans for Economy: Reports

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected on Tuesday to unveil a fresh round of reforms to boost a nascent growth recovery, reports said, his second attempt at launching the "third arrow" of his economic action plan.

  • Japan Prime Minister Abe's Upcoming Growth Strategy: Report

    Japan Prime Minister Abe's Upcoming Growth Strategy: Report

    These are from draft outlines of macroeconomic policies and "growth strategy" structural reforms.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Asian Shares Scale One-Year Highs on Brightening US Economic Prospects

    Asian Shares Scale One-Year Highs on Brightening US Economic Prospects

    Riskier asset markets sped up overnight after the United States reported an unexpected rise in durable goods orders in April and higher home prices for March. Services industries, which dominate the economy, also grew at a rapid clip in May.

  • 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...

  • Galloping Asian Meth Demand Drives Record Production: United Nations

    Galloping Asian Meth Demand Drives Record Production: United Nations

    Strong and growing demand for drugs in Asia is driving up global production of methamphetamine, with seizures in the region tripling in five years to record levels, a UN body said Tuesday.

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