Thomson Reuters | Thursday February 19, 2015
ECB's chief economist warned central bankers from around the Eurozone of the perils of delaying quantitative easy, according to records of a January meeting that shed light on how policy makers 'broadly' agreed to launch the scheme.
Thomson Reuters | Tuesday February 17, 2015
The military budget will be announced at the start of the annual meeting of China's parliament on March 5. Last year, defence spending rose 12.2 per cent to $130 billion, second only to the United States.
Thomson Reuters | Monday February 16, 2015
Data from Japan showed the economy emerged from recession in the final quarter of last year, though growth of 0.6 per cent was short of market forecasts.
Agebce France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
The quarterly reading came in below the median forecast of 0.9 per cent growth in a survey by the Nikkei economic daily.
Tuesday February 3, 2015
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday that though the country may get impacted by the spillover effects of the loose monetary policies in advanced economies, the economy is well prepared to cope with it.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 19, 2015
The leaders of Israel and Japan have called for greater bilateral economic cooperation during a meeting in Jerusalem.
Sunday January 18, 2015
After a head-spinning bout of volatility, the week starting January 19 will be dominated by one question: Will the European Central Bank (ECB) take the ultimate policy leap or pull its punches?
Wednesday January 7, 2015
He said that the US economy is the strongest one in the world while all other countries like Japan, China, Brazil and South Africa are facing challenges.
Tuesday December 30, 2014
China is slowing as it transitions from investment to consumption. Japan has slid into a recession. Russia appears headed for one. Europe is barely growing.
Monday December 29, 2014
The Financial Services Agency is concerned that with 10-year Japanese government bond yields near a record low around 0.3 per cent, regional lenders could see a decline in earnings as the gap between what they pay for deposits and what they collect o...
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 27, 2014
Japan's Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
Friday December 26, 2014
Factory output unexpectedly fell and real wages marked the steepest drop in five years, underscoring the fragility of the recovery and dealing a blow to Premier Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies aimed at pulling the economy out of stagnation.
Monday December 15, 2014
The Bank of Japan's closely watched Tankan survey showed confidence among large manufacturers stood at plus 12 against plus 13 in the September survey.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election on Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is counting on a landslide victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday that will likely return his ruling coalition to power with an even bigger majority, empowering him to pursue an ambitious agenda of political and econom...
Monday December 8, 2014
US stocks were little changed on Monday, as investors weighed the strength of the US economy against global growth concerns following soft data out of China and Japan, while biotech stocks rose on merger activity.
World News | Associated Press | Monday December 8, 2014
Even more than its fading status as an export superpower, Japan's dwindling population may be its biggest challenge.
Monday December 8, 2014
Data for both business and public spending were worse than anticipated. Most economists had forecast an upward revision of earlier figures showing a 1.6 per cent contraction.
Sunday December 7, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits to countries like the US, Australia and Japan have contributed significantly in building India's perception as a promising and stable investment destination among global investors, a survey has found.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 4, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party is on course for a landslide win in the December 14 General Election, opinion polls published today showed.
Monday December 1, 2014
Moody's said that while Abe's decision to delay next year's scheduled tax hike could support the economy in the short term, it had made it more challenging for Japan to achieve its target of balancing its budget by 2020.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 24, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
The lower chamber of Japan's parliament was dissolved on Friday in readiness for a general election as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to consolidate his grip on power.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 18, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession.