Asian Economy

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership be a good deal for Australia?

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With negotiations at a critical stage and the potential ramifications for our economy so large, it is surprising how little public debate there has been concerning this trade deal.

India factory output at 5-month low: data

by AFP
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Business demand remains sluggish as government skips big budget reforms.

India’s budget highlights ongoing economic concerns

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The Modi Government’s first budget has aimed to please people across the political spectrum, but many were hoping for more.

India sees GDP growth as high as 8.5%

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Falling oil prices, commitment to reform improving outlook for economy, says government.

Abe aims to tip balance on BoJ board

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Prime Minister wins approval to appoint a proponent of aggressive easing to BoJ board.

Australia has its head in the sand

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Forget dismal predictions of an impending downturn, we need to start focusing on the huge opportunities that exist in the rapidly expanding economies of Asia.

AMP’s China push will rewrite the Asian playbook

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If AMP succeeds in China, it will radically overhaul how Australian institutional analysts rate the potential gains that come from investing in Asia.

Japan holds fire on fresh stimulus

by AFP
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Bank of Japan holds off fresh stimulus despite Monday's weak growth figures.

Australian firms should heed lessons of Myanmar's Chinese burn

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The chequered history of Chinese investment in Myanmar offers important lessons to Australian firms looking to expand into Asia.

Japan out of recession, GDP up 0.6%

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Japan's economy grew 0.6% in the three months to December, remains flat for year.

China January trade surplus up 88%: govt

by AFP
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Surplus hits $76.4bn as imports fall much faster than exports.

Opportunities galore in Asia's last major frontier market

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Myanmar is opening up to the world and Australian entrepreneurs are well positioned to reap the benefits of the country’s transition.

China trumps US for foreign investment

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UN conference says China now top destination for foreign investment.

Singapore eases monetary policy

by AFP
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Surprise central bank move seeks to boost tepid economy, lowers inflation outlook.

The Chinese warning signs to watch for

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The factors that allowed the Chinese economy to grow so fast could soon exacerbate the sharpness of the slowdown.

BOJ Governor says no technical limit on monetary policy

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Haruhiko Kuroda adds Europe's decision to opt for quantitative easing is "quite appropriate".

South Korea Q4 growth lowest in 2 years

by AFP
South Korea registered slowest growth for more than two years, up 0.4% in Oct-Dec.

BoJ cuts inflation forecast to 1%

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Latest inflation prediction suggests central bank will exit QE in two years.

Japan slashes inflation outlook

by AAP
Bank of Japan cuts inflation outlook as plunging oil prices dent anti-deflation efforts.

BIS warns on emerging market debt

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Report sees risks in growing monetary policy links between major and developing economies.

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