Asian Economy

Li Keqiang warns on China pressures

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Premier says vision and perseverance required to achieve 7% economic growth this year.

China’s stock revolution is transforming global capital markets

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Australian traders could soon start turning to Shanghai rather than Wall Street for indications of which way the market is headed.

China's high-risk plan to revive its economy

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Beijing is hoping the surge in Chinese equities may act as a catalyst to bolster confidence and allow the banks to raise capital cheaply.

The AIIB is just what Asia needs

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The China-led AIIB will help ease the looming liquidity drought in infrastructure financing.

Bank of Japan votes down call to slash easing

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Internal board tension grows over monetary easing policy.

Tokyo stocks open 0.45% higher

by AAP
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Nikkei 225 index lifts in early trade as US dollar strengthens against the yen.

Japan core inflation falls to zero

by AAP
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Japanese inflation went back to zero for the first time in nearly two years in February.

India urges patience from foreign investors

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Finance Minister pleads with investors pushing for more rapid policy change.

China ends guessing game on AIIB

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to be based in Beijing, to have 35 founding members.

Japan could join China-led AIIB

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Finance Minister won't rule out joining bank if governance, transparency addressed.

Aust-Vietnam trade rising rapidly

by AAP
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Australia's bilateral relationship with Vietnam fast eclipsing that with Thailand, UNSW's Thayer says.

Vietnam PM seeks Aust investment

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Nguyen Tan Dung urges investment after meeting execs from Telstra, Rio, CBA and ANZ.

Tokyo stocks open 0.5% higher

by AAP
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Nikkei 225 begins stronger after the yen falls to a three-month low on the US dollar.

Japan's growth data revised down

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Gross domestic product expansion revised for Oct-Dec as economy struggles to gain momentum.

Can China hatch a middle income escape plan?

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Without making difficult political, economic and industrial reforms, China is set to stagnate.

BOJ's Kiuchi questions sustainability of massive bond purchases

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Takahide Kiuchi says policy brings more risks than benefits.

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

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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.

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