Asian Economy

Why Europe is not Japan

Europe's problems are tiny in comparison to those of Japan. The region is not about to enter a 'lost decade'.

BoJ upbeat on economic outlook

Governor says Japan still on track for recovery, October stimulus not a 'mistake'.

Japan's snap election is about more than just Abenomics

Abe's decision will give his party a better chance of winning a new mandate.

Japanese PM calls snap election

Abe seeks mandate for delayed sales tax increase, will resign without majority.

Indonesia hikes rates for first time in a year

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Interest rate rise pre-empts inflationary effect of fuel subsidy increases.

The dairy industry must not waste the FTA opportunity

Our dairy industry will have to invest heavily if it wants to milk the China free trade deal for all it is worth.

Don’t expect the Aussie dollar to fall any further

A tsunami of currency depreciation is set to be unleashed across the region if Japanese policymakers respond to the recession by printing more money.

Election eyed as Japan hits recession

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seen calling snap vote to fend off rivals.

Tax hike out of the question: Abe adviser

Honda calls for three-pronged, ¥3 trillion stimulus package as GDP data shows slide into recession.

Japan officially in recession

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Japanese economy suffers second straight quarter of contraction, defying expectations.

Why Japan will never recover

Japan's huge money-printing program isn't about lifting inflation, it's about trying to avoid a total financial collapse.

Japanese sales tax hike delay 'inevitable'

Top Abe adviser says economic weakness leaves no choice, calls for 18-month delay.

Abbott to seek FTA with India

PM says Indian FTA possible within 12 months amid strong free trade push.

China wins FTA support from APEC

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Summit backs Beijing's roadmap to vast free trade area, Xi hails regional 'confidence and commitment'.

Packer’s new CPH boss zeroes in on Asia

Robert Rankin proposed to be nominated to co-chair Crown Resorts: report.

Indonesian Q3 growth slowest in five years

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Slow expansion rate underscores challenge for new president.

BoJ signals room for further stimulus

Kuroda says bank will do 'whatever it can' to beat deflation, won't hesitate to act if new risks emerge.

China to push pan-Asia trade pact

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APEC forum to hear no conflict between Beijing FTA, US-backed TPP.

Japan's Nikkei 225 opens 4% higher

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Nikkei 225 index soars as the yen continues to fall following BoJ's shock stimulus move.

Why markets are rising

The US economy appears to be back on track and that should flow through into higher interest rates in Australia. However, we need to keep a close eye on China.