Asian Economy

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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