Asian Economy

Switzerland freezes tens of millions linked to Malaysia wealth fund

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Move comes amid investigation into corruption at Malaysia's state investment fund.

Asian volatility risks growth leadership: Lagarde

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IMF Managing Director says Asia still expected to lead growth, but market volatility a threat.

Indian economy grew 7% in June quarter

by AFP
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Official data reveals slower-than-expected pace of growth.

Japan says economy recovering unevenly

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Tokyo cuts views on exports and imports, private consumption, global economy.

TPP set to devour Vietnamese livestock

by AAP
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Vietnam seen sacrificing livestock industry so textiles can better compete.

Packer keeps his hand in the game

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Crown has suffered several setbacks over the past year, and freeing Packer up to focus on the company's Asian expansion plans makes a lot of sense.

Packer steps down but keeps his chips on the table

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By quitting his role as chairman of Crown Resorts, James Packer will be free to focus on key projects and lead the company's expansion into Asia.

China's devaluation is a big deal for Australia

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If China initiates a more sustained devaluation of its currency, it will have serious repercussions for Australia.

Japan may need fresh fiscal stimulus: Abe adviser

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Honda calls for government spending package worth around $US24bn if Q2 GDP data very weak.

How Australia fits into Wanda's global property plan

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As the commercial property market in China reaches a saturation point, Dalian Wanda is aggressively expanding overseas -- and Australia is part of the grand plan.

BoJ eyes delay on inflation target

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Kuroda says central bank could fall behind schedule to generate 2 per cent inflation.

Value Investor: Kicking iCar Asia's tyres

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This Asian online classifieds operator appears to be on the road to future profits, though investors will need to keep an eye out for speed bumps along the way.

Aust businessman arrested in Indonesia

by AAP
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Former diplomat Patrick Alexander held in wake of coal dispute, denies wrongdoing.

The price of iron ore hinges on Hebei

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The price of iron ore hangs in the balance as authorities in China battle it out over measures aimed at slashing steel production.

Beijing can follow Hong Kong's market escape route

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Hong Kong offers Chinese regulators a lesson in how to gracefully exit the market following its massive rescue operation.

The regional security debate Australia has to have

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How should Australia respond to China's behaviour in the disputed East and South China seas?

Japan ambassador says TPP a 'game changer'

by AAP
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Japan's ambassador to Australia has high hopes for the soon-to-be finalised Pacific trade pact.

Down to the wire on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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The pressure is on as countries negotiating the most important free-trade agreement in many years race to take advantage of a closing US legislative window.

China's triple feedback loop

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Alongside sliding commodity prices, the sharemarket collapse will set up economic feedback loops that will only exacerbate China's slowdown.

Robb heading to Hawaii for TPP talks

by AAP
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Trade Minister notes advanced stage of talks as 12-country dialogue continues.

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