Asian Economy

BoJ holds stimulus program steady

by AFP
Japan's central bank slightly lowers growth forecast, says economy is recovering.

A sleeping economic giant on Australia's doorstep

Indonesia's growing political and economic clout has the potential to transform it into South-East Asia's next superpower, presenting Australia with opportunities that it cannot afford to ignore.

Packer praises Japan FTA

Crown chairman says free-trade deal with Japan ‘critically important’ to Australia’s future.

Abbott, Abe sign trade deal

by AAP
Japan invokes "special relationship" with Australia, opposition urges trade deal details.

Why India is looking east for economic growth

India's involvement in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will strengthen its ties with East Asia, but domestic reforms are needed if it is going to consolidate the benefits of the agreement.

The Japan FTA marks a new chapter for Australian business

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Australia will reap long-lasting benefits from the FTA signed with Japan, with agricultural and food exporters primed to capitalise on a wealth of opportunities.

Abe visit may bring investment

Mitsubishi chief travelling with Japanese PM, optimistic about investment in Australia: report.

Top economies contract in Q1

by AFP
Slight rise on personal consumption not enough to convince corporates to spend: OECD.

Japan eyes corporate tax cut

Details of Shinzo Abe's latest growth strategy are coming into focus.

Japan's economy expands at fastest pace since 2011

by AAP
GDP beats expectations for largest expansion in more than two years before tax rise.

TPP likely in 2015: Robb

by AAP
Trade Minister says Asia-Pacific free trade deal can be struck by end of next year.

Tokyo stocks open 0.5% stronger

by AAP
Nikkei pushes higher as yen falls but nervous investors await Ukraine elections.

China sets new interbank lending rules

Beijing moves further to curtail runaway debt amid questions from economists.

Modi set to win Indian majority

Indian voters are on track to hand Narendra Modi outright parliamentary victory.

China car sales rising, but local brands struggle

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Chinese buyers picking international brands over locally-made products.

Aust banks cut loans to India: report

Local lenders removed billions in funds during emerging market rout.

Asian stocks open lower

by AAP
Hong Kong, Tokyo stocks follow Wall Street lower amid Ukraine jitters.

Hope for US, Japan trade accord

by AFP
Officials from US declare 'breakthrough' after round-the-clock talks.

Abbott says Asia trip a success

by AAP
PM happy with free trade developments; Labor, Greens not convinced.

IMF hopes Indonesia keeps up reforms

by AFP
Senior figure says Jakarta has changed since Asian financial crisis.

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