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[BEIJING] China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei criticised the US proposal for sectors to be closed to foreign investment under a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that is currently being...

[BANGKOK] Thailand's investment agency said on Tuesday it had approved applications for 793 projects worth 217.5 billion baht (US$6.71 billion) in the first quarter of this year, mainly in...

[NEW YORK] Central banks including the Federal Reserve may need to set higher inflation targets in the future to avoid dealing with low economic growth, Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal...

[BEIJING] Air pollution levels in some of China's smoggiest cities fell by nearly a third in the first quarter of this year, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said on Tuesday...

[SINGAPORE] China's financial reforms should help moderate the nation's boom and bust cycles, BlackRock Chairman Laurence D. Fink said at an investor conference in Singapore...

[WASHINGTON] A trade deal between Japan and the United States is within reach, the US State Department's top diplomat for Asia, Danny Russel, said on Monday. "We are within grabbing...

[SEOUL] South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo has offered to resign, a report said Tuesday after the main opposition party said it would seek to impeach him over bribery allegations...

[ISLAMABAD] China and Pakistan launched a plan on Monday for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth US$46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China's economic...

CHINA'S central bank move to cut reserve ratios for banks are expected to boost stock markets further and lead to easier loans to companies, analysts said...

INFLATION expectations in Singapore have continued to drop, reaching a new 3.5-year low of 3.05 per cent.