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[BEIJING] Political tensions are partly to blame for Japanese investment in China recording its biggest fall for almost a quarter of a century, Beijing's commerce ministry said on Thursday...

[LONDON] British house price growth slowed on an annual basis for a fifth month in a row in January, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Thursday.

[BEIJING] The European Central Bank's new quantitative easing (QE) measures could trigger "competitive depreciation" of currencies around the world, China's commerce ministry...

THE Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Thursday announced board changes at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star).

[ATHENS] Greece's new hard-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent the Athens stock market diving on Wednesday after his government scrapped key privatisation projects and pressed home its...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia will encourage state enterprises to raise more capital through taking on more debt or doing rights issues, State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno told Reuters on Thursday.

[BEIJING] China will replicate some practices in Shanghai's free trade zone to other parts of the country, the cabinet said, in its latest push to let markets play a bigger role in the economy...

[BEIJING] China will over time reduce its export quotas for metals, the spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday, in a move aimed at complying with a World Trade Organisation (WTO)...

[MANILA] The Philippine economy rebounded more strongly than expected in the final quarter of last year, posting the best growth in Asia after China on strong farm output and construction activity.

[WASHINGTON] The IMF set a June deadline for making progress on reforms that would give emerging countries more say in how the world lender is run, an attempt to break a standoff created by US...