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[SHANGHAI] China's economy is expected to slow to an annual 7 per cent in the first quarter of this year, a top Chinese government think tank said in a research report, a sign policy makers...

[SEOUL] South Korea's manufacturing activity and new export orders both grew for a second consecutive month in February, a private-sector survey showed on Monday, raising hopes for a rebound in...

[SEOUL] South Korea's current account surplus in January jumped to a record high of US$10.73 billion in seasonally adjusted terms from a revised US$7.72 billion surplus in December, central...

[SEOUL] South Korea's industrial output in January dropped by its fastest clip in six years over December, data showed on Monday, far missing expectations and highlighting a shaky recovery of...

[SINGAPORE] Temasek Holdings's long-term investing strategy will have to include more short-term and liquid assets after the government opened up the option to draw more funds from the state-...

[PARIS] A continued crackdown on tax evasion could rake in two billion euros (US$2.2 billion) this year, similar to the amount raised in 2014, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Sunday.

[BEIJING] China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of...

[SYDNEY] A measure of Australian manufacturing activity fell back in February as firms complained of weak domestic demand even as a lower local dollar boosted exports.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong police arrested 33 people and fired pepper spray during clashes with demonstrators that disrupted traffic Sunday, as a protest at the rising number of visitors from mainland...

[WASHINGTON] US forces are targeting the London man believed to be "Jihadi John," an Islamic State executioner, a senior Democratic senator said on Sunday...