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THE global economy is beset by increasing "downside risks", Asia-Pacific finance chiefs said on Wednesday, a day after growth in China hit a five-year low...

BAD news continued to dog Japan's embattled economy as it was announced on Wednesday that the nation logged a record trade deficit of some 5.4 trillion yen (S$64 billion) for the first half of...

JAPAN'S three biggest banks may need to raise as much as about US$100 billion of capital that can be written down in a crisis to meet proposed global rules for lenders deemed too big to fail...

AFTER the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake-up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost...

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang has an insider's knowledge on the strength of the world's second-largest economy that helps him determine when stimulus is needed. He's about to share part...

IZURU KATO is a soft-spoken and bookish economist, but his dismissal of the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) stimulus policy as "monetary shamanism" is ringing loud in the ears of central bank...

ALARMED at the currency risks that Indian companies are running on their books, the central bank may consider making hedging mandatory if banks cannot persuade their corporate customers to seek...

AN UNPRECEDENTED ban on India's largest property developer from tapping capital markets has fuelled expectations of tougher penalties ahead, as the country's regulators feel emboldened to...

SOME of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator to delay a landmark China stock trading link that could generate billions of dollars of trade a...

THE cost of living in the US barely rose in September, leaving inflation below the Federal Reserve's goal as fuel prices plunge this month...

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