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[TOKYO] Japanese retail sales rose 1.4 per cent in October from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, in a sign that consumer spending is picking up some momentum.

[TOKYO] Japan's industrial output unexpectedly rose 0.2 per cent in October, marking a second straight month of gains, government data showed on Friday, in a tentative sign of recovery from a...

[TOKYO] Japan's jobless rate fell and the availability of jobs edged higher in October from the previous month, government data released on Friday showed...

[SEOUL] South Korea's industrial output fell 1.6 per cent in October from the previous month while the September reading was revised down, data showed on Friday, adding to doubts over the pace...

[SEOUL] An index measuring South Korean manufacturers' assessment of business conditions expected in December rose to a four-month high, central bank data showed on Friday, bringing some cheer...

[BRASILIA] Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak...

ALMOST one in three companies here say adequate cash flow remains a main challenge to profitability, a survey has found.

TAKINGS in the business services sector rose 1.1 per cent in the third quarter over the second quarter of 2014, the latest Business Receipts Index for Services Industries showed.

CHINA'S central bank refrained from selling repurchase agreements for the first time since July, loosening monetary policy further as a report showed industrial companies' profits fell by...

NEEDING some US$450 billion for Indonesia's infrastructure by 2019, new President Joko Widodo has ordered ministers to give private investors first pick of money-making projects rather than let...

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