HONG Kong announced on Tuesday a controversial plan to allow mainland officials to enforce Chinese laws inside a Hong Kong train station, an immigration set-up critics say will encroach on the city...

SOUTH Korea said on Tuesday its economy is set to grow at its fastest rate in three years in 2017, on the back of strong exports and a US$10 billion stimulus package aimed at creating jobs and...

THAI authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to former premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a US$1 billion fine she faces for her administration's controversial rice subsidy scheme,...

WHEN Lin Zuao Ru, a Beijing entrepreneur, first heard about business opportunities in eastern Iran, he was sceptical. But then he bought a map and began to envision the region without any borders, as...

GERMAN business morale hit a record high in July as "euphoric" manufacturers, shrugging off the impact of a strong euro, anticipated a surge in already robust exports from Europe's...

ECONOMISTS raised their forecasts for China's economic output after growth in the first half beat estimates. That robust activity is giving policymakers' room to curb excessive and...

GREECE, long Europe's economic problem child, is trying to prove that it has made progress in its recovery efforts, announcing plans to sell debt for the first time in years...

TO shore up his ailing premiership, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vowing to focus on the economy. But instead of unleashing yet more stimulus, analysts said that Mr Abe needs to take a hammer...

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THE head-in-the-sand attitude that many governments in Asia and beyond (with the notable exception of China) have had for decades towards the cost of financing basic infrastructure is coming to haunt...

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