BRITAIN'S jobless rate unexpectedly rose for the first time in almost two years and pay growth remained modest, leaving the Bank of England waiting for the stronger labour market that would...

EUROZONE business growth has slowed more than expected this month but remains robust as higher prices and a stronger currency take a toll, yet firms are the most optimistic in at least 5-1/2 years, a...

AUSTRALIAN wages rose a fraction faster last quarter but private sector growth stayed near historic lows as penny-pinching by businesses became an ever greater deadweight on consumer spending and...

[WASHINGTON] American business confidence in the world economy has surged, adding to an uptick in overall optimism as US tax cuts and looser regulation improve the outlook for domestic growth,...

[NEW YORK] Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Wednesday said he still thinks just two interest-rate hikes this year is "likely appropriate," but signaled he is...

DIGITAL transformation in the economy will add an estimated US$10 billion to Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) and increase GDP growth at an annual rate of 0.6 per cent by 2021...

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate rose unexpectedly for the first time in almost two years in the three months to December, official data showed on Wednesday...

[BANGKOK] Thailand is not concerned about the movement of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, also an ousted former leader, after recent visits by the pair to several...

[SINGAPORE] Former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Han, convicted of misusing church funds, was nabbed at sea on Wednesday morning (Feb 21) trying to leave Singapore by boat.