COMMENTARY

The world economic and financial scene appears too good to be true. Growth has strengthened. Inflation is subdued. Financial markets demonstrate rich valuations and low volatility. Extraordinary...

[TOKYO] Japan's real wages, which are adjusted for inflation, posted their first gain in 11 months in November, helped by a rise in year-end bonuses, but economists warn that wages are unlikely...

SINCE the depths of the global financial crisis, central banks have supported financial markets and the economies that they serve through expansionary monetary policies, increasing their balance...

[FRANKFURT] The European Central Bank just got a reminder that it'll have to wait a while longer for price pressures to pick up, despite solid economic growth and declining unemployment...

[MANILA] Philippine consumer prices increased in December at the same annual pace as the previous month, a Reuters poll found, holding the year's average within the 2-4 per cent target range...

[TOKYO] Japanese inflation unexpectedly picked up in November but prices are still rising at less than half the rate targeted by central bank. The tightest job market in decades got even tighter.

[LONDON] A picture of inflation-squeezed consumers and Brexit-wary companies emerged in the UK's latest overview of its economy...

THE Bank of Japan (BoJ) left policy settings unchanged in the final meeting of 2017, retaining its unprecedented monetary stimulus as it waits for a pickup in stubbornly low inflation.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's consumer price index rose 3.4 per cent in November from a year earlier, on higher transport costs, government data showed on Wednesday...

JAPANESE exports accelerated sharply in November, yet again pointing to growing momentum in the world's third biggest economy. There was just one catch: inflation remained stubbornly low and...