[BANGKOK] Thailand's customs-cleared exports dropped for a second straight month in December, down 1.72 per cent from a year earlier, as against analysts' forecast for a small rise, the...

[BEIJING] China's fixed-asset investment rose 5.9 per cent in 2018, missing expectations of a 6.0 per cent increase and the slowest annual growth since at least 1996, the National Bureau of...

[BEIJING] China's fourth quarter economic data confirmed a slowdown in activity amid a debt cleanup and trade woes, though some signs emerged that the deceleration will be less severe than...

[SHANGHAI] China may set an economic growth target for this year of between 6 per cent and 6.5 per cent, lower than for 2018, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing unnamed...

[ABIDJAN] Africa's strong growth will accelerate in 2019 but fail to roll back high unemployment and poverty, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said Thursday...

[WASHINGTON] US economic activity continued to expand at least modestly in recent weeks but political and trade uncertainty is undercutting optimism, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

[BEIJING] China's global trade volume rose last year but its surplus fell again, as its imports outpaced its exports, official data released Monday showed...

[TOKYO] Japan's household spending fell more than expected in November to mark the third straight month of year-on-year declines, government data showed on Friday, adding to growing...

[WASHINGTON] Rising trade tensions are the most high-profile risk to the global economy but the World Bank warned of other lurking dangers on Tuesday in its semi-annual Global Economic Prospects...

[WASHINGTON] Growth of the world economy is expected to slow as the US-China trade conflict takes its toll and undermines confidence, the World Bank said Tuesday in its semi-annual forecast.