GLOBAL BOND investors are betting against the increasingly aggressive tactics taken by central banks in the chase for economic growth, by turning to strategies that profit when inflation fails to...

JAPAN'S core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low in August due to lower oil costs and feeble economic growth, data showed on Sept 20, adding to the central bank's growing challenges in...

[BEIJING] China's factory-gate prices shrank at the sharpest pace in three years in August, falling deeper into deflationary territory and reinforcing the urgency for Beijing to step up economic...

[MANILA] Philippine annual inflation was 1.7 per cent in August, easing from a 2.4 per cent climb in the previous month, due to a drop in food and utility prices, the statistics agency said on...

[SEOUL] South Korea's year-on-year inflation in August dipped to an all-time low as farm product prices plunged on improved weather and consumer demand remained weak, strengthening the case for...

JAPAN'S core consumer inflation wallowed at a two-year low in July, increasing pressure for the central bank to acknowledge price momentum was slowing and expand its radical stimulus programme....

[TOKYO] Japan's core consumer inflation wallowed at a two-year low in July, increasing pressure for the central bank to acknowledge price momentum was slowing and expand its radical stimulus...

[MEXICO CITY] In a majority decision, the Bank of Mexico's five-member board voted earlier in the day to reduce its key lending rate by 25 basis points, the first cut since June 2014.

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand unemployment dropped to an 11-year low in the second quarter and wages surged after an increase in minimum pay rates.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's annual inflation rate accelerated slightly in July, against market expectation for it to ease, but stayed within the central bank's target range, data from the statistics...