2:10 pm July 31, 2015 | No Comment
Pacific Rim trade ministers neared the final spurt of negotiations on an ambitious free trade pact on Thursday, but differences over farm exports and monopoly periods for next-generation drugs kept them short of an elusive final deal.
10:06 am July 31, 2015 | No Comment
Tokyo. Japan's household spending unexpectedly fell and inflation stalled in June, heightening the chance the economy may have contracted in April-June and casting doubt on the central bank's view growth will rebound solidly in the current quarter.
9:28 am July 31, 2015 | No Comment
Bangkok. Thai property developers are raising record funds in the domestic bond market to finance high-end residential projects in a stumbling economy that appears to have hurt all but the affluent.
7:22 pm July 30, 2015 | No Comment
Asian airlines are preparing to hedge more jet fuel in a bid to lock in profits, betting that a recent slide in crude prices to five-month lows will taper off near $50 a barrel.
12:30 pm July 30, 2015 | No Comment
Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas' biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him.
2:29 pm July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Pacific Rim trading partners might convene a top-level forum to discuss how to stop countries manipulating currencies for competitive advantage, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday.
2:16 pm July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Australia is pleased with discussions with Pacific Rim trading partners on resolving disputes with foreign investors but will not agree to a regional trade pact unless it wins more access to the US sugar market, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Tuesday.
9:08 am July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Japanese retail sales rose 0.9 percent in the year to June but the pace of growth slowed for a second straight month, a sign consumer spending has yet to build enough momentum to be a key driver of economic growth.
8:16 am July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Sao Paulo. Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday said Brazil could lose its coveted investment-grade rating in the coming year if fallout from a number of corruption investigations further stymies economic growth and implementation of austerity measures. The warning is a setback to Finance Minister Joaquim Levy’s efforts to win back investor confidence in Latin America’s […]
6:18 pm July 28, 2015 | No Comment
Natsir Mansyur, a deputy chairman of the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, or Kadin, passed away at MMC Hospital in Jakarta on Tuesday. He was 52.
4:52 pm July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
Britain on Tuesday vowed to clampdown on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market.
1:22 pm July 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to forge closer business ties with Indonesia on Tuesday, saying British investment could easily double if deals could be clinched on infrastructure projects.
1:13 pm July 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
President Joko Widodo made his first state visit to neighboring Singapore on Tuesday, where he is expected to discuss trade and investment opportunities, and address bilateral and regional challenges.
10:19 am July 28, 2015 | No Comment
Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by euro zone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union.
9:53 am July 28, 2015 | 6 Comments
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government would make available loans of up to 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion) to Indonesia to help finance infrastructure projects.
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