Business Post today launches Economic Focus, a weekly feature which will enhance our coverage of regional economic and business affairs.
Economic Focus offers readers a concise summary of key data about a regional economy as well as a commentary. The data and comment will help explain the most important influences on the present and future course of activity in the economy.
The information will be supplied by the regional offices of investment bank Merrill Lynch and the comment will be written by the firm's senior economist, Nicholas Kwan.
The feature, which will appear each Monday, commences today with China. In addition to the leading economic data, the Economic Focus gives demographic details and information about consumer goods production.
All leading economies in the region will be included, depending on news events and the relative size of economies. See Page 6