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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... 2012 promising to revive the economy and bolster Japan’s security stance. “The ‘revelation’ that there are more than 10 survivors is encouraging but the timing seems to divert attention away ... Reuters in Tokyo Media report says North Korea has handed Tokyo a list of at least ten of Japanese nationals living there, including some believed to have been abducted Japan was to decide ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reform of state-owned enterprises crucial to improve quality of Chinese economy

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:08pm by Hu Shuli

    ... crucial to improve Chinese economy A new round of state-owned enterprise reforms is gaining traction. On July 15, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (Sasac) unveiled ... The mainland economy is entering a transition period after more than 30 years of rapid growth. Therefore, it is a top priority to improve the quality as well as the efficiency of the economy. Academic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan adds to gloom on economy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:28pm by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Norman Chan says higher rates in US may spur capital flight in region and hurt city HKMA chief adds to gloom on economy Hong Kong's de facto central bank ... Chun-wah said the city's economy may face a "perfect storm". Their comments came as some economists warned that the outbreak of Ebola had added extra uncertainty to Hong Kong's ...

  4. Business - Economy - DEMOGRAPHICS

    Baby bust heralds stagnant economies

    Posted May 08th 2014, 01:47pm by AP

    ... slowed dramatically. In Japan, Germany and Italy, the labour pool is shrinking. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the US economy will grow 3 per cent or so in each of the next ... about their finances to have children. Six years later, birth rates have not bounced back. For the economy, that is not good news. Economists attribute up to a third of economic growth to more ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Singapore economy expands, beats forecasts of a fall

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore's quarterly growth beats forecasts Singapore's economy unexpectedly expanded in the second quarter from the previous three months, helped by strong ... at an annualised and seasonally adjusted 11.6 per cent in the second quarter from the previous period. That compared with a 4.6 per cent quarterly growth in January-March. Singapore said the economy grew ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Japan upgrades view on economy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Shift to self-sustainable recovery is under way, official report notes, following stimulus Japan upgrades view on economy Japan’s government upgraded its view ... which is in line with the Bank of Japan’s view, is a boost for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who vowed to stay focused on reviving the economy after his coalition won a strong victory in Sunday’s ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Housing still seen as growth driver for China's economy

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:53am by BLOOM

    ... cities, an issue that is difficult to resolve with a single nationwide policy. The economy "can still manage something around a 7.5 per cent growth rate", Zhou said on Thursday, referring to the nation's expansion target for 2014. UBS has estimated the real estate industry accounts for more than a quarter of final demand in the economy when including property-generated ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's exports fall on weak US and Asian demand

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan's exports fall on weak US and Asian demand Japan's exports fell last month for the first time in 15 months on weak demand from the US and Asia, adding to challenges for the country's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, as he tries to steer the economy through a forecast contraction this quarter. Outbound shipments decreased 2.7 per cent year on year last ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Singapore economy expands, beats estimate of a fall

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore’s economy unexpectedly expanded in the second quarter from the previous three months, helped by strong growth in the financial sector, while manufacturing ... in the second quarter from the previous period. That compared with a 4.6 per cent quarterly growth in January-March. Singapore said the economy grew 2.4 per cent in the second quarter from a year ago, ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anime heroes recruited to help boost economy through 'Cool Japan' fund

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of Japanese animation and manga comics have fans around the world. Now the Japanese government wants to mobilise them for a sterner task: boosting the economy. Enter the "Cool Japan" fund, ... , and we'd like to offer these up to the world," said Yoshiaki Akamatsu, of the Creative Industries Division at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. "It seems a real shame ...




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