Japan logged its first trade deficit in five months in January, official data showed Monday, as higher energy prices overwhelmed slower growth in exports due to the lunar new year.
Indian women laborers work at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Saturday, Feb. 18. Laborers who work at the brick kiln earn 250 rupees (US$3.5) a day.
The continuous whirl of hair dryers is a novel sound at the Blush Beauty Point parlor in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, which until just five months ago had to close at regular intervals because of power cuts.
In this Feb. 12 photo provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Mongolian herder Munkhbat Bazarragchaa drags two recently dead sheep through the snow in a rural area of Khuvsgul province in northern Mongolia.
Venture capital expert and New York University marketing professor Michelle Greenwald gives a talk on U.S. and Taiwan startups during her first visit to Taiwan. Greenwald suggested that Taiwan develop its tourism industry with full force, particularly by promoting its delicacies and making round-island travel more convenient.
Singapore's trade-driven economy rose faster than thought in 2016 but concerns over a "lack of clarity" on U.S. President Donald Trump's policies could hit growth this year, the government said Friday.
Asian markets dipped Tuesday after a three-day rally but analysts said there was likely room for further gains as traders bet President Donald Trump will help fire up the U.S. economy.
Chinese factory-gate prices climbed for a fifth straight month in January, the government said Tuesday, fueling hopes the world's biggest goods trader can export much-needed inflation to the global economy.
Japan's economy expanded 1.0 percent in 2016 as a bump in exports and capital investment offset weak spending at home, data showed Monday, although it was unlikely to erase concerns about Tokyo's faltering war on deflation.
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