Australian consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in the three months to March, data showed Wednesday, with the annual headline inflation rate softening to give the central bank room to cut interest rates.
Australia's unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent in March, data showed Thursday, a better-than-expected reading that could ease pressure on the central bank to further cut interest rates.
Some of the world's biggest iron ore miners were Tuesday placed on "credit watch negative" by Standard and Poor's, as ore prices plunge due to a supply glut and soft Chinese demand.
Australia's treasurer said Monday that the low iron ore price was shaving billions of dollars off government revenue forecasts, but he would not increase taxes to make up the shortfall.
An Australian court Tuesday ordered six Internet service providers to release the details of customers who shared the Hollywood film "Dallas Buyers Club" online in a ruling that could set a precedent for crackdowns on online piracy.
Australia's central bank Tuesday left interest rates on hold at 2.25 percent for the second successive month, but kept the door open for further cuts as the economy continues to struggle.
Taiwan performed well in integrated circuit (IC) design in 2014, securing 18 percent of the world's fabless IC market share, ranking second behind the United States, according to semiconductor market research company IC Insights.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged India's banks to lend more to the country's millions of impoverished farmers in a bid to halt suicides by debt-laden agricultural workers.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said yesterday it will widen the daily stock fluctuation limit from 7 to 10 percent on June 1, two months ahead of schedule.
In a report released on March 12, semiconductor market research company IC Insights predicted that the global IC (integrated circuit) market could grow 7 percent this year.