Thursday, September 5, 2013
Australia's economy expanded a steady 0.6 percent in April-June from the previous quarter, data the ruling Labor Party seized upon Wednesday as proof of its credentials just days ahead of elections.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Australia's central bank on Tuesday left interest rates on hold at a historic low of 2.5 percent, in a widely expected move four days ahead of national elections.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III canceled a trip to a Chinese trade fair after Beijing demanded that he first withdraw a legal complaint over disputed territories in the South China Sea, Filipino officials said Monday.4 Comments
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Billabong reported a US$769 million annual loss Tuesday that reflects a collapse in the value of its once hot surf and street fashion brands.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Both the manufacturing and service sectors experienced month-on-month growth in July, while the construction sector declined, according to a report released yesterday by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院).
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. will begin offering its HTC J One handset in Japan with a red case over the weekend, hoping to repeat the success of its red HTC J Butterfly flagship model.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced former member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party, has often been described in the media as “the trial of the century,” because it is attracting world attention and making international headlines. But in a larger sense, the event, taking place this week in Jinan, capital of Shandong province, could also be seen as a trial of China's “rule of law” and its judicial independence.
Friday, August 23, 2013
New Zealand has fined Australian packaging giant Visy NZ$3.6 million (US$2.8 million) for price fixing, the competition watchdog said Thursday.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Prices of TV panels quoted for the second half of August were down from the same period of July on expectations that suppliers in China and South Korea will increase supplies, a research report said Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Austrian oil and gas giant OMV is buying North Sea oil and gas assets from Norwegian group Statoil for US$2.65 billion (1.99 billion euros), the two companies announced on Monday.