Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Oil prices were mixed in Asia Tuesday following weak economic data from top energy consumers the United States and China, and as dealers await a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Loose monetary policies have created an “illusion of permanent liquidity” that is spurring investors to make risky bets and push up asset prices, the Bank for International Settlements said Sunday.
World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.
The U.S. dollar was steady in Asia Monday on speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will bring forward its timetable to raise interest rates, analysts said, while fears over Scotland's independence vote pressured the pound.
Oil prices fell in Asia Monday after a sharp slowdown in Chinese industrial production raised concerns about slackening demand in the world's top energy consumer, analysts said.
Monday, September 15, 2014
This week's Scottish independence referendum is a lot about the economy, experts say, as voters mull the outlook for their currency, oil revenues, jobs, national debt and EU membership.
Electronic money is being used more and more often since the consumption tax hike in April, as consumers seek to reduce the amount of small coins in their wallets and take advantage of point services.
Japan's science-based proposal overcame South Korea's resistance, helping to push an international accord that aims to halve catches of immature Pacific bluefin tuna, at a meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission held in Fukuoka earlier this month.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
World stock markets struggled for direction Friday as investors waited for a key Federal Reserve meeting next week.
The yen slid in Asia on Friday as speculation over more Bank of Japan (BOJ) monetary easing gathers pace, while the dollar won support from growing confidence in the U.S. economic recovery.