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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Hong Kong, Seoul stocks sharply lower after holidays
Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy
The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a stumbling economic recovery.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Japan's trade deficit fell to its lowest level in four years in 2015, the Finance Ministry reported Monday, as import costs dropped thanks to the collapse in oil prices.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Chinese state energy giant CNOOC has cut its targeted output for 2016, the first such move in over a decade, as fears grow over the health of the Chinese economy and plunging oil prices.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Ukraine said on Wednesday it would launch the first test shipments of goods this week to Kazakhstan that would bypass Russia because of the Kremlin's new trade embargo on Kiev.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Unbeaten PSG extend lead in French league
Thiago Motta and Maxwell each scored as Paris Saint-Germain picked up where it left off before the midseason break with a 2-0 win over Bastia in the French league Friday.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
TPP task force, time-based electricity pricing: Tsai
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday announced campaign promises including a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) task force and new time-varying electricity rates that incentivize peak-period saving.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
An Australian law requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging has received a boost after an international tribunal said it would not hear a tobacco company's legal challenge.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Australia will introduce an entrepreneur visa and offer tax breaks for start-ups, the government said Monday as it tries to unleash an "ideas boom" to move the economy away from dependence on mining.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The threat of recession in Australia receded with new data on Wednesday showing the economy gathered pace in the most recent quarter as mining exports grew.
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