Economy

Humans may be unable to ascertain the reasoning behind AI's answers

AI may be listening more than you think

Privacy, ethical concerns grow as use of voice-based applications soar

  • Green shoots visible in Japan, but prices barely budge

    Tepid consumption forces retailers to charge less

  • Singapore unemployment hits 7-year high in Q1 as economy sheds jobs

    Rising jobless rate partly due to structural changes, minister says

  • Japan's bullet train poised to supercharge India's economy

    Mumbai-Ahmedabad line presents opportunities to build more than railway

  • Japan's core consumer prices rise 0.2% in March

  • Japan's industrial output falls 2.1% on month in March

  • Taiwan posts solid Q1 growth as global shoppers splurge on phones

  • Job availability best in over 26 years in March

  • $39 flights to India's remoter destinations

    UDAN scheme to make aviation more accessible to ordinary people

  • Asia-Pacific leads global business travel

    China tops Asia chart, followed by Myanmar

  • Interview

    Tokyo to push for TPP without US, says Aso

    Japan's deputy PM confident of quick deal with 10 original signatory countries

  • BOJ holds fire as growth outlook brightens

    Kuroda signals commitment to continue with easing

  • TPP talks to get going -- with notable absentee

    Japan aiming to lead, maintain rules in hope of Washington returning

  • The long, frustrating quest for free trade in Asia

    A defanged TPP and an undercooked RCEP make for a murky future

  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    Beijing-led pact is aimed at saving China's own economy via the Belt and Road

  • China March industrial profits climb 23.8%

  • South Korea's Q1 GDP expands 0.9%, beats expectations

  • India ready for July 1 tax overhaul, says revenue chief

    Manufacturers, consumers set to benefit -- if IT upgrades handle changes

  • Widodo's support erodes as economy sags, infrastructure projects stall

    With his first term half over, Indonesia's president can boast some successes

  • Alexander Wolf

    China's central bank gains a more independent voice

    Greater leeway to flex muscles means PBOC can react more effectively to events