Pension funds such as Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund are shoring up stock prices.

Collapse of 'safe-haven asset' bubble looms

Lower government bond prices could trigger a chain reaction

  • Japan's long-term rates glued to the floor

    BOJ's tight control has paralyzed government bond market

  • Japan flash manufacturing PMI slows to 52.2 in July

  • EU boost not enough to revive Sri Lanka garment industry

    Sector has fallen well behind rivals such as Bangladesh

  • Inside Bangladesh's methamphetamine problem

    Booming regional drugs trade takes its toll on country's youth

  • Tokyo Olympics inspiring a $100bn binge

    Train stations, hotels, office towers all falling under Olympic halo

  • North Korea defies sanctions with 3.9% GDP growth

    Infrastructure, mining power hermit kingdom to 17-year high

  • Department stores, eateries savor spending growth in Japan

    Luxury lovers and cheapskates both doing their part

  • India likely to change financial year, Jaitley tells parliament

    Finance minister reviewing switch to January-December as next major reform

  • Philippine lender hit by $34.5m fraud

    Theft case becomes latest controversy to wound local banking sector

  • Bangladesh tax reform stalls amid tough opposition

    Unlike India, Dhaka fails to implement major changes, putting pressure on finances

  • Thai banks' combined net profit slips for 1st time in 4 quarters

    Krung Thai posts largest net profit decline among four big banks

  • Southeast Asia tax revenue falls well short of global average

    Low compliance and narrow base major factors, says OECD

  • Comment

    BOJ boxed in by its own easy money policy

    Dogged pursuit of 2% inflation could damage Japan's economy

  • Labor shortage can help Japan beat deflation: government report

    Annual economic assessment calls for higher productivity to boost wages

  • China agrees to allow imports of U.S. rice for first time -USDA

  • Barriers to inflation more mind than matter, says BOJ

    Companies, consumers pinching yen despite economic upswing

  • Children of dead farmers demand government action

    Protests in Indian capital for loan waivers, fair prices for farm produce

  • Japan seeks signage synergy

    New symbols meant to make country more tourist friendly

  • BOJ pushes back 2% inflation target for sixth time

    Persistent deflationary mindset still a headache for Gov. Kuroda