Economy

  • Japan SMEs find prime hunting grounds in Southeast Asia

    Nearly half of the JBIC's loans go to smaller businesses

  • Tencent-backed Indian health care startup faces tax probe

    Officials demand explanation of wide differences in asset valuations

  • ASEAN pushing for direct yen trading

    Japan eagerly responds in hope of globalizing its currency

  • Japan flash manufacturing PMI slows to 52.0 in June

  • Satyajit Das

    Can Asia avoid financial instability from Fed tightening?

    Regional markets should not be complacent about risks posed by reduced global liquidity

  • Japan's consumption uptick convincing no one

    Sluggish improvement has companies, households concerned

  • Japanese midtier startups outpace blue-chips' growth

    Resisting deflation and adapting to a changing market are keys to success

  • Philippine interest rates stay put amid 'manageable' inflation

    Central bank says upcoming tax reforms will have muted impact on policy

  • South Korean central bank chief backs Moon on growth

    Governor Lee wary over effect of Fed's move to cut balance sheet

  • Record foreign reserves move Indonesia past 'fragile' status

    Easing commodities slump and rupiah appreciation buoy economy and lure investors

  • Ritesh Kumar Singh

    Developer clampdown needed to revive Indian housing market

    Unethical practices and focus on premium sector underlie housing slowdown

  • Matthew Busch

    Vietnam turns on diplomatic charm in Washington

    Hanoi looks outward despite US withdrawal from TPP pact

  • Hanoi targets over 13,000 Facebook accounts for tax

    Authorities want online businesses to pay value added, income tax

  • Canberra's crackdown on cash transactions imperils A$100 note

    Speculators and 'black economy' suck up Australia's plastic $100 bills

  • As stress worsens in India's telecom sector, ripple effect engages government

  • Malaysia's May inflation rises at slower-than-expected pace

  • South Korean tourists sanction China, opt for Japan

    Tourists from South Korea decide to make their own foreign policy

  • China's stainless steel glut a new headwind for nickel

    Expected monetary tightening also bodes ill for the source metal

  • Fraser Howie

    Bending of MSCI rules not a sign of China's progress

    Maturity requires acceptance that falling prices aren't sign of abnormal trading

  • Phnom Penh shows signs of building fatigue

    Residential construction easing in Cambodian capital but not for retail centers