Asia Business

Womenomics to fuel Japan’s growth

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:51AM UTC Pic: AP.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets out to empower women as a pillar of economic growth writes Naohiro Yashiro for Asia Sentinel. “Womenomics” is a key pillar of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic growth strategy. In 2013, just 64 percent of Japanese women aged 15–64 were participating in the labor force — a low rate by OECD standards.

China manufacturing fails to fire in October

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:24PM UTC A production line of air conditioners at a factory in Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong province.  China is creating more production capacity than the world can consume.  Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China’s manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.

APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:10AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting in Beijing amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

China’s economic growth expected to slow

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 9:20AM UTC A port in China. Pic: AP.

A research group says it expects China’s economy to slow over the next decade.

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:24AM UTC A nighttime view of the capital of Yangon. Pic: AP.

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country’s ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.

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