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China’s economic growth expected to slow

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

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

World markets roiled by emerging economy woes

By Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:00AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Global stock markets sold off Friday as investors were spooked by a possible slowdown in emerging economies, the main engine of growth since the 2008 financial crisis, and the prospect of tighter monetary policy in developed countries. If interest rates in the U.S. or Europe rise, huge investment flows are likely to...

Asia stocks quiet in holiday-muted trade

By Fri, Sep 20, 2013 2:51PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s benchmark stock index fell Friday while markets elsewhere in Asia were quiet or closed, two days after the Fed announced it would keep its unprecedented stimulus program in place. The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo gave up early gains and fell 0.2 percent to 14,736.44. Markets elsewhere also ran out of...

Burma’s demographic conundrum

By Sat, Jul 27, 2013 2:59PM UTC 1 Comment Photo: AP

Now that its economy is freed from theBurmeseWay to Socialism, can the country get rich before it gets old? There are many reasons why Burma should in principle be able to grow very fast for two decades if it can capitalize on change and catch up with neighbors such as Thailand and China. But amid...

Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years

By Sat, May 11, 2013 11:31AM UTC Comments Off A man counts U.S. dollar bills inside a security steel bars in a money exchange shop Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. Pic:AP

TOKYO (AP) — The dollar soared above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years Friday, driven by aggressive credit-easing aimed at reviving Japan’s sluggish economy and improved U.S. economic figures. The U.S. dollar rose as high as 101.30 yen, the first time since April 2009 that the greenback has traded above...

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