Asia

China cuts interest rates

China’s central bank is making more big moves to try to ratchet up support for its slowing economy.

China’s growth slows

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in years. Investors are looking to see whether the government will take any additional steps to prop up growth.

China trade mission

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce along with business leader are meeting with Chinese officials at a time of heightened tensions over cyber threats.

China lowers growth target

The world’s second largest economy cut its growth target to the lowest level in more than 15 years.

Black market iPhones in China

Eunice Yoon explains why China’s iPhone black market is booming.

China’s GDP growth slows

Growth in China is the slowest it’s been in 24 years and that may not be a good thing for the vulnerable global economy.

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A single Bluefin tuna has sold for $37,500 in the first fish auction of the year this weekend in Toyko, Japan, according to media reports. The 400-pound (180kg) fish was bought by Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi chain, AP news agency reported. It is the fourth year in a row that he …

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The missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people to Singapore from Surabaya is thought to have crashed into the sea, a senior Indonesian rescue agency official told reporters on Monday. “Our evaluation of the coordinates that we have received suggested that it is under water, so our presumption now is that the aircraft is under …

Japan’s monetary stimulus

The Bank of Japan is raising questions about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s fiscal policies and whether the country’s economy can turn around.

Japan’s Abe delays tax hike

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a delay in a sales-tax hike after the country unexpectedly fell into recession.

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Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Japan is looking for new ideas to fix its badly broken economy. Amid fresh signs of economic contraction, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for an early election and put on hold a scheduled sales tax increase. The news came a day after data showed the world’s third-biggest economy unexpectedly shrank for a …

Japan returns to recession

Japan unexpectedly slipped back into recession, despite massive efforts to stimulate its economy.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a signing ceremony on May 21, 2014, in Shanghai.

As Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, including the huge $456 billion gas deal with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom signed in May, many Westerners are wondering whether this cozy relationship between the two nations is anything to be concerned about. “Right now China’s biggest goal is to deflate American dominance, and what …

China’s GDP growth slows

China’s latest report on gross domestic product shows a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

Apple’s iPhone 6 makes China debut

Apple’s new iPhone 6 finally went on sale in China, so how was the reaction in the world’s largest smartphone market?