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South Korea's export drops 23.7pc in May

South Korea's export drops 23.7pc in May

-- 2020-06-01 12:17:56

South Korea's export dropped in double digits in May as global demand weakened amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the world, a government report showed Monday. Export, which accounts for...

Rural e-commerce gains momentum in China as stay-at-home economy thrives

Rural e-commerce gains momentum in China as stay-at-home economy thrives

Xinhua 2020-05-31 19:09:21

China's rural e-commerce has been growing at a fast pace amid government initiatives to support rural consumption, data showed. As of May 22, the country saw more than 87,000 newly registered rural e...

Indian economy grows at slowest pace in eight years in Jan-March

Indian economy grows at slowest pace in eight years in Jan-March

Xinhua 2020-05-30 18:04:41

Indian economy grew at its slowest pace in eight years at 3.1 per cent for the fourth quarter of Jan-March and at 11-year low of 4.2 per cent for the fiscal year 2019-20 (April-March) widening the fis...

Indian economy slows in March quarter, with worst to come

Indian economy slows in March quarter, with worst to come

REUTERS 2020-05-30 13:49:46

India’s economy grew at 3.1 per cent in the January-March quarter, its slowest pace in at least eight years, and the situation is expected to worsen rapidly, putting pressure on the government a...

COVID-19 second wave would undermine recovery: Fed chief

COVID-19 second wave would undermine recovery: Fed chief

-- 2020-05-30 12:23:34

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has said that he is concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 infections, which he believes would dampen consumer confidence and hurt economic recovery. "S...

Vietnam's export down in first five months of 2020

Vietnam's export down in first five months of 2020

-- 2020-05-29 13:19:36

Vietnam's export and import turnovers in the first five months of 2020 decreased by 1.7 per cent and 3.8 per cent year-on-year respectively, the country's General Statistics Office said Friday. Expor...

Nepal focuses on health spending to fight COVID-19 in annual budget

Nepal focuses on health spending to fight COVID-19 in annual budget

REUTERS 2020-05-29 13:13:37

Nepal increased spending on health infrastructure in its annual budget unveiled on Thursday to stop the spread of the coronavirus and introduced measures to revive an economy that depends on tourism a...

India's economy seen slowing rapidly in March quarter, with worse to come

India's economy seen slowing rapidly in March quarter, with worse to come

REUTERS 2020-05-29 12:58:43

Gross domestic product data out later on Friday is expected to show India’s economy grew at its slowest pace in at least two years in the March quarter as the coronavirus pandemic weakened alrea...

South Korea cuts rates, flags worst year for economy since 1998

South Korea cuts rates, flags worst year for economy since 1998

Reuters 2020-05-28 12:17:43

South Korea’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low on Thursday as it warned the coronavirus pandemic would be worse for Asia’s fourth-largest economy than the 2008 global financ...

COVID-19 knocks a third of European FDI

COVID-19 knocks a third of European FDI

-- 2020-05-28 09:52:36

Over a third of European foreign direct investment (FDI) projects announced in 2019 have been either delayed or cancelled outright because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey. The annu...

EU unveils €750b plan for coronavirus recovery

EU unveils €750b plan for coronavirus recovery

-- 2020-05-27 18:17:21

The European Commission has unveiled a plan to borrow on the market and then disburse to EU countries 750 billion euros in grants and loans to help them recover from their coronavirus slump, giving an...

FDI net inflows into Philippines reach $657m in Jan

FDI net inflows into Philippines reach $657m in Jan

-- 2020-05-27 16:17:14

Foreign direct investment (FDI) net inflows into the Philippines grew by 12.1 per cent in January this year to reach 657 million US dollars from 586 million US dollars posted in previous year, the BSP...

Asia Clean Energy Forum to be held virtually

Asia Clean Energy Forum to be held virtually

-- 2020-05-27 12:42:17

The15th annual Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) will be held as a virtual and live-streamed event on June 15-19 focusing on a sustainable future. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for Int...

India facing one of its worst recessions: CRISIL

India facing one of its worst recessions: CRISIL

-- 2020-05-27 10:57:27

Global rating and research agency CRISIL has said that India was facing one of its worst phases of recession, amid the Lockdown imposed to contain novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. In a...

COVID-19 could cost Mexico a million jobs: President

COVID-19 could cost Mexico a million jobs: President

-- 2020-05-26 15:15:51

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said that the novel coronavirus could cost as many as a million jobs in the country as many industries considered not essential remain shut. The Mexi...

Singapore cuts 2020 GDP outlook again

Singapore cuts 2020 GDP outlook again

-- 2020-05-26 12:24:52

Singapore downgraded its 2020 gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for the third time on Tuesday, the trade ministry said, as the bellwether economy braces for its deepest ever recession. The city-s...

Dollar dips as virus recovery optimism holds

Dollar dips as virus recovery optimism holds

-- 2020-05-26 10:57:52

The dollar inched lower on Tuesday as growing optimism about a global recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic supported riskier currencies, though concerns about Sino-US tensions held furthe...

Corona spoiled China’s chances of setting 6.0pc growth goal: Xi

Corona spoiled China’s chances of setting 6.0pc growth goal: Xi

REUTERS 2020-05-25 14:27:09

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China’s annual economic growth target could have been set around 6.0 per cent had the new coronavirus epidemic not happened, according to state media reports on...

US economist warns of 10 years of depression and debt

US economist warns of 10 years of depression and debt

BBC 2020-05-24 15:54:07

American economist Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus. Nicknamed Dr Doom for his gloomy predictions, Professor Roubini, who teaches at New Y...

Malaysian economy may face sharp slowdown in near future

Malaysian economy may face sharp slowdown in near future

-- 2020-05-22 15:16:01

Malaysia's latest data on Friday indicated that the country may be facing a sharp slowdown. According to Malaysian Statistics Department statement, the latest leading index (LI) which is compiled to...

China drops annual growth target for first time since 1990

China drops annual growth target for first time since 1990

REUTERS 2020-05-22 15:13:37

China dropped its annual growth target for the first time on Friday and pledged more government spending as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the world’s second-biggest economy, setting a sombre ton...

A crisis that has blunted the euro's global profile

A crisis that has blunted the euro's global profile

REUTERS 2020-05-22 12:25:20

The coronavirus crisis may have dealt a lethal blow to the idea that the euro could one day replace the dollar as the world’s preferred currency, by exposing euro zone frailties and cementing th...

Pandemic could push 60m into ultra poverty globally

Pandemic could push 60m into ultra poverty globally

FE Report 2020-05-22 10:17:55

The World Bank has warned that as many as 60 million people worldwide could be pushed into extreme poverty due to the impact of the deadly coronavirus. "Our estimate is that up to 60 million people w...

China's large-scale COVID-19 testing may pave way for strong economic recovery, US economist says

China's large-scale COVID-19 testing may pave way for strong economic recovery, US economist says

Xinhua 2020-05-21 19:56:57

China's large-scale COVID-19 testing may pave the way for a strong economic recovery, a renowned US economist has said. "Although there are no official national data on the number of tests that have...

WB names Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart as chief economist

WB names Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart as chief economist

-- 2020-05-21 11:33:05

Harvard University professor Carmen Reinhart has been appointed as the new vice president and chief economist of World Bank (WB), the WB Group President David Malpass said on Wednesday. "I am very pl...

Qatar Airways and American Airlines partnership begins with domestic U.S. Codeshare  ‎

Qatar Airways and American Airlines partnership begins with domestic U.S. Codeshare ‎

FE Online Desk 2020-05-20 19:17:42

Qatar Airways announced that the first stage of the strategic partnership with American Airlines has begun with Qatar Airways placing its code on American Airlines’ domestic flights, strengtheni...

China likely not to set numerical GDP growth target: GT poll

China likely not to set numerical GDP growth target: GT poll

Global Times 2020-05-20 16:26:01

One of the most closely watched aspects of China's two sessions each year is the release of the official target for GDP growth, a reliable indicator of where the world's second-largest economy is head...

RBI may need to aggressively cut rates alongside fiscal stimulus

RBI may need to aggressively cut rates alongside fiscal stimulus

-- 2020-05-20 16:15:48

The Indian government’s frugal economic stimulus package has put pressure on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to intervene, as analysts and economists say measures announced so far are unlikely t...

Fujifilm shares fall after report Avigan not showing clear efficacy

Fujifilm shares fall after report Avigan not showing clear efficacy

Reuters 2020-05-20 12:02:13

Shares of Fujifilm Holdings Corp fell on Wednesday after Kyodo news reported that so far there has been no clear evidence of efficacy for its drug Avigan in treating the novel coronavirus in some clin...

Asian stocks adrift as vaccine rally falters

Asian stocks adrift as vaccine rally falters

REUTERS 2020-05-20 11:18:20

Asian stocks struggled to extend the week’s rally on Wednesday and gold and bonds firmed as a sceptical press report dented some hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and concerns about bumps in the glob...