Category: Asia Focus

China exports post worst crash since 2009

China exports post worst crash since 2009

China’s February trade figures have shocked economists, plunging the most since 2009, sparking warnings from the International Monetary...

China cuts 2016 growth forecast

China cuts 2016 growth forecast

China has given itself some wiggle room in setting its growth target for 2016, setting itself a range of a range of 6.5 per cent to 7 per...

Chinese investors to buy Van Diemens Land dairy company

Chinese investors to buy Van Diemens Land dairy company

The Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the sale of Australia’s biggest dairy farm to a Chinese company. Chinese businessman Lu...

Chinese bank lending hit a record in January

Chinese bank lending hit a record in January

Chinese banks were lending money at the fastest pace in January. Strong growth from residential mortgages helped set a monthly record for...

Japan’s economy shrinks 1.4 per cent

Japan’s economy shrinks 1.4 per cent

Three years into the Abenomics program and the Japanese economy has contracted a worse than expected1.4 per cent in the three months ended...

No more yuan devaluation China's central bank

No more yuan devaluation: China’s central bank

China’s central bank has moved to reassure markets, stressing there will be no further devaluation of China’s currency....

China’s foreign exchange reserves shrink to 2012 levels

China’s foreign exchange reserves shrink to 2012 levels

China’s foreign exchange reserves have fallen by $99.5 billion in January to $3.23 trillion, according to a People’s Bank of China...

China’s manufacturing crashes

China’s manufacturing crashes

China’s factory gauge, the purchasing managers index, dropped to a three-year low of 49.4 in January, according to China’s National...

Macau casino revenues crash

Macau casino revenues crash

Macau casino revenues have plummeted 21.4 per cent in the lead-up to this month’s Lunar New Year holiday, traditionally a time when...

China shares drop sharply

China shares drop sharply

China’s stocks fell yesterday to their lowest level in 13 months amid concerns about capital outflows and falling oil prices. The market...