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Business 02 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Report: Wen says China considering new stimulus

BEIJING (AP) - China is considering new steps to boost cooling growth, its top economic official said in comments published Monday, as new data showed manufacturing shrinking further despite surging government spending.

Business 10 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Healthy trade surpluses ahead

Although the gloomy feeling continues to haunt Malaysia's economy, with export numbers expected to show further decline in the months ahead, the country is unlikely to slide into a trade deficit.

Business 06 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

November exports may decline by 7.3%

Malaysia's exports in November are expected to show a decline of 7.3% year-on-year to about RM50.5bil due to the sharp economic slowdown in the developed countries and weak demand for electrical and electronic (EE) products.

Business 05 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Chinese manufacturing shrinks in December

BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing shrank for a third month in December as export demand fell, suggesting an economic slump is worsening despite government efforts to shield the country from global turmoil, according to data reported Sunday.

Business 03 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

China, India and Russia factories slash jobs and output

Factories in China, India and Russia slashed output and jobs at a record pace in December in another sign the world's largest emerging markets were wilting under the recession that has gripped most industrialised nations.

Business 02 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

BoJ governor: Economic conditions getting worse

Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa warned yesterday that economic conditions were deteriorating fast, and Japanese firms were finding it increasingly hard to secure credit.

Business 01 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Chinese group reports manufacturing slowing

BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing activity contracted sharply in November as a downturn in the world's fourth-largest economy worsened, raising the threat of politically volatile job losses, according to data reported Monday.

Business 02 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

China’s manufacturing sector worsens

Business conditions within the Chinese manufacturing sector deteriorated for a second consecutive month in September, according to the latest survey data from CLSA Asia Pacific Markets.

Business 03 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Inflation hits China manufacturers

Inflation is taking a toll on China's businesses, as two manufacturing surveys show that input prices are rising and weighing on commercial activity.

Business 02 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

China pledges stable, balanced growth for 2006

SHANGHAI, China: China plans to control investment and promote growth in domestic demand in 2006, state media reported Friday, following an annual economic meeting of top Communist Party leaders.