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Southeast Asia’s Strength Keeps Asia Growth on Track – ADB Report

07-Dec-2012 Intellasia | ADB (press release) | 10:25 AM

The surging economies of Southeast Asia have been a bright spot in developing Asia’s otherwise subdued 2012 growth performance, but the broader region should still pick up [...]
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ADB cuts Asia growth forecasts on India’s slowdown

ADB cuts Asia growth forecasts on India’s slowdown

07-Dec-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:48 AM

The Asian Development Bank on Friday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, which has been dragged back by a continued slowdown in India despite positive data out [...]
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Asia: Mixed, all eyes on US

07-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:35 AM

Asian markets were mixed yesterday Thursday December 06 following a broadly positive lead from Wall Street, with traders monitoring talks in the United States aimed at [...]
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Jakarta property top draw in Asia

07-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:45 AM

Lured by Indonesia’s emergence as an economic powerhouse, more yield-hungry property investors are plotting forays into the archipelago nation’s capital. Jakarta, [...]
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SE Asia faces dilemma on wages

07-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:45 AM

Thousands of protesters waved flags and blocked traffic in the Indonesian capital Wednesday, part of a surge of labour demands across Southeast Asia, calling into question [...]
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China, Korea agree to boost yuan, won use in trade

06-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Brecorder | 8:40 AM

Trade giants China and South Korea have agreed to utilise their currency swap valued at $59 billion to boost the use of yuan and won in bilateral trade, Seoul’s finance [...]
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Capital controls promise only slender benefits

06-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Financial Times | 8:40 AM

Sir, Two cheers for the International Monetary Fund’s readmission of capital controls to the toolbox of appropriate macro-management instruments. But the IMF’s [...]
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Asian Development Bank renews calls for catastrophe bonds for Asia-Pacific

06-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Artemis | 8:40 AM

Once again the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has renewed calls for catastrophe bonds to play a part in providing risk transfer and financial protection to enable recovery from [...]
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Asia: Shanghai rebounds

06-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:25 AM

Asian markets rose yesterday Wednesday December 05 on hopes for progress in talks in Washington aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff, while Chinese shares surged as they [...]
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Asia Roundup: Mixed on US factors

05-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 1:59 PM

Asian markets were mixed yesterday Tuesday December o4, 2012 following weak US manufacturing data and fears over US talks aimed at averting the fiscal cliff, while Hong Kong [...]
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Asia manufacturing data show signs of recovery

Asia manufacturing data show signs of recovery

05-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 7:01 AM

Asia’s manufacturing sector appears to be on the mend, while inflation remains tame, giving policy makers scope to support demand if global conditions deteriorate. [...]
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Aust banks in talks with Malaysia’s CIMB Group to tap Islamic market

05-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Theaustralian | 7:01 AM

Michael Forde said the country’s major lenders could become the first Australian companies to tap Malaysia’s Islamic bond, or sukuk, market next year as they [...]
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HK’s property loses luster within Asia Pacific market

05-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Chinadaily | 7:01 AM

City ranked 11th place in terms of investment prospects: PwC survey Hong Kong’s pricey real estate market has become less attractive than those of its peers in the [...]
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Asia Roundup: Mixed on US economic concerns

04-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 10:31 AM

Asian markets were mixed yesterday Monday December 03, 2012 after data showing Chinese manufacturing had picked up pace in November were tempered by concerns over US talks to [...]
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HK regulatory chief cautions Asia over threat of Western-style crisis

04-Dec-2012 Intellasia | Legalweek | 7:01 AM

Asia must join the EU and US in their post-crunch regulatory efforts if the region is to avert its own financial crisis, according to the head of Hong Kong’s top market [...]
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